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Je voudrais un cafe, s'il vous plait [20100921|11:52]
Mad Scientess Jane Expat
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Look what the bloke got me for my birthday!



This is a painting by Eleonora Knowland, who does abstract 3D landscapes of exactly the sort that I adore (and attempt feebly to paint myself: observe here). It is gorgeous and I love it.

Having completed a morning outreach session with a group of extraordinarily bright Year 12 girls, I shall now swan off to Paris on the Eurostar to celebrate the completion of my thirtymumbleth revolution about the sun. Oh, my glamourous life.
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[User Picture]From: ginasketch
2010-09-21 11:03 (UTC)
Nice. It looks like a stone circle in the distance before the sun comes up.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-09-26 14:58 (UTC)
Yes! My dad called it an underwater Stonehenge, which I thought was a pretty good description too.
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[User Picture]From: cosmiccircus
2010-09-21 13:29 (UTC)
Happy birthday! You certainly don't look your age!

And interesting artist! The bloke's got good taste!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-09-26 14:58 (UTC)
Thank you! I should probably make more of an effort to act my age, however...
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[User Picture]From: cosmiccircus
2010-09-26 17:50 (UTC)
You should only grow old, not up...!
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[User Picture]From: impix
2010-09-21 13:37 (UTC)
happy birthday and have a wonderful time in Paris!
Also, good work the bloke - that painting is amazing! xx
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-09-26 14:59 (UTC)
Thank you, we did. OMG so much food and wine. I'm on salads for the next month.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-09-26 15:03 (UTC)
That's what my dad said! And thank you.
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[User Picture]From: bryangb
2010-09-21 15:58 (UTC)
Hippy yardbath! Enjoy Paris... (And who wouldn't?!)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-09-26 15:04 (UTC)
Thank you. Oh, I ate so much good food. I think I'm still full.
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[User Picture]From: victorine
2010-09-21 19:27 (UTC)
I love the painting! I wish I could see it in person as I suspect there is more going on than the camera can capture. Have a wonderful time in Paris (please eat some chocolate croissants and while the chocolate is melting sinfully in your mouth, spare a thought for me!)
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-09-26 15:05 (UTC)
I had many more pain au chocolat than I could possibly have needed over the course of 2.5 days. Some of them were even in your honour. :D
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[User Picture]From: sekl
2010-09-21 22:42 (UTC)
Gorgeous. Have a wonderful day.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-09-26 15:06 (UTC)
Thank you. It was an excellent day - the last gasp of summer, and we got to walk along the Seine and eat good food and drink buckets of wine. Hurrah!
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-09-26 15:06 (UTC)
Why thank you. Perhaps I should make an effort to act my age this year.

HA, right.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-09-26 15:07 (UTC)
Thanks very much!
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[User Picture]From: taische
2010-09-22 12:41 (UTC)

Happy Revolution!!!

That's a wonderful piece, as are those you linked to- a real treat! I'm certain I could run into your work, unidentified, halfway 'round the world and see your hand in it. Conveying warmth, distance, and perspective all at once is no easy feat.
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-09-26 15:11 (UTC)
It's you! It's wonderful to read your words again. I've thought of you often over these past months and wished the best for you. It was difficult to imagine you doing anything other than seeking out full, rich experiences and finding them.
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[User Picture]From: taische
2010-10-06 07:00 (UTC)
The sense is very much (and very earnestly) mutual. There are precious few walking the earth who's personal prosperity resonates with my values as much as yours might. It may be hard to believe given how long I fall out of touch, but no less true. I've come across some who say they can't imagine wanting to live a hundred lifetimes, but I've always enjoyed the beats of the slowest experiments and experiences- a decade giggle or the distillation of flavor over years into a word, blinking months. The last two years have been rich- suspended from the write as though a thousand words might steal their soul or be too-colored by the dynamic of rare hungers sprung like traps to ring true. As words- or more accurately the notions of their challenge- have taken shape here and there over time, I've often imagined them finding their own resonance, something closest to the truth of my own experiences, in your mind.

... very much looking forward to winding my way back through these years' posts by way of catching up properly. I haven't forgotten your print, by the way- frankenprinter is still in a box, un-assembled, awaiting the build-out of its new home! Years like seconds...
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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-09-26 15:09 (UTC)
Hurrah! Thank you very much - it was.
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[User Picture]From: danaid_luv
2010-10-06 04:59 (UTC)
Oh wow, it's beautiful. I see a copse of wind-block trees right at daybreak, with a strong fog blurring things up--I love it.

(Bloke dun good!)

And it's ages late, but I hope you had a happy & fun birthday... :/

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[User Picture]From: nanila
2010-10-06 10:05 (UTC)
It was definitely the standout piece among those the artist had in the exhibition. There was a matching piece which was also excellent. But too expensive!

Thank you. :) I had a very memorable (in a good way) birthday.
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