Pure folly

Jan. 4th, 2016 01:58 am
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Life has been rather grim lately, particularly with regard to my freedom or lack thereof to get out of the house and do anything resembling fun. Even inside the house my hands are so wrecked with arthritis and I've so little energy that I'm forced to brutally prioritise to a shrinking list of essential activities. But not entirely.

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I'd promised The Catmobile a run today to help chase the cobwebs out of her engine. Due to lack of spoons and thus imagination I ended up in the Sorrento Surf Life-Saving Club carpark, which is where we usually go to look at ocean sunsets and such. By pure co-incidence the club was hosting an art show, so after a period of time sitting on a wall in the sun I thought I'd give it a look. I then discovered I'm some kind of monster. So, a post in which I ramble incoherently about art...

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I appear to be awake at an unsociable hour and have a backlog of things I'd hoped to post about. This will no doubt be more than a little disorganised and rambly, so no change then.

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A good day

Jan. 30th, 2014 03:14 am
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I had a good day on Tuesday, with some nice surprises.

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This is a frivolous post. I have not assigned spoons for this, nor is it anywhere in my various lists of priorities. My lists of priority tasks are long; my spoons are short. I can't really afford this. But sometimes you just have to kick over the traces and do whatever you damn want to. So I'm going to ramble for a bit.

tl;dr I ramble for quite a bit.

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Husband and I enjoy looking at Art together, so it was on his suggestion that we extended this wedding trip to include a quick dash to Hobart to visit MONA - the Museum of Old and New Art.

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Had a lovely outing this afternoon to the launch of an art exhibition featuring one of Husband's workmates J.

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It's time for another Pretty Rock Empire update so I can keep track of what's going on. Think of this as an annual report, and mock me for my poor sense of timing. I've just watched Doctor Who, so it seems entirely appropriate. So: Pretty Rocks on Frocks is the fabric design division of Pretty Rock Designs, existing for now on the fabric print-to-order site Spoonflower.com. (For now you'll need to click the "Designs - Not For Sale" link in the left column to see anything.)

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Husband took me to the Art Gallery of WA today to see the MOMA (Museum of Modern Art) exhibition "Picasso to Warhol: Fourteen Modern Masters". i.e. Abstract leaning towards Surrealism with an aftertaste of Pop. I liked it. Mostly. Warhol continues to leave me cold, but maybe that's the idea.

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Tomorrow (Saturday 4th August 2012) I'll be installing some Pretty Rock art in a temporary art space called the Pop-up Gallery in Subiaco. Here are the details:

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Lovely Husband broke me out of Sector 7 this morning for a really nice outing lasting about 3 hours. The cold has finally broken it's grip and I've been as restless as all hell so I Had To Get Out. The cats have been driving me bezerk - either clinging to me en masse, or complaining loudly for service. Flufficide has been contemplated.

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::This started in a rambly fashion but quickly became a post about the current state of the pretty rock pictures. I've left in the rambly bits Because I Can.::

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I am way behind in blogging. Take away the odd pretty rock post and I've been very quiet here indeed. Not that I've been short of material, but I have been thoroughly seduced by the low cost of entry and responsive audiences over at Twitter and Facebook. I'm here now because I have a cold that only increases in ferocity and irritability when I attempt to sleep, so I decided to make blog while the nose runs.

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Today's pretty rock was brought in from the cold (well, the nice sunshine actually) where it normally resides as one of the outside rocks on the edifice formerly known as the barbeque.

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This slab of Orbicular Ocean Jasper from Madagascar is a lovely subtle rock, so it may take a bit of time to get my eye in to appreciate the subtle colours and patterns. A couple of shots struck me as instantly interesting so they went straight up to redbubble.

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Strictly speaking it's now after midnight so it's a whole new day to post about pretty rocks. This one is Pink/Lavender Dumortierite from Nevada.

Help me!

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Pretty rocks, can't stop at one. Introducing another fossil-turned-agate: Agatized Petrified Palm Wood (Nevada).

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I bring you Rainforest Jasper from Australia. Where in Australia? I hear you ask. It's a pretty big place. Well, I don't know officially, but I have a sneaking suspicion this comes from Queensland.

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Just home now from Mum's place where today she held another garage sale for Dad's radio gear.

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As of tonight I've now uploaded 20 images to my Redbubble account, which was the (most recent) minimum limit I set for myself before I started promoting my work to the Redbubble community. If you're not familiar with Redbubble, it's an online service providing print and e-commerce services to artists. Artists provide the artwork, they manage the orders and printing. Artists get cash.

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Moving on

Apr. 26th, 2012 07:13 pm
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Today I did something I should have done a long time ago. It reminded me a bit of formally quitting my gym membership after I realised that it was just becoming a huge expense.

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