Tuesday

A few lovely things while I'm rounding up the troops in an attempt at catching up, even slightly, with my photos...

Untitled from Maia Larkin on Vimeo.

My very first published video of The Q. Granted, it isn't much. Video has not been my medium. But now that I have an iPhone and some attendant apps, I have lost the battle with my self control and signed up for a Vimeo account. Now, clearly, I really don't need a new vehicle for time-suckage, but Q's charisma outsteps the boundaries of Photoshop. Sooner or later, she had to be captured in motion. This particular video is far from the best, and the storyline lacks...pretty much everything. Still, it is the first video I uploaded from the iPhone, so here it is - raw and uncut. I call it "The Cheese Bandaid". I promise to share better and more compelling videos in the future. Far in the future. At some undetermined time in the distant future.

Then there's this wonderful new wallpaper at fine little day. If you don't follow their blog, you really should.
So simple, so wonderful.

And then, my new favorite band...

I'll be honest, it's been a long time since I had a "new favorite" in the music world. I've been underwhelmed of late by the "scene". I'm still mad about Carla Bruni (her music, I mean) although I really prefer when she sings in French. I still follow Jack White's various projects. I resort to Gainsbourg (Serge and/or Charlotte) and Birkin when all else fails me. And I will quite possibly never be really over Flogging Molly...but this is the first new arrival on the scene to make me feel like I still have a pulse. Mumford and Sons gives me hope.
And then there's this guy. I drew him. Q named him "Ben" (after a horse she recently rode). He was inspired by a graffiti creature that Q found in a doorway in Chelsea, near the end of a very long morning of walking from Wall Street to the Upper West Side for the ENK show at the piers. The door itself was red, which probably attracted Q's attention, since it was her favorite color from an early age, and since our own front door is red. The critter was about a foot high, and Q could not be distracted from it. When we got home, I decided to reinterpret the creature as a drawing for Q. I wasn't sure what type of creature it might be...rabbit? Squirrel? Thankfully Yoli identified it as a red panda, so red panda he is. I'm hoping to make Q a screen printed dress of the drawing. Many thanks to the anonymous graffiti artist who inspired this latest imaginary friend of our little animal-lover.

9 comments:

Merisi said...

Thank you for sharing these wonders,
I enjoyed catching up immensely,
Merisi

Yoli said...

Oh I love to hear her speak for the first time! So cute! I am glad I was helpful in identifying the cute little creature.

kenza said...

Fantastic videos! I love the black & white one and the music! And the red panda, yes it is! Now it may need a name...

Loree said...

Well red was and still is my favourite colour. I love that little creature you drew. He is cute.

Caterina B said...

Precious little girl. Thanks for sharing your videos.

Gigi said...

Love the new critter you drew, and I, too, love Mumford and Sons. I listen to Little Lion Man over and over all the time.

Oh, and I just have to tell you that the piece I bought from you last fall looks incredibly beautiful and at home in my new workshop/studio/study. She's just lovely. I'll post a photo of the workshop on my blog sometime soon and I'll let you know so's you can see her there! xo

Jeanne-ming Brantingham said...

falling off my chair....CHEESE BANDAIDS!!!!! what a great idea!
Love your voice!
More More More

FDChief said...

Hey! Finally, Q Live! Love the video, and especially because she is so Essentially Her, complete with ball, doggie pal and food (probably the major reason for doggie pal...).

Your little girl is priceless, but then, you knew that.

à petit bruit said...

I really love this wallpaper... Have a good week-end!