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gingerpale



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 4:42 am    Post subject: Smacks of Hamlet Reply with quote

http://skulladay.blogspot.com/2007/07/36-tea-time-skull.html
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Griffin



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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2007 1:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah yes...

Tea be, or not tea be that is the question,
Whether 'tis nobler in the mind to suffer a teabag
Plonked in a cup, or take up a pot and brew into a little
sea within a cup? To brew: to pour;
No more; and by a cup to say we end
The heartache and the thousand natural shocks
That flesh is heir to, 'tis a consummation
Devoutly to be wished. To brew, to pour;
To brew: perchance to dream: ay there's the rub
For in that porcelain cup what storms may come
When we have taken short cuts to a decent cup
Must give us pause. Tea wants respect, without which
There's calamity in such a long life;...

As Billy Shakespeare might have put it. Hamlet is my absolute favourite Shakespeare play... so I couldn't resist!

With good tea you are liable to end up 'quite chap-fall'n' Alas poor Yorick, no decent tea to be had...! Wink
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 12:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ok now...how do we get this Griffin soul on to The National Treasure list!
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David



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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ohmigod Griffin that is sublime!!!!!! Very Happy Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 28, 2007 6:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Griffin, I think you have been hiding your light under a bushel. Maybe the dream of museum curatorship is not glorious enough for all your talents!
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 1:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahem, ok, I admit it, I cheated... I have been writing for over twenty years so playing with text is what I do... er, rather a lot actually, hem, hem!

Ooh, Madame, if I was a National Treasure, I could curate myself!!

Donna, if I hid my light under a bushel... the bushel would catch fire!! Oops! What I'd love about curatorship is the chance to write about art to encourage the public to get excited about art. But as I told one curator, 'Curatorship is what I do, but writing is now what I am.'

I looove to write... as David knows! Wink
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 3:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

am imagining a Griffin alphabet...
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simona



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2007 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What does David know that we don't?

No more war, no more hiddden Griffin masterpieces!
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh Simona! You've sniffed the wonder...let the man tell you what he does ....with 6 or so varied images...

the man's work is inspiritional...totally! in fact I've found myself as an almost copy cat Wink

ok Mr G...tell 'em. Really and truly...remember what you wrote me about showing the tale to Clara etc...well this might be part of the billions of people thing.. Wink

ready, set, begin...
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 5:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

You've given me a great big smile for the day.
Thanks.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Simona,

David has a story I wrote, The Silver Path of Love, a tale of love and silverware... sort of.

Another exercise I do, which David and Madame also have examples of, is to collect postcards from museums I visit. Then I shuffle them and pick six off the top. With those six I write a story that links the images together. The only rule is that you have to use those, no putting one back and looking for another. It doesn't have to be six, you can use more or less, but six or seven is about right. I write the tale on the backs of the postcards as if they were little pages.

It is a way of thinking about the picture in different ways and most of all, having fun. It came out of the idea that when a museum/gallery visitor looks at a picture each visitor has a different number of stories for the one picture. So that all of us have millions and billions and squillions of stories in us depending on what a picture means to us individually.

I just use a few pictures and then link them. They don't have to be from the same time period and you can do what you want as you can in a folktale.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 02, 2007 1:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

oh do do do try it...especially if you don't know the order of the cards!
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