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Archive for November 30th, 2010

Lady of Shallott Video

Posted by Avital Pinnick on November 30, 2010

How cool is this? I’m a Loreena McKennitt fan and I was searching for a video of her rendering of “The Lady of Shallott” to send a friend. I stumbled upon this video, based on the John William Waterhouse painting that I used for my paper-cut. After seeing the close-ups of the tapestry and the Lady’s gown, I’m tempted to design a more detailed paper-cut, perhaps with just the Lady of Shallott as the subject.

Foot update:

Just got back from the first follow-up visit after foot surgery. At the moment it’s too soon to tell from the X-rays whether the bones will fuse together successfully but the orthopedist said that the fact that I’m not in any pain is a positive sign.

I’ve got a new, stylish post-surgical shoe — lots of velcro and rubber! I’m still on crutches. However, I have much more freedom of movement because I can now put some weight on the right foot. That makes it easier to keep my balance and move around (you have no idea what a drag it is trying to get to the bathroom in the dark in the middle of the night on crutches…). I won’t be able to return to work until I’m able to sit at a desk for long periods without discomfort.

I have had a few visits from neighbours and workmates. My officemates, Masha and Yinnon, who have been the subjects of many of my photos and videos, brought me two big trays of sushi yesterday. That was probably the only time in my life that I’ve ever been given more sushi than I could eat (believe me, I can eat a LOT of sushi). They are totally awesome!

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