Friday, June 13, 2008

Request


Back from the park and ready to get to work (despite little glitch in Internet connection, now resolved.) Oh, but I'm feeling good, having got a full 8 hours of sleep. Yes!

Sun is fighting to break through the fog this morning, but earlier, at Pine Lake, the mist was rising from the lake. A cormorant glided toward the edge and disappeared. A large turtle swam just under the surface. Later, the cormorant could be seen drying its wings, as is its wont, on the float in the middle of the lake.

Yesterday, I wanted to post about all the metaphors newscasters (on NPR) use to discuss the news: the fire metastasized. There was a seismic shift in public opinion. I never got around to post yesterday and have now forgotten the other examples I heard. Feel free to add others you've heard in a comment.

I know the posts have been few and far between on this blog of late. Robert has been busy moving and I have just been busy. (And no one else in the group seems to want to post.)

But I have a favor to ask the blogosphere. John (husband) attended a portfolio review (photography) in Santa Fe last week: big deal juried conference. Despite the fact that he was maybe the oldest there and everyone else seemed to know one another from graduate school, he, or rather, his work, got a fantastic reception. A major SF gallery is interested, and a well-known New York (name withheld) art publisher wants to do his book. This book will be his photos of principals, chorus, and supernumeraries in the SF Opera, in costume and in character. But he needs someone to write text to accompany the photos. I know zilch about opera, and the publisher wants someone, preferably, not only knowledgeable, but "with clout." So, if you or someone you know is this person, could you contact us? His website , which usually shows his commercial work, has been refurbished with some of these portraits (even more impressive as large prints). There you will find contact info as well.

5 comments:

greg rappleye said...

Hey:

I know nothing about opera and have NO clout, but congratulations to your husband on the photographs and the proposal. That is wonderful news!

Radish King said...

Beautiful work. I have the know-how and immediately identified each character, I, as a mere string player, am short on clout. But what a terrific project for one with both knowledge, clout and writing cred.

Diane K. Martin said...

Greg, Rebecca, thanks, on John's behalf. It is an amazing body of work, really. I am passing all leads on to him.

Jilly said...

I have no clout -- I've been to 1 opera in my life -- but wanted to chime in that those are great.

Diane K. Martin said...

Thanks, Jilly. And I just want to make clear that the term "clout" was not ours, but the publisher's.