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What's been good this week?
Well let me see.......
Luke has finished his barber
apprenticeship, early :o)
He'll continue to work at
and I'm so pleased he's employed
in these difficult times with such
high youth unemployment.
I received this email from Art House Co-op
about my Limited Edition Sketchbook;
Dear Jo (Fiddlesnips!),
We just wanted to let you know that your project has now been cataloged
into the Brooklyn Art Library! It can be found on the shelves with a call number
Sincerely,The Art House Crew
I'm happy it got there safely and is
now sitting on the shelves
within waving distance of
Grant cut the grass at the weekend.
I love the smell of damp freshly cut grass.
Since then it's rained rather a lot again (!)
so it's growing again rather fast.
Watching Prison Break with Grant and the kids.
Grant and I started watching this years ago and
enjoyed it but it suddenly went to Sky
(curse you, Sky!)
so we were left in the lurch.
I found the Season 1 dvd boxed set in Oxfam
and we enjoyed it all over again,
but this time the kids watched it with us too.
Thanks to Ebay and Play.com we've managed to
get the rest of the boxed sets all the way to the end.
We're up to the middle of Season 3 and it's tense.
The plot and characterisations are great.
And it has to be said that
is kinda easy on the eye......
Sabrina has really made me laugh this week.
She commented last week about Grant's bravery
when he assisted in the off duty arrest of a violent
man when we were out for a coffee.
Our email conversation gradually progressed to the production of a film of the event.
We discussed who should play
the main characters. Obviously who played ME
was the most important casting - after all, the
whole event hinged on ME. Obviously.
So do you want to know what we
finally came up with?
Sabrina rejected my suggestion
that this gorgeous gal could play me
and put forward Emma Thompson.
Yes, I could go with that.
But wait a minute, she's married to
the gorgeous Greg Wise.
Maybe he could be a passerby in the film?
And if he's in it, I wanna be in it,
so that means that Emma's out.
And what about Grant?
Sabrina's suggestion rocks.......!
Yes! Jason Statham.
I could/should SO be married to him!
(only in the film obviously)
Sabrina insisted that scissors should be included
in the plot (there was a reason
for that but it'd take too long to explain).
Honestly, these creative directors
can be rather bossy.
So after some high level discussions,
the story goes like this.....
........as my brave handsome husband grapples with the crazed mass murderer I quickly whip out my scissors and make a rather wonderful vintage style ATC. Something about ART or LOVE, absolutely nothing relevant to the scene before me. However, the crazed mass murderer momentarily gets the better of my brave handsome husband and I swoon with fear, only to be caught by a dashing mystery passer-by (Greg Wise). He falls in love with me instantly, of course, but as my loyal heart is taken by my brave handsome husband, all I can give the dashing passer-by holding me in his strong arms (they'd have to be strong) is the ATC, which he treasures 'til his dying day (he dies of a broken heart, in a tent in a forest, clutching the ATC to his bereft bosom. Do men have bosoms?!).
Grant, of course, manages to arrest the crazed
mass murderer and we walk towards the
sunset, hand in hand.
I think I'll pitch it to Spielberg.
Thank you for the giggles Sabrina!
Andy Skinner's new online class
has just started and I'm signed up,
got the materials I need and
I'm ready to get started tomorrow.
Once I've mastered the basic techniques
I've got a few projects I want to have a go at.
In this class he achieves
great steampunk/industrial effects
using mainly cardboard and acrylic paint.
My Facebook private group put up with me
shouting crossly this morning
and supported me with the issue I
was ranting and raving about.
I LOVE that group,
That'll do for now, I think.
You know the drill by now,
I'll post this with Virginia,
visit the other Rockettes,
you too could JOIN IN!
Darcy's Postcard Challenge
this week has taken us to
from which we could choose
from 16 countries.
I chose Ghana.
Lord James has found a 17th-18th Century
ancestral (Akan) head which has taken
his fancy. Made out of buff-brown
terracotta this rare piece is unusually
large and shows signs of burial deposits.
It would look wonderful in his collection :o)
Thank you for letting me
know that I am related
to a revolutionary - how
I'm more interested in
this ancestral head that
I've found in Ghana.
It's a little bit broken
on the neck and there
are one or two chips but
a rare piece and unusually large. I WANT it!
Just going to check its
Bye for now, James.