This may look like a new blog, but it’s not. Well, its location here is new, but the Thoughtcat blog has been going since April 2003 and runs into quite a few thousand words, mostly about current affairs, books and music. Drop into the Thoughtcat Archives some time and have a browse. (There are a few nice cats there too.)
The Times reported yesterday that a hand-print made by Nelson Mandela shows a curious Africa-type shape made by the depression in his palm. The story does have a certain Turin Shroud quality about it, but it’s a nice idea and a lovely image all the same. However, I couldn’t help but try it out for myself. I used the same gouache I used to paint my guitar case the other week and, apart from making a right mess of table, keyboard, mouse and wash basin, I came up with an amazing result…
SPOT THE DIFFERENCE!
Okay, here’s my real print:
Well, there’s a bit missing off the west coast, but to all intents and purposes, it’s Africa, innit?