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14 Gang Strip Stereogram Rhythm And Blues In 7:8* by aegiandyad, visual art

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Fancy Llama: Llamas are awesome! (2333)
My Bio
Recently 'aegian of the FT', who is Mrs a*, was honoured by 'hard copy' publication of several comments originally published online under articles in the FT.

These appear in Before The Collapse by Cathal Haughian. .

This book gathers together the informally expressed thoughts of those who can clearly see the need for change in the corporate driven, agnostic, capitalist, supposedly democratic societies of this world. This need is set to become increasingly urgent in the coming three decades; which is not all that long.

We are passionate artists and art lovers with wide ranging tastes and interests. Our long range project is the creation of 'aegian' as an aesthetic hermaphrodite, trying to express the many facets of their being. It has since emerged that we are a couple with four grown up children each of whom has contributed to this joint enterprise

While his better half prefers to remain mysterious and spends most of her time writing our journal entries, Mr A admits to having a London degree in Botany & Zoology and owning a succession of film and digital cameras. I am the man behind the lens, so there may not be many images of me submitted. We love beauty and I search for it amongst the mundane backgrounds of everyday reality as well as at fabulous gardens like the ones seen in some gallery pictures. We correspond with the Guardian as well as the Financial Times.

There will be no puckish, looped video 'web cam'; no 'fake' ID. If you want to see picture's, then this
Livuetta Zakalwe Remembers Darckense by aegiandyad is Mrs a*. This is a portrait after the manner of the old masters Sexton Blake Old Master Portrait, A Lady In Black by aegiandyad and this End Of Autumn Melancholy by aegiandyad was recently taken, straight from the camera.

Mr a*s portraits are vanishingly rare. Here is one mocked up from an old frame of 'film' Yesteryear's Spy Under The Magnolia, Watercolour by aegiandyad, and a much more recently taken but wildly over processed one Yesterday's Spy, A Rare Portrait Of Mr A* by aegiandyad "Now, my name isn't Harry, but names change so often in this business that I couldn't be sure there hadn't been a time when it might have been." [the REAL 'Harry Palmer'; anonymous, insolent, insubordunate spy from Burnley, as found in The IPCRESS File by Len Deighton; Penguin Books 1962]

Official DAA Supporter stamp by Dark-Arts-Asylum

Favourite Visual Artist
Monet or Van Gogh
Favourite Movies
All the great Audrey Hepburn films, including My Fair Lady and Breakfast At Tiffany's
Favourite TV Shows
Good drama, documentary and 'culture' programs
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Best decade for music, 1963 - 1973 too many good bands then to pick just one!
Favourite Books
For Mr a*, the 'Culture' novels of Iain M. Banks
Favourite Writers
For Mrs a*, possibly John Fowles, George Orwell or Nancy Mitford
Favourite Games
For Mr a* used to be Comet Busters, scored a record 54,000+ with the elder miss a* then quit.
Favourite Gaming Platform
The PC
Tools of the Trade
currently, a Nikon digital camera and Photoshop CS5
Other Interests
Walking amongst trees and fllowering plants in London's parks and gardens, visiting art galleries
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Tap Lulu Lytle into Google and a plethora of images awaits of glorified garden room/ conservatory living. Many of the photos are shot on generous verandas of the kind that still exist from Kenya, Zimbabwe and Singapore to the south east Asian subcontinent to this day. The photos of people lounging on striped red and beige cushioned rattan chaise-longues and 'comfy' arm chairs. adorned with old floral silk cushions harks back to the past in Africa, when cocktails were served during the golden sunsets and the conversation was muted because everyone was zoning out in a flush of cosy satisfaction. Lucy Lytle is clearly a romantic who would have enjoyed hiding in the conservatory for some illicit fun. Once there was a time when Brits were mini Caesars and considered themselves humane rulers. The Lulu Lytle look yearns to return to those blissful times when we knew our place and felt at home in the world.
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Choosing Lytle interior decoration is the logical conclusion for Boris Johnson. Remember when he was caught on camera reciting Kipling in a Myanmar temple? Lytle is a new incarnation of that colonial spirit. Rattan furniture is perfect for this look because it was easy to construct. Several indigenous workers could easily produce furniture out of a few canes bound by bamboo strips. The canes require about a minute of steam to make them pliable enough to bend into desired shapes, a clamp to ensure the canes stay in shape, some lacquer and a night to dry out and you have instant furniture. The fact that unlike brown, English oak furniture, it was light enough to lift and place its four corners into tins of spirits, protecting it against infestations of crawling ants. This made it ideal for colonials. Clearly Lulu Lytle is the interior decorator of choice for Brexit, expressing a nation's wishes to cast off its EU connections in favour of its colonial past.
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If the £37 bn wasted on test 'n trace and the hundreds of millions thrown away on HS2 had been spent on mental health services we might be able to help those who are suffering under lockdown and the new world we're creating. Anxiety and depression are not ameliorated by stress yet for many seeking help there is nothing available. There has been a huge increase in 999 mental health related calls since the second lockdown. Calls for overdoses, acute crisis and depression have surged recently. There were 80,226 more under-18s referred to NHS mental health services in England between April and December 2020 than in the same period in 2019. The number of children and young people needing emergency care rose 20% to 18,269, while the number of adults needing emergency treatment reached a record high of 159,347. Before COVID, the mentally ill represented 23% of the NHS patient population and this government funded the mentally ill by giving 13% of the NHS budget. This is inadequate.
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Thank you kindly for the Llama, I hope your day is safe, and fun. -JT.

I'm spending a gratifying amount of it thanking deviants I've never encountered before for favouring one of my recent pictures that has proved unexpectedly popular. I even went out and took photos of a few new texture samples that I haven't even looked at yet...

Thank you for the llama 🤩🤩🤩🤩

I went to Xantipa2's page just to see her art again and I saw your post. I don't know why you don't know, but she died several years ago. I'm sorry to give you this sad news. Sincerely, Mrs.Kauffman

When I first came here Xantipa2 was about the best and most prolific artist I found, consistently inventive, tasteful and aesthetically appealing. If you search the name now you'll find this early 'tribute':

Xantipa2's Sky Clad Venus

I'm embarrassed by the poor quality of the drawing but the original stock rescues it. I must have heard of her passing after posting my comment. Obviously it made me very sad, but we still have the art to appreciate.

RIP, Xantipa2, one of the very best artists here.

thanks for the llama ! :heart:

Thank you for the kind comment and the fave !

Viseu, Portugal