illustration friday: quiet
Saturday, September 30, 2006, 11:46 AM - Art/Design, Illustration, Illustration Friday
Mixed Media on a book cover. Tolstoy no less.
illustration friday : phobia
Sunday, September 24, 2006, 07:26 PM - General, Art/Design, Illustration, Illustration Friday, Language
So we have our pig...
Is he really in a boat?
Is he hallucinating?
Has he really grown some stegasaurus plates?
Is he going to fall out of his boat all the same?
This is a little phobic dedication to Hunter S. Thompson, and to Troy (an old friend, who I heard from but didn't speak to on the weekend, he is in love again, of course, with an Irish girl, even more surprising (ha!)... but that is another story completely). The two are linked somehow, something to do with Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas I suspect.
You will be all pleased to know that I am disgusted with my working discipline at the moment, mainly this week. But, (excuses, excuses),I have Tuesday COMPLETELY to myself this week. I am going to go to see Buyse in the morning, but that is perhaps only for a few minutes. I don't think he understood my idea for my next screen print idea.
My French was appauling over the weekend. We had an old friend of Eugène's here and his girlfriend. He is from Carcassonne and used to live in Paris, but has since moved back south, to Toulouse, and has reappropriated his accent. It cracks me up, but, I kept having to ask what people were talking about, and it had nothing to do with accents. I just wasn't listening very well or something. Plus I couldn't seem to explain myself very well either. I guess we have days like that.
I had to reload my ipod last weekend, and I never looked at the software to take the info off an ipod before, wished I did, I have to re-season it, like a wok. It is not good. I didn't lose the music, so I guess I can't be too sad. It does help me cull stuff I dislike anyway.
illustration friday : change
Sunday, September 17, 2006, 09:31 AM - General, Relationships, Art/Design, Illustration, Illustration Friday
I fell down on the one a day challenge. "Work" took over my mind and boring things like needing to eat (that also emcompasses going shopping for food) and going to the osteopath...
So I did start and finish this on friday, but here it is a few days later. The boat rears it's head again, but this time it is up, up and away with a pirate squirrel.
Yesterday I was shocked to hear of a girl that frequently went to the Ateliers d'Editions Populaires on Saturdays died in a car accident on Monday. Just one more prompt to do what you love NOW and not later. Sad, but I don't think she would want us to dwell on her death, she wasn't like that, from what I knew of her.
We saw two movies yesterday, (yes, yes, but they seem to disappear quickly from Lille sometimes). We saw Thank you For Smoking and Water an Indian film set in 1939 about widows and how they are treated in the Indian system because of religious beliefs that it is a sin to remarry if you are a widow. It was beautiful, but very sad.
illustration friday : farm
Saturday, September 9, 2006, 09:01 AM - Damn Carnies, Art/Design, Illustration, Illustration Friday
Told you there would be more boats...
So, my entry today relates to the death of Steve Irwin. It is pretty sad, but at the same time he died doing what he loved, and what more could you ask? So did Peter Brock too I guess.
So this idea comes after I read Irwin's reason for loving animals, yet not ever becoming a vegetarian, let alone a vegan:
Originally Posted by Scientific American Article
SA: Have you ever considered becoming a vegetarian?
SI: I went through a big stage of my life where I thought, you know, maybe it would be better to be a vegetarian, so I researched it. In no uncertain terms did I research it. Let's say this represents one cow, which will keep me in food for, let's say, a month. Now that cow needs this much land and food. Well, you can imagine, that cow needs x by x amount of land, and you can grow trees in it. Around that cow, you can have goannas, kangaroos, wallabies. You can have every other single Australian animal in and around that cow. If I was a vegetarian, to feed me for that month, I need this much land, and nothing else can grow there. Herein lies our problem. If we level that much land to grow rice and whatever, then no other animal could live there except for some insect pest species. Which is very unfortunate.
So, I wonder how long the cow would last with a crocodile?
I based my cow on La Vache Qui Rit (The Laughing Cow), I guess the only link is it is red like that cow, he certainly doesn't look like he is laughing very much. That is a brand of cheese by the way, because, of course, the cow is laughing while it lets the company steal all it's milk.
I really am in an ok mood, you wouldn't know it would you?
illustration friday: run
Friday, August 25, 2006, 06:31 PM - Illustration, Illustration Friday
So here is my entry for illustration friday for today.
Do I do another?
By the way, it is my birthday, but I don't really care. I did have a question for you all,
but, I have forgotten it. Oh well.
My last weeks entry for match is telling me it has only 4 views, this morning it had about 80, is there some bug that can't count over 100?
No, there is no problem on some others... oh, doesn't matter.