Looking for examples of digital collage for my students, I ran across this delightful work by a Russian woman who goes by the name of Seriykotik:Ubi sunt qui ante nos fuerunt?
This artist has done a series of digital collages using old photographs, written tiny narratives to go along with them.
Below is my favourite
Bored with her life in the provincial southern town of T., Tamara Ivanovna used to read foreign novels and dream of an exotic and cosmpolitan city where the men wore top hats and the mist shrouded the streets for days on end.
Some of the others are very funny too.
Have a visit. Ubi sunt qui ante nos fuerunt?
In the meantime: I won something.
Yup. Drop me down a stinky sewer and call me Ratty, I actually won something - sort of.
The past tense is very relevant here because, as it turns out, I won it about eight months ago. I just found out today.
Last year I did something very out of character, I submitted a short story to a writing contest run by Cleansheets.com called "Sex and Spirituality" Since I heard nothing more after submitting, I filed it under 'things I should never do' and then forgot about it.
Last night, a friend of mine emailed me and said that he'd been rummaging around the site and found the winners list and I was on it. Third place tied, actually but, nonetheless, it's something. Isn't it?
I'm feeling rather odd about it. It's hard to work up the energy to celebrate for something that happened so long ago. I feel like I've opened the champers only to find out that all the pop and fizz has long since dissipated. As if someone has tooted one of those oddly depressing plastic hooters at a dire New Year's Eve party.
Oh, well. I won something. Hurrah.
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