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“Anyone can make a monochrome. Most of us probably have made one at some time or another, although we wouldn’t necessarily have recognised it. And we wouldn’t necessarily need to have made one, as most of the time we are already surrounded by ready-made monochromes of various shapes and sizes. The world is full of unintended, sometimes accidental, often temporary, and mostly unnoticed monochromes…Every city is a museum of the inadvertent monochrome”
David Batchelor, In bed with the monochrome.
From an Aesthetic point of view, Philosophy, Art and the Senses.
Edited by Peter Osborne. Serpent’s Tail, 2000

Send me a photo of found, ready-made monochrome from your city, town or village, along with details or where and when you found it plus any miscellaneous details you think are interesting. It could be an unused, painted over or papered over billboard or sign, side of a truck, fence round a construction site, side of a building, anything, any colour. The only rule is that you can’t have made it yourself.

send real stuff to
the man from icon, flat 3, 56 brunswick road, hove, bn3 1dh, uk
send digital stuff to
deadline: 30th june 2007 || download pdf of details here || documentation to all
31 October 2006 @ 01:38 pm
hello everyone....

i'm a visual artist from Manchester uk and i though you may be interested in taking part a project which will get your work shown in the UK.
Heres more info...

project summary* I LOVE MY CITY:urban identites

We all have a personal identity with the city in which we live in or near too, weather its a favourite building, street or landmark, personal or unique experience, memory or event, or it's just that we have a love of where we grew up and each individual as their own social history with their home city.

To investigate this further I am calling for people to send me a personal visual representation of their home city in any medium through the postal system.
This could include:
Found object
List of words
.....anything goes. ..... no size restriction at present.

DEADLINE: 31/12/2006

Each piece of mail that is sent to me will appear in an exhibition in February 2007 in Salford, England. Each persons name and location will appear next to the sent work.

If you would like to take part in this project by sending me mail please e-mail artyrach@hotmail.com for my postal address.
If you would like to send an item that you think will cost a lot to send i can pay you back for the postage once the item has arrived.

thanks, rachael
25 October 2005 @ 09:28 pm
Guys I'm looking for the sheet music to "Gloomy Sunday" or otherwise known as the "Hungarian Suicide Song". I've been looking for it for ages and I just can't find it anywhere!

Can anyone help?
23 October 2005 @ 03:31 pm
Well, finally did all those wedding photos and sent off the link to various family members. My brother W in London was especially thankful that I did it, so I guess it was worth the time and effort!

At the moment I'm still filling icon requests from a few weeks ago. I have a Narnia set almost ready to go, and then I'll be doing a few Scrubs and then onto my personal fave fandom: Firefly/Serenity!
Current Mood: calmcalm
12 October 2005 @ 07:32 pm
Ok, so I'm a bad niece/daughter/cousin and still haven't uploaded the wedding photos. *sigh*
Excuse? I have a job. And also, making icons is a much, much better use of my time... ;)
Current Mood: crappycrappy
08 October 2005 @ 10:33 pm
But really all I want to do is sit around and watch "Horatio Hornblower" and "Firefly," and take the dogs for a walk. Life isn't fair!

But here is what I have to do.

- Study for biology test Monday
- Study for physics test Wednesday (anyone out there understand tension?)
- Do Sedimentology lab (means I have to figure out how, first)
- Write up 2 ecology labs, and rewrite old ones*
- Write up bio lab
- Write up physics lab
- Make motel reservations for, holy crap, weekend after next (going to see the LOTR Exhibit yaaay!)
- Go shopping (I'm very short on pilates-appropriate pants)

*I should mention that my ecology teacher is CRAZY. For our first two lab write-ups she let us turn it in and then correct it before our final grade. I have now gotten it back with corrections written all over it for the THIRD TIME. Pardon me if I didn't use the EXACT WORDING that you wanted. Also note that there is no such thing as a "tree sapling": all saplings are baby trees.

She's very nice, just foreign and crazy.:D
05 October 2005 @ 10:04 pm
Ok, so I have done 1 1/2 things on last week's list: I sent my tax return tonight, and I've almost made a set of NCIS icons.

The Europe photos are going to have to wait, becaues I've promised approximately 11,000 cousins and Aunties I would upload my cousin's wedding photos from the weekend asap... *sigh*

This week's goal: put up wedding photos for demanding family!
Current Mood: complacentcomplacent
26 September 2005 @ 09:35 pm
This week I will:
- review my tax return and actually SEND IT.
- make some NCIS icons
- resize some of my Europe photos and upload them to photobucket
Current Mood: complacentcomplacent
18 September 2005 @ 10:32 pm
I told Xehra I'd start posting here once I started school and had stuff to do.:P So here's my projects for this week.

- Get rock hammer and acid bottles for sedimentology lab
- Catch up on physics homework & prepare for test on Wednesday
- Write up lab report for ecology
- Start learning the five million technical terms needed for sedimentology
- Read selected passages from the Silmarillion for shippeyclass
- Not have a total nervous breakdown before Friday.

Current Mood: intimidatedintimidated
29 August 2005 @ 10:13 am
Let's review the list, shall we?

finish setting up my shiny new computer
finish the shiny box I started for my BPAL
finish the bodice I started making a month ago
post the fic I wrote this week during work
work on some of the jewelry designs I came up with while at work

Huh. Not too bad.

This week, aside from getting back into classes without getting my soul eaten by anything, I'm going to try to work on some jewelry stuff -- photograph and post some more, make a bit more.