Fujichia

Stopgap

2021/04/06
POND RECEPTION / FAN ART / GREEN DOOR / PROMISES PROMISES / LINKS
OK I kind of burned myself out on writing this week BUT I just want to put up a little notice to say come check out Tom Bubul's art show, which will be opening in the castle's grand ballroom this Thursday, the 8th. It'll be up for a while but we're going to have an opening at 1pm, with a reception down at the pond. The artist will be present. The duck that's been hanging out at the pond lately will also most likely be present.

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While I'm here I might as well post some fan art I got recently that buoyed my spirits:

quilt square from Ian
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cool drawing from Will's daughter Freya
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I would like to point out that Ian's square is pieced, not appliqued-- it's not a bunch of shapes sewn onto a background-- rather, all the pieces fit together like a puzzle, with no background. I appreciate that. It's a tricky business-- I still can't figure out how to do curves like this! Also I love that the pattern gives one the effect of an eyeball peeping through a smoky cloud.

On a related note, I really appreciate the detail intuited by Freya that there are a bunch of people in the castle!!! I kind of got mad at myself recently for deciding to build such a forlorn-looking structure rather than one that's a little more inviting, but a castle like this is never really empty-- there's always a ghost or a creature or a spider or a snake climbing up the cracks in the masonry or an imp dancing on the spine of the roof like an angel on the head of a pin. I'm happy that's evident to children :)

My next big castle update will have a kitchen with a fridge to hang these beautiful artworks on, so please continue to send them my way!! Oh, and I still have lots of these 1000 year anniversary patches-- if you want one just drop $10 or more in the bucket at the temple and I'll mail one to you, anywhere on the planet.

OK, more next week! Any new visitors reading this via art show traffic are welcome to click around and lurk awhile. If you're looking for the bathroom it's on the second floor next to the grand ballroom.


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