Wednesday, November 21, 2007

things that inspire me: part 1

- one of my favourite artists at work -

- when I look at Stanley Donwood's work, it makes me think that it really might be possible for me to transfer those images from my head to paper. But it never is.

- so I look at his art instead -

- I've always loved this one. You may recognise it. It's actually a Donwood/Yorke piece

In other news, I wore a scarf today. And it didn't even feel like an affectation. I think it helped that there was snow on the ground this morning.
It was a very lovely grey, black and white wool tartan that I swiped from the resident offspring and it went very well with my black wool coat, but my actions do cause me some concern. Is this what happens when I buy a new pair of shoes? What if I turn into a fashionista?
What's next? Jewelry? A fake orange tan?


Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

Pretty is as pretty does.

Allison said...

"In other news, I wore a scarf today."

I improperly inhaled my garlic chip dip at that line (yes all your football talk got me to make the trip to the store).

I personally think its only a matter of time before you are wearing a coloured pashmina, heels putting the cat on a lesh with a Burberry collar. Shoes are always the first step.


p.s. I really love those painting and will have to look more into his work, thanks for the tip!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I had to google that idiom, Dr M, as I have never been sure what it means and if you were insulting me, well I had to find out, didn't I?
But no, it's just very sound advice. Although I suppose you could have been dissing me.

Ouch the garlic would make it extra painful too, Al.
For your information, I have already bought the tartan goggles for Sputnik, the Burberry leash is next paycheque.
I thought you might find Donwood's work pleasing. I've got his art book "Dead Children Playing" on my wish list.

John Mutford said...

Just don't wear sunglasses inside, okay?

She's Crafty said...

Fashion is fashion, whether mainstream or counterculture. Fashionista, never?! - I picture you a little more Vivienne Westwood and Alexander McQueen than Burbury though ;)

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Only the big Jackie O. ones, John, I pinky swear.

Now I have to google Alexander McQueen, Serah - this post is starting to make me feel decidely undereducated. Although I do have to admit to being an olde punk.

Dale said...

I'm planning to wear a scarf tomorrow. This is my first planning ever involving a scarf.

668 aka neighbour of the beast said...

now i want to wear a scarf!

my task has been completed btw.

justacoolcat said...

I've been wearing a scarf for weeks and always wear nice shoes. Does this mean I'm in danger of getting an orange tan?

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Pre-meditated scarf wearing, Dale? I am worried for your soul.

Don't succumb to the scarf wearing frenzy that is sweeping the nation, 668. You are stronger than that.

It's just a matter of time before you start skulking around the drugstore aisles, lookg for the correct shade, Just A. I will pray for you.

Deb said...

If you buy a bag to carry your cat in, I'm outta here.

668 aka neighbour of the beast said...

i wore a scarf today! although i attempted to pull a greta garbo at the gas station with it. :)

Barbara Bruederlin said...

If I ever did that I would have to make sure my will is up to date, Deb, because she would end up tearing my throat out. Litter box cleaning loyalty will only get you so far.

You are a sassy one, 668; I'll bet the gas jockeys were suitably impressed.