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Happy New Year! [20090104|19:27]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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It's four days late, but I have reasons. Or rather, excuses. First, I overdid it on New Year's Eve. Spectacularly. I thought I did pretty well last year but it pales in comparison to the cocktail of enjoyment, both natural and artificial, of which I partook this year. I didn't fully recover until yesterday. Which brings me to the second reason I haven't posted. As soon as I felt better, I took over the living room. The flatmates are away until the 19th, so I've covered everything with taped-together newspapers and canvases. I didn't achieve my goal last year of getting together enough material to create a full gallery of paintings and photos. Another year won't go by without my doing so. I have six partially completed large canvases and about a dozen small ones, in addition to two large blank canvases. I'm using my nights this coming week as well as all of next week (which I plan to take off work) to finish them. I've never tried to push myself this hard before, but I'm cautiously optimistic after the past two days of concentration.

When I tried to compile a list of books I'd read last year, I discovered that I'd only read 40 new books. Granted, a much higher proportion of these were serious non-fiction and Nobel/Pulitzer/Booker Prize-winning fiction than have been in the past. I've also done a fair amount of re-reading, since my usual method of book selection before I hop on the bus to work involves popping into the study for about ten seconds and grabbing something that catches my eye. The plan for the next couple of weeks, therefore, includes interspersing reading sessions with painting sessions. I received eight for Christmas, so that should give me a good start.

Finally, the bloke and I went to the Francis Bacon exhibition at the Tate Britain on Friday. I'd recommend that Londoners attend if they can afford tickets, but it ended today. I picked up a book of postcards. The loony Bacon fankids I'm aware of don't need to say anything because they're already getting one, but if you want me to send you a Bacon postcard, leave a comment.

Back to my molding paste, gels and brushes.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-01-10 09:41 (UTC)
You were already on the list. Yours has been sent.
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[User Picture]From: chickenfeet2003
2009-01-04 22:27 (UTC)
Everything is better with Bacon
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-01-10 09:41 (UTC)
Indeed. But only if I have your mailing address.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-01-10 10:41 (UTC)
Lovely. Will screen for your safety.
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[User Picture]From: seismic
2009-01-05 00:57 (UTC)
Yes, please and thank you and always.

Also: YAY! More nanila art!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-01-10 10:05 (UTC)
Naturally you were on the loony fankid list. Yours will be on its way this afternoon.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-01-10 10:07 (UTC)
I'll do my best. So looking forward to next week and my days off.

You're going to be all tanned and relaxed. I am jealous.
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[User Picture]From: angelcityblues
2009-01-05 05:32 (UTC)
I would love one, if you have extras!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-01-10 10:09 (UTC)
I have plenty, so no need for a two-tiered distribution system.
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[User Picture]From: swerve
2009-01-05 05:50 (UTC)
I love your art. Happy New Year. :)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-01-10 10:53 (UTC)
Happy New Year! Thank you for the encouragement, too.
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From: alice_mccoy
2009-01-05 08:42 (UTC)
I smiled at the thought of that flat chaotically filled with art materials. Go for it with passion :)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-01-10 11:13 (UTC)
I'll take pictures of the living room before I tidy away everything. ;-) And I'm doing my best, thank you!
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[User Picture]From: giles
2009-01-05 19:45 (UTC)
This post sent my brain into a whole weird spiral until I re-read it and saw that "Francis" in there.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-01-10 10:52 (UTC)
A bacon postcard would be delicious.
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[User Picture]From: scanner_darkly
2009-01-05 21:25 (UTC)
I have Francis Bacon userpics! I think a postcard would go well with them, don't you think?
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-01-10 10:52 (UTC)
I think you didn't need to say anything, as you were the first person I thought of when I bought them!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2009-01-10 10:53 (UTC)
...I do, however, need your address. Please message me with it?
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