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Cantus
Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:Evening. How goes stuff and/or things?



OK Ive already emailed quite a few people about this. But its been pointed out to me, by several lovely HoP people, that I should post it on here and get your help too hug



I bet you're wondering why Ive gathered you all here. So I'll cut straight to the chase. No beating around the bush for me. Nope. Definitely not. I'll get right to it. You'll be alarmed at just how fast I get to the subject. "Whoo, that was fast!" You'll exclaim. Thats how fast it'll be. One second we'll be here talking of stuff and things, next we'll be right on the subject. Like a flash. Quick as anything...

Erm what was I talking about?

confused



Oh right, the point.

Well a few weeks ago I entered one of my paintings in an art competition. 1st prize to get said painting on the cover of an art supplies catalogue that gets mailed to thousands or, possibly even dozens, of people all over the place. Plus the winner also gets 100 worth of art materials. Which I could really do with....



Now I've never entered my stuff into anything before, because, well you all know what Im like. I have no confidence in my abilities. But on a whim (although I did put it off for a good many months) I sent in my bush baby painting. Didn't really think I stood a chance etc, etc...



So on Saturday morning, I was really, really surprised to get a letter from them saying that my painting had been shortlisted. And that it will be on display on their website for people to vote for until 20th August



Well anyway, I was wondering, if it wasn't too much trouble, could you go to the site and vote for my painting? It says that you can pick your top 3. And all of them can be examined closely by clicking on them. It's up to you what you vote for really. Obviously I'd prefer it if you picked mine for 1st choice. But it's entirely up to you.



Ok the address for the shortlist is:

'http://www.artsupplies.co.uk/covercomp'



And mine is the bush baby one:


Non-Https Image Link


and can be found on the 6th line down, 4th one along, just under *sobs* my eek real name(!) - So (for some of you) worth voting just to find that out I reckon wink

Thank you muchly in advance of your good deed.



Oh and to those that have already voted, youre the most wonderful people on the planet. But then you already knew that I think hug ubblove hug


"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Birgit
Birgit

had her carpal tunnel surgery already thanks v much
Location: Edinburgh
Member Since: 27th Jan 2005
Total posts: 4145
Posted:Voted for it already smile There's sooooo many to choose from though!

"vices are like genitals - most are ugly to behold, and yet we find that our own are dear to us."
(G.W. Dahlquist)

Owner of Dragosani's left half

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Bubbles_
Bubbles_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: mancunian
Member Since: 25th Nov 2004
Total posts: 3383
Posted:i knew your name anyway! wink


*goes to vote* hug


Disclaimer:im not responsible for what i say or do whether it be before,during and after drinking alcoholic substances (owned by BMVC).
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Virginity like bubble,one prick all gone.

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Lemonkey
Lemonkey

Stalking amidst the desert, carrying an oversized scalpel...
Location: Huddersfield + Hull Uni... UK.
Member Since: 1st Aug 2005
Total posts: 1019
Posted:I voted for you Cantus. Maybe it was the fact that I've seen that painting on HoP several times, but it stood out moreso than all the other entrants. Even the Daleks.

Willy - is bad for your health...

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Cantus
Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:I like the Daleks one too. And the effalump one. And the street scene that looks like a photo...

And well they're all really quite good aren't they?


"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Bubbles_
Bubbles_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: mancunian
Member Since: 25th Nov 2004
Total posts: 3383
Posted:i agree they are all good, the ones which stood out for me though (out of the others wink ) was the night harbour view, and the abstract one done by mark sheeky

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Cantus
Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:Mark Sheeky? *Goes to look* Oh right that one. I felt that one was kinda muddied and slightly over complicated. But each to their own and all that smile

hug


"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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_Aime_
_Aime_

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Hastings
Member Since: 2nd Jan 2004
Total posts: 4172
Posted:I lovethis one!

Voted for you though James wink hug


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Cantus
Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:Thanks Alan tongue

"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Asena
Asena

What a Bummer
Location: Shatfield, Hertfordshire
Member Since: 22nd Aug 2005
Total posts: 3224
Posted:WOW, lots of talented people out there... Wouldn't have had you down as a James tho... more like... Bert... smile

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jo_rhymes
jo_rhymes

Momma Bear
Location: Telford, Shrops
Member Since: 10th Apr 2005
Total posts: 4525
Posted:someone painted Sym's mum's boyfriend, Pete!! ubbangel ubblol

Hoppers are angels who lift us to our feet when our wings have trouble remembering how to fly.

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Igirisujin
Igirisujin

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Preston
Member Since: 10th Jul 2005
Total posts: 2666
Posted:Oh me too Aime I thought that was gorgeous, I was going to vote for thew other horse one (the one with two of them) but when I took a closer look they didnt look right, too smoothly drawn.

Second vote went too you cantus, and whats wrong with that name, is it just too normal for you too like?


Chief adviser to the Pharaoh, in one very snazzy mutli-coloured coat

'Time goes by so slowly for those who wait...' - Whatever Happend To Baby Madonna?

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misscorinthian
misscorinthian

old hand
Location: Bristol
Member Since: 27th Sep 2005
Total posts: 784
Posted:Well your bush baby was an easy first choice for me, I love looking at your pics, especially that one. I found it quite hard to vote for another two....so many of them just seemed a bit flat or soulless. I suppose looking at artwork on a computer screen isn't the best thing really.

Cantus did you meet Carol Childs at Gwithian this year (or maybe you knew her already)? If you like the photographic style stuff you may want to check out her website www.carolchilds.co.uk

Good luck with the competition hug


XLenX

Devoted although mostly absent owner of the 1, the original... Asena

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Neon_Shaolin
Neon_Shaolin

hehe, 'Member' huhuh
Location: Behind you. With Jam
Member Since: 13th Jul 2005
Total posts: 6120
Posted:Vote has been cast!

The Bush Baby has always been cute...! Very expressive eyes...

I'm guessing the Dalek was was painted pre-"ELEVATE!" biggrin


"I used to want to change the world, now I just wanna leave the room with a little dignity..." - Lotus Weinstock

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Kupsch
Member
Location: glasgow
Member Since: 21st Jun 2004
Total posts: 163
Posted:consider it voted! xx

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polarity
polarity

veteran
Location: on the wrong planet
Member Since: 16th May 2005
Total posts: 1228
Posted:It's a good job that they're unlikely to look at their web server logs.



If they checked the bit about referring pages, they'd see a whole load of people coming to their site from 'http://www.homeofpoi.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Number=680076', and then all voting the same wink



Thankfully us geeks are a rare breed biggrin


You aren't thinking or really existing unless you're willing to risk even your own sanity in the judgment of your existence.

Green peppers, lime pickle and whole-grain mustard = best sandwich filling.

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Asena
Asena

What a Bummer
Location: Shatfield, Hertfordshire
Member Since: 22nd Aug 2005
Total posts: 3224
Posted:James ( wink ) is merely advertising the competition...


...and the fact that he is in it...


...and the fact you should vote for him...


...and that if you dont, he'll come and get you...


...or did I read to much into the first post?


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SunnySammy
SunnySammy

Watching the Sky
Location: Cambridge(ish)/Bath Spa Uni
Member Since: 22nd Aug 2005
Total posts: 453
Posted:VOTED! i like yours cantus, personally, i think it has the most character - and i mean that. smile

some nice stuff there! 2nd went to the guy playing the sax and 3rd to a beachy/boaty one cant remember the artist and cant be bothered to scroll up to the link to find out.......well i should be sleeping!


sunny
I jumped into the river, what did i see?
Black-eyed angels swam with me. wink

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Cantus
Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted: Written by: Asena



James ( wink) is merely advertising the competition...

Stop calling me that!!! spank





 Written by: Kupsch



consider it voted! xx

biggrin Already had done honey wink hug





"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Cantus
Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted: Written by: polarity


If they checked the bit about referring pages, they'd see a whole load of people coming to their site from 'http://www.homeofpoi.com/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Number=680076', and then all voting the same wink

Not true. Brit_joe voted me second. But then he always was different wink


"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Ade
Are we there yet?
Location: australia
Member Since: 14th Mar 2001
Total posts: 1897
Posted:good on you cantus, good luck with the competition smile

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Cantus
Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:Thanks Ade biggrin bounce hug

Y'know I forgot it was my avatar too redface Show's how much attention I pay...


"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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roarfire
roarfire

comfortably numb
Location: The countryside
Member Since: 8th Jul 2004
Total posts: 2676
Posted:eek

I voted for yours though Cantus! smile

Good luck hug


.All things are beautiful if we take the time to look.

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pounce
pounce

All the neurotic makings of America's lesser known sweetheart
Location: body in Las Vegas, heart all a...
Member Since: 10th Jan 2003
Total posts: 9831
Posted:voted smile

I was always scared with my mother's obsession with the good scissors. It made me wonder if there were evil scissors lurking in the house somewhere.

Do not meddle in the affairs of dragons for you are crunchy and good with ketchup.

**giggles**

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Igirisujin
Igirisujin

Carpal \'Tunnel
Location: Preston
Member Since: 10th Jul 2005
Total posts: 2666
Posted:I still cant figure out why cantus dosent like his name, he shares his first with my familly name. He should be proud ubbloco

Chief adviser to the Pharaoh, in one very snazzy mutli-coloured coat

'Time goes by so slowly for those who wait...' - Whatever Happend To Baby Madonna?

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Mr Majestik
Mr Majestik

coming to a country near you
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear
Member Since: 9th Mar 2004
Total posts: 4693
Posted:you jsut better hope the other entrants dont have big myspace contingents wink

maybe you should get one of those too?


"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

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Mr Majestik
Mr Majestik

coming to a country near you
Location: home of the tiney toothy bear
Member Since: 9th Mar 2004
Total posts: 4693
Posted:ubblol oh i couldnt help myself! as soon as i saw the Badger it just HAD to get a vote from me! ubblol

"but have you considered there is more to life than your eyelids?"

jointly owned by Fire_Spinning_Angel and Blu_Valley

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The Tea Fairy
The Tea Fairy

old hand
Location: Behind you...
Member Since: 2nd Jul 2004
Total posts: 853
Posted:I will vote for your picture first thing tomorrow, as leaving work now...

I like your bushbaby's eyes, they're really deep! Love the colour.

I liked the saxaphone player too.

Are all those really proper paintings? Some of them look like photos that have been played with on photoshop! (If they're all real, they're very good). There's one really bright one of a beach I like too... ok, not original subject matter, but I like beaches.


Idolized by Aurinoko

Take me disappearing through the smoke rings of my mind....

Bob Dylan

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Tabt
Tabt

I Doubt, Therefore I Might Be
Location: Horsham
Member Since: 2nd May 2006
Total posts: 1007
Posted:all done and voted! biggrin

Owner of Dragosani's right side.

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Cantus
Cantus

Tantamount to fatuity
Location: Down the road
Member Since: 30th Jul 2001
Total posts: 15965
Posted:Thanks Freya smile hug

 Written by: The Tea Fairy

Are all those really proper paintings? Some of them look like photos that have been played with on photoshop! (If they're all real, they're very good).

As far as i know they're real. If you look at them close up then you can see brush strokes and things. Or if you look at mine you can see loads and loads of biro scribbles smile


"I'll carry this....It's harder to spill a hat" - Chellybean
"...like a rabbit caught in a lighthouse?" - Chellybean

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Spanner
Spanner

remembers when it was all fields round here
Location: in the works... somewhere...
Member Since: 27th Feb 2003
Total posts: 2790
Posted:Voted cool Good luck! hug

"I thought you are man, but
you are nice woman.

yay,

:R"

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