Friday, January 13, 2006

Great Tit?


Great Tit?
Originally uploaded by wastedpapiers.
It looks like a crow of some sort to me but what do i know? A rare New Year's collage for Flickr. I must admit I have found it difficult to get back into making anything over the last couple of weeks- feeling rather guilty that I've been adding work from the archives to my various blogs and groups.
Hopefully this feeling will pass and i can get on with things. Hoping to combine my pleasant task of dubbing all our VHS tapes to DVD ( a Xmas present) and running upstairs to stick something to a collage in between programmes!
This week has mostly been taking up with piling up suitable tapes in order of interestingness and seeing if they will fit onto a 4 hour disc without too much quality loss. The difference between the 2 hour disc and the 4 hour is only slightly noticable and the old tapes are pretty jumpy anyway. Luckily the Joseph Cornell documentary from the 90's I watched yesterday hadn't deteriorated too much. His birds and targets boxes are a definate inspiration in this collage here. So wonderful to see again and I must mention the fabulous book of Cornell and Duchamp that Angelica sent from Texas which arrived three weeks late but great too!
Not to mention all the other things in the parcel that seems to have been stuck in New Jersey over Xmas for some reason.
Other highlights of the week have been the school ski meeting that i didnt go to. Hazel has ordered some more ski clobber for Archie's trip. I have a photo of the resort in front of me- it looks fantastic! The hotel is on the ski slope doorstep at Hochkar in the Austrian Alps. "25 kilometers of piste- 12 ski lifts( 4 chair) Extensive snow making- good progression- exhilarating runs- fabulous powder, moguls and spring crystals ( whatever they are?) hot lunch included". Sounds fab! Hazel and I are extremely jealous!
Went to town on ednesday to the library sale again hoping for reductions but still the same price. I found some cheap cranberry juice with white grape which is delicious. Had a slight kidney infection over New Years so trying to drink more healthy juice and water. It seems a lot better now I'm glad to say.
Its Friday the 13th! Oh horror! I shall stay in out of the biting wind and rain to copy more old tat to disc. Hvae about three dozen tapes of old Warner Brothers, Disney and Ub Iwerks etc. to get through!

3 comments:

scrapatorium said...

So glad to see you making new collages!

That Joseph Cornell interview sounds great. Copying all those tapes seems like a huge task, but think of all the wonderful shelf space you will have when you are done!

Artfulcodger said...

I'm a big fan of Joseph Cornell my self, so it's no surprise that you find inspiration there too. Please, can you tell me the tiltel of that documentary. I'd like to see it.
Thanks.
I enjoy your Flicker site and blogs and check them regularly.

michael said...

It's Called "World In A Box" and was an Omnibus doc. made for the BBC back in the 80's.Its not an interview but talking to lots of people who knew him, Tony Curtis was a fan and does readings from his diaries. Thanks for the nice comments - much appreciated.