Thursday, February 26, 2009

Who altered that.......

Seth has posted some new participants in the in the Disintigration Collaboration so this prompted me to pop out and see how mine has been getting on. Well I can tell you another new artist has joined in. My dearly beloved! Remember the piece of bread, (which was fossilising nicely), gone! But he had added
a tastefully placed pot of very dead British parsley! Now as this was an external event beyond my control I am going to leave the pot in place,well, really because I want to see what happens when the rain starts to filter through the pot. The weather this week has had me tearing my hair, nothing but grey, grey, grey, I watched Storm Chasers just for the hell of it.
I did add another piece, right after the snow but kept forgetting to post it. This is it, I chose the pages because the title is the name of a house I know.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

A man who can......

This is an extract from the reply I received from Yahoo Groups, I thought I'd share it.

I understand you are receiving a "HTTP 500 error" when attempting to
access photos within your Yahoo! Groups. I apologize for any frustration
or inconvenience this has caused.

We are aware of the issue and have identified that any user with a
Yahoo! ID greater than 32 characters is unable to successfully view
photos within Yahoo! Groups. Our Engineers are working on a resolution;
unfortunately the changes we need to make are fairly significant so we
can't quickly resolve the issue. However, we are treating this as a
priority and hope to have a fix in place in the next few weeks.

In the meantime, you will be able to view the photos if you join the
group with an alternative Yahoo! ID that is shorter than 32 characters.


At the moment I don't know if I will go with this new identity bit, as I don't want the hassle of chaning my e-mail (if that is what it involves) I may just wait a little longer and see if they solve it.

Thank you to everyone who contacted me with suggestions.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Does anyone know what to do about this??????

HTTP Status 500 -
type Exception report

message

description The server encountered an internal error () that prevented it from fulfilling this request.

com.yahoo.groups.groupsbl.bl.GroupsFrameworkException: com.yahoo.groups.util.exceptions.UDBException: error missing yuid



It's driving me crackers...I cannot access any of the photographs on any of the Yahoo Groups I belong to. I have tried Yahoo they say it's nothing to do with them, my ISP can't help either, is there anyone out there who can tell me what I need to do? Reward....undying gratitude.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

If you want to get ahead......

get a hat, runs the old advertisement. I have always loved them Who remembers trying them all on in the British home Stores? When I first came to London you were expected to wear a hat (and gloves) for interviews now apart from the winter warmth variety I suppose most of us only wear hats to weddings. This week there is an exhibition starting at the V&A Museum

I am definitely putting on my "to be visited" list. If you can't actually visit just take a wander round the website, not only are the hats amazing, you can actually make your own paper hat and there is a flikr group where you can post your creations.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

The Unicorn......

When I first went to Paris many years ago one of the first things I did was to go the Musee de Cluny which is now known as the Musee National de Moyen Age (and from the website demands another visit soon). The purpose of my visit was to see the wonderful tapestries known as the Lady and the Unicorn,

Picture from Wikipedia

These beautiful mythical, white animals are what my minds eye knows to be a unicorn, until that is I saw the picture for the February Calendar Girls Challenge chosen by Sandy

What an amazing bejewelled creature. How to interpret this fascinating picture by artist Vaclav Vaca? (You can see more of his work http://www.vaclavvaca.com/Fantastic_Visions/Welcome.html)
Then the battle began, the one between the Lion and the Unicorn
The lion and the unicorn were fighting for the crown
The lion beat the unicorn all around the town.
Some gave them white bread, and some gave them brown;
Some gave them plum cake and drummed them out of town.

had nothing to what went on in my head.
There were many false starts and then I had this,

I layered coloured silks and made the "corn" out of twisted ribbon and braid, now while this looked alright with a frame round it I could see that it wasn't going to work as a postcard and I was still stuck with the imoveable idea that a unicorn should be white. So here it is


Thank you for the comments on THE horse, perhaps it would look better with a horn!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Angel it ain't........



It's a b***** big horse that's what it is. This is what the great and the good have decided that we should have towering over us. This what I believe is laughingly called, an artist's impression. Of course it already shows the beauty of our electricity pylons!!!!!

What are they thinking of!! Can you imagine what this monster is going to look like covered in graffitti, that before the counties pidgeons get to work. How pleasant it will be on a summer's day to lay on your back and stare up at its intimate places!!!!

It isn't even a Kentish horse or Horse of Kent, whatever, this is what the real thing looks like. This is the Kent county coat of arms.


Kent is my adopted county so many would think I can have no opinion but I can tell you there are many things in this county that could do with £2,000,000 pounds being spent on them.

PS I love the Angel of the North.
Picture from Wikipedia no copyright breach intended

Saturday, February 07, 2009

They don't make them like they used to.....

The snow has melted but it is still much colder than we have been used to recently.. This evening, my sister (who is nine years older than me) and I had an interesting conversation about an "igloo" . We were both reminiscing about winters gone by and she was about to tell me about an igloo she has built, when I interrupted with what I thought she was going to talk about, i.e my memories of the "igloo". There was a stunned silence and she said "But you weren't there"....after some conversation we realised that we were both talking about different winters when it was possible to build "igloos". My memory was of 1947, her some years earlier, who remembers chapped knees, snow inside your wellies and an itchy balaclava???

Meanwhile back in the 21st century.......



These are two photographs of my Seth, Disintegration challenge. The first with flash and the second without. The blob on the left hand side is a piece of bread which some over ambitious bird has dropped...(not sure what is going to happen to that after the thaw!!) What I would love to be able to preserve, is the layer of ice which was there this morning, it blurs the words so beautifully. What I wish I had done, is wrap the wire more imaginatively though I am pleased with the way it is beginning it rust and spread the the colour of the rust through the pages.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Snow joke,,,,,

Sorry.....

This is my little garden today.

Having killed a catalogue for Maggie Grey when I read that Seth of The Altered Page was inviting people to join him in his winter project "Disintigration" I couldn't resist. A few days ago I put this out in the garden

This is what it looked like today.
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