I may have mentioned, in passing, once or twice…that I’ve been busy, yes?
Well, here is some proof of my busy-ness. Yesterday, we hung a show of collected prints (various media) by some of the members of Printbank. From time to time our friends give us carte blanche on the walls of their cafe. This time, we’ve elected to print works 12×12 cms and showcase them, literally, in clear plastic CD cases.
Getting “good” photos in a cafe full of people, and with neon lights and sun glare is not easy, but here are a few. (No artist names as some mind their names being blogged.Art is OK!)
It’s too bad you can’t all see these prints “in real life” as we do have some quite stunning work. Over 100 !
Edited to add: more on Flickr
Moving away from art to… I’m really not sure what. When I heard it on the news I laughed (oh, be honest, Dinah – you spluttered and guffawed) and was not sure whether it was funny, serious, really serious or downright bloody ridiculous.
Seems that Mrs MI 6 (who would, once upon a time, have been referred to as Mrs X, wife of xxx ) has posted a photo of her husband on Facebook. OH! Shock! Horror! (insert image of Gordon Brown having apoplectic fit). The head of Britain’s secret agents being seen by anyone who reads Facebook. In swimming shorts yet!
Wifey also posted their address.
What flashed up in my mind, like a neon sign on the motorway was, well, more of a flash-back…
Music, please…nice, daramatic chords in a major key…thankyou. The Cold War. Spies, skulking about in trench coats, Fedoras pulled low, collars turned up. Leaning (nonchalantly, of course) against the Punch n Judy stand in the park. Slipping microfilm to another man-in-a-trench-coat. Walking briskly in opposite directions.
Look at the money Hollywood made back then! Where would Sean Connery be if we hadn’t needed Commander Bond to feed our egos? Oskar Homolka? George Kennedy?
I mean, if Facebook had been around 45-50 years ago, those chaps could have stayed home, posted stuff on Facebook, then settled down to watch Bill Cosby defeat them dang Ruskies on “Spy Versus Spy.”
I’m off now to turn on the tv news and find out who’s on Facebook today…