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Tuesday, June 28, 2005

A stick, an owl and a rolling pin


I have an old friend coming to visit me.
This is terribly exciting.
I'm mostly posting this so she knows I'm pleased. Posted by Hello

14 comments:

Red Egg said...

They look like they're dancing.
In the jungle somewhere.
To the sound of drums.

Elliot said...

Originally they were supposed to be running.
They ended up dancing.

Red Egg said...

"I'm mostly posting this so she knows I'm pleased."

I don't mean to be a pain in the ass but if she's to know you're pleased, how come they're not smiling as they dance?

Elliot said...

Because the image I post and the information I write very rarely have anything to do with each other.
I try and keep the post heading fairly obscure as well.
Further to that I drew the picture some time yesterday and felt like that was the right one to post today.

LeeLoreya said...

"Originally they were supposed to be running.
They ended up dancing."

that's great wisdom here, I think you should stick posters of this drawing in the subway hallways, along with some tribal percussions.

to me they look like they are smiling, esp. baby potatoe.

Red Egg said...

Fair enough arguement. :)

LeeLoreya said...

i mean yeah, people would be inspired by this lightness and joy and slow down;
of course underneath it all, I am a naive little optimist. Wall St People slow down and smile? uh...improbable, no?

Red Egg said...

True enough.

I think everybody is still a little naiive optimist underneath, which isn't a bad thing.

These drawings bring out the light, happy side of people. Easier with some and more difficult with others but all in all it's wonderful :)

LeeLoreya said...

yeah more and more i think the subtitle of this post should be "rumpa rumpa".

Elliot said...

You think these characters are smiling?
This is a suprising thing to say considering the corners of their mouths are pointing in the opposite direction.
And you are perhaps the first person to ever describe my images as being light and happy!
But carry on the both of you please - you're doing fine without my input it would seem!

Red Egg said...

(lol) Rumpa rumpa?! I like that.
That reminds me of the Oompa Loompa's from Willy Wonka's chocolate factory.
I loved that movie (the original).

They are light and happy though. They're so fresh, it's lovely :)

Elliot said...

Rumpa Rumpa reminds me of a childrens book by Raymond Briggs called The Elephant and the Bad Baby.

LeeLoreya said...

well I dunno, elliot, I probably imagine them smiling because of the ways their little round bodes are drawn. I mean, they look like danscing crickets, why wouldn't they be smiling?


I think films like Willy Wonka should be rated PG they can be extremely disturbing for young kids. When I saw the Tim Burton trailer with 5 year old eyes, it just appeared really scary, the colors and all.

oh, elliot, you like aimee mann? in her "lost in space" album there are some really good comic style drawings, did you see them?

Elliot said...

I don't think there's anything wrong with stories that scare children.
If you look at the content of many fairy stories most of what we see in films are tame.
Take Red Riding Hood.
She eaten by the wolf, and so is her grandmother, then the hunter tears open the wolf and lets them out.
That's pretty gruesome stuff.
Or Hansel and Gretel who are going to be put in the oven, but defeat the witch by roasting her themselves.
You may recall in the original Willy Wonka movie there was a shot of a chicken having its head cut off!
Also yes - I do have Lost in Space by Aimee Mann and I think the illustrations were done by the incredibly talented and witty, Seth.

 
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