May 14th, 2007

Death-Neil Gaiman

Of Soccer Games, Museums and Mother's Day

"So," says my colleague. "Are you ready for Wednesday's office soccer game?"

"I don't know," I say. "I don't know how to kick a ball. I only know how to hurt people."

"Hmmm . . . maybe I want you on my team after all . . ."

I should have mentioned that wearing armor will be highly recommended.

Full contact soccer. Now, there's a game for you . . .

I am hoping for rain.

That'll hopefully get me out of hurting people and of -- literally -- missing the ball.

I think I'll go and sacrifice a chicken.

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By the way, and speaking of the Italian Women Artists of the Renaissance and Baroque, there will be a lecture entitled: The Devil’s in the Details: Clothing and Costume in the Paintings of Women Artists of the Renaissance and Baroque. Here are the details, although you can also click on the link and see for yourselves:

The Devil’s in the Details: Clothing and Costume in the Paintings of Women Artists of the Renaissance and Baroque
6/6/2007 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Members $5; Seniors and Students $8; General $10 – reservations required. Call 202-783-7370 or email reservations@nmwa.org

The glittering details of dress, from jewels and lace to surface ornament and brocaded silks, were essential components of the portraits by women artists of sixteenth- and seventeenth-century Europe. Carole Collier Frick, professor of history at Southern Illinois University, will discuss the difference these details made between the portraits of aristocrats and the artists' self-portraits. Presented in conjunction with Italian Women Artists from Renaissance to Baroque.


I think it is worth attending.

And now, back to the drawing board.

I am expecting to produce some work here. Imagine that.