Friday, October 17, 2014
Dmitri Shostakovich again.
Sahelanthropus tchadensis was, apparently, an early human ancestor ca 6-7 million years ago. Its bones were dug up in Chad, as the name would suggest.
I think I'm getting the hang of this scraperboard/scratchboard thing.
And my Great Auntie Nora. Nora died before I was born so she's not around to complain that I did a bit of a crap portrait of her. In the photo I had, she looks all gorgeous and doe-eyed and willowy in a kind of turn-of-the-last-century way. Sadly, I think I've rendered her looking a bit like a doe-eyed and willowy Greek transvestite.
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014
No Eggmen this week (yet - the week's not quite over so I might still get one up). The school holiday is on so it's a bit hard to concentrate. What I have been able to do though is sit at my table and obsessively put thousands of tiny ink dots on paper in the shapes of people.
Here's Melanie Klein.
And Erik Satie.
Thursday, October 2, 2014
Friday, September 12, 2014
Dmitri Shostakovich! Stipples! I liked this one enough to actually sign it.
My sister bought me a big box of his symphonies (all 15 of them) for my birthday last weekend. I'm probably going to need some medication after listening to them all (which I plan on doing in fairly quick succession to, you know, get the whole picture) but I'm looking forward to it. Having said that, I've had a big box of Mahler symphonies for a couple of years now and I'm only now getting my head around his 3rd. Apparently, he did refer to it as his "monster" so I do feel a bit less intimidated than I once did.