Monday, September 24, 2007

Jack Vettriano


Jack Vettriano

I found this video on a Vettriano link....Damn Holly....the song!

I embedded the video because it was of his paintings. I signed up for his newsletter ( I do love Vettriano). I didn't play it until I put it here.

For a friend:

The past and future are but fragments. Elusive pieces that can not clearly be seen. Emotion clouds our vision. Take a step back but, don't give up.
Song lyrics | My Immortal lyrics

Okay, so I'm on a Vettriano roll. Work with me here..LOL

I think the thing that first caught my attention with Vettriano was the way he painted the sea. My love of the rain, the ocean and dancing...The Singing Butler...which I am now the proud owner of. A print anyway.

Sunday, September 23, 2007

There are.....

Day Dreams
Robert Duncan
..so many things that I need to be doing. All I want to do is sit here, looking out my window and day dream. So many places I want to go and things I want to do.
The cruise for my friends and I (SGOTM) has been planned and reservations made. A 7 day cruise to Jamaica when Jean gets home. Unfortunately, I won't be with them. With all that's going on in my life right now, there's just no way I can do this.
I really hate this. I was looking forward to this time with my friends and to 7 days of being at sea. I had so many daydreams about me and my camera. Not to mention, just standing on the deck watching and listening to the sea.
Lately, just trying to remember what day of the week it is, is a challenge. With all that's going on with work and such, my mind stays in a fog.
Maybe one day, I'll find the courage to write my daydreams as stories...
Guess I better pull my self away from the window and go start the washer.
Y'all take care.

Monday, September 17, 2007

An interview by Linda Beth

Tuesdays Child
Jack Vettriano

1. You are a world class photographer for National Geographic Magazine....where are you and what are you shooting?

I would be in Scotland. Shooting the Lochs. Trying to capture the beauty of a time past. And maybe even run into Ole Nessy.

2. Give me your Top Ten List of things you would like to do if given the chance..

1. Go to Scotland and Ireland. I have Scottish roots and I would love to see this country. I also have Irish down the line in my family and have always wanted to go here also. I would want to go to the places where the old Ireland still exists. And let's not forget the Vamp. I would have to drag her along with me.

2. I would love to write a book. That's always been a dream of mine.

3. When I was 29, I was attending Tech. I was attempting to get an accounting and computer programming degree. After 3 semesters, I had to drop out. I had a husband that was not able to work at the time and I was raising 4 kids and working a full time job at night. I was on the Honor Society and even had my picture in the paper. I would go back to school. Take creative writing and photography courses.

4. I would own a book store. It wouldn't be just a book store though. There would be a place inside for reading. A small coffee shop. It would be a place for women. I would offer candles, perfumes and little things like that that women love. There would be beautiful works of art on the walls. Once a week, I would have a night for people to gather. Just to talk, be together, laugh and just be.

5. .Another thing I would do if given the chance is to have a place for women to go when in need. A safe place. I always said if I were rich, I would have a working ranch. A place where women could come and feel safe. A place with resources to help them rebuild their lives. With a place such as a ranch, there would be things to do that may help build self esteem. This would be a place where they could figure out who they are and what that want to do with their lives.

6. Sometimes trying to figure out the right thing to do is very hard. When my daughters where young, I was working a lot. Pretty much like now. I missed so many things in their lives. At the time I felt I was doing what I had to do to provide for them. Now, I sometimes wonder if their lives would have been different if I had been home more. If given the chance, I would be home more. I would be more involved in their activities.

7. I would go to the Outer Banks. Spend a couple weeks here, taking pictures of the horses running wild on the beach. To me, this would be so cool. There are also a lot of light houses in this area. I would love to see these and to take pictures of them also.

8 I would hear Michael Buble perform live. Thanks to Hollywolly, I am a "HUGE" Michael Buble fan. My favorite...Going Home.

9. I would work one job instead of two and have more time for things I love and the people I love.

10. I would spend a whole day on the banks of Loch Lomond. Taking pictures, listening to the water and dreaming dreams



3. You have won an evening out with Jack Vettriano. Where would you take him, and what would be the "one" burning question you would ask him?

I guess this would depend on what side of the ocean we were on. I think, either way, I would like to have him where i was staying. A quite place, where we could talk about his art. I would like to get to know the man behind the art. Who he is. More of the personal things about him. It would be interesting, I think to know more about his childhood. How and when painting was introduced into his life. What kinds of things he liked to do as a young Scottish lad growing up. As for the burning question.....How would he paint me.

4. You tour cemeteries and seem to have no qualms about it. Do you believe in a hereafter? Do you think there are spirits lurking about when you are in one?

I do believe in the hereafter and spirits. There are lot of things that happen around us all the time that are unexplainable. I've also had a couple of experiences in my life that have verified, for me, that spirits do exist. This would be a great question for Morticia. She can see and hear them.

5. You have the chance to play the role of a lifetime in a Hollywood movie. What movie would it be, and who would you play?

Well this ones easy....Gone With The Wind.....Scarlett O'Hara...Only thing I would change here is..My Rhett would be Sean Connery....

Right now, I'm going to get dressed and hit the road...work calls. Y'all take care.