Thursday, October 19, 2006

I Promised Pics

I spent today working on ikebana and you can click here to see one of the arrangements.

Remember, I promised you pictures.

I'm still sorting out the new site ao I'm not sure the links will go directly where I want them to but this is a grand experiment.

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

So, anyway....

....I just happened to be on YouTube this afternoon and was checking out Bollywood videos when I stumbled across the movie: Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Ghum (2001) and..........

................there went my afternoon!

Some kind soul had uploaded the entire thing - all 210 minutes.

Which, I suppose, isn't all that long - by Bollywood standards.

Nevertheless, it's probably a good indication that I should avoid YouTube.

Not that I didn't get some actual research done.

I was researching some of the various schools of ikebana for a unit I'm teaching and I stumbled on this gem. I cannot remember the website or I would link to it. For now, the following quotation will have to do:

"Thereafter when I am handsome with neatness and want to be always useful for a flower and green rich high creation and sensitivity congenial naturally while respecting dignity, even flower arrangement world maintains a situation of guidance firmly and makes an effort for culture uplift every day."

I can honestly say that I have no clue what the hell that is supposed to mean.

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Down Time

Having completed the assigned class writing for this week I decided to take a little break and do a little sewing.

The problem is that I find myself without a fitted muslin or a prepared pattern and ( after posting my history of the last fifty years of Irish contemporary and traditional music to Blackboard ) the last thing that I feel like doing is using my brain.

So, instead, I think I'll cut up brightly coloured bits of tissue paper to make the papel picado for the Day of the Dead.

It's kind of constructive while at the same time there's that wonderfully destructive subtext.

Right now: scissors = good