News from Anti-fashion Super Hero, Rhondah Rhombus

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Art Spam

Hi Everyone.
I haven't blogged for a while as this month has been extremely chaotic in my other life. However, I wanted to share this piece of spam I received, it stood out for me as being truely unique and a fine piece of junk.

So thankyou, Rasim Kabi, or, indeed Mr Nob..

Hello ,
My name is Nob , i am a talented artist . i can create a world ( MONDE ) as pronounced in french for you inside a painting .
I base in NIGERIA and i have a gallery called ( CHAMILLION GALLERY INC . ) , i like to paint and also like chilling alone .
I believe you will like to have a piece of my artwork , like making an order for a portrait of your ownself , the moment you see this mail .PLEASE FORGIVE MY IGNORANCE , AM NOT TRYING TO BE RUDE . I JUST BELIEVE YOU WILL LIKE TO HAVE A PIECE OF MY ART - CREATIVE , AM SERIOUS .
Nevertheless , i like beautiful girls with skill and style that can be usefull to me and the world . I am single , 21years in age . I school in ghana . I have been painting for 5years now , am good in it and i really love the act of painting in general .
it's a world of my own . We only got one life , i want let you fall...
I need you and you need me too . I KNOW THE WAY I FEEL WITH YOU ... Don't be afraid to move a little closer . I want to be were you are , i am made to be creative and usefull .
Please don't hesitate to call my HOT LINE , if you see my mail as a usefull information ; + 234 705 666 1910 , ghana branch number + 223 247 243 319 .
NOTE ; This is not a scam or false , i pray you understand my mail . Is like moving mountain , just live it .
The moment you reply to this mail , i will send you picture piece of myself . So you will be able to know who you are dealing with in person .
Make an order for your portrait now . My mail address is , don't fail to mail me .
Lots Of Love ,

So, I'm sure you'll agree this is an outstanding piece of spam and should be applauded in a slow, two hand, full bodied, trembling clap. The sort where you clasp your hands together after the sound has died, and sort of shake it back and forth before beginning the next clap.. you get my drift?

So, my AFL display at te-tuhi has dramatically reduced, but the manny and barbies are still there, albeit shoved into a corner to make way for the new painter's t-shirts.. who's exchibition by peter stichbury is quite cool. I particularly like his tom-hanks inspired shotput paintings. They are like little portraits on shotputs, all perfectly round and lovingly detailed.

On trademe I am buying up woolly the shops it is hard to find real wool! So many crappy synthetic jumpers that end up not keeping you warm at all.

I have however found a nz brand of down jacket which is quite cheap and very snug..
These are not fashion jackets by the way..pure necessity keeping warm.

IF you are reading this blog, drop me a line or a comment, It will make my day, and fuel my addiction to electronic mail delivery..

Has anyone seen batman? Is it good?

~Rhondah~ in winter woollies.

I bought these slippers from the 'friends of the earth' shop in melbourne. Aren't they just adorable?

Sunday, July 6, 2008

AFL visits Melbourne

Hello again. Two posts in one night. Well aren't you lucky.

I thought I'd better report back on my melbourne adventure, before I can't be bothered.
My sister emma lives in melbourne, so periodically I feel an urge to travel the ditch and be completely spoilt by her wonderful cooking and generally having a wonderful crafty arty yummy time. I love this city.

I knew I was in Australia when I saw this man on the airport bus to southern cross.
My sister assures me he is from the gold coast. By the look of his attire (it is WINTER HELLOOO)..I think he thinks the rest of australia is that warm. Well at least his mullet will keep his neck warm.

We visited Sticky, an artists platform for zines and other things. It's actually in a subway tunnel. They have this cardboard box by the door which you can take anything you want as long as you swap it for something. We took that triangular book thing in exchange for a badge that we'd just made. (you can go in and make badges there.)
Me and my brother visited the Melbourne centre for contemporary art. Didnt think much of the show but the toilets were choice.

We found this in a train underpass. We think it's art. It's filled with rocks from somewhere, leaning casually on the wall, for people who are running to the train to completely ignore. But Emma noticed.

Here, somebody wants to sell some fish. I wonder if they sold any. Pretty good marketing words.

The little cupcake shop. One chocolate and one strawberry. delish.

I wanted to make a chocolate cake with raspberry coulis. Here's how it's done. MMMMM

Cook up some raspberries.

Moosh them with a fork. Add the juice and a few pieces of mandarin.

Serve over your chocolate cake.. which i'm sure you can find a recipe for..add lots more chocolate than reccomended and make it DARK.

OH OH OH so good..and still warm.
the next morning, add some blueberries to the coulis and make pancakes to go with it. Some Agave syrup also is good. mmm.

Made this scarf with some fabric from the op shop. The little green scraps were emmas though. She collects them and folds them neatly on her craft supply shelf. She has a whole floor of her house for art and craft supplies. OH the wonders.
Here are the badges we made at sticky.

In a set here. Alphabet. Banana. Bird.

Fabric badges. The few that turned out. damn it.

Misc. badges.

I made emma a scarf with a donkey on it. She is donkey crazy.
I am wearing my bird one now. It is very warm.

Some things that make Melbourne cooler than Auckland:

-They have a transport system
-They have dedicated cupcake stores
-They have camper stores everywhere.
-They have lots of specialist chocolate shops.
-People know what good food is.
-They're not all wanky like sydney types.

This is all for now. Have fun making raspberry coulis. I HIGHLY reccomend you doing that right now.


Chocolate reccomendations

I don't know about you punters but I think the food pyramid should be turned upside down.

That little triangle at the top reserved for sweets and chocolate is just too small to fit in all the amounts of incredible chocolate one can eat each day.
AND, most importantly, all the way at the top of that food pyramid, they are much closer to the sun, and, as all egyptians know, the power of the sun is SO immense, it melts chocolate, making it messy and slightly slightly less enjoyable.

Here are AFL's chocolate and sweet things endorsements, for no particular reason other than I seem to be eating a lot of it lately. Hmm.

The Peppermint Flake. Actually green on the inside. Martian-ic.

The Curly Wurly - cheap and chewy. Only let down is that it looks long and big but its over too quick.

Wonka's fizzy tablets - cheap and zesty.

Crunchie bars - can't get by without one of these every now and then.

every-you every-me everyburger
Annonomous weird asian 'every burgers' from the asian grocer. Yes, they are miniature chocolate burgers! Claire bought some and forced me to eat them.

Pankies. Also from asian grocer, a variation on the favourite 'pocky sticks' we all know and love.

Mens pocky. For that man in your life.

Pineapple lumps. to go with your pineapple t.

I wish I had photos of these little morsels, but i've eaten them all.