Thursday, October 30, 2008

Post-Apocalyptic Rings (and other works)

I'm in a very contented frame of mind at the moment, quietly pleased with my recent few pieces of work, which I think are some of my best pieces. Today I completed two rings which I started months ago, the "Post-apocalyptic Cocktail Rings":

Cocktail Ring For The Post-Apocalyptic Cocktail Party 1

Cocktail Ring For The Post-Apocalyptic Cocktail Party 7

And the collar, "Blue Sunset On The Grey Lagoon":

Blue Sunset On The Grey Lagoon 11

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Dauvit For Obama!

What a funny thing happened today.
I got a mail from a friend in the US, saying that he had found this pro-Democrat button badge:

This same button badge was on sale on the Democrat website. Using an excerpt of my image:

Steampunk Goggles, 16/01/08, 4

In a way, I was really proud that I had done my bit, but in another way, I was pretty pissed off that they were using my image without crediting it in any way, especially as it was released under a Creative Commons license and was available to use freely with the proviso of accreditation.

I contacted the site and pointed out what they had done, granting them permission to use the image provided they linked back to the original image on Flickr; sadly, they chose to pull the product completely.

Monday, October 20, 2008

Everyone Hates Estate Agents!

It's true. My worries about the global recession are immeasurably lightened by the gleeful news that estate agents everywhere are losing their jobs.

Evidently, other people feel the same way:

Kredit Krunch

Seen in Hove. I cannot wait until the world is rid of their stupid haircuts, cheap suits, fake tans and advertising-plastered Smart cars and minis. Perhaps they might now be forced to become honest and useful members of society. Or maybe they will ply their "trade" by dealing in drugs. It takes about as much skill and integrity.

Saturday, October 04, 2008

Carla Bruni Revisited

I've been listening to the two Carla Bruni albums last night and today. She really is marvellous. Her first album is in English, which doesn't really work on the "smoky chanteuse" level, but she does sound really like the singer from Nouvelle Vague, which is no bad thing. The material isn't as strong as on the French - second - album, but it is still excellent.

I still can't get over the French president being married to a chic chanteuse!

Friday, October 03, 2008

Busy again...

I am just too busy to post properly at the moment, what with moving the workshops to the new building, orders going out to customers and voluntary work.

I finished the first pieces made from discarded sewing-machine needles:

Vicious 11

Vicious 8

Vicious 7

I am very, very pleased with this. What the photographs don't show is the lovely way in which it moves. One of my colleagues described it as being "like fur".