Life’s been a bit of whirlwind over the past couple of weekends, with much visiting with friends, a lot of sketching, many good meals, occasionally perhaps a wee bit too much wine, and even a little knitting. The trip to London this past weekend was, as ever, both incredibly stimulating and completely exhausting. Being used to neither the pace, nor the pounding pavement of big cities I am, as they say here, “shagged”. I promised Tonia that I Will Rest Today, and I really do plan to do so. After I gently tidy the house. And do some restful laundry. And maybe get in a bit of relaxing gardening.
Full London report later this week, to include where I ate, what I saw, whom I hung out with, and what yarn I bought, as well as full disclosure on where to go in London to obtain THE BEST passport photo you will ever have taken. Seriously. If your passport expires soon, and you’re going to be in London, and you’re tired of looking like a convict in your passport, you simply must have your new photo taken at the amazing place that is passport photo picture purveyor to the stars.
Meanwhile, I couldn’t wait to share this week’s M3 video – The Revolution Will Be Animated – a mini documentary about Nina Paley, the director of the animated film, Sita Sings the Blues. Ms Paley had to pay upwards of $70,000 to use songs from the 1930’s in her animated movie. She then put the movie online for free and turned herself into a free-culture activist. I adore her work as much as I admire her stance against draconian copyright laws that are currently being drafted by Big Media across all corners of the developed world. Plus Nina just seems nice, you know? Like someone I could happily sit down and chat to over a coffee for several hours. The video is a bit longer than my usual M3 fare, but it’s well worth sixteen minutes of your time.