2011.01.21 13:00 - Hot spots, flutes, friday idiocy, Zen's paintings, starving artists, soggy cardboard

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    The Guardian for this meeting was Aphrodite Macbain. The comments are by Aphrodite Macbain.


    Aphrodite Macbain: Hiya Lugh
    Lugh Fehr: hello aphro
    Lugh Fehr: how you dooin?
    Aphrodite Macbain: How are you today?
    Lugh Fehr: im good and  you?

    theD flies in
    Lugh Fehr: hey mr d
    Lugh Fehr: oh you're batman now
    theD Luminos: yes
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hi theD . Pretty dramatic entrance!
    Lugh Fehr: cool
    Aphrodite Macbain: Please have cushion
    theD Luminos: umm...
    Aphrodite Macbain: amazing cloak - does it help you fly?
    Aphrodite Macbain: Have you been here before theD?
    Aphrodite Macbain: If not, you should know that our conversation will be recorded
    Lugh Fehr: and can be used in a court of law
    Aphrodite Macbain: :-) no but it will be put in our wiki on the Internet. :-)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Is that OK with you TheD?? If not, what you say will be edited out.
    theD Luminos: i must go
    Lugh Fehr: byebye the D enjoy your day
    Aphrodite Macbain: Oh. OK. Bye!

    theD flies out

    Lugh Fehr: that was wierd
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes - someone just checking us out I think
    Wol Euler: hello aph, lugh

    Aphrodite Macbain: Hiya Wol!
    Lugh Fehr: heyya wol
    Aphrodite Macbain: gtsy
    Wol Euler: ty, likewise
    Wol Euler: how are you today?
    Aphrodite Macbain: Batman was just here, right where you are sitting, but he flew away
    Wol Euler: ah :)
    Lugh Fehr: heheh
    Aphrodite Macbain: My bone scan went well Wol
    Wol Euler: good, I'm glad to hear that
    Aphrodite Macbain: I got to see my skeleton!
    Aphrodite Macbain: Amazing
    Wol Euler: probably a mixed blessing :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: why "mixed"?
    Wol Euler: well, I always feel something like vertigo at medical matters
    Wol Euler: perhaps I'm just odd
    Aphrodite Macbain: Really? I am so impressed with the technology. They did a 360 degree scan
    Aphrodite Macbain: focused on all the "hot spots' where my bones were repairing themselvess
    Wol Euler: cool
    Aphrodite Macbain: where I have arthritis for instance
    Aphrodite Macbain: where the phosphorous they injected into me was absorbed most
    Wol Euler nods.
    Wol Euler: fascinating.
    Aphrodite Macbain: hope that doesn't make you feel queasy!
    Wol Euler: not yet :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hiya Darren!
    Wol Euler: hello darren
    Darren Islar: hey :)
    Lugh Fehr: heya derren
    Aphrodite Macbain: How are you feeling today?
    Darren Islar: I'm fine, thanks :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Is there anything people would like to discuss? Can't keep talking about my skeleton!
    Wol Euler smiles and shakes her head.
    Wol Euler: (to having a topic)
    Darren Islar: just in time Wol :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Do you all know that next Monday is "Blue Monday"?
    Lugh Fehr: what's that?
    Wol Euler: what does that mean?
    Darren Islar: isn't that every monday?
    Aphrodite Macbain: the time of the year we are likely to be the saddest

    Wol Euler: huh, I'd never heard that before
    Darren Islar: ahhhh yes, heard of that
    Lugh Fehr: why is that?
    Aphrodite Macbain: post christmas, dark, usually rainy
    Aphrodite Macbain: "Dr Cliff Arnall of Cardiff University came up with a Clever Mathematical Formula to find the Most Miserable Day of the Year. Various charities have used this to raise funds and public awareness of mental health, helpfully aided by a lovely PR company"
    Wol Euler: :)
    Darren Islar: my blue Monday starts end of october and stops after newyear :)
    Wol Euler: heheheh
    Aphrodite Macbain: Here in Vancouver, it's grey amost every day and many people suffer from SAD.
    Aphrodite Macbain: Seasonal Affective Disorder
    Darren Islar is watching Wol's hair/slide show :)
    Wol Euler: :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: slide show?
    Darren Islar: Wol is practicing change :)
    Wol Euler: changing styles
    Wol Euler: combatting SADness
    Aphrodite Macbain: ah. change can often help depression!

    Wol Euler: hello boxy
    Alfred Kelberry: meep! :)
    Lugh Fehr: hey alph
    Darren Islar: hey boxy
    Aphrodite Macbain: every so often I indulge in retail therapy - shopping
    Lugh Fehr: i only retail therapy on sl but i luv it heh
    Alfred Kelberry: hello, pablings :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Boxy. GTSY
    Alfred Kelberry: aph! haven't seen you for a while :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: you are wearing a colourful scar- very cheering
    Aphrodite Macbain: scarF!
    Alfred Kelberry: um... it's a flute :)
    Alfred Kelberry: woly? you playing? :)
    Wol Euler: you may have to zoom in very close on Boxy to hear it
    Wol Euler: yep
    Alfred Kelberry: hehe
    Alfred Kelberry: sneaky you! :P
    Aphrodite Macbain: hmmm Ok hasn't rezzed yet
    Aphrodite Macbain: can you play it?
    Wol Euler: yep
    Alfred Kelberry: yes, anyone can
    Wol Euler: click on the shapes
    Alfred Kelberry: the trick is not to click it too often, cause then it gets ugly :)
    Darren Islar: oh, one at the time I suppose :)
    Darren Islar: wanted to play it like a piano :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Wow - all I get is info on Boxy
    Darren Islar wonders what kind of info that might be :)
    Alfred Kelberry: it's on my back, aph
    Aphrodite Macbain: I know - that's where I'm clicking Boxy. Maybe I can't play the flute
    Wol Euler: do you hear anything, aph?
    Wol Euler: anything musical
    Darren Islar: we do :)
    Alfred Kelberry: um, nice look, woly :)
    Wol Euler: ty
    Alfred Kelberry: i like those spiky heels :)
    Wol Euler: :)
    Wol Euler: all the better to ... mmm, better not say that.
    Alfred Kelberry: why not?
    Darren Islar: you better respect them too :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: I like the feathers
    Alfred Kelberry: girls like that :)
    Wol Euler smiles.
    Wol Euler: It's a favourite, but its not for every day.
    Lugh Fehr: hehe
    Aphrodite Macbain: are you going to an important event?
    Wol Euler: yes!
    Wol Euler: it's Friday!
    Alfred Kelberry: wee!
    Wol Euler: exactly.
    Aphrodite Macbain: and...
    Wol Euler: after a week of drab and drum and work, I need a little pretty
    Alfred Kelberry: aph, was it you who recommended the american president movie?
    Alfred Kelberry: or maybe it was stev...
    Aphrodite Macbain: no - probably steve
    Alfred Kelberry: you were pretty on thursday as well ,woly :)
    Wol Euler: true :)
    Wol Euler giggles.
    Wol Euler: but this is special :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Wol always looks pretty
    Wol Euler: aww, thank you
    Darren Islar: :)
    Alfred Kelberry: *tickles woly with her feathers*
    Alfred Kelberry: aph has a tail :)
    Wol Euler: that is the friday traditional

    Wol Euler: onigokko

    Almost everone does the onigokko dance
    Alfred Kelberry: wee!
    Aphrodite Macbain: onigokko
    Aphrodite Macbain: yeeehaaa
    Wol Euler laughs.
    Alfred Kelberry: nice moves, lugh :)
    Darren Islar: somebody ran over boxy :)
    Alfred Kelberry: ouch :)
    Lugh Fehr: i dont know how i got it - i found it today hehee
    Alfred Kelberry: must have been woly with her spiky heels :)
    Darren Islar: hehehe
    Wol Euler: look for puncture marks if it was me
    Darren Islar: they're deadly :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: stop
    Wol Euler: stop
    Alfred Kelberry: :)
    Wol Euler: stop!!!!
    Wol Euler: gah
    Darren Islar: hahahaha
    Aphrodite Macbain: stop
    Alfred Kelberry: hehe
    Alfred Kelberry: that's refreshing
    Alfred Kelberry: and puncturing
    Wol Euler: hello subaru
    Darren Islar: hi subaru
    Subaru Arun: Hi
    Lugh Fehr: hey subaru
    Subaru Arun: Have I interrupted something important?
    Aphrodite Macbain: Hi subaru
    Wol Euler: just a little friday idiocy
    Subaru Arun: Ah
    Aphrodite Macbain: that feels better. I've been needing some exercise
    Lugh Fehr: hehe lazy men's exercise
    Alfred Kelberry: hi, subaru
    Subaru Arun: Lazy men?
    Lugh Fehr: its the way lazy people exercise
    Lugh Fehr: :P
    Aphrodite Macbain: making their avatars exercise for them
    Subaru Arun: Interesting
    Lugh Fehr: hehe
    Alfred Kelberry: hey, i run in rl, too :)
    Wol Euler: :)
    Darren Islar: I just got up and down two stairs
    Alfred Kelberry: i can't dance like boxy though :)
    Subaru Arun: Well done :)
    Darren Islar: down and up :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: over and over ?
    Alfred Kelberry: *hears heavy breathing from darren*
    Darren Islar: :))
    Alfred Kelberry: :)
    Alfred Kelberry: *gives darren a glass of water*
    Darren Islar is breathing in boxy's ear :)
    Alfred Kelberry: could be from the pond :)
    Alfred Kelberry: um, i have antennas instead :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: was it nice dancing in your outfit Wol?
    Wol Euler: definitely :)
    Wol Euler: it does make a difference what one wears while dancing here
    Aphrodite Macbain: The feathers must help
    Wol Euler: just as in RL
    Wol Euler: hello qt
    Subaru Arun: Back still bad Aph?
    Alfred Kelberry: qt!
    Qt Core: hi all
    Aphrodite Macbain: Salve QT
    Subaru Arun: Hello Qt
    Lugh Fehr: hey qt
    Darren Islar: hey QT
    Qt Core: Interesting avatar, Lugh
    Lugh Fehr: tnx :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: I just realized most of us are from Europe
    Subaru Arun salutes
    Wol Euler nods.
    Darren Islar: most are this time
    Qt Core: this is a easy time for us europeans
    Darren Islar: yes
    Aphrodite Macbain: It must be after dinner 4U
    Wol Euler: yes, 10:30 pm
    Darren Islar: you mean 10:00
    Lugh Fehr: where are you aph?
    Qt Core: some would wonder why we aren't out in a pub/cinema/restaurant/etc... having a social life, maybe ;-)
    Lugh Fehr: hehehe qt
    Aphrodite Macbain: Canada- west coast. Same time as SL time. Haven't eaten lunch!
    Lugh Fehr: oh my
    Lugh Fehr: its so early
    Aphrodite Macbain: not for me!
    Alfred Kelberry: sl IS a social life :)
    Wol Euler: sure is!
    Wol Euler: most of the mind-expanding conversations in my lives happen in SL rather than RL
    Alfred Kelberry: unless qt is a bot :)
    Lugh Fehr: ahh its so late then
    Aphrodite Macbain: Yes- tho I'm going to a performace this afteroon
    Aphrodite Macbain: a RL one
    Alfred Kelberry: aph? what performance?
    Lugh Fehr: nice
    Aphrodite Macbain: 100% Vancouver- part of the PuSH festival and Vancouver's 125th anniversary celebrations
    Wol Euler: sounds good! I hope you have good weather for it
    Alfred Kelberry: push...
    Alfred Kelberry: could be a web dev conference :)
    Darren Islar: true Wol
    Aphrodite Macbain: Tx. It's inside. They have brought together 100 Vacouverites from all walks of life, ages, cultures in a massive perfrmance
    Aphrodite Macbain: brings together the whole commuity
    Aphrodite Macbain: see pushfestiva.ca

    Aphrodite Macbain: International performance festival - pushes the edges of traditional theatre. Really good
    Darren Islar: I need to relog, see you in a minute
    Aphrodite Macbain: k
    Wol Euler: hello zen, hb darren
    Aphrodite Macbain: good luck
    Subaru Arun: Oh dear
    Lugh Fehr: hey zen
    Aphrodite Macbain: Zen- hello!
    Subaru Arun: Hello Zen
    Qt Core: hi zen
    Aphrodite Macbain: subaru- oh dear?
    Zen Arado: Hi all
    Subaru Arun: We lost Darren
    Aphrodite Macbain: what's new in Ireland?
    Alfred Kelberry: zen boy!
    Wol Euler: we'll find him again in a few minutes :)
    Subaru Arun: Hopefully
    Zen Arado: in Ireland? nothing ever happens here
    Alfred Kelberry: your paintings are awesome, zen. just saying :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: where are they Zen?
    Zen Arado: Flickr
    Wol Euler: and also in his gallery in Mugunghwa :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: your paintings. Can you give me the URL?
    Wol Euler: or is it Bieup?
    Zen Arado: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjhtaylor/
    Zen Arado: Bieup
    Aphrodite Macbain: Thanks!
    Wol Euler: wb darren
    Subaru Arun: Hello again
    Darren Islar: thanks
    Zen Arado: wb Darren
    Darren Islar: hi Zen
    Zen Arado: the earlier ones are more traditional
    Lugh Fehr: very nice are they all yours?
    Aphrodite Macbain: Wow. Beautiful rich colours Zen. Very cheering on this grey day
    Zen Arado: from page 2 on
    Zen Arado: most prefer traditional I find
    Darren Islar: you passed around a link of your work Zen ? Can you do that again please
    Zen Arado: http://www.flickr.com/photos/jjhtaylor/
    Darren Islar: thanks
    Aphrodite Macbain: Are they large paintings?
    Lugh Fehr: how much do you sell them for?
    Zen Arado: not very large
    Aphrodite Macbain: 4x5' ?
    Zen Arado: biggest are 240 " x "24"
    Alfred Kelberry: all painters are a bit of aliens to me
    Alfred Kelberry: cause i can't imagine how a human being can do that :)
    Darren Islar: they're great !!
    Wol Euler: you could paint wide foggy landscapes :)
    Wol Euler: or very tall thin trees
    Alfred Kelberry: i like that idea, woly
    Wol Euler grins.
    Subaru Arun: Hmm, a bit narrow

    Zen Arado:  24" x "24"
    Aphrodite Macbain: OK good size. You have a RL dealer I hope Zen
    Zen Arado: I'm not painting much lately
    Alfred Kelberry: no inspiration?
    Zen Arado: I just exhibit at local art clubs
    Zen Arado: don't know
    Aphrodite Macbain: Is that a painiting of Venice I see?
    Alfred Kelberry: what do painters talk about at art clubs?
    Aphrodite Macbain: :-)
    Zen Arado: how to sell paintings :)
    Zen Arado: or we sit and paint
    Aphrodite Macbain: crummy dealers, unappreciative public, the price of paint, the most recent exhibition
    Alfred Kelberry: hehe
    Wol Euler: :)
    Darren Islar: need to go, I got a tp
    Aphrodite Macbain: Wol Euler: bye darren, take care
    Zen Arado: bye Darren
    Lugh Fehr: byr drren
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye! darren
    Darren Islar: bye all :)
    Subaru Arun: Bye Daren, enjoy your TP
    Aphrodite Macbain: keep climbing those stairs!
    Alfred Kelberry: aph, you seem to know a few painters :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: I have been an art curator for 25 yrs of my life!
    Alfred Kelberry: zen you start with pencil?
    Zen Arado: no - I start with paint
    Alfred Kelberry: aph! wow!
    Alfred Kelberry: impressive
    Wol Euler: wow
    Wol Euler: you are full of surprises, Aph :)
    Zen Arado: ah you're an expert then Aph
    Alfred Kelberry: aph, now if i have an art question, i'll bug you first :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: I did a exhibtion in 1994 called "Contemporary Art from Ireland"
    Zen Arado: amazing
    Aphrodite Macbain: Travelled across Canada and Ireland
    Alfred Kelberry: lovely
    Zen Arado: Dublin?
    Zen Arado: they are very traditional oriented in the North
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes, and Belfast. If you send me your address I can send you a catalogue
    Alfred Kelberry: like an exhibit organizer?
    Aphrodite Macbain: I called it The Fifth Province"
    Alfred Kelberry: what does a curator do?
    Alfred Kelberry: why 5th?
    Aphrodite Macbain: tell you in 80 sec
    Alfred Kelberry: oh :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: I took it from a long quote by Mary Robinson, then president of Ireland
    Subaru Arun: :)
    Alfred Kelberry: aph, also what does a curator do?
    Subaru Arun listens
    Aphrodite Macbain: learns about art being made (in my case, mostly Canadian), visits artist studios, organizes exhibitions, buys art, writes about art
    Aphrodite Macbain: usually works for art galleries or art museums
    Aphrodite Macbain: curators in general are traditionally those who take care of collections
    Alfred Kelberry: fancy :)
    Zen Arado: impressive
    Subaru Arun: Very
    Alfred Kelberry: you forgot "meets famous painters and artists" :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: not so fancy. pay is bad!
    Alfred Kelberry: really?
    Zen Arado: art doesn't pay for a large percentage of artists costs
    Aphrodite Macbain: artists rarely get adequate funding
    Qt Core: but live immersed in art
    Alfred Kelberry: i've always had an impression that it's a high paying job
    Aphrodite Macbain: nope
    Zen Arado: they have to do other things to make ends meet
    Alfred Kelberry: all curators look so glamorous :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: Right Zen. Artists are the least well paid
    Zen Arado: I couldn't make a living out of it for sure
    Aphrodite Macbain: art curators are usually passionate about art. They don't do it for money!
    Zen Arado: it is just something to do
    Alfred Kelberry: i assume painters in a similar position are like bands on a record label
    Wol Euler: there's a tremendously wide span of income in art, in my experience: people either earn a huge amount of money (but still less than a good lawyer) or nothing at all
    Alfred Kelberry: get pennies unless they're a super star
    Wol Euler: yep
    Zen Arado: yes - if you get a reputation
    Aphrodite Macbain: I love working with artists. They think outside the box, solve problems, offer new ways of seeing things
    Subaru Arun: Bit like musicians
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes, like musicians.
    Zen Arado: and are good at marketing
    Aphrodite Macbain: If they aren't good at marketing they need a good dealer (to do it for them)
    Wol Euler: yes, sub
    Subaru Arun: :)
    Alfred Kelberry: woly, but being a lawyer is so boring :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: who is lawyer?
    Wol Euler: never said it wasn't ;)
    Alfred Kelberry: not me :)
    Zen Arado: they also have to be good artists too of course :)
    Aphrodite Macbain: are you a lawyer Wol? What kind?
    Qt Core: and a good critic if they aren't good at painting ;-)
    Aphrodite Macbain: yes - and everyone is a critic
    Aphrodite Macbain: or thinks they are
    Zen Arado: I am trying to paint abstracts
    Zen Arado: I can't paint traditional any more
    Qt Core: the only kind of criticism i think that matter is "i like it" or "i dislike it"
    Zen Arado: Hi Zon
    Zon Kwan: hi all
    Qt Core: (and in my personal case it rules out most modern art)
    Alfred Kelberry: it's fun being a critic. especially in food business. all restaurants try to please you :)
    Lugh Fehr: hey zon
    Aphrodite Macbain: I Hmm - i would disagree with you QT but we can talk about that another time. I'm getting hungry and need my lunch!
    Alfred Kelberry: num num
    Wol Euler: :)
    Alfred Kelberry: have a good one, aph :)
    Subaru Arun: Yum yum
    Wol Euler: bye aph, I'm glad to hear that you are well.
    Aphrodite Macbain: Bye
    Aphrodite Macbain: :-) Bye! everyone
    Qt Core: :-) enjoy Aphro
    Zen Arado: bye Aphro
    Wol Euler: bon appetit
    Subaru Arun: Stuff yourself full Aph
    Aphrodite Macbain: Thanks Wol
    Aphrodite Macbain: haahaa Subaru!
    Lugh Fehr: yeah i go grab something to eat too. laters people tnx for talk
    Lugh Fehr:  byebye
    Wol Euler: bye lugh!
    Qt Core: bye Lugh
    Subaru Arun: She looks a bit thin
    Wol Euler: heheheh
    Alfred Kelberry: subaru :)
    Alfred Kelberry: yes, indeed
    Zen Arado: bye Lugh
    Subaru Arun: Bye Lugh
    Wol Euler: oh, sorry zon, I hadn't seen you there before :(
    Alfred Kelberry: subaru, where's your bike?
    Subaru Arun: Left it at home
    Alfred Kelberry: oh
    Alfred Kelberry: please bring it here next time :)
    Subaru Arun: onigokko
    Alfred Kelberry: wee!!!
    Wol Euler: :)
    Alfred Kelberry: crazies time!
    Subaru Arun: stop
    Subaru Arun: I must thank Aphrodite for that
    Wol Euler smiles.
    Alfred Kelberry: phew :)
    Subaru Arun: Take off your scarf Alfred
    Alfred Kelberry: um
    Alfred Kelberry: i like it
    Subaru Arun: But you'll be too warm
    Wol Euler: he'd be naked without that.
    Alfred Kelberry: wol :)
    Wol Euler: it's true though
    Subaru Arun: Oh - don't bother then
    Subaru Arun: Hee
    Alfred Kelberry: subaru, come on, i know you want to see :)
    Subaru Arun: See what?
    Alfred Kelberry: um...
    Alfred Kelberry: cardboard
    Subaru Arun: Naked cardboard?
    Alfred Kelberry: :)
    Subaru Arun: All sweaty and soggy
    Wol Euler grins.
    Alfred Kelberry: got some coffee stains too :)
    Subaru Arun: Even worse
    Wol Euler: a propos stains, I shall have to leave, sadly. I need to be moving on.
    Wol Euler: goodnight all, enjoy the weekend
    Alfred Kelberry: auf, woly girl :)
    Qt Core: bye Wol
    Subaru Arun: Goodnight Wol, sleep well
    Zen Arado: bye Wol
    Subaru Arun: And I shall tootle off to my home
    Alfred Kelberry: wroom
    Subaru Arun: Bye for now
    Zen Arado: bye Subaru
    Alfred Kelberry: see you, subaru
    Qt Core: bye Subaru
    Alfred Kelberry: ok, i'm off as well
    Alfred Kelberry: thank you for the company
    Qt Core: bye Alf
    Zen Arado: me too
    Zen Arado: bye all
    Qt Core: bye Zen
    Zon Kwan: off i go, bye
    Qt Core: bye

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