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4 Aug 2013 – Hk Students Tiffany and Ben to the Rescue

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on August 4, 2013 by spinoza1111

…brought home-made congee and a solution to blurred Photoshop.

Ben and Tiffany from HK Poly and HKU solved my blurred Photoshop problem. Dumbo here (that’s me) had placed transparent tape over the Webcam to hopefully repair some cracks at the top of the screen caused by dropping the computer excessively. The tape blurred the photoshop image in all cases.

Now it works thanks to Tiffany and Ben!
01HK Volunteers

The Congee had Thousand Year Pickled Eggs which sounds expensive but isn’t. It replaced my lunch which was Stanley Prison Chicken Surprise as is usual here. I should have canceled my lunch but in my confusion had forgot that Tiffany and Ben were coming today.

I also have beautiful framed portraits of the grandchildren thanks to T and B: I will show these once I have drawings to put in them. Right now they have photographs of the grandchildren.

And, I can upload my drawing of Esme as a Buddha! In the West all babies are Churchill: but in the East all babies are the Buddha…even Western babies manage to look like the Buddha here.

01 Esme as admonishing baby
Edward G Nilges, “Esme is the Buddha: Esme is da Bomb: Esme Admonishes Us as to the Eightfold Way”: pencil and computer modifications, 4 August 2013: Copyright 2013 Edward G. Nilges: moral rights asserted.

Change Record

08 05 2013 Added missing endquote

Peter’s Crazy Teacher #6 (Gym Class)

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on April 28, 2012 by spinoza1111

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Edward G. Nilges, “Chiaroscuro Study #1 for ‘Whether Peter’s Crazy Teacher Ka Yan Teaches Us Mathematics or Physical Education, She Admonishes Us, Teaching Us the Way of All Things'”, pen, pencil, A4 Size 29 April 2012. Moral Rights asserted by the Artist.

Edward G. Nilges, “Chiaroscuro Study #2 for ‘Whether Peter’s Crazy Teacher Ka Yan Teaches Us Mathematics or Physical Education, She Admonishes Us, Teaching Us the Way of All Things'”, pen, pencil and Gimp modification for the green tone and white highlights, A4 Size 29 April 2012. Moral Rights asserted by the Artist.

Backstory: Peter’s Crazy Teacher was teaching us our Maths but was asked to teach a substitute class in Gym. So wow she shows up in her grubbies! Ai-Yah! The Principal was at his windows with binoculars and all the boys were like uuuunnngggggghhhhh! The Discipline Teacher approached her kindly at the end of the class and said that next time she has to wear full length sweat pants and a top!

We all did Jane Fonda and then we swam! Funnest gym class I have ever had! No competition for she seems to realize that competitions favor boys born in January and February, since they are the biggest!

We all love Ka Yan! Let’s make a Facebook page so she gets rehired!

Her black hair should frizz a bit for her Ancestors come from all over the world.

Ka Yan #2: Peter’s Crazy Teacher

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on April 18, 2012 by spinoza1111

Edward G Nilges, “Even When Peter’s Crazy Teacher Ka Yan Teaches Us Mathematics, Ka Yan Admonishes Us, and Teaches Us the Way of All Things”, pencil on paper, A4 size, 18 April 2012. Moral rights asserted, which means that if you copy the image with attribution, God bless yer pointy little head, but if you copy it without attribution, damn your eyes. In other words, show some class.

The Line must be gotten right. The asymmetry has to be turned into a genuine tilt of her head in the light that would naturally create a different line on either side of her face as it catches the light, from what side? Vermeer, he knew all about this stuff, how in his quiet studio on a sunlit afternoon, time stopped.

Schopenhauer thought music superior to painting, damn his eyes, but painting’s task is the opposite of music’s. Music is all Time, painting stops it. Same deal, really.

My use of words is sometimes very confusing, as if I’m some sort of time traveler who uses them in old ways. Can’t be helped. “Admonish” used to mean something halfway between “teach” and “scold, morally chastise”.

The backstory is that Ka Yan works for the same UN agency as Peter’s Crazy Aunt and they are friends. The kids love her. I’m not sure what Ka Yan’s ethnicity is yet, and I may never be, for there are so many beautiful children and grown-ups where I live who are Mischling. Ka Yan’s name is Chinese yet she looks South Asian. Besides my understanding from talking with friends is that Ka Yan’s off the shoulder look is not as popular among Hindu women as it used to be and is certainly not Islamic.

Fashions have become more “modest”. Jackie Kennedy wore a Beirut look in 1961 in Beirut when she revealed her tummy. She could not do so today. But Ka Yan, while possessed of a deep respect for life, is not religious.

And it is this slowly growing crowd of people who are precisely ignored by racists, aren’t they, who want to herd us all back into Kraals, damn their eyes. All men (all people) are endowed by their Creator with rights according to our Declaration of Independence. This means something.

Perdita, or, Detail of Peter’s Crazy Aunt Cartoon

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on December 10, 2011 by spinoza1111

Edward G. Nilges, “Perdita, Detail of Cartoon for Peter’s Crazy Knucklehead Flibbertigibbet Aunt Dances to Bach, and the Zydeco Music of Clifton Chenier, on the Strand”, pencil, pen, Dec 2011

‎”I am ashamed: does not the stone rebuke me
For being more stone than it?”

Shakespeare: The Winter’s Tale

Leontes, in his madness, was jealous of his good wife, Hermione. He cast her aside but she was hidden by good Paulina. He sent his daughter Perdita away to be abandoned to the elements. But Perdita was saved by a good shepherd, and the counselor who abandoned her was chased and eaten by a bear.

Years passed, and Leontes’ royal friend’s son fell in love with a Shepherd Girl who was none but Perdita. She was reunited with her father, who was then brought by good Paulina to see a statue of Hermione. But the statue was no statue, it was instead Hermione, standing quite still.

Music played and Hermione descended to be reunited with Leontes and Perdita. There was great rejoicing in the kingdom, and lemme tellya something: they lived happily ever after.

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Peter’s Crazy Knucklehead Flibbertigibbet Aunt : line, chiaroscuro & color studies

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on December 10, 2011 by spinoza1111

Edward G. Nilges, “Line study for Peter’s Crazy Flibbertigibbet Knucklehead Aunt Dances to Bach, and the Zydeco Sounds of Clifton Chenier, on the Strand”, 10 Dec 2011, pencil, pen, A4 size

Edward G. Nilges, “Chiaroscuro study for Peter’s Crazy Flibbertigibbet Knucklehead Aunt Dances to Bach, and the Zydeco Sounds of Clifton Chenier, on the Strand”, 10 Dec 2011, pencil, pen, Gimp for white highlights, A4 size

Edward G. Nilges, “Colour study for Peter’s Crazy Flibbertigibbet Knucklehead Aunt Dances to Bach, and the Zydeco Sounds of Clifton Chenier, on the Strand”, 10 Dec 2011, pencil, pen, Gimp for white highlights. colored pencil, A4 size

Peter’s Crazy Aunt Dances on the Strand

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on November 21, 2011 by spinoza1111

Edward G. Nilges, “Line Study #1 for ‘Peter’s Crazy Aunt Dances on the Strand'”, pencil, A4, 21 Nov 2011

All Money is Fiat Money, or, Head of Artemis

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , on November 20, 2011 by spinoza1111

Edward G. Nilges, “All Money is Fiat Money, or, Head of Artemis”. 2004/2011, pencil, pen, Gimp, Apple image software, A4 size

Herodias Was Du

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on September 13, 2011 by spinoza1111

Edward G. Nilges: “Herodias Was Du, for Terry Riley: Salome Dances for Peace”, pencil, pen and Gimp 13 Sep 2011 A4 Size

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Herauf! Herauf! Zu mir!
Dein Meister ruft dich Namenlose,
Urteufelin, Höllenrose!
Herodias warst du, und was noch?
Gundryggia dort, Kundry hier:
Hieher! Hieher denn! Kundry!
Dein Meister ruft: herauf!

Come up! Come up! To me!
Your master calls you, nameless one,
primaeval witch, rose of hell!
You were Herodias, and what else?
Gundryggia there, Kundry here!
Come here! Come hither, Kundry!
Your master calls: obey!

But Parsifal RESCUES Kundry from the clutches of the speaker of the above, the evil Klingsor. It’s a Da Vinci Code: although Wagner represents Salome-Herodias-Kundry’s sexuality as tamed, it is not.

Mama Tesoro Cucamonga y Kanumba del Lobby e Corridor Takes the Children to Power Station Beach

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on September 13, 2011 by spinoza1111

Edward G. Nilges, “Mama Tesoro Cucamonga y Kanumba del Lobby e Corridor Takes the Children to Power Station Beach”, pencil, pen, Gimp and coloured pencils, 13 Sep 2011

Mama Kanumba 2011

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , on September 5, 2011 by spinoza1111

Edward G. Nilges, “Mama Kanumba Takes the Kids to Power Station Beach in 2011″, 4 Sep 2011, pencil and pen, A4 size

When Things…roll out of reach
It is high time, I think,
To take the Children to the Beach.
So they can play and they can sing,
And dance around in a ring,
And, when evening falls they may creep
Home to their sandy crunchy Bed in which to Sleep

Edward G Nilges 5 Sep 2011. Moral Rights asserted, so sod off.

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