Wednesday, November 22, 2006
i had the best time ever in the garden centre with the fish and the nice man who got very excited at my interest in them. he kept dragging me round showing me the pretty ones. he couldnt seem to understand that i was only interested in the goldfish. he seemed to think i should pay special interest to the black and white spotted eel, which eyeballed me for a split second before lashing out at me and hitting its face on the glass. which in turn made me jump and the little man found this most amusing. maybe this was his intention. hmmm.
im gonna go to pets at home in a bit. think ill drag lucy along with me...! apparently i just cant seem to get enough fish. which is odd.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Monday, November 20, 2006
the external conext brief i am working on is based on a film script by deva palmier called fishy. its about a woman called glenda, who seems to be in some sort of dispair, she's not functioning very well in the real world, and cannot get a job. she lives in a bleak bedsit above a pub, with her pet freddie the goldfish. she develops a rather unnatural attatchment to him and throughout the film we see her increasingly attempting to emmulate freddie's behaviour. she eats his fish food and dons an orange swimsuit and goggles whilst lying on the floor darting about like a fish would. the climax of the film sees glenda turn into a goldfish and she appears in the fish bowl with freddie whilst her employment officer crosses glenda off her list [illustrating her departure from the world.] however, within seconds glenda realises that it is now impossible for her and freddie to be fed... and finally cries for help, but it is too late.
now, we all got the script and it seems that we have drastically over-analysed it. for it is not about suicide or depression or anything particularly sad atall. there are no metaphors concerning the fish, or the fish bowl, it is simply about a woman who quite fancied being a fish. hmmm.
this is the plate that i painted last week for my grandma for christmas. i picked it up today and its all nice and shiny. im not sure if rainbow stripes were the best course of action for a christmas tree shaped plate, but nonetheless i think its nice. the woman at the shop seemed to think i was a little crazy though... "we haven't had any others like that..." she said. hmmm. nevermind. my grandma will have to like it, unconditional love and all that...!
right. now back to work.
Sunday, November 19, 2006
today and yesterday have been devoted to knitting hearts. [which wasn't a particularly wise use of my time, im sure...] and now i have four. which is fun. theyre super simple to make, and i intend to make some more for chirstmas. i know jo loves lavender, as does my grandma so i could make some scented ones for them. i could sew some buttons and ribbons on to hang them up with. yes. i think that is what i shall do.
as for my work, i havent got much further, but tomorrow is going to be dedicated to sequential narrative. mustmustmust be productive. but as for now, i am tired. very tired. and my bed is calling.
so yes, i am starting againagain.
i have moved here from vox mainly because although vox is all very pretty and easy and whatnot... its rather restrictive and quite clumsy in places. so yes it seems that here i can do what i want, with the bonus of image hosting. hoorah indeed!
and thats the end of that story.
as for the future, i will post up pictures of my work and of anything else nifty that i happen to make, or come across.