The motto of today’s post is ‘back’. That little word works on a couple of levels. First of all I am back from my one-week b’trip to London where work and pleasure intermingled in near-perfect ways. I spent a couple of days in the office, negotiating for a new role in my organisation, getting up to speed on what is happening in the office, meeting new colleagues and actually also doing some work. I did a couple of interviews and
looked important at attended two industry events, learning more about my field of expertise. I enjoyed the comfort of two very different hotels – from plush antique interiors to the ultimate in gadget-driven coolness, watched two plays – ‘Against’ with Ben Whishaw in the Almeida (up-to-the-minute drama with food for thought that ranges from the cult of celebrity via relationship issues to the question whether it is possible to stop violence by non-violent means; great performances with minimal stage settings) and ‘Girl from the North Country’ with Ciaran Hinds in the Old Vic (serious multi-layered family drama set in the past, off-set with music and dancing, yet not a musical as such – I found the combination of music and drama slightly mis-matched even though I was surprised by the beauty of the reinterpretation of Dylan’s music). AND I spent two days with Hariclea (who kindly put me up on her sofa at the weekend) completely overhauling Richard’s career strategy in the process. Note to Armitage’s agents: We are available for consultation any time. Reasonable “mates rates” on application! So yeah, a perfect mix…
But let’s move on to the other ‘back’. Preceded by a little explanation. The following RAPS is number 2 in a series of shrines I made for donors to the recent auctions. (Thank you shrine #1 here.) All four of them are based off the same design idea. This one sits in a lovely square tin that I brought back from my holiday in Crete this summer.
The bling continues – this time with Francis Dolarhyde’s back. Don’t you wish you could see his front, though…
Instead you are getting this. Pretty
and adorable, too… Since the tin was so pretty, I didn’t have the heart to punch holes into it for the candles. So this one has the candle holder ready-attached.
Right, and now back to the backlog of work 😕 .