So, I just finished up the little boyish version of this, and then posted it to the shop...and I'm not kidding you, I think it sold in about 1 minute. I went to check out the listing, make sure everything looked okay, and it had already flown away! Goodness...that's certainly a record.
Here he is, and I must say he's just as lovely, if not more lovely, than his little lady counterpart:
Yesterday, I had a marvelous friend-date with Greg, Sarah's boyfriend. We went to see the new Michel Gondry film, The Science of Sleep, which was marvelous.
It is opening weekend, and strangely enough the movie was only showing at 2 theaters in all of the city! He's so famous...you'd think this wouldn't be an issue after the humongous success of "Eternal Sunshine". I'd read mixed reviews for the film, but I had been anxiously awaiting it all summer, and I was not the least bit dissapointed! I had read (maybe in "Bust" or "Venus") that "crafty gals like us" would love the movie, because the Stephanie character (played by the angular half-frenchie/half-british Charlotte Gainsbourg) makes lots of things. It really was the "craftiness" of the film that got me. The story isn't the greatest, but visually, it is just the most tactile thing I've ever seen. I think I described it as "cozy" when we were leaving, and I think that's one of the best adjectives for it. There is so much visible stitching, taped-together cardboard, and naively beautiful stop-motion work, I could hardly believe it. I first fell in love with ol' Michel for his stop motion work (from those incredible White Stripe's lego videos to the earlier work for his old band, "Oui, Oui"...so damn charming & just good...this can all be found on the DVD Collection).
Anyway, the film gets a big Oui, Oui from me!
I've been watching the "Royal Tenenbaums" off and on this weekend, while painting, as it has been playing on television. That movie is like soup to me. Like the best soup ever.