Our Dad has been selected as a runner-up in a photo contest. Please go over and have a look. We’re very proud of him!(And after you’ve seen all the feline fighters you can read about boring humans!)
Hmmm…I wonder what kinky traffic will turn up after that headline! W ell, I doubt the Art Police from Down South read blogs and our (now slightly less?) esteemed leader is abroad so maybe I’ll have a clear round.
Readers in Australia will no doubt understand this, but it may be a tad obscure for “furriners.” Briefly, there has been a debate ill-informed outcry about a recent exhibition which featured a photograph of a naked girl. I think more people were enraged at the Police raid and seizure of artworks than were offended by their subject. Most of the “outrage” seems to have stemmed from people who read papers, heard it on the tv news or (the majority?) in gossip.
Several months ago, a small, friendly group of artists (that’s right, I’m talking about myself and other local printmakers ) decided on a theme of “Colourful Nudes” for their July show, to be hung in the cafe of friends. This “porn storm” broke as we were completing our pieces and we joked about there being no such thing as bad publicity. I even said we’d be fine as none of our subjects was under-age!
Well, we hung the show on Monday and so far we’ve not been inundated by brolly-brandishing grannies.
Three of the sixteen very colourful nudes. See anything jail-worthy here, folks? Nope? Didn’t think so.
And one block over, there is a display of decorated brassieres…
These, and others, will be auctioned at a fund-raising luncheon this weekend. Proceeds will go to a local group of women who have not only beaten breast cancer, but who get out on the water, calling themselves “Dragons Abreast,” in “dragon boats” and I hear they are pretty competetive. I was more than happy to tizzy-up a bra for the auction. All the same, I’m glad I don’t have to parade through town wearing it! Well, it’s winter, remember! But over in Bristol, UK, women are doing marathon walks wearing their fancy underwear. Go girls!
The update on Geiger’s eye…The vet. removed the stitches on Monday, pronouncing the eye “fine.” She’s one lucky little pusskin and, if she is half as smart as she is lucky, she will not pick a scrap with neighbourhood bullies!
Now, I have some work to do on the Travelling Sketchbook…