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On with the Motley

Posted in ART, HOME, POETRY, WORDS AND COMMUNICATIONS, WRITING AND BLOGGING with tags , , , on February 25, 2010 by echostains

I’ve been very busy at the moment doing all sorts of things.  Some of it  involves getting my house straightened, which is boring, boring, coconut flooring.  Still blogging on Bookstains  (not as much as here) and have written quite a few poems lately (my Arachne rising seems to have arisen again after all these years!).  It may be fun (for me) to get some very early work out and look back on the airy fairy stuff I did in my teens (here’s a post about an early influence) and contrast them with some not very pretty punk lyrics…er ‘The Life of Charlotte Bronte’ springs to mind and would not win me many Bronte fans lol! another one was ‘I Trouble’ and ‘Voodoo dancing’.  I wonder what happened to them?  I might actually come across them in the sort out.  If I do, I’ll put them on Bookstains for a bit of fun . I’m experimenting with different types poems at the moment and enjoying it – which is the whole point of my blogging! 

   The latest one is HERE and very different in style than the other

Jester by William Merritt Chase

 

It’s good to stand back from time to time and summarise your thoughts and these types of posts help me do just that.  I really need to neaten this site up too – there’s lots of niggling things I can see, not to mention the erratic formatting that STILL goes haywire from time to time.  I keep telling myself that I should change my theme – but I like it too much, so I must persevere.   Blogging  is taking up quite a bit of my time (well, the way I’m doing it),  I must admit I have spent rather a lot of time on some  excellent blogs as I love reading (and seeing) and commenting on what others do.  I fullly  intend to keep  my daily blogging up: I have promised myself that I will post every day this year and I want to keep to this.  I  want to concentrate on my Bookstains blog too, continue to write a bit of poetry, carry on my book reviews and challenges.  And I’m still  working on a separate place for my personal art  which shall be launched this year.  So  on with the motley ….lots to do eh!

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My 180th Post: A Labour of Love? or a Love of Wittering on?

Posted in ALTERED ART, ART, BOOKS! DEAR READER I READ IT, BRONTE BITES, DESIGN, FAVORITE ART: Art I LOVE, MY ALTERED ART BOOK PAGES, TEAPOTS - A HOMAGE TO UNUSUAL TEAPOTS, TRANSCRIPTION, WATCHED, WHAT HAPPENED IN VEGAS STAYS HERE!, YORK BREAK with tags , , , , , on May 29, 2009 by echostains

 titanic mixed media, early art piece

titanic mixed media, early art piece

Well its my 180th post!  I have only missed 4 days since I started at the end of November last year.  What do I find to write about every day?  Well, not a lot sometimes I admit, but I still manage a paragraph or two.  What do I expect to gain from doing it?  I don’t really know.  Just like doing it.  Sometimes it does seem  that I am wittering  away to myself, but why break the habit of a lifetime eh!

 

christ the lord by anne rice, which I am reading at the moment

christ the lord by anne rice, which I am reading at the moment

I started my blog with just a few categories, now I have 14!  They are mostly about Art, (which encompasses design too) but there’s other stuff, like places, holidays, books I’ve read and am reading (Christ the Lord, Out of Egypt’ by Anne Rice, which I shall be reviewing when I’ve finished it) and what I’ve watched.  There’s always something to write about, even if it’s only to have a good old moan or rant (I hope that there’s not too many of those…).  My altered art book has not even reached the end of its first chapter yet (I’m just putting the finishing touches to page 24 of the 26 pages in this chapter).

ready for a wedding!

ready for a wedding!

Lots of things have changed since I first started writing my blog (me for a start, I was a lot slimmer lol!) and that’s not because I’m sat here blogging all day…it’s down to me STILL not smoking…which I will be celebrating with a seperate post later!  Our daughter is now married (see ‘What Happened in Vegas Stays here’).  And I’m still probably doing stuff wrong on WordPress…and sometimes the writing STILL goes massive.  You’d have thought that I would have got the hang of it by now wouldn’t you?

Time and Tide and all that waits for who and what?

Posted in ART, ART HISTORY with tags , , on April 24, 2009 by echostains

corinthian maid -the-origin-of-painting--1775 or me,shadow dancing

 

 

corinthian maid -the-origin-of-painting--1775 or me,shadow dancing

So much to do in this blog and not enough time to do it: at least not in the way I want to.  Some of the stuff I mention, I want to write more deeply about, but time being at a premium, I find myself skimming the surfaces and using links.  It’s not that I can’t be bothered, it just that I havn’t got the time, (the incentive yes,but not the time).

I need to get on with my altered art book.  I need to scan more transcription.  It seems quite a while since I did that. Also, sufaces need resurfacing.  There’s also more art I need to put on etc, etc.

Coming soon: Bigger and Better……

Spring cleaning this blog (well, thinking about it anyway)

Posted in ART, ART HISTORY, TRANSCRIPTION, WORDS AND COMMUNICATIONS, WRITING AND BLOGGING with tags , , , , on April 5, 2009 by echostains

spring-cleaning-on-its-way

spring-cleaning-on-its-way

A quick one today, as I have to go to work soon (whilst I still have a job to go to!).  I have quite a lot of stuff to be getting on with regarding this blog: it could do with a Spring clean!  I might change the format also because I have been  having trouble with the size of the script, which can be very erratic at times.   Firstly, I must do some more Altered art book pages.  Also more transcription (that is two journals stuck together, so there’s a lot of stuff in there).  I never did get round to writing about The Francis Bacon retrospective we went to before Christmas.  And I have managed to do some new work which needs to go on here.  I started this blog the end of November last year and I havn’t missed many days.  When I went to Las Vegas the other week, I did my blogs just before I went, then scheduled them to come on each day.  But I must have under estimated the time difference because one day is missed out lol!

100th post on my birthday

Posted in ART, ART HISTORY, WORDS AND COMMUNICATIONS, WRITING AND BLOGGING with tags , , , on March 10, 2009 by echostains

 

the birthday girl today (that's me by the way)

the birthday girl today (that's me by the way)

Well it’s my birthday today, well actually it was yesterday 8th March, but I was  working so I had to celebrate it today (well, tonight actually) so I’m not going to rant on, just post a birthday pic of me to mark the time passing.  It’s also my 100th post.  Sometimes Iask myself why I am keeping up  with this…the answer is that it’s addictive of course!

The Secret of Invisibility – revealed

Posted in ART, ART HISTORY with tags , , , on March 1, 2009 by echostains

 

invisible-man (he's not really there)

invisible-man (he's not really there)

Well. I can’t get over it!  Absolutely NO one looked at my blog yesterday!  Thats the first time too.  Where has everyone gone to?  I don’t understand it, I seem to have become invisible lol!  I could market this……  I wouldn’t mind so much but it was a nice long post for once !  I would cry – but I can’t, because I’m invisible aren’t I?  I will just have to get over it.