Wednesday, October 7, 2009

shut away



i'm in serious work mode making an absolute mess of my space with several projects at once. not even i entirely know what's happening here. a lot. everything comes together in the end but sometimes when i'm working on several pieces at once on the same surface i just stop and think...what the hell is going on? another side effect of the mess, i've lost a pair of feet. they'll turn up eventually just like the missing hands did last week. one little breeze and it's an anatomy free-for-all.

a few things that have caught my eye this week...



this is edward sharpe and the magnetic zeros performing their song home in an in-store gig in august. this song was on a summer mix that i mentioned a few weeks back and has completely won me over. you can't help but smile.

i stumbled upon and read alexander pushkin's the dead princess and seven knights over the weekend - a story based on the grimms' snow white with a more deliciously dramatic title. it was exactly that hint of darkness that reminded me of one of my favorite sets of illustrations. i found them through a blog that has become a weekly addiction, a journey round my skull. the book is tales of mystery and imagination by e.a. poe, illustrated by the always wonderful harry clarke.









you can see the full set here.

3 comments:

  1. as your assistant, it is my job to find the feet. it's stated in the hireling handbook section 11 verse 11;

    feet finder are you -
    you shall find all the feet that
    can not find themselves.

    *points* see - right there. i'll be right over.

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  2. please tell me the hireling handbook entirely in haiku.

    sweet. on your way can you pick up a blade sharpener and ice cream? you can pick the flavor this time as long as it's something we can dance to.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9dQXMSEPKc&feature=related

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  3. awwww CRYYYYY!!!!!

    i want travelodge ice cream. :(

    go get in the bathroom and i'll pass a spoonful to you under the door.

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