Sunday, April 21, 2013

artus interruptus

I really had intended to have this Crow portrait finished by now as a surprise for him when he returns from near space. That's as opposed to far space from which picture postcard mail is still quite unreliable. Anyone who's gone to their local postal facility recently will understand that problem exists even without interstellar transport delivery methods. As it is, Crow's original message had suffered some singeing on re-entry so I've been busy doing a bit more interpretation than is usual.

Why isn't it finished, you may be wondering? Well, let's just say I'm as subject to distractions as anyone.

Meanwhile, here's a little movie about space that I found and liked a lot.

Spacebound from Spacebound on Vimeo.

All the best til next time (fairly soon).


Rob-bear said...

Delightful Vimeo "distraction." Lots of fun! Thanks. It cheered me up today.

As for Crow's picture, who knows when he will be back? You've got lots of time to finish it. With or without distractions.

Blessings and Bear hugs!
Bears Noting

Rob-bear said...

P.S.: Is it OK to say "artus interruptus" on a family-rated blog?

~ Bear

marja-leena said...

I'm delighted to see your latest work in progress on your desk, tools and colours around it in the warm light. The picture of Crow looks wonderful already!

And thanks for the video - happy and sad and beautifully done! You always find the treasures.

susan said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the boy and his dog story. I thought it charming as well.

One never knows quite how far Crow goes or for how long. He's full of surprises.

susan said...

It better be but I maintain the right to be less family friendly if the mood strikes.

susan said...

It's funny that the Crow pictures began as a means of relaxing from painting but he's far too unique not to require full color now and again. I'm always delighted by your praise.

Yes, wasn't that wonderful. I like to think the light at the end was morning coming to his bedroom.

The Crow said...

I am drawn in by the worlds you create, Susan, and want to live there. I wish for a friend like Crow.

Randal Graves said...

Needs more Klingon.

Life As I Know It Now said...

sweet film :)

love seeing the process of your artwork. I imagine a warm cozy spot brimming with ease and comfort

Sean Jeating said...

As (almost) everything else has already been written allow me to focus on your photo, Susan: the colours, the light – what a pleasure for my eyes.
Well, and for a very reason your title gave me a big smile.

susan said...

Sometimes I wish I could remain in Crow's world far longer than I do. I've always been glad he took me on as his typical human of this age.

susan said...

If I could do that I'd probably be famous.

susan said...

Anything with a boy and his dog wins my affection too.

My traveling art studio always feels like home no matter where it is. I'm glad you like seeing what happens there.

susan said...

It does get to be like a little world all to itself over there no matter what else is happening. I'm happy you got the essence.

I smiled too when it occurred to me.

Lydia said...

Ooh, but it looks so worth waiting a bit longer to see it finished! I envy Crow and his travels. I wonder if he is, this very night, hitching a ride on the meteor shower. <:

susan said...

In spite of my continued dawdling it will appear :-) Crow has many tales to tell and sometimes I like to just sit and listen.

gfid said...

Crow portrait in progress.... beautiful setting for a beautiful painting. Love the paintboxes, pencils and pens against the wood table. My cooking pots give me a sense of intrinsically knowing how to cook... your table gives the sense of knowing how to create art.

the bittersweet animation left me wistful, hoping they're both ok. the creation of art is such a vast and changing thing.... stone carving to papyrus to digital mastery to.... what's to come?!

Don QuiScottie said...

I hope he takes care out there. I have some experience of the dangers.

susan said...

It's funny that all it takes for me to feel at home anywhere I've lived is to set up my art supplies. Once I had one paint box (still in occasional use after 45 years) and one main brush (a WN #3 sable). Now there are four complete pan sets, a basket full of tube paints, many more brushes, plus pens and pencils to add to the confusion (with coalescence). I guess I just needed more over time to feel more settled. The little table has aided a number of projects. I know what you mean about the pots bringing confidence.

I felt the same way about the little film but preferred to interpret it as a dream and the morning sun being the light at the end.

Ah yes, the tools are different now but not many can paint with the skill of those who painted the caves of Lascaux. Our race may one day sculpt moons or perhaps we'll be relearning cave painting. It could go either way.

susan said...

Okay, you've convinced me to buy and download Aileen the Alien.

Rob-bear said...

As required by law, I am hereby advising you of a major development in your life.

You have been nominated for the much-coveter and internationally-renowned Liebster Award.

The nomination requires you fulfill a series of prescribed tasks. To wit:

These are the Rules nominees are supposed to follow:
1. The Liebster is given by bloggers to other bloggers who have less than 200 followers.
2. Each blogger should post eleven facts about himself or herself.
3. Each blogger should answer the 11 questions that are asked by the person doing the nominating.
4. Choose eleven new bloggers to nominate for the Award and link to them in the post.
5. Create eleven new questions for your nominees.
6. Go back to their pages and tell them they’ve been nominated.
7. No tag backs.

Upon having completed theses requirements, you may hasten to my blog Bears Noting, and pick up the aforementioned Liebster Award.

Or, it you are really busy (like writing poetry, painting with watercolours, looking after a cat, or moving house, you may skip the aforementioned requirements, and just go get the thing.

Blessings and Bear hugs; Peace and Joy.

susan said...

Hi Rob,
Thanks so much for the blog award nomination. It's been at least four years since I last participated in one of these affairs, at the time having made it a personal policy to do no more.
Hah! I'm not even sure I know 11 other bloggers these days but I do know I'm among those who kind of like having exposure limited to a few discerning friends.. like you, for instance.
With much gratitude,

gfid said...

I've packed the canvas bag containing my art supplies back and forth between here & MH several times of late, but nothing has made it out of the bag yet. Don't even know if .the paint in the tubes is still malleable ... And Luigi is still single. Bit of a slump. ... And the harp just blew 2 strings.... One of which I've used all of that gauge trying to replace, but they keep breaking. Bad batch perhaps.... Do I sound grumpy? Might be.

I like the idea of cave painting much more than moon sculpting. Soak up some sun for me :0)

susan said...

The good thing about watercolor paint tubes is that if they dry out all you have to do is break them open and add water. It's always worked for me :)

You've just reminded me of my favorite song by the Grateful Dead - Ripple

If my words did glow with the gold of sunshine
And my tunes were played on the harp unstrung,
Would you hear my voice come thru the music,
Would you hold it near as it were your own?

Much love to you, my friend.