Discussion in 'Forum Competitions and Themes' started by Fishboy, Aug 31, 2017.
Mexico and Greece.
When Mrs. Craig decides to bake a cake at 7.30 in the evening, probably best not to get in the way..........I'll be off to the chippy then love!
I know this s barely a still life but I enjoyed my party so much I decided to post a picture of the band. One of whose performers turned out to the the form mistress o two of our guests!
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That is soooo modernist. Winner in an arty farty salon competition.
Was striving for post modernist irreverence but actually I'm now thinking I need my own art movement. Off to write a manifesto.
No, I think you are bang on hypermodern existentialist. I'm sure our judge is plucking up courage to hand you the laurels even now.
The musicians appear to be wearing rag-rugs, the sort of thing people used to make in the 1940s with bits of old material they scrounged.
The theme of the band was "Scarecrows" which is the name of the band in some old dialect or other. They obviously enjoyed themselves as much as I did, we even got an email from the leader thanking us for inviting them to our party! It was a barn dance and everybody joined in which seemed to impress them.
Yum yum yum!
I was going to suggest you call it post-rationalism, as invented (I think) back in the day ('60s/'70s?) by cartoonist Tony Benyon, in his cartoon strip The Lone Groover.
However there now is apparently such a thing.
And not just in politics.
I know post-rationalisation which I think is not quite the same thing. However, many an art student has got themselves out of a sticky crit with a hefty last minute application of blatant off the cuff last minute arty blox of that sort.
I just love that last one!
Did they leave the windows like that specially for you?
Well, it's that time again!
I've just been through all of the entries several times and have made a shortlist - the problem is that my 'short' list has been whittled down twice and still has a dozen entries!
The very first entry from Steve (SXH) had me worrying that the whole month would be filled with terrible puns - but luckily it didn't happen.
There have been some great entries. A couple that stood out for me were Bob's (Sagamore) nuts and bolts:
Although not what I'd normally have in mind for the theme of 'still life' I really liked Tony's (EightBitTony) Life Saving Equipment:
Andrew Flannigan's graphic, grainy spoon appealed to me:
Geren's 'disappointing breakfast' might not have been the start to the day that she wanted, but the picture made up for it:
I had a lot of time for the atmosphere of Kate's (Catriona) 'Finale'
One of Mike's (RovingMike) later entries appealed to me:
I really enjoyed seeing all of the entries. Some of them weren't what I originally had in mind for the 'still life' theme, but none of them have been a disappointment. Mentions must go to Geren and Catriona for making this a really difficult decision by posting so many great pictures. Steve (SXH) has presented pictures of virtually everything in his kitchen and has done so with a sense of humour. Nige's (DreamPolice) kitten invaded his still life set-up and nearly got first place simply by being so god-damned cute! I loved Andrew Flannigan's picture through the rainy bus window, but I wanted to pick a winner that was more in keeping with the traditional concept of the theme.
I really think that I could go through everybody who's posted a picture and comment about what I liked about them, but I've got to make a decision.
I've lost count of how many times I've been through this thread now - but I keep coming back to Kate's 'Old Master' so I'm going to stop beating around the bush and name that as this month's winner:
Congratulations to Kate - now it's over to you to decide on the theme for October - although I'd point out that it's getting a bit too cold for 'erotic selfies'
Oh no! Oh dear. Thank you Jeff. You are very kind. There were so many wonderful entries, I feel very honoured to have been the chosen one.
I shall go away and have a think about next month's theme. Hopefully I'll post it soon!
Bows... and frowns... and thunks!
A most excellent choice Jeff - big congratulations to Kate!
Thank you Kate! The bloke teaching the course arbitrarily announced a break without letting the catering staff know, so they were a bit flustered. They put on a pretty good spread but hadn't set out a table or chairs for us to sit at while munching cake and downing vats of coffee to keep us going. Several people elected to use the big windowsills and I just rather liked the light, so it was a quick snag while we were standing around and before going back to the CPR training.
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