Monday, 26 February 2007

International superstar

I was due to facilitate a training course today with a colleague, but they dropped out at the last minute, leaving me to do it on my own. I now know what these actors and singers who are stricken with nerves before a performance feel like. I also now know the elation they must feel after carrying it off. Wifey found it quite amusing that I should liken myself to a performing artist.

8 comments:

Katie McKenna said...

ahhh well... lol... when it comes to nerves - yessssss! It's all the same in my book!

goldennib said...

Not like a mime though, right?

Gawpo said...

Bazza, my friend----you are just that. You carried into effect, you fulfilled. You displayed skills as a result of learning and practice. Read all about it, Dude. You ARE a performing artist. You are a RAWK STAR!


c.1300, "carry into effect, fulfill, discharge," via Anglo-Fr. performir, altered (by infl. of O.Fr. forme "form") from O.Fr. parfornir "to do, carry out, finish, accomplish," from par- "completely" + fornir "to provide" (see furnish). Theatrical/musical sense is from 1610.

art (n.) Look up art at Dictionary.com
c.1225, "skill as a result of learning or practice," from O.Fr. art, from L. artem, (nom. ars) "art, skill, craft," from PIE *ar-ti- (cf. Skt. rtih "manner, mode;" Gk. arti "just," artios "complete;" Armenian arnam "make," Ger. art "manner, mode"), from base *ar- "fit together, join" (see arm (1)). In M.E. usually with sense of "skill in scholarship and learning" (c.1305), especially in the seven sciences, or liberal arts (divided into the trivium -- grammar, logic, rhetoric -- and the quadrivium --arithmetic, geometry, music, astronomy). This sense remains in Bachelor of Arts, etc. Meaning "human workmanship" (as opposed to nature) is from 1386. Sense of "cunning and trickery" first attested c.1600. Meaning "skill in creative arts" is first recorded 1620; esp. of painting, sculpture, etc., from 1668. Broader sense of the word remains in artless (1589). As an adj. meaning "produced with conscious artistry (as opposed to popular or folk) it is attested from 1890, possibly from infl. of Ger. kunstlied "art song" (cf. art film, 1960; art rock, c.1970). Fine arts, "those which appeal to the mind and the imagination" first recorded 1767. Art brut "art done by prisoners, lunatics, etc.," is 1955, from Fr., lit. "raw art." Artsy "pretentiously artistic" is from 1902. Expression art for art's sake (1836) translates Fr. l'art pour l'art. First record of art critic is from 1865. Arts and crafts "decorative design and handcraft" first attested in the Arts and Crafts Exhibition Society, founded in London, 1888.

cindra said...

Well, break a leg, mate!

Dave W said...

Yes, I think it's all a performance of sorts. Well done. Flying by the seat of your pants can be fun sometimes, eh?

Quilly said...

Teaching is a preformance. We have to compete with the television to keep our audience interested and engaged. And often that is very hard work.

Catch said...

its no suprise to me Bazza...like it says on your blog...cant since, cant dance, but bloody good at everything else!!!! ;))

Chana said...

i love your witt and i love Catchs comment..:)

how nice of you to still visit this old friend who is behaving quite badly and not blogging very much and not commenting in her friend's blog much at all...i tell you that silence is sometimes better to what goes on behind the curtains..having quite a rough go of it and i'm tiring of saying that and i'm sure it's getting old reading it so i'm thinking silence be best..in the other hand, the joy of the friendships i have made and their sweet comments and forgiveness is making me smile away..pls know i truly miss you guys and i would much rather be blogging away than what i'm actually doing here..pls hang in there friend and have even more patience with me for i really, really am hoping that i will comeback better and sooner rather than later...say hi to the beautiful wife, her blog is a delight as so is yours..thank you to both for the joy you give and share. hope the kids are well..XO to all.