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After Nyne Meets….Harriet Mead, Sculptor & President of the Society of Wildlife Artists

wonderful article about the SWLA show. Go to it if you are in London on now until 9 Noveber at the Mall Galleries

Screen Shot 2014-10-31 at 13.38.22After Nyne was thrilled to be offered the opportunity to interview Harriet Mead, current President of the Society of Wildlife Artists for an After Nyne Meets..exclusive.

Herself a sculptor of some distinction, Harriet was keen to talk to us about the Society of Wildlife Artists Annual Exhibition, which is currently running at London’s Mall Galleries.

Harriet, thanks for talking to After Nyne Meets..How did preparations for the annual exhibition go?

With over 350 works to hang and over 100 unframed drawings to pin and arrange in the Out of the Frame room for the BTO Artists to Africa project our work is cut out. We also have the awards and speeches plus evening receptions with the BTO, RSPB and the Wildlife Trusts. We have awarded 3 bursaries for the Seabird Drawing Course and the Wildlife Trusts have relaunched their Undersea Art Award which enables an artist to learn to dive…

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The Thirteen Clocks by James Thurber.

great book, just been chatted about by Neil Gaiman

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The 13 Clocks was written in 1950 by James Thurber, it uses obsessive wordplay and contains the analogy  ‘It came down the stairs looking exactly like something that no one had ever seen before’

 It also has this description of the terrifying Todal..

“looks like a blob of glup … makes a sound like rabbits screaming and smells of old unopened rooms … an agent of the Devil, sent to punish evildoers for having done less evil than they should.” The Todal – The 13 Clocks, James Thurber.

The story involves countless fairytale tropes but involves impossible quests and people laughing jewels and that disappear. Lovely stuff.

From wiki..

By the time he wrote this book, Thurber was blind, so he could not draw cartoons for the book, as he had done with The White Deer five years earlier. He enlisted his friend Marc Simont to illustrate the original…

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My flickr stream

I’ve been a bit absent recently. I’ve started a new job helping to refresh our council website. It is consuming all my time and when I get back from work I just feel like doing something calming. I haven’t even had much time to play any games.

I have started using my Flickr account much more, I find the quality of the pictures to be better than Facebook. So feel free to check them out. I’ve also uploaded a bunch of photographs that may or may not turn up in my pictures at a later date. As you can see I’m happy to take a shot of the most innocuous stuff from drains to dandelions.