Wednesday, June 25, 2008

seeing in colour (again)

Apart from the fact that I have been a bit monochromatic of late ... I blame the media at my finger tips more than my emotional condition... I think it is time to refocus on colour so I was delighted with this little web toy from Idée Inc it searches flickr for images that best match your colour selection. Simple but fun.

thanks to Canadian Dana on twitter for this link

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Je regrette

whilst I have been RW busy, I haven't been following up on my peace tree project ... and I think I should have been ...starting to think it might be a neat stenciling project.

I have figured out to get a lot of translations from google language tools but would love some more words for peace in languages not yet in the googleverse... so if know any, please email me sigh dot clone at gmail dot com (hope that slips past the spam bots)

a happy computer

my computer is back safe and sound ...a lot cleaner and not overheating all the time ... isn't it strange how you like your own computer best, its like a good friend ... those poor workhorses in the cyber cafes are not the same ... not that I'm getting too close ...but I will have to be more careful when it is in my backpack

Friday, June 20, 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 09:25 sketchblog Tweets for Today: 09:27 sketchblog Tweets for Today: 09:22 sketchblog Tweets for T.. #
  • 16:16 my house painting has been interrupted by the drizzle ... ah yes there is a god (or goddess) looking after me! #
  • 17:06 looking up best deals for a new computer ... now just very confused :( #
  • 17:08 got an email from india to saying my computer repair has been delayed ... BUT I thought my computer was with a adolescent guy in melbourne? #
  • 17:16 buggar it ... time for a beer :) #
  • 23:32 - bright idea #
  • 03:26 sketchblog from little things...: It may not seem much ....but ... I was able to convert this.. #
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Thursday, June 19, 2008

from little things...

It may not seem much ....but ... I was able to convert this photo of a crude sketch into the cartoon above, all on a cybercafe computer with a crap keyboard, just using a version of downloaded onto my memory key ... it was like my climbing mount everest ... and with a decent cup of coffee as support. Better still I had it on twitter within ten minutes of the ink touching the paper ...from little things, big things grow

Tweets for Today

  • 09:27 sketchblog Tweets for Today: 09:22 sketchblog Tweets for Today: 09:22 sketchblog Tweets for T.. #
  • 03:26 sketchblog the naked vlog campaign: well I don't exactly understand the naked vlog campaign ... #
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the naked vlog campaign

well I don't exactly understand the naked vlog campaign ... ok i have no idea how to even make a vlog ... but i can see that x gobo bean x has had a lot of fun making her youtube video and it is worth a look.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 09:22 sketchblog Tweets for Today: 09:22 sketchblog Tweets for Today: 09:24 sketchblog Tweets for T.. #
  • 17:31 enjoying the sun ... pity about the chill in the wind #
  • 23:37 - ...strange attractors #
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Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 09:22 sketchblog Tweets for Today: 09:24 sketchblog Tweets for Today: 09:25 sketchblog Tweets for T.. #
  • 17:50 hmmmm ... so now I have created a never ending cycle ...message -> twitter -> twit loud (publish)-> blog (sends update) -> t ... #
  • 17:51 bummer ....i can't describe infinity in 140 characters #
  • 18:18 ok gmail back to controllable and coffee finished ... time for food #
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Monday, June 16, 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 09:24 sketchblog Tweets for Today: 09:25 sketchblog Tweets for Today: 23:50 doesn't look like I set.. #
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Sunday, June 15, 2008

Tweets for Today

  • 09:25 sketchblog Tweets for Today: 23:50 doesn't look like I set up loud twitter properly ... oh we.. #
  • 15:17 10 to 14 days guarantee on the repairs ... of course you have a backup, sir! ... are computer technicians accountable for anything? #
  • 15:30 twittering at a cyber cafe is somehow not the same ... but the chai latte is good :) #
  • 17:30 hmmm ... my SMS to twitter doesn't appear to be working... time to give up :) #
  • 20:42 - ... worrying about my dead mate, in the uncaring hands of a computer tech ..."Dave I can't let you do that..." #
  • 21:23 sketchblog Dave I'm afraid I can't do that...: "Dave I'm afraid I can't do that..."not sure w.. #
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Saturday, June 14, 2008

Dave I'm afraid I can't do that...

"Dave I'm afraid I can't do that..."

not sure why i doodled up this sketch... worrying about my dead mate, in the uncaring hands of a juvenile computer tech, with a personality bypass... the quote comes from HAL in the film 2001, A Space Odyssey

Tweets for Today

  • 23:50 doesn't look like I set up loud twitter properly ... oh well, worse things can happen #
  • 23:58 @elligirl bonjour mate ...est ce que vous ...considerez-vous comme illustre ... #
  • 00:04 @candysnap ... yeap melbourne is a nicely kept secret .. but why is it so cold tonight #
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Thursday, June 12, 2008


My faithful laptop has "died finish" (em i bugarup bigpela) ... which really sucks because I kept putting off and putting off backups ... ok kiddies learn from silly old nort... backup now and backup often

Elligirl Illustrated in marker pen

BUT life will go on ...I can still draw, with pencil and paper (ok marker pen and paper) there is still plenty to be inspired by but now I have to find a friend with a scanning before I can blog my art or better still a coffee shop ...come cyber cafe with a scanner ... such is life (... well there is life after a dead computer incident)

Monday, June 09, 2008

Celebrating Originality

Jade Infusion
Originally uploaded by cena art
No not the adidas campaign... proper art ... despite my recent pessimism, original creativity does still exist on Flickr and the net in general ... I recently stumbled across Cena Art's photostream ... it is a delicious celebration of colour on abstractly painted bodies ...high on creativite calories and drench in exotic aromatics of rich sensual forms and textures short it is a feast for your visual pleasure ...the collage above is inspired by green tea ... the site is a wonderful collaboration between Chris and Elisa, and they also have a great Etsy site where you can buy some of their art and photos.

... did I mention I love their use of colour ...

Saturday, June 07, 2008

don't panic

No need to worry I have not lost it and gone off on a tangent ... I still just want to make sure the Net... and wider technology, has some art ... not the soulless copies of celebrity and softporn that has overwhelmed social networks site through to video clips ...I want the screens in your life to occasionally have art ...original stuff .. creative work ... inspiration and not only mine ...stuff that makes you feel alive, or reflective or anything but the numbness of the bland sterotypical mash that is leaking from modern life
art on technology

Friday, June 06, 2008

My piece for peace

tree of words (peace)
I belong to the very trustingly democratic flickr peace movement group (in fact I am one of 850 admins). There was a new thread today urging everyone to do their piece for peace ... something i feel i must do ...I would like to reconstruct my peace tree (show above) ... this time as a more permanet "scultpurish" construction ... what i need is for everyone to Email the word for peace to sigh dot clone at gmail dot com) in your language ... and handwritten is fine

If you want to contribute you can get to the map below with instruction on how to add your piece via this link or just click on the map below to see what others are doing.

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what the?

I have been thinking about my foot prints ... on the environment.. on the net ... on other people's lives ....on myself ... you see I secretly yearn to be at one with my surroundings... a useful past of the furniture ... someone who knows and encourages beauty ... but definitely doesn't create a hassle... wastage ...mess ... conflict ... drama (especially the emotional ones ...and to that end I long ago stopped blogging about my day to day life)... this place is just about inspiration and art ... anyway I had seriously contemplated reducing the number of groups and sites I belong to on the net. Which should I stay with and which should I pull out of? its a hard question... hadn't quite got started but had already penciled in blogger flickr and twitter ... so what are all these errors today about?
error on blogger
error on twitter
warning to back away on flickr
Have I offended one of the net gods?

Thursday, June 05, 2008

wankergirl in charcoal

wankergirl in charcoal, originally uploaded by sigh clone.

I have been a follower of wankergirl for some time on twitter and I generally get a good laugh or at the very least a big smile from her exploits ... she is totally original and refreshing see she likes to broadcast on seesmic or blog from "bathrooms" (yeap, fair dinkum she does it in dunnies) all over Canada and the US. If you listen carefully to the video below you might see her explain why.. well almost ...just before she gets interrupted!

WARNING from Selth - WankerGirl is "Why parental controls were invented"

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

a much ado about nothing

I trust the outrage over Bill Henson photos has self extinguished, I personally think his works are about as close to paedophilia as old Willy Shakespeare Romeo & Juliet ... and kevin get some sleep mate and think before toy put your mouth in it again... the only vicitims in this who-ha was the dignity of the models and their families under the voyeurism and prying of the press, their beat-ups and muck ranking ... if you can't recognize art maybe it is you that should still be in school?

... but the ignorance has not stopped there has moved onto a preoccupation about nudity on YouTube ...

such is life ...

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

venessa in pastel

small triumph managed to get twitpics working for me again

Sunday, June 01, 2008


withall the user [deleted] appearing everywhere on flickr did seem that the yahoo/flickr police might finally be getting around to purging the once great place of all the image theives and fakers... not so ...i asked a couple of friends that have started wearing that badge... the truth is they deleted themselves... sick of not being able to post into their favorite groups... the problem is dead or at least sleeping admins... and the new safe only default conditions

so the slow decline of flickr as a cool place for the creative and interesting to gather and exchange is now accelerating sorry bill is not just you a lot of other are suffering from the "its nudity, it must be pornography its not art!" misconception.
don't get deleted