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Visions of Hell...including pasties and the plague... [Dec. 29th, 2003|02:41 pm]
Miss Von Trapp
[Mood |Dying of the Plague]
[Music |The Cure : Inbetween Days]

I just crawled out to the corner shop with my snoopy nightshirt tucked into baggy black velvet theatre trousers and hidden under a big black jumper...I wonder if the shopkeeper noticed?

Hopefully not.

I'm not doing a show this afternoon...was supposed to be, but my double is doing it for me...reason being...I am suffering from an ague...

Well, a nasty cold to be honest...I'm a *bit* coughity and hoarse, and have a stuffy head...last night I was shivering and hot/cold under two duvets, and convinced I was going to expire...

Two ibuprofen on half a bottle of mulled wine seemed to help...it got me off to sleep at least, since I am still in 'night shift' mode, unable to sleep til 7am most nights/days...

I have work tonight, tommorrow I am supposed to be doing my last two shows for Panto...I won't be doing the evening one, as I have not made prior arrangements for being late for work...and I'm not sure I'll be 100% to do the afternoon one either...


I do intend to be better by New Year's Eve though...as I'm going to a party...so I'm just laying low and dosing up on vitamin c and trying to eat...

I just forced myself to eat half a pasty...it was FOUL!! But it was the only hot thing they had at the shop...remind me NEVER to risk it again...it brought back to me the reason why I don't eat them. In a word...DISGUSTING!!!

I wouldn't feed it to the dirty pigeons!!

I don't know how the plebs in this city manage to stuff their faces with them daily...I shall have to recompense with some tuna-ey, tomato-ey pasta later.

Ho hum.

On an artsy-fartsy note...what's your favourite painting of all time?

Mine's this one:

Hieronymus [Jerome] Bosch (Dutch, 1450-1516), The Garden of Earthly Delights (triptych), c. 1500, Prado, Madrid.

The central panel : Garden of Earthly Delights (Ecclesia's paradise)

Left wing: The Earthly Paradise (Garden of Eden)

My favourite part of this painting is Bosch's depiction of Hell...the details in it have me absorbed for hours and have fueled my creative dreams and nightmares for years and years. I'll never tire of looking at it!! :

Right wing: Hell

That little creature with the armour and bits of body hanging off fascinates me...

About : http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/bosch/delight/

From: defcon9
2003-12-29 07:05 am (UTC)
That last one looks like something right out of War of the Worlds.
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2003-12-29 07:09 am (UTC)
...which I own on vinyl...the original gatefold edition;)

Red Weed, eh? Hmmm...where can I get some??
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From: defcon9
2003-12-29 07:15 am (UTC)
The old, 50s version - might I add?
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2003-12-29 07:22 am (UTC)
Jeff Wayne's Musical Version : 1978 CBS records...

"The chances of anything coming from Mars are a million to one", he said...

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From: shardofmany
2003-12-29 10:06 am (UTC)
I got that too!
You get better have to say I feel bloody awful as well.
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2003-12-29 10:09 am (UTC)
Oh no:(


Don't blame me for passing it on tho...can it be transmitted through wires?

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From: shardofmany
2003-12-29 10:10 am (UTC)
Doubt it. I blame a half full bottle of vodka...
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2003-12-29 10:12 am (UTC)
I'm blaming a month's worth of theatre and red wine abuse lol!!
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From: wildgift93
2003-12-29 12:51 pm (UTC)


Everytime I eat a pasty I feel sick for days.
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[User Picture]From: pinksparklekiss
2003-12-29 06:13 pm (UTC)
oh my gosh!! hieronymus bosch is my all time favorite artist!!i've loved his stuff since i was little,and i'm 33 now. mark ryden holds a very close second. www.markryden.com
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From: sadiecakes
2003-12-29 06:54 pm (UTC)
It takes a real Cornish girl to stomach a whole pasty, wonderful things, I won't hear another word said against them
Now just you get better by Weds
Oh and War of the Worlds---fantastic
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2003-12-29 10:06 pm (UTC)
Well my great grandmother on my mothers side was cornish...a Leach...same family as Cary Grant and Bernard Leach...and I still can't do it lol!

Perhaps my fathers home counties origin has polluted my bloodstock?

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From: shepardshadows
2004-02-27 04:00 am (UTC)
So much detail in such a small area. It seems crowded, but at the same time it seems natural lol. I have never actually seen these before :P.

Reminds me of some pink floyd film clips.
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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-02-27 04:05 am (UTC)
The interesting thing about Bosch's work here is that the whole triptych predates the advent of surrealism by a good few hundred years!!


(Are you thinking of 'The Wall', perchance?)
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From: shepardshadows
2004-02-27 05:38 am (UTC)
Yes, I am thinking of the wall :P
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From: justahuman
2004-02-27 09:44 am (UTC)

Now how about something slightly more modern?

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[User Picture]From: missvontrapp
2004-02-27 09:48 am (UTC)

Re: Now how about something slightly more modern?

I'm working my way there...trust me;)

(rather good, that lot!)
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