Tuesday, March 29, 2011

It's a Drag.

Despite the loveliest of sunshine these past days, things seem to be dragging. Summer couldn't come fast enough as far as I am concerned. This is a little sketch I did very closely based on some photographs by Andreas Laszlo Konrath, a photographer my sister introduced me too. His portraits remind me of how great faces are. You can see them all here under stories: http://www.andreaslaszlokonrath.com/

There is a very bizarre sort of perspective going on here, and they are strangely conjoined at the shoulder, but I am okay with it. It's not very original to draw someone else's photographs but I couldn't resist. Someday I will draw my own. 

And the song of today is.....

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Spring Breaking.

Went on a little in-between rain walk with my sister. These are a few of the results.

She is the most beautiful of sisters. This week spent on the couch in my dripping wet hometown would've been unbearable without her. 

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Soaked to the Bone.

Its been a rainy, lackluster spring break. Haven't done much of anything. Here's a little bit of a work in progress, taken up immediately after watching Jules et Jim. Oskar Werner has the face of angel. 

The drawing was inspired by this photo of him. The movie poster is also rather incredible.

And this is a rainy day song, performed by a very young Yves Montand. 

Thursday, March 10, 2011

My One and Only.

A little something I got around to ripping out of my notebook and scanning. I suppose I have been watching too much Buster Keaton*.

(I apologize for the image quality. Low tech is the name of the game)

* The investigation continues, but as far as I can tell this may be impossible. He is just so wonderful to look at. Commence your own investigation here: 

Monday, March 7, 2011

Ages Ago.

I thought I would post some photos I took about a year ago, seeing as I never leave my house to create anything new these days. The subject of the photos is my beautiful friend Cammie, who was so good as to let me take them and post them.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Halfway to 40.

I wrote this about 2 weeks before my actual birthday, when I was feeling a little strange. I felt better about the event while it was actually occurring but I would say these sentiments are still valid. Anyway, I know you aren't supposed to write your own birthday poem, but I did.

Poem For My 20TH Birthday

Campus twilight chases the pinkest of airplanes
Across sunset pinched sky
February is making up its mind to March
I am making up my mind to loneliness
I will put the college age feminist cuff in my Levis
And swear you off
Swear you into oblivion
Kissing off this dusky breeze
Jump into liquid night
The 10 minute homeward stride
To lighted windows
Uphill to age 20

We could all shed tears
For a 17th year beating a hasty retreat
But we don’t
We’ll pillage the future
Before it even cracks a smile
Such are the years of the glorious inbetween

 And now for a couple songs that kept this week movin along. 

note: Yes. The first song is a cover of Mazarin. I like both versions.
I could not find a video for the We Barbarians song I really wanted to post, but every song on their new album is perfect so in the long run I decided it didn't matter.