thursday, april 10
Okay, so maybe you're having a crappy day, or it's raining too much, or not raining enough, or life has got you down in a vague, oppressing general way ... so then look at this! Ha ha ha!
I can't take any responsibility if these pictures don't make you feel just the slightest bit better.
posted at 1:42 PM
monday, april 7
It's raining, but the trees are in bloom. I had a wee nap on one of the couches at school, the kind of nap where you keep twitching yourself awake. I'm becoming known for napping, it's a very helpful skill towards the end of term. I like to think of it as 'crisis' napping, where a little snooze functions as my restart switch. And then I am all focused and alert when I wake up, it's better than a cup of coffee, unless you've been drooling on yourself. That gives it away a little bit.
posted at 6:46 PM
saturday, april 5
Go see the ceramics show in the Emily Carr concourse gallery this next week. There's quite a few pieces to keep an eye out for. One artist uses the same deep glazes you find on japanese plates, blues and yellows, in a piece called "Tidal Pool" and a set of three called "Prickly Fruit". Each piece has rough, constructed exteriors to set off the inner glazes. The two little cups/bowls that accompany the prickly fruit piece glow. They would be beautiful as sake cups, or vases for tiny, tiny one blossom ikebana displays. There's also a set of tires on the gallery floor, realistic and rubbery enough enough that I almost gave one of them a boot with my toe as I walked past, until on the way back from the cafeteria I realized they were ceramic. And another artist has created a naughty set of ceramic panels that makes up a bustier, accompanied by a futuristic ray gun, panties and some little fur-lined case, which could be the ray gun holster, or perhaps some little sex toy repository. She's screened photographs onto the panels and then glazed them. It's wicked. Go check it out, and then get a cup of coffee at J.J. Beans and watch all the tourists from Hong Kong get off from the tour buses with masks on their faces.
posted at 11:42 AM
wednesday, april 2
So I made this toque, just now, for a class assignment. I translated a simple HTML page into binary code, which then I knitted into panels using knit (0) and purl (http://www.trickypup.com/spacer.gif) (like, duh, how easy was that to figure out?). I used a dark grey for the background colour and a bright blue for the panels. I made it into a square toque cos then the corners look like little ears when they stick up. Yes, I am a geek. And if I get a picture of it sometime soon, I will post it for you all to see.
School is a bit nuts right now, so there may be few posts between now and the end of this month.
posted at 2:06 PM
tuesday, march 25
My e-mail address in the last post wasn't working. I've fixed it now, and for those of you who did send me an e-mail, your suggestions have been very insightful and have given me tons of ideas for my paper. I really appreciate the great info! If you do want to get in touch with me, it's tricky pup AT telus dot net, or use the little clicky e-mail link thing under the nav bar to the left.
posted at 5:11 PM