Tag: photography

What is a GIF?

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What on earth is a GIF then?  “It’s a kind of moving image … a short, looping animation. Very short. And these days … more likely a video clip.”

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I really don’t know what you’re talking about, dear.  “Neither do I most of the time. And probably not now.”  Oh you’d better just get on and show me one of your gifts then. “GIFs, Mum.”

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Distractions

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Anyway. Where have you been?  I thought you were painting watercolours. 

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“I got distracted.” You do get distracted easily you know. Your problem is … you lack concentration.

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 “I was making gifs.”  Gifts? Well anyone can be distracted by gifts.  “No Mum. GIFs!”

Tiny Things In Context

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“Maybe it’s a self confidence thing. Dropping pins into a glass by way of music-making … someone else might have stood ground and made a case for conceptual art there. Or maybe it’s a matter of timing. A couple of years later everyone was looking for conceptual art … But not that year.

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I think you should just get on and put those watercolours up.

Tiny Things

2018-03-01a

Why do you like tiny things. Why don’t you make big, colourful things? … I would. “I do make big, colourful things! My necklaces were very big and colourful. Until everyone wanted tiny, delicate ones. “

2018-03-01b

“Perhaps liking tiny things is to do with shyness. When I was an art student, one time we each had to make a musical instrument from any stuff we could find.”

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“Everyone was rushing around, banging on corrugated iron with bits of wood. Banging and clanging. I sat in a corner dropping pins into a glass of water. The tutors thought that was going too far. Or too quiet.”

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Watercolours

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Well … where are these watercolours then? Are they landscapes?

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“No. They’re toys.. or rather they’re model figures. I’m a bit fascinated by them at the moment…”

2018-02-25c

“… Did you know that you can buy a tiny Angela Merkel? A teeny, tiny Angela Merkel… complete with smart phone?”

2018-02-25d

What on earth is a smart phone? And who’s Angela Merkel?

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“Sorry, Mum. After your time.”

Artistic

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What did you mean when you said you’d got the watercolours out?

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“What do you mean by being kitted out with a crayon and a fancy headscarf!”

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What you do … I do. I’ll have you know that I was quite artistic too. I met your father at art evening classes, remember.

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“I know. But I’m sorry Mum, I never thought to ask you what took you there.”