[ And now for an offer you can't refuse... ]
I’ve got confession to make. I have never seen The Godfather, nor the sequels. But I imagine there are quite a few of you out there who have never had the chance to seen it on the big screen. Well, the State Library of Queensland is giving us the opportunity next Sunday, 1st of April.
The library’s program, SLQ Flicks, in April explores the themes of family and adversity. After The Godfather, there will be a showing of The Royal Tenenbaums, Incendies and for the 22nd of April screening the audience can vote between Warrior, Legends of the Fall and Animal Kingdom. Voting will open on 1st of April on the State Library website.
The movies are played every Sunday at 2pm in Auditorium 1, on level 2 of SLQ. These are all free events and there is no need to book.
Information about these events appeared in What’s On, the library’s printed newsletter. Their website is not updated yet, but watch this space:
, for more info in a couple of days.
So who else is going to see The Godfather on the big screen? Shelmertime will be there!
[ Shelmertime gets Dirty ... Hands I mean, Dirty Hands ]
You may remember I did this little workshop on screenprinting a while ago (if you don’t, here is the article about it). We got really excited about doing it ourselves at home. We found and amazing deal on e-bay, got all the basic equipment – screens, emulsion, nice range of paints and other bits and bobs. As soon as we got the gear, we set to experimenting with it. We created a few designs, transferred them onto the screens and did some trial printing on old T-shirts.
This weekend, I decided to make a print on something I can actually wear in public. (I’m not big on wearing old T-shirts to work, etc).
As you can see in the picture below, we printed our logo in dark blue on a grey top. (This is first time that you can actually see Ryan’s creation. It will soon be on the website too!)
And wearing the top…
While we had everything set up, we also screenprinted a stylised image of a spaceship which Ryan designed for me some time ago. The spaceship is called Reddy – in the original pencil sketch it was red (yeah, I thought I was being clever). Here it is printed on some nice fabric that one day will become a bag or pouch. I’m still not entirely sure.
What do you think? We are especially curious about the logo so give us some feedback in the comments below!
[ Sto Lat! Sto Lat! ]
Okay, a nice quick post to say “Happy Birthday” to my sister-in-law, Natalia.
[ Gah, it may not be the best paint job, but at least it's better in full size. ]
The fellow above first featured on Shelmertime.com some time ago, when I posted this. For reasons unknown to me, Natalia seems to have taken a shine to this little guy – as evidenced by numerous requests for an update on his progress.
Well, let’s see:
1) Lick of paint -check
2) Mini wooden floorboards – check.
(I’m deciding whether to paint / stain them)
3) Tiny lantern – check.
4) Stone wall – check.
5) Mechanical background contraption – mostly done.
6) Putting it all together – uh, tune in next time…
Anyhow, Natalia, I’m happy to dedicate this particular project to you, as thanks for your support. All I ask in exchange is that you to pick a suitable name for him.
Update: I’m informed that we’ll be going with Cornelius or Dimitry. We’ll see which he prefers…