I have a million and one post drafts and I’m always full of good intentions but here we are again, it’s Monday and I’m surprised (and somewhat appalled). I have nothing! That’s not exactly true but you know how it is when you have an idea what a finished product will look like and it just.. doesn’t so it’s never done? Yeah. Well, I read a quote recently and it rings true for me and my struggle with trying to get things done the ‘right’ way – DONE is better than PERFECT. I really need to remind myself of that more often especially as I seem to be trying to do a million things at once all the time! I definitely need to proritise though, figure out what’s really important and what can wait. I’ve been trying to be more organised with the blog, scheduling writing time and post deadlines but I might have to play it a little more loose, I really don’t want it to become a chore. So instead of shelving more drafts today you get wrap up from last week – yes a week’s worth of stuff! Enjoy and thank you for reading (and sticking it out with me.)
Line.Sign.Symbol. Uche Uzorka at AAF Gallery
I made it to the opening reception a couple weeks ago, you can check out pics from the night here. The turnout was great and it was good fun looking at the pieces with friends and strangers and figuring out what we did and didn’t like and I came away with a favourite. I went back last week to have another look and I was fortunate to meet the artist (but didn’t think to ask him any questions, for shame!) and it was great having the exhibit to myself and seem more without the distraction of catching up with friends. If you have an hour to spare or time to kill definitely pop in and have a look.
The exhibition runs until 23rd February 2013.
A favourite – The Orgasm, ink on paper 22×30
Where: AAF Gallery, 54 Raymond Njoku Street, off Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos.
Contact: +234 1 7450750, firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Friday’s Funny
Her sister’s laugh, and her expression! Definitely had me laughing out loud and hitting replay.
Do This: Saying goodbye to BIG 60 at whitespace
The last week of big 60 is chockfull of fun things to do including a screening of Clueless (I still love that movie!) on Tuesday and No Date night on Thursday (the 14th… Valentine’s Day). Check out the planner for the week below.
Do This Update: Nimbus Art Gallery & AAF Valentine’s Sale has been extended to the 15th so you still have a chance to pick up a piece at a great price. I went to check it out on Saturday and fell in love with a couple pieces (which were sold to my utter dejection but my pocket was relieved lol). You can check out pics of my favourites up on Instagram @samied_ .
and finally, Music for a Monday
A friend sent me this song and it was love at first listen and is on all my playlists (shower, training, work…)
If you think it’s all electronic trickery check out his live rendition of a cover of Feist’s Limit To Your Love
and if that’s not enough here’s the live version of Wilhelm’s Scream. I love what they are doing with the guitar.
Whew! I’m sure if I dwelt on it any longer I’d remember things I’ve missed but there you go, not perfect but done (even if it did take a day)!