Thursday, January 8, 2009

Weird Comfort

Feeling slightly stunned at being a blog of note...hello to new people here. Sometimes I guess it pays to be cranky. It came at a good time, as I have been feeling a bit at sea. Reality on the ground, as opposed to the ether/blogosphere, is rather discouraging of late (not only for artists, I know). So it's lovely to have the opportunity to connect. Recently watched for an odd sort of comfort: the precursor to Twilight Zone, One Step Beyond, with host John Neuland, whose presentation is a perfect combination of geniality and dignity. The unexplained forces at work in this half hour drama, said to be based on real events, affect people on an individual level, as opposed to being vast geopolitical or economic bogeymen. And Neuland is incredibly soothing.

The above is a little sculpture I made of a headless frosty the snowman figure, a replacement ceramic head I made, a saucer, a sugar pot lid, thinset mortar and buttons. It will eventually be on my etsy site when I pull myself together.

Edit: correction by Peevish (see comments): "One Step Beyond ran 20 Jan 1959 until Jul 1961: Twilight Zone pilot episode was aired in 1958 and the series ran 2 Oct 59 until June 64".

I still think it would be a lot easier to hang out with John Neuland (urbane, that was the descriptive adjective I was trying to think of) than Rod Serling.

40 comments:

Mackenzie Mabrey said...

I really like your snowman. It is very nice.

Joyce said...

Congratulations on being blog of note! I noticed that you like Monty Python. What do you think of Mr. Creosote?

Pinay Angel said...

fancy snowman =) cool..

JOSEPH GELB said...

that is an amazing picture

reyjr said...

very nice artsy stuff. but im loving the crazy profile photo. lol. were u rain dancing or something? haha! :D

Frith said...

wow... that is art?

henzy said...

Conrats on being a blog of note...your weird snowman is definately note worthy..has great character.. also noticed that your a member of redbubble. Me too..

http://www.mostemailednews.com said...

Congrats. Love your art.
Lee

ArtSparker said...

reyjr-

I was drying salad in a spinner and my sister took a couple of photos.

lili11 said...

Congrats on blog of note! If you have wonderful pictures on your blog, join us at Precious Moments. Hope to see your link there.

Balou said...

Place looks different today. Oh! Hey! Blog of Note! Congrats. You do have a very cool blog m'dear.

Short Stick said...

I must say, that snowman is amazing. I like your blog. It is of note, indeed.

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sebastian_09 said...

this is all very interesting stuff. I must say that I thoroughly enjoy it. If you get a chance check out my blogs and see what you think... I'm pretty new here and also young. lol

Bella Sinclair said...

Oooh, blog of note! Congrats! I must say, your snowman with the head transplant makes me laugh. It's just one of those random, crazy things that makes life better when you see it. :) And your illustration style is way cool, too!

ALEX ZHANG said...

It's a really lovely and special snowman!
It's near the Spring Festival here in China.So Happy Spring Festival!
Amazing!

grrl+dog said...

blog of note..

well we all noted you a ways back,

congrats..

and so glad you doing some more ceramic assemblage. I came across some very kitschy deer and virgin maries that are dying for some messing with..

Yasu said...

How cute!:)

The villager: said...

Nice sculpture. Well done on blogs of note !

krishna tirumal kumar said...

nice snowman !!! :)

Faizal said...

hi there. found your blog is interesting. the art is really there. :)

Peevish said...

Congratulations! Your site makes me smile. One Step Beyond ran 20 Jan 1959 until 4 Jul 1961; Twilight Zone pilot episode was aired in 1958 and the series ran 2 Oct 59 until 19 June 64. My parents did not allow me to watch either program but I enjoyed listening to fans of each argue their relative merits on the way to school.

matt dawson said...

Heartily deserved to be the blog of note (always something to interest and inspire here!). Don't feel down in the dumps (January does that to me too, even though it's my birthday month.... the xmas downer and an uncertain year ahead... ...). Very impressed to see a post on dec 25th (pardon my slow uptake, is Old Frumenty of your own making...? want to hear about him / it!).

SOGOH said...

Wow! amazing arts!...Keep it up!

Shell said...

I can't fing the button to subscribe! I am new on Blogger and was searching blogs and found yours under the notes of (honor?) I enjoy reading you work and enjoy the artwork. I have recently made a blog called Inside Me. I saw you like poetry. I have only two postings on that one so far, but check them out if you want. I also have a blog labelled Thoughts... I think you may appreciate it! I will come back to your webpage in a little while to see if it will let me become a follower!

Live. Laugh. Love.

narayanan said...

The snowman is sitting pretty. nosle.com todd

milly (elephants&redwoods) said...

holy moly! new traffic! I love your ceramic figures. they are so interseting.

pRiyA said...

hey! i just saw you on Blogs of Note and came to tell you, but you've seen it already. Congrats! Your blog deserves to be noted, your illos are memorable AND most important of all, you are one of the few people who leaves worthwhile comments on my blog.

henzy said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and liking for liking my T. Yes redbublle is great..i been there for almost a year now...it's a great community.

E. Gordon said...

hey how do I subscribe to this blog??

streetmachine said...

Hello I really like your blog, I would like a link exchange with you, I insert your blog to my favorite blogs ;)

ArtSparker said...

Thanks for the comments, I am glad (most) people like my work.

About links: I don't really trade links, I follow blogs for awhile and decide if it makes sense to link. Sometimes I even link to blogs that don't have links going out - it's more about what I like.

Rice Candy said...

Another art blog! yes more art is what this world needs.

Congrats on Blog Of Note

Squirrel said...

You inspire me!

ArtSparker said...

Squirrel -

Thanks, a comment like that makes my day. It's good to feel I'm contributing.

Son of Incogneato said...

I’m not particularly surprised at yours being a blog of note. Your blog is IS a blog of note. An original, honest (and sometimes a little bit cranky) place where one feels instantly at home and somewhat safe from the raging storm of stupidity that seems to surrounds us. It’s not just about art, although your illustrations are excellent. I think it’s about being real in a medium, blogging, where it is almost expected to put up a shiny, polished, false front. It’s about magic sticks, given out freely to unknown people to surprise yet other strangers.
As I’ve said before, I am very appreciative of your comments at Son of. They are personal without being intrusive; disarmingly honest and have your unique, often bemused, slightly twisted point of view.
Blog on!

Cheers!
Son of

lettuce said...

i love the buttons!

buttons are fab.

ArtSparker said...

Lettuce - We all called my mother's mother "Buttons" because she collected them

Bea said...

Congratulations on your Blog of Note recognition...I came by to visit you for the first time and enjoyed browsing here. Your snowman sculpture is adorable... I would like to know more about doing sculpture, especially learning something that's easy to teach, doesn't use many materials, and can fit into class times of 35 minutes. I'll come back and visit again. bea

Nicky Linzey said...

Congratulations for being a blog of note, you deserve it!