So, apart from playing around with her hands, my other plan today is to figure out another painting… I have a matching canvas to work on, and I want to paint something with Ostrich feathers…. And a really deep background…. and a woman, naturellement.
But I am sort of playing jedi mind tricks with myself and thinking I can’t do it…. which is what I spend my time doing when I am not painting.
Speaking of Radio 4 (as I often do), this is worth a listen:
The Reunion is a series of shows that reunite a group of people that are bonded by a particular event.
Last week they spoke to people connected by the Hillsborough tragedy. There were two mothers of young people that were killed there, and an ambulance man that had tried to help the victims. It was incredibly moving.
This week was a little more light hearted. Sue McGregor, the presenter, was talking to members of the Young British Artists movement of the early 1990s, and hearing them discuss what was, in retrospect, and incredibly important part of British art history, is interesting.
I do wish she’d had Jenny Saville (I’m curious what her experiences were back then), but you can hear Tracy Emin, which is always a treat.
"When Ian Tomlinson died on the day of the G20 protests we were told the cause of death was a heart attack. Now a second post mortem ordered by the Independent Police Complaints Commission contradicts that - saying he died from an abdominal haemorrhage. It is a huge and disturbing development which would never have come to light without the footage from the day showing a policeman striking and pushing him being aired. The police officer who struck him has been questioned under caution for manslaughter.
Why a Home Office pathologist carried out the first post mortem without the involvement of the IPCC is a key question. Why that post mortem found coronary heart disease as the main cause of death despite there being abdominal bleeding is another. Not to mention why the police unequivocally told the media that Ian Tomlinson died of a heart attack. Big developments - and we’ll have as much reaction as we can garner.”
I’m not a big, important tumblr-I only have 55 followers-but I need the tumblrverse’s help. Hopefully you’re all familiar with the story of “Flat Stanley”. If you aren’t, it’s basically a little guy who is sent around the world via the mail. I was hoping to accomplish something along the lines of this by sending a stuffed penguin and a guest book to one person, who sends it to somebody else, and so on and so forth (It’s for a project). If you’re at all interested, please e-mail me at email@example.com. Also, I’d really appreciate it if you could reblog this or e-mail or anything because I’m trying very hard to make this happen.
One of the most beautiful uses of Flash in combination with music I have ever seen. While the music plays, you paint the screen like a canvas, every time you click the mouse, a new texture emerges. The “painting” is recorded and can be played like a video afterwards.