Thursday, April 21, 2011

Baroque

I am living in the library this week and surviving on water, dry pita bread, apples and carrots. I am writing my dissertation (which is my excuse for why I don't have any new sketches to post at the moment) and am currently researching the Baroque Period. All day I've been snickering to myself:



"If it's not Baroque, don't fix it."






http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJMtGhqPCW0

It is better than the other day when I had "The Song That Never Ends" stuck in my head.





http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1_47KVJV8DU&feature=fvwrel



P.S.


...for being about art, these books I've been reading for my report sure don't have very many pictures.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

AH-CHOO!!!

In the third grade, my school had story time. It was my favorite part of school (well besides playing marbles at recess). I remember we read "The 100 Dresses" and "Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of Nimh". But I also remember Mrs. Joy showing us a wordless story. It was black and white illustrations on separate pieces of paper that had been laminated. I remember it was a story about an elephant who got sent to jail for some reason. The elephant sneezed and the jail fell apart. The elephant walked away holding an umbrella over a lady friend (another elephant?). Mrs. Joy talked about how you don't have to use words to tell a story. The whole thing fascinated me. I think it was the first time I realized I could tell stories using only pictures. I have spent years wondering about that wordless story. I haven't seen it since. Because it wasn't bound, I wasn't sure if it was even a book. Today, I decided to google it... I searched "elephant in jail wordless story" And I found it!!!!