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Pinterest: the storm

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It's addictive and, unless you are an avid wearer of earplugs, very very dark glasses and have been in hibernation the last few months; you must agree the most talked about networking site of the moment.Pinterest is taking the world by storm. (Pinterest is the 16th most-visited website in America — ahead of CNN and ESPN.com — and the 50th most popular in the world, according to ranking service Alexa. source: www.therepublic.com)I hate storms. They scare me. The world is never the same after they have passed. Their destruction change unmissable. With a storm comes a wave. Fresh new wind.
Pinterest is that wind of change.
Pinterest is a free virtual pin board. You can organise and share images, all sorts of images, images you find beautiful, images you find inspirational, images you find all over the net.
Pinterest is addictive and it is going viral. So the question, the big question is: To Pin or not to Pin?
Pinterest is doing a lot right, but there are two massive shadows lurking over th…

'In the Iron" in Newmarket.

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Via the SEA, I was approached by the Injured Jockeys Fund ( a charity which raises money to help provide care for and financial help to injured jockeys) asking for donations for their Secret Art Auction. The auction is not really a secret, it will launch at the 2012 Cheltenham Festival on March 13th-16th. Until purchased, it is the art (i.e the artist's identity, i.e me) that will remain "secret".


In the Stirrup 12x12cm Pencil on Paper Sheona Hamilton-Grant. All rights reserved.

Above my top secret donation. A wee drawing highlighting a well-worn sturdy leather riding boot in a stirrup.
Mission: render believably leather and metal. Target: give the mix of materials shine and age. Weapon: Graphite pencils 6B, 2B & 2 H Tactic: use strength of the contrast/lighting and the depth of the darks
Briefed; 2 defining prerequisites: art work must be original sized to fit in a cd cover.





Mission accomplished: Graphite drawing created which, until further notice, is undercover in Newmarket, E…