Artwork, web projects, and updates to LiamDaly.com
Wednesday, May 31, 2006
It's almost time. Call me
Meanwhile, if you need to call me at all, well give it a go and see what happens. Things are changing, though should you not be nice I will likely hang up.
Hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend - ours was truly fabulous (until the phone rang). I'll talk to ya.
Wednesday, May 24, 2006
Closer to Free
So I have to come up with the list of x paintings that are free, and y paintings that are on sale (which just might be everything else), and devise how to pick who gets the free paintings in a transparent way.
The primary focus will be on the free thing because I thought of that first, but I would like to be able to pay the rent next month. The free ones I will pay the shipping for, and they will go to anywhere in the world (please don't live in New Zealand :) ) Whatever the heck happens I should get to learn a lot.
Oh, and you'll get to hear about it before anybody else, because, as you know, you are special.
Monday, May 22, 2006
A Web Conversation
I need to do a big photo session so I can share with you some current projects. Things are always happening you know - even if we don't talk like we used to.
Soon enough it will really be the summer and I'll be up to my neck in paintings I'm trying to give away, so I guess things are changing for both of us. Still, don't lose touch - dare I be a pain and say it again, but feeds you know. Feeds. You'd be able to do more, and even more, without taking more time. And all while the kids are eating their breakfast.
Oh well, I better head, I have work for five clients to be done today, and somewhere in there I'd like to paint. You see I have this great idea to do with strings.
Catch ya tomorrow?
Friday, May 19, 2006
Tiles of London' Underground
I can look at mosaics all day, which come to think of it isn't very long, so I can actually look at them for longer. But I can also look at just tiles for hours. Plain tiles. Little one square inch green tiles covering a bathroom, or larger black ones surrounding a bath, or glazed white ones on a porch pillar, etc.
My business project in college, for Finance & Accounting no less, was for tables topped with tiles that would be homemade and fired. That was a long time ago and I never actually made such a table though they appear to be ten a penny nowadays.
Once upon a time I spent many nights with a razor blade unveiling a tiled fireplace that had been horribly painted over for years.
While the London Underground doesn't compete with Moscow's for beauty, I've always liked the Tube. Because of its tiles. But somebody else like it more. Much more. The last few days I've enjoyed the London Underground's Edwardian Tile Patterns on DougRose.co.uk You might too. Makes me want to go to London.
Tuesday, May 16, 2006
I liked it so much I didn't unwrap the paintings for years - until I had to sell one. All through those years I decided that one day I would paint pictures with the intention of then heavily wrapping them in a coloured cling-film (saran wrap). As in, to be sold and hung that way.
Well I am now. Kind of. I'm just starting small. And I'm using envelopes, glasine envlopes. I like it a lot. It also lets me play around with iteration which I like.I'll show you, one of these days when I don't fall asleep mid-post.
Have a nice enough day. We'll talk later.
Sunday, May 14, 2006
Mothers Day USA
I did a card for you in my head. Again.
Saturday, May 13, 2006
Next year the blossoms
Earlier I was going to show you the explosion of white above the skirt of green, but not being able to share I've decided to wait until next year before I share all the photographs on it.
I do hope that it doesn't end up being like somebody's collection of dimes. Monet managed it with his haystacks.
Anyway on with the season, unseasonably cool as it is.
Tuesday, May 09, 2006
The Cow I Didn't Paint
But I had actually submitted two designs in my application, and the other one was my favoured one, even though it was rejected. This is that application, albeit without the pictures:
From 35'000 feet there's a majesty about a landscape where mankind has imposed its organization. Perfect squares of North America, the patchwork quilt of European fields, either way - dot the pattern with cows and the purity of the geometry is transformed into a living planet.
I left my homeland in Europe in 1999, flying over those continental cowscapes to arrive in Cowtown in the center of that lansdscape. The depiction of squares on a cow reminds me that I, and perhaps all of us, live on the planet Cow.
Continental Cowscape is dedicated to a little boy.
Saturday, May 06, 2006
Here's 224 Pixels; Get Yourself Something Nice
Being a trend-follower rather than a setter, I've been working on designs to take account of this. I'm sorry if you're bored but this is exciting, as the extra 224 pixels creates no end of possibilities, and decisions, and causes less hassle from clients who want you to put something in the blank space they see on their screen regardless of however many thousand of their customers you may be alienating.
Shorter version of this post: I've been kinda busy of late. But I haven't stopped thinking of you.
Wednesday, May 03, 2006
Trees are Green
Yesterday it was normal sunny, blue sky, gentle breeze, yeah, yeah, but when I got to see my clump of trees, well, they've blossomed. I've been photographing them every time, and there has been little change, and yesterday I forget my camera only to be confronted by the rainforest.
First thing in the morning, says I to myself. And now it's raining again. This will seem like paradise in two and three and four months time. You have a good day now, ya hear.
And Here's The Stuff I Wrote Earlier: