Monday, January 12, 2009

New Year, New Art

Well, after some time out from painting in order to try and develop some real artistic skills, I've returned to my first calling. This is my latest work, signalling a radical shift from lines and dots. This one is more about random shapes that fit together. It may be the first of a jigsaw series that I do. It may also be the last. So, you saw it here first. And last.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Hello again

Uh, happy New Year. Obviously it's been a while since my last post. And now another year has ticked over on the clock. And what's different? Well, a lot and not much I suppose. The last couple of months have been very eventful, to say the least. Recently, I've omitted to blog about such excellent episodes as: a beautiful weekend in the Belgian countryside for Sophie's birthday, the funnest Festivus ever (featuring a very cathartic group airing of grievances), numerous Christmas celebrations (in which a group of my friends consumed the largest and most delicious fillet of beef I've ever seen), a new year celebrated alongside a group of transvestites lip synching to "Survivor" by Destiny's Child, a sad London farewell to Tranzie, my first (and slightly sleepy) trip to the Royal Opera and the start of a new job.

So it's been a hectic few months and, in fact, a hectic year overall. And 2009 looks like more of the same. Some things will be different, and some familiar faces will be missed (Tranzie and, shortly, J Kwok). But other things will be the same - travelling, eating, exploring, avoiding serious life choices, more work and less sleep than desired. I'm looking forward to it. I'm even looking forward to my year at work (remarkable for someone who can be a bit work-shy at times). Hopefully good things will happen this year. And hopefully I will be disciplined enough to blog about some of them at least. My trip to NYC later this month is shaping up as the first highlight of the year - a long overdue visit to see Marty and Mel before they ship off back to Australia. Here's hoping 2009 promises similar exciting adventures for you!