Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Possessed Rabbits

Hey, sweets.

I do apologize about the absence. So many happenings! The painting muse hit me like a brick wall as of late and so I've been busily whipping out new works for the show with very little time for anything else. But I am back with much to show and tell, which is always good! :)

First, a snack...
My favorite midday snack/lunch this week: plain yogurt, fruit (here it's peaches, but my favorite are apricots!), walnuts, and a drizzling of maple syrup. To. Die. For.

And remember that rabbit sketch from a while back?...
Well here he is all painted up and ready for a frame.

I'm really happy with this one. Somehow, this rabbit has turned into my own version of the White Rabbit, ala Alice In Wonderland. He's just ever-so-slightly disturbing. I mean, he has a red button eye. And he eats fish. Definitely not a critter I'd want to chase down a rabbit hole.

I think I was greatly inspired by Jan Svankmayer's "Alice", which is by far one of my favorite little films. It's strange, dream-like, a little bit disturbing, yet breathtaking in all of it's stop-motion excecution. This little beginning scene where the White Rabbit is introduced is utterly perfect:



Until I get a nice black frame, the painting rests here on my typewrite with other oddballs by his side. A "Michelle" version of Alice is coming up as well. I have her portrait sketched and ready for paints. Lets just say, she has a fondness for slugs just as much as I.


Oh! And look what just arrived in my mailbox!
Lisa Takao asked me last winter to be a part of this year's Spring/Summer Takao Nursery "Art Imitates Nature" catalog. It was such a fun project to be a part of. You may remember this piece from early this year that I completed for it:
Well, here it is gracing the pages of the catalog and the cover! I'm so excited. And Lisa did such a fab job designing the booklet.That's all for now! I'll be back tomorrow to show you some more finished works. Have a great day, everyone!

11 comments:

Rachel said...

that's wonderful, michelle. :) Your paintings are so cool. :) I'm thinking I may come over to the Island or to poulsbo to paint something tomorrow. i'm just going to work today. I'm glad I'm moving soon. *hug* thanks for the email.

Eggman Studios said...

Awesome! Yeah, let me know! I'm working in Poulsbo all this week (9-3). Hopefully we can meet up! :)

Karlyn said...

Rachel, let me know when you will be by and I'll try to stop in. Connor is doing much better these days with the teething. Michelle, I just love that picture of the fish. Will you be making prints?

Rachel said...

I have an appt to sign the new lease at 10am, then I'll be catching the next available ferry/bus over to Poulsbo. Hopefully no later than noon at the P-bo studio. My mom will be there shortly be three pm, or so. Looking forward to seeing y'all. :)

Eggman Studios said...

Sweet! I'll see you guys tomorrow then! :) Karlyn, yup I'll be doing prints of the lionfish by the end of July once I get the print file color corrected and tested (definitely standard 8x10" prints but also hopefully some jumbo 11x14as well).

Art Kitten said...

Oh wow, what eye candy!!! I love the new rabbit print, very disturbing and lovely and I love the yummy yummy snack.

The Alice movie is a wonderful bizarre movie, I love it too.

Heather Buchanan said...

Yes yes yes! Jan Svankmayer's Alice is SUCH an amazing film! It makes me want to stay up all night making stop motion awesomeness. I love the socks. Your white rabbit is fantastic in its marvelous creepiness. Perfect.

sMacThoughts said...

Can't ever turn down the wonderful Svankmajer or The Brothers Quay, for that matter. Your bunny is fantabulous!

Eggman Studios said...

Oh gosh, you guys make me so, so excited talking Svankmajer/Bros. Quay/Stop-motion geekiness. High-fives! :) Thank you for all the wonderful words, everyone!

dawn said...

o m g. Amazingly beautiful lion fish. Can't wait for the prints.

Eggman Studios said...

Thank you, my dear! :)