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Lady Carol
10-08-2006, 09:43 AM
Good morning all you QDCers. Another week for art, yeah :clap: :clap:

I have good news...I went to jury with two graphites clematis (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4993702&postcount=27)and waterlily (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4933880&postcount=1)and two acrylics frangipani (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4618286&postcount=89)and tulips (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showpost.php?p=4718796&postcount=1). Anyway suffice it to say that they loved the graphites and didn't even look at the acrylics :o So I suspect that if they select me it will be for the graphites. The graphites at least have given me a unique edge. In other years they haven't had graphites most likely because they didn't have anyone who worked in that medium. I forgot to ask, why. But they enthusiatically said that what I presented was very saleable. So, I will hear early December their verdict.

The other bit of good new is that when I was at my last job I submitted a grant to the Department of Defence. I have been trying for years to get some decent grant $ from anywhere for my research and haven't since 1998. Well the DoD wants to fund my research for $1 million. I find it very ironic that I get a large amount of $ after I leave Jefferson. Now I just have to get it transferred to my new place.:D

timelady
10-08-2006, 11:49 AM
All good news Carol! :D I'm sure you'll get in the show, and big congrats on the grant! A couple good friends in Chicago are in medical research and I know grant proposal writing is their ongoing nemesis. ;) So well done!

This past week I got mices in my flat. And, discovered this morning, in the studio. *sigh* Only bad thing about autumn.

Might go for a wee bash through some local woods tomorrow for a last summer ride and stress relief.

Oh, gallery I saw on Fri took all my paintings (there were only 4). They loved them. Very nice folk with an art-makeover consultancy business starting soon too (they've been doing it for a while and decided to launch it officially as a side business). And Eton is a lovely little place! It's so nice when a gallery finds me rather than the other way around. :)

Tina.

Lady Carol
10-08-2006, 12:18 PM
Thank you Tina :D Writing grants never ends. Next major submission deadline is Feb 1st and yep, even though I have this grant, I will be submittng for that one too. The unfortunate thing about research is that you need $ to do the work and you can't get the $ unless you have done a good part of the work. A vicious cycle that is hard to break. And of course with this government, that does not care about the health of their people, there is less and less $ for research as it all goes to support a useless and senseless war.

Sorry to hear you have mice. Get a cat. Our house is completely mouse free. My hubby complains that the cats don't do anything, I say they keep the house rodent free and therefore they are doing their job very well.

Congrats on your new gallery.

timelady
10-08-2006, 01:50 PM
A friend offered to lent me one of her cats. :) I'd take up the offer were it not for her daily stories of the cat bringing her half-dead mice in bed. ;)

Tina.

Lady Carol
10-08-2006, 02:37 PM
I'd take up the offer were it not for her daily stories of the cat bringing her half-dead mice in bed. ;)

Tina.
:lol: At least you know that the cat is earning its keep.

objectivistartist
10-08-2006, 03:05 PM
Doesn't the grant go to you, not the place?

Robert

Lady Carol
10-08-2006, 06:45 PM
Unfortunately it is awarded to the University. That is the way it works. But having said that, it wouldn't be awarded to the University if I hadn't applied for it. More often than not, the person applying is the only person who can do the work and understand the overall vision of the proposal. Therefore, the grant is really awarded to me and I get acknowledge it on my CV.

dreamz
10-08-2006, 07:55 PM
The other alternative is a snake (no gifts in the bed):evil: If you can find where the rodents are entering, coating it with peppermint oil will discourage them.

Congratulations Carol!

Southafricannovice
10-09-2006, 01:32 AM
I can borrow you a snake Tina. I have a corn snake jsut waiting to be shipped off to you:lol: Just thought I would pop in and invite all of you for some cake and something to drink. It's my birthday today-a whole 31 years old!

timelady
10-09-2006, 06:01 AM
Well, my mousies at home seem to be gone I think. I put out poison but also one of these plug-in things that sends electromagnetic waves through the electric wires, supposedly disturbing the mice. Fortunately I think I discovered them right as they 'moved in' so to speak. :) The studio is another matter - it's a HUGE old building and if they're in there god knows how many of them there are. The girl in the flat inside the building says she's got them too. So that could be a real problem. The goods news is, it's not just me! Heh. In fact several local people have all told me they have mice this year too. We think this infestation is because they've been doing a lot of work on our little local river for months and months (which is just outside my back door) so the rodents have all been displaced this year and just decided to look for new accomodation!

Tina.

gnu
10-09-2006, 06:02 AM
Wowee Carol, wonderful news on all fronts...... CONGRATULATIONS...
I've got two art show coming up in a few days, one a competition as well...
gotta think about packing stuff now for the courier, as I can't get to the Auckland one till after the posting deadline...SIGH, would've been so much easier to hand deliver...
It is satisfying to have a goal to aim for though...

rmc
10-09-2006, 08:12 AM
Wow - it sounds like congrats all around -
Carol - that is a complete monster of a grant to have got - proves you have what it takes - good luck with the next application. Those graphite drawings are awesome too.
Stephan- happy returns - don't skite about being so young !!!!
Gill - great - where is your show in Auckland? - I'll pop in to it - will love to see your work in person.
Tina -also great news, your paintings are sensational. Hope those mice find a new home

Charlie's Mum
10-09-2006, 01:40 PM
Congratulations all round then!
Glad things are working out for you Carol -
glad the mice (or meeces) have left Tina, and sought out new lodgings -

glad the work is finished and on its way Gill - best of luck!

Nothing to congratulate you about Ruth? - then pop over to the All Media Art Events and see Silverflagon's rendition of your apple blossom - look for 'Hawthorn' in the title!!!!!!!! :lol:

Stephan - Happy Birthday to a mere baby! :lol: :clap: :clap:
http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Oct-2006/30494-Birthday_cake,_candles.gif

...and here's my little bit of fun from the WDE -

"Dorothy's Spider Guarding Jon's Pumpkin" :lol:

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/09-Oct-2006/30494-Spider_and_pumpkin.2_small.jpg

There are some nice pics of Jon's pumpkin in the WDE this week - and also of Stephan's Baboons and the Elephant too.

Lady Carol
10-09-2006, 01:51 PM
Happy Birthday Stephan

Is that carrot cake I spy? :lol: Hope it is a wonderful day and that you get all that you asked for on the pressie front.

Gill: congrats on your art shows and the competition. Way to go.:clap: :clap:

dreamz
10-09-2006, 02:06 PM
Happy B-day Stephan, you share the day with my mom, wednesday is my brothers.

fearsome looking spider!!

Trier
10-09-2006, 06:49 PM
And of course with this government, that does not care about the health of their people, there is less and less $ for research as it all goes to support a useless and senseless war

Dissapointed to see such remarks - I take exception, with all due respect.

Trier

Lady Carol
10-09-2006, 07:52 PM
And of course with this government, that does not care about the health of their people, there is less and less $ for research as it all goes to support a useless and senseless war

Dissapointed to see such remarks - I take exception, with all due respect.

Trier
I only stated my opinion, which unfortunately is based on fact. Bush when he said he cut the budget in his last address to the Nation failed to say that it was the National Institutes of Health's budget that he trimmed. Thus he doesn't care about the health of the nation.

Further, this war which the US supposedly won 2 years ago is still killing US soldiers. No stability has been reached. I won't go on. It just makes me angry. Needless to say Bush is a murderer.

tubbekans
10-10-2006, 01:03 AM
Lovely spider you have there Maurreen! And great composition too with her perched on the punkin' leaf. How about you shoot this one off to a card company for Halloween cards? I imagine there would be somebody interested in it. It's a great tie in for the season. Very creative use of the images. :clap: :clap: :clap:

alfredart
10-10-2006, 05:14 AM
Hey all, I'm back. (I think) It's been a rough month for me and a bad time for my internet service to screw up. I haven't been able to get on line for more than a couple of mins at a time. And most of the time not at all. It's been really crazy around here and I haven't even drawn or painted anything for awhile. I hope to change that very soon. I have to as I just picked up two portrait commissions. Well Doc, I got rid of my Jeep. Kept the Scout though. I had to work day and night on it getting it back together so I could have something to drive when the Jeep sold while looking for another car. Moved into something more my age... a Buick LaSabre Custom. Yep, got me an old mans car. Sure rides nice though. It's only a front... my Scout is the real me. Besides putting it back together so I could drive it this winter I added a few items to it already. For now though... it's done due to the temps falling. Paint and cold don't mix. Anyway all I hope I'm able to hang with you again. I still don't know if we got the internet thing worked out yet or not. Anyway Hi again and here's a pic of my baby... or... the Beast as my wife calls it.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/10-Oct-2006/37195-scoutpassfront2.jpg

Peace,
AL

timelady
10-10-2006, 04:14 PM
Happy belated Birthday Stephan! :)

Tina.

dreamz
10-10-2006, 05:06 PM
I have to agree with Carol, health care in the U.S. is abysmal and drug costs are out of control.

Al... did you get a big furry hat to wear in the buick?:lol: Good to hear that old cornbinder is steal pounding pavement and eating mud!

Charlie's Mum
10-10-2006, 05:41 PM
Good to have you back with us Al - thought you'd just been moonlightin' over in D&S or some such place!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks Paul - don't think we have hallowe'en cards here ..... yet!!!!!!! - time will come though!

Hi everyone!
Signing off - nearly bed time here! - :wave:

objectivistartist
10-10-2006, 06:26 PM
Well, good news from me - been told all four of my paintings were sold :clap: :clap: :clap: no idea for how much - that's in the letter of inquiry sent off today, perhaps hear of it tomorrow - but still, good news here..:D

Robert

Lady Carol
10-10-2006, 10:56 PM
Congratulations Robert. That is awesome.

DorothyC
10-11-2006, 12:03 AM
I'm late in checking this week. Congratulations on all counts Carol - great news.
Happy belated birthday Stephan - you're the same age as my daughter!

Maureen that's fantastic - would never have dreamt up anything so terrific. I'm off to show mu husband as it was he who found the spider for me.

I'm glad to say I don't have mice problems - just stray cats! I have enough of my own but sadly we live beside a reserve between the suburbs and every so often another stray turns up. I caught another one this morning and took her to my favourite vet who spayed her. I'll return her to the outside once she's well and continue feeding her along with the other strays I'm responsible for.

I have a large cat run off the house for my own cats so they don't get into fights with the wild ones. Domestic cats instigate the fighting - the wildies are very tolerant of each other.

Lady Carol
10-11-2006, 10:42 AM
Domestic cats instigate the fighting - the wildies are very tolerant of each other.
I didn't know that. Is that the usual case between domestics? Although it would make sense. Here is some gullible person willing to feed and give copious amounts of love and affection. What more could they honestly want and therefore why share it?

DorothyC
10-11-2006, 07:07 PM
Here is some gullible person willing to feed and give copious amounts of love and affection. What more could they honestly want and therefore why share it?

:lol: :lol: I'm right with you on that hence why I'm able to catch the wild ones. Nothing beats a constant supply of good food and a gentle voice. :lol:

The fighting is all about territories. Domestics are very territorial and will defend there patch if they're allowed to be outdoors. It's interesting that the territories change hands between day and night if the domestic is kept inside at night. The ferals have a larger family base so share their territory. Eventually by neutering and providing a constant source of food the wild cat problem diminishes and the natural wildlife has a better survival rate. My big wish is that every owner would have their pet neutered. Believe me - to see starving kittens and struggling emaciated mother cats, it's very sad when we know the love they are capable of giving.

dreamz
10-11-2006, 08:19 PM
We dont have a large feral cat problem, we tend to call them gator treats

timelady
10-11-2006, 09:32 PM
The pitter patter of tiny feet... that's what I get for being awake at 1.30am. And I thought they were gone...

Tina.

idylbrush
10-12-2006, 11:14 AM
A drive by howdy. Still on the road and still trying to do a job. Go figure!

More as I get home. It will be around mid November. Been a great summer for sure.

Jon
10-12-2006, 02:15 PM
Good day to all QDCers!!!!

My youngest has been busy with the camera so I have no new pictures to share. I hope to get some of the fall foliage soon. In the meantime, allow me to share some summer flowers. Frankly, I enjoy flowers more than autumn leaves, anyway. :)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Oct-2006/68882-summer.jpg

:wave: Be Well!

objectivistartist
10-12-2006, 02:29 PM
well, certainly nothing wrong with autumn leaves.....

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Oct-2006/44482-11811-leaf-small.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Oct-2006/44482-300.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Oct-2006/44482-301.jpg

Is not acrylic :eek: , but the photo came from here.....:rolleyes:

Robert

Charlie's Mum
10-12-2006, 02:35 PM
Tina - the council should send their Vermin/Rodent controller round if you call them ......... I'm assuming, of course, that all our Local councils offer a similar service! Certainly, here, they'll come and investigate and put poison down - out of harm's way for you! ;)

Hi everyone :wave: ........ just checking you're still here!
I'm having horrible thoughts of those 'gators snacking on the poor cats - :eek:

Trier
10-12-2006, 08:46 PM
"......Needless to say Bush is a murderer." Lady Carol

The Commander in Chief in a time of war. Beyond the pale; forecloses any hope of rational discussion, sadly. No further comment.

Trier

Lady Carol
10-12-2006, 10:10 PM
well, certainly nothing wrong with autumn leaves.....

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Oct-2006/44482-11811-leaf-small.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Oct-2006/44482-300.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/12-Oct-2006/44482-301.jpg

Is not acrylic :eek: , but the photo came from here.....:rolleyes:

Robert
Hey, that's my photo. It is welcome here. Nice translation.

objectivistartist
10-13-2006, 12:14 AM
Thank you - told ye twas a neat one which begged pen/inking..... :D
Call it "The Loner".....

Robert

dreamz
10-13-2006, 02:01 AM
fantastic work on the shingles!

idylbrush
10-13-2006, 07:42 AM
For giggles and grins.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Oct-2006/36241-Autumnleaves.jpg

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Oct-2006/36241-mums.jpg

Charlie's Mum
10-13-2006, 08:58 AM
Oooooooooooh, purdy pics Howard - Hi :wave: :D

Nice pen/ink Robert - anything else used with them?

This was, as Howard sometimes says, just a drive by! :wave: ..... (and she's gone!)

objectivistartist
10-13-2006, 10:03 AM
Your photo sparked interest in my friend, and she did this one -

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Oct-2006/44482-3rd_leaf.jpg

as for me, the hook one -

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Oct-2006/44482-11811-hook-small.jpg


provided this -

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Oct-2006/44482-302.jpg

which I called "The Door"


Robert

Jon
10-13-2006, 01:11 PM
well, certainly nothing wrong with autumn leaves.....
absolutely not....at least they are not snowflakes!!:lol: :wink2:

Allow me to hold onto summer just a bit longer :)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Oct-2006/68882-s_dahlia.jpg

Good Day! :wave:

gaykir
10-13-2006, 04:03 PM
Oh! I have always love the "Hook One" too Robert - Nice job with it. I keep thinking that someday I'll have a go at it.

Lady Carol
10-13-2006, 05:31 PM
Your photo sparked interest in my friend, and she did this one -

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Oct-2006/44482-3rd_leaf.jpg

as for me, the hook one -

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Oct-2006/44482-11811-hook-small.jpg


provided this -

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/13-Oct-2006/44482-302.jpg

which I called "The Door"


Robert
Way, way cool. I am thrilled that you have been able to use them. It is a great compliment to me. This one I have been wanting to draw too.

Maureen I hope that wasn't a drive by......shooting :eek:

dreamz
10-13-2006, 07:43 PM
Robert, my fingers are cramping just thinking of all that detail, absolutly fantastic!

dreamz
10-14-2006, 06:16 PM
Did anyone else have trouble connecting to WC last night? I kept getting gateway timeout or page not available on both my main comp with DSL and my daughters who uses a wireless connection through the local collage

Lady Carol
10-14-2006, 08:04 PM
It was down for a while, either a glitch or ongoing improvements. It is frustrating when one is trying to get their fix

Faded
10-14-2006, 09:07 PM
Hi, just wanted to share a bit of New England autumn with everyone. This is about 5 min from my home here in Rhode Island :)
-David