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.
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.