Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Goin' to a party, party -

"Strapless Cocktail Dress"
digital collage by Mick Mather
I'm still following a line back to old methods of working while allowing the new to seek it's own level. Similar to the cocktail party depicted here, it's a lot like getting reacquainted with old friends, enjoying the company of current friends and, at the same time, meeting and getting to know new friends. What's this? Must dash, the servers are passing trays of champers and scallops wrapped in bacon! :D

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Blogger SusuPetal said...

November and December are the time to celebrate, at least here in Finland where the so called little christmases give poeple a good reason to eat and drink well. Especially drink, since we are in Finland.
There have been Novembers with 3-4 parties, which is too much, but the parties are a little must -you have to go out and have fun with friens, with co-workers, with neighbours, with everybody.
It's almost labour.

Every restaurant is filled with people celebrating frantically and all is very merry -until somebody starts to drink too much and has a word with the boss...

Hmm, I bet you gathered that I'm not into this social merriness... I like to party but not then when everybody else.

The lady in the pic looks like she's having a good time. Good for her. I envy people who like other people:))

8:23 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

It's about the same here except that the numerous parties are almost all those first three weeks in December - right up until Christmas. I also know about the fact that one must go out and that it does seem like labor to do so ... sometimes.

I do understand that you prefer to avoid these parties, Susu. Being a social butterfly isn't for everyone. I can only hope that when you do go out that you have someone or some circle of friends who make it fun for a little while at least. Yes, the woman in the post does seem to be having a good time ... since it's a totally made up image that's what I wanted it to say. :D

9:52 AM  
Blogger Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Very cool! Art, like parties is fun. Sometimes art is more fun than parties. Nice work, Mick! :-D

12:30 PM  
Blogger SusuPetal said...

I usually enjoy the eating part of a party, when the drinking starts, I'll vanish,
I prefer to drink alone, ha ha:))

In the beginning of a party the going is nice, people listen to each other, but when the going gets rough, they only want to be heard...

Hahhah, really, I'm not a social butterfly, actually not any kind of butterfly...

12:32 PM  
Blogger *Itkupilli* said...

Huhuh Susu...I almost get posthangover, when you remind me of those so called little christmases. ;p

Monet? Renoir? This is a wonderful piece of impressionist art. Beautiful and so delightful. I love it!

2:17 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

I agree. Of course, as you well know, I'm a regular party animal and try to attend parties where the art is a part of the proceeding! :D

The good thing about parties is to enjoy the beginning. Then, when they get loud and self-centered, no one will notice when you slip out the door! :)

I say thanks and thanks again for the wonderful comparisons. I was thinking about both of those masters while working on this piece. :)

6:09 PM  
Blogger hpy said...

I suppose that I'm a bit like Susupetal as I don't really like cocktail parties, neither parties with too much people around. A little drinking, a little eating, that's quite ok, but too much isn't fun anymore.
At these parties people are like always, talking, and when not talking wondering what they will say when the others have stopped talking. Nobody is listening.

10:51 PM  
Blogger griesmail said...

I used to go to parties, not anymore too much bla bla bla.
Maybe I'm too old for it. Like to stay at home and welcome a few friends, those are my "parties" now.

Do I miss a lot?
Maybe New-york is the place to be.

This image is great Mick and the lady good-looking

3:31 AM  
Blogger Mick said...

I don't believe any of us are too far apart in our thinking on this issue. I have many functions to attend because of the work I do and that, in turn, leads to other invitations. I do enjoy the conversation and while I agree with your assessment, I'm one who does pay attention when it's the next person to talk. One might wonder if we'd be better off by listening more ... I think we agree that the answer would be yes. :)

As above, I can only add that I don't think it's any different in New York City or even in Syracuse where I live. I also believe that as we mature, we lose that need to find and define a public voice. It's more fun, and certainly more comfortable, with a smaller circle of friends. Finally, Trijnie, thanks so much for the positive comment on the image. :)

5:28 AM  
Blogger Janice said...

I get a real Impressionist feel in this painting... even to the colours...
It has a very painterly feel to it..... and the dynamics are spot on... Just love how your eye flows through the entire piece.... This is one of my favourites...:)

8:40 PM  
Blogger Mick said...

I say thanks for all of this with a blush. As you know, my goal with manipulated photography is to achieve that painterly effect and thanks again for calling it a favourite! :)

4:15 AM  

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