apple-green ink

Images and words in the key of Green.

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

What's under your bed?


Monster

I'm trying to keep the illustrations coming, even if I don't have time to finish them as completely as I'd like right now... I like how the monster's eyes are completely disproportionate to the bed...I like the idea that the whole power of the monster is that he's an unknown, unseen entity. I hope you all will look at the other tardy posts that are going up with this one and feel free to comment!

Little Feet


Footloose

Tea Party


Tea Time

On this one I was thinking about Georges de la Tour's paintings of card players and gamblers...awesome dynamic between hands in his compositions. This one's pretty much unresolved as an image, but the idea is there.

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Songbird


Songbird


Hmmm. I think I like this one. At least I like my tools: Caran d'ache Neocolors! Recommended by my good friend Shoefly. They are like crayons but water soluble. GREAT for layering and mushing around in collage work.

sock hop


Sockhop


Well I've been slacking on Illustration Friday (WILL catch up)- but I HAD to make some boot socks for hubby, and there are only so many hours in the day now that the baby has arrived. He is so sweet but unfortunately he does not enjoy watching me knit...or draw...or read: my favorite things. But he's almost three months old now, and so I'm getting more of this fun time for myself each day. Ha ha ha- I thought maternity leave would be so artistically/ craftily productive!!! Oh well, the baby is a big production. So my new favorite thing is watching him discover his hands. He is very gentle and has lovely long fingers which reach out slowly.

Sunday, February 05, 2006

Glamour


Glamour is . . . a ballerina!

I've been reading the memoirs of Alexandra Danilova. She danced with Diaghilev's Ballets Russes in the 20's, was a partner in life and in dance to George Balanchine, worked with sets and costumes designed by the likes of de Chirico, Picasso, Bakst, and Chanel... pretty glamourous stuff, right? I'm struck by the reality of her lifestyle, though- she just worked and practiced and performed non-stop. Her relationships and all of her experiences were defined by dance. I wonder if she experienced her life as glamorous. I wager not- most of the "successful" artists I have known work constantly, intensely, and seriously as well. They work and are driven to it by their search for aesthetic experience.

Well, it seems so cruel that the life of an artist can't be experienced in the same way it is percieved from the outside. Discipline is not glamorous. Glamour is in the eye of the beholder.

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Imagine a Cat


Untitled


Imagine a Cat ...


Submission for Illustration Friday posting 1/20/2006.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

"e" is for "escape"



Untitled


This illustration was inspired by Italo Calvino.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Memoirs of a Gusha

Today I went to the movies with my month old son, who squirmed and wanted to nurse the entire time. Boy do I wish I'd stayed home! We saw *Memoirs of a Geisha,* which was beautifully researched, and designed. There were a few very 21st century moments (like the MTV geisha dance) which stuck out, but I suppose they make the film more accessible for us, here, today.