Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Bill Murray Hosted Tour of Moonrise Kingdom

I just saw this film.  I love Wes Anderson's films (even though I couldn't get on board The Darjeeling Express).  Fantastic Mr. Fox was one of the first films my little girl saw in the cinema.  Moonrise Kingdom is great.  Here's Bill Murray living la vida loca in this short about the film.


Bill Murray Hosted Tour of Moonrise Kingdom

I just saw this film.  I love Wes Anderson's films (even though I couldn't get on board The Darjeeling Express).  Fantastic Mr. Fox was one of the first films my little girl saw in the cinema.  Moonrise Kingdom is great.  Here's Bill Murray living la vida loca in this short about the film.


Monday, May 28, 2012

Lightswitch moment and Mary Tyler Moore

This girl turns on the light in my studio....




Ta -dah!
Not just a pretty face.
But this girl turns the world on with her smile...!

Friday, May 25, 2012

The Magic Roundabout - Magic Carpet

Anybody remember this?
Eric Thompson (father of actress, Emma Thompson) wrote and narrated the English versions of a French children's television series in the 1970's.
They don't make 'em like this anymore...more's the pity!
Have a good weekend.


Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Exhibition - Musical Youth Foundation

I posted a while back about an upcoming exhibition for the Musical Youth Foundation. The exhibition opens tomorrow night and runs until June. Check out the link below the images or google The Musical Youth Foundation for further details. I had a sneak preview this evening and everything looks great. All proceeds from sales of the work will go to the charity so pop along if you're in the Stephen's Green Centre (the exhibition will run in the Dome); you might see something you like and it's all in a good cause. If your budget doesn't stretch to purchasing a piece then there's a book of postcards on sale featuring the work.
Here's my contribution:





http://musicalyouthfoundation.org/2012/05/03/instrumental-art-launches-may-24th/

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Thumbelina in the Kitchen and Dean Martin - Thumbelina (1953)

Look who I found on the kitchen table today... Why, it's Thumbelina - in a natty little cardigan..
She met a friendly flock of geese...

Then she hitched a ride across the shelf...
And she finally landed, not in a pot of jam, but upon a giant strawberry (almost as good)..
Quite an adventure for such a little lady.  And now here's Dean Martin to serenade her.  Thumbelina!  Put that thimble full of scotch down now!  
DINO!!!!!!!!!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Jesse Pinkman's Future

I discovered some additions had been made to the Jesse Pinkman (water bottle) drawing. My four year old has drawn his future in which he is settled down with a family of his own. They are all wearing flags on their head, because that's how you express great contentment and happiness with your lot in life. Obviously...
Being an avid viewer of Breaking Bad I'm not so hopeful this is how the future for the non water bottle version of Jesse Pinkman will pan out. Fingers crossed though! Flags on his head would nicely set off the hoodies he lives in...

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Jesse Pinkman, Water Bottle and Jesse Pinkman, Breaking Bad

I'm a big fan of the tv series "Breaking Bad".  My four year old brings a pink water bottle to school which she calls Jesse Pinkman.  She doesn't watch the show herself (mainly because I know she'd want to re-enact scenes and I'd always be cast as Walter White).  I haven't really done the bottle justice in this scribble, but I haven't posted in a week so, here we go.... I've added the clip I've referenced below for your viewing pleasure..

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

James Gandolfini reading In The Night Kitchen

I posted this reading by James Gandolfini back in April, but it seems appropriate to post it again tonight.  I read this to my little girl tonight.  I feel the world is a poorer place for having lost Maurice Sendak, but wasn't it wonderful that he was here in the first place?

Tell Them Anything You Want: A Portrait of Mauric Sendak

R.I.P. Maurice Sendak

http://lost.net.au/vic/?p=1986

Monday, May 7, 2012

Taxi Driver by Walt Disney (and Martin Scorsese)

What would the film "Taxi Driver" be like if it had been made by Walt Disney and not Martin Scorsese?
Here's your chance to find out! (It's brilliant, by the way.)

https://vimeo.com/37154658


Friday, May 4, 2012

Dr. Seuss: "Oh, The Places You'll Go!" Motion Graphic



I found this motion graphic animation of the "Oh, The Places You'll Go!" by Dr. Seuss on YouTube.  The text is typical of Dr. Seuss; funny and clever, with an undercurrent of sadness (this was his final book).

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Baby Face


Is that the moon, looking nonplussed?  Or is it a little boy peeping? 



I like working in black and white.  My work was, at one time, very detailed and took hours upon hours.  Now that I don't have the luxury of all that time at my disposal I have tried to develop a new way of working; using one or two colours only, making expressions "pop" and working fast - less than 10 minutes if possible.  I like the old way of working but I like this way too.

Here's Whispering Jack singing "Baby Face" in 1926.  Sounds like the kind of musical entertainment that wouldn't have been out of place in the Overlook Hotel.  (My drawing and the song put me in mind of The Shining.  Funny that...) 

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

B is for Birthday Boy


My four year old was invited to a birthday party this afternoon.  We all had a lovely time.  This is a quick impression of the birthday boy.  Impression, not precise portrait -note that!  Just in case people who know the birthday boy might see this and think "that's not very like him at all - she's not very good at this drawing lark - for all her talk", etc., etc...!  I took a photo of him and his expression was very sweet so I wanted to try and capture that.  I set myself the challenge of completing drawings such as these as fast as possible.  Five minutes ideally, but ten minutes maximum.

Here's the Little Rascals and The Beatles: