Happy! today because I took the practice exam by the association of social workers and passed it. This makes me happy for many reasons. One reason is by passing the exam it offers me obvious hope that I will pass the actual exam. I am taking it on February 28th. I want to get it over with and move on with my life that will surely will get better if I pass the exam. That is all I have to say today. Happy is the feeling I will relish today.
I am still strung out on him. I miss him dearly it’s been seven months now that we are no longer together. I miss touching him and kissing his lips. In fact I miss kissing him all over. I know that it’s over and that it will never be the way it was. Even if we meet again it will never be the way it was. I think about that and I get angry and sad. However, I’ve decided that because I suffered so much with longing for him that for a very long time I will not get involved with anyone else. I want to do that because I need to forget him completely before I can let someone else in. I need to heal and truly forget him. I still think of him and wish that were together again, yet I know and hate to accept that its not happening not now and not ever. For now I will savor my memories of him for he can’t take the love away that I feel for him.
Banksy is the pseudonym of a British graffiti artist, political activist and painter, whose identity is unconfirmed. His satirical street art and subversive epigrams combine irreverent dark humor with graffiti done in a distinctive stenciling technique. Such artistic works of political and social commentary have been featured on streets, walls, and bridges of cities throughout the world.
Banksy’s work was born out of the Bristol underground scene which involved collaborations between artists and musicians. According to author and graphic designer Tristan Manco, Banksy “was born in 1974 and raised in Bristol, England. The son of a photocopier technician, he trained as a butcher but became involved in graffiti during the great Bristol aerosol boom of the late 1980s.” Observers have noted that his style is similar to Blek le Rat , who began to work with stencils in 1981 in Paris and members of the anarcho-punk band Crass who maintained a graffiti stencil campaign on the London Tube System in the late 1970s and early 1980s.
Known for his contempt for the government in labeling graffiti as vandalism merely because it does not serve a profit to them, Banksy displays his art on public surfaces such as walls and even going as far as to build physical prop pieces. Banksy does not sell photos of street graffiti directly himself; however, art auctioneers have been known to attempt to sell his street art on location and leave the problem of its removal in the hands of the winning bidder. Banksy’s first film, Exit Through the Gift Shop, billed as “the world’s first street art disaster movie”, made its debut at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival. The film was released in the UK on 5 March (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Banksy).
Here is a video that gives a bit of insight about how the mind of Banksy works.
Mrs Banksy unmasked: Pictured for the first time, the elusive wife of the world’s most secretive artist
By ANDY WHELAN
Last updated at 10:55 AM on 20th March 2011
Working happily at her laptop, she looks like just another unremarkable young professional.
But this is the first picture of Joy Millward, the very secretive wife of the world’s most secretive artist, Banksy.
The snap was taken as Ms Millward delivered a presentation about her job as a parliamentary lobbyist.
But while she may be happy to talk about her work, she is extremely reluctant to discuss her private life – determined, it seems, to do her bit to keep the mystique of the Banksy brand alive.
For years Banksy dumbfounded the art world by keeping his identity a secret while his stencil-style ‘guerrilla’ art gained global notoriety.
As the value of his work rocketred – Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are collectors – an urban myth emerged that Banksy was a talented tearaway from an underpriviliged background on an inner-city estate.
But three years ago The Mail on Sunday finally unmasked Banksy as Robin Gunningham, a former public schoolboy who grew up in middle-class suburbia. And last week we revealed that he married 31-year-old Ms Millward in Las Vegas in January 2006.
Ms Millward enjoyed a similarly comfortable upbringing to her husband in the West Midlands. She and Banksy – who is believed to be 36 – are thought to have met in London in 2003 soon before she began working as a researcher for Labour MP Austin Mitchell.
In 2005 she set up Principle Affairs, a lobby group that supports charities.
Few would guess from this picture of Ms Millward, taken at the National Hepatitis C Conference in April 2007, that she normally lives as a virtual recluse.
But sources close to the couple have revealed the lengths they go to in order to avoid attention.
One said: ‘Joy and Robin live in an isolated community and have little to do with even their closest neighbours.
‘Even those they occasionally speak to have no idea who they really are. The only people who know his real identity are those in the inner circle, who have been vetted.
‘Some of Joy’s relatives have not been told who her husband is or what he does. Joy does tell people her husband is an artist of some type. She says he does the artwork for cook books and album covers. Banksy has told people he designs the sets for award ceremonies, which explains his frequent absences.’
The Mail on Sunday has made repeated attempts to contact Ms Millward but she did not respond to our messages.
Is it bird, is it plane? No, it’s the work of Bulgarian Banksy
- By staff writers
- June 18, 2011 10:17AM
Sculptures of Soviet soldiers in Bulgarian capital have been transformed into Superman, Santa Claus and Ronald McDonald. Picture: AP
AN anonymous artist dubbed the Banksy of Bulgaria has transformed statues of Red Army soldiers into superhero and cartoon characters – an action that would have resulted in a firing squad 20 years ago.
Centre stage in the transformed monument in Sofia is Superman. To his left is Santa Claus and to his right McDonald’s mascot Ronald McDonald. Batman villain the Joker also makes an appearance.
The monument the artist defaced was imposed on Sofia in 1954 to celebrate the tenth anniversary of Russia’s liberation of Bulgaria during the Second World War.
Monuments to Russia’s dominance over Bulgaria are fair game to graffiti artists these days.
Sofia woke up to the transformed monument yesterday morning but it is still not clear who is behind the display.
For being nosy I think this secret blog will be discovered by him. He likes to write blogs and does a very good job. I really enjoy reading them and trying to comprehend them. Well by saying that it brings me to why I am writing today. When I say he I mean my ex lover whose tweets, blogs etc, etc that with out leaving a clue I like to read his posts. He knows that I do this and calls me a stalker for it, but I say I am his greatest fan and just enjoy reading anything he writes. Finally, I will get to my reason for writing today and it goes as follows, on wordpress today I was reading his blog and by mistake pressed the I like button. He will know it’s me I know it. By pressing the button now he has a link to this blog. I am really nervous about that because I’ve written a lot about him. I’ve written things that I don’t want him to reading for some of the writings are outpourings of my feelings that I don’t want him to know about. So today I am really scared for pressing the button and for confirming to him that indeed I am his stalker. I really don’t see myself that way, but that is the way he sees me and he has every right to feel that way. What I plan to do about this is just let it ride and try to ignore it and hopefully he will not confront me and if he does I will just say that I am still interested in his writings is all. Well for now I will go about my business and still hope that he does not link to this blog. I will end by posting this song that I newly discovered by Minnie Ripperton “Baby This Love I Have.”