Friday, October 31, 2008


I had to play a rabbit in the production of Peter Rabbit when I was seven. I was the smallest rabbit in the class so they dressed me in the only white costume which made it acutely uncomfortable to stand out in the crowd. When I was twenty six I played Snow White, only because I was painting the set and used to stand in for rehearsals until they found a real Snow White. But they didn't find one so I had to do it. I was smaller than the teenage dwarves. Ha, ha.

Enjoy the link to Misfortune Cookie.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

I fell in a Hole

I dropped into the optician's on a whim this morning and it turns out the spectacles I wear for drawing and playing the guitar are designed for somebody else's eyesight. This probably explains why I haven't been able to see for the last two years. The optician here thinks my persciption must have got muddles with another person.

Come to think of it the reason I gave up lacemaking was because I couldn't see the intricate side of it. Hey...this may open new doors. Maybe guitar playing will improve if I can see again? It sort of creeps up on you this not seeing stuff and then you get used to things being fuzzy. So it came as quite a pleasant shock when he turned a dial in front of my eyes and everything swam into focus.

Here's a link to Piazzolla Tango Suite Nymero 1.

Now that's playing!

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Comic Book

You know, I have no idea how I made such perfect boxes but I think it must have been in the demo version of CS3 Illustrator. I have just realised that most of my artwork is not big enough pixelwise to print. Oh well at least I'm still breathing.
An internet friend in Chicago has sent me some of his music today which is perfect to set drawings too so I'm all excited about that.

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

What to say?

I have just seen the latest Apple Mac, 24 inch screen, NVIDIA GeForce 8800GS, 4GB memory. It is amazing. You could build a house around it.
It's bucketing with rain and Arthur refuses to go outside.
I'm going to do some drawings for the little kids who take music lessons in the Polivalente. That will be a laugh.
I have so many ideas at the moment I don't know where to start. I want to do a kid's book but I have about five different themes going on in my head.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Ladies of Letters

I met a very interesting Dutch dog with its owner on the beach this morning. It looked like Tintin's dog Snowy. The owner was pretty interesting too.
I shall draw "Indie" when the computer situation is all sorted. Brilliant sunshine today and I'm supposed to play Leo Brouwer's "Estudios Sencillos No. 6" all the way through by memory this afternoon. I can do it at home but in class.....?

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Ghoulie Season

This is amazing! A Telefonica man turned up this morning and fixed the internet. I am in awe. Thank you, Gods.

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Still waiting.

So...I took the old laptop to the new compĆ¹ter shop and they set it up to get the internet after I had installed the good old Telefonica CD. Now it works in their shop but not in my house. "The router is probably faulty," says the computer shop lady.
"But it's brand new, " I say. "It's never been used."
"Well...(light shrug)...that's Telefonica for you. Nobody uses their routers."

The sea is cobalt blue and two lone figures swimming today.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Still waiting for Telefonica

The fifth call to Telefonica ascertained the fact that thy never actually listen. "You're waiting for a new modem? You ordered it nearly a month ago? No, sorry, no record of that...well, of course we are still charging you 80 euros a month for not having the internet.
The computer shop returned the computer having replaced the graphics card which fried in the storm but now it doesn't recognise the wacom tablet or the printer or any of the USB ports.

Raging rain again and I'm back in the real estate office using a friend's computer. Sirens wailing. There's lots of car crashes here when it rains.
I think I might actually be fed up.

Went to guitar trio yesterday and a pianist joined us. I just plopped sweat everywhere because it was hot and my guitar is heavy after twelve minutes slugging it down the road in 26 degrees and 80% humidity. The air conditioning wasn't on in the Polivalente. Guitar teacher had a headache. Maybe everybody is actually fed up?

Sunday, October 12, 2008

And Waiting...

I'm sitting in a Real Estate office which is empty because it's Sunday. Not that anyone is buying anything nowadays.
George the neighbour must have been out partying last night. He's left his car parked in the middle of the road. There was a weird couple looking for his wife yesterday. There's always people looking for George and his wife. Maybe they sell imaginary boats or something?

Rain, rain, rain, rain, rain.

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Monday, October 06, 2008

still waiting for a new modem.....

...and waiting...and waiting.....
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