Friday, March 27, 2009

Poise

Alice's poise in the face of impending disaster was legendary.

For a tour of post-modern circus performances, see Sophism Press

Edit: Indrani has posted a beautiful series of some elephants appearing in a Brazilian soap opera at ishare

19 comments:

ThomasLB said...

Alice could move if she wanted to. My sympathy is with the elephant.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

me too. CUTE!

ArtSparker said...

Um, okay...points well-taken.

ger said...

To modify a (oriental, I think) proverb: The choice is always ours - if destiny throws an elephant at you, there are two ways you can catch it - by the trunk or by the tail...

California Girl said...

Your almost daily postings of art are always a treat. My question is, do you create something new each day or is some of this past work? I think I am continually amazed by your output and variety.

flawsnall said...

i'm not sure what mary wrote 'me too' to, but i gotta go with ThomasLB on this post...and then

i think really, Alice, is the one in trouble...if we're talking what elephants represent politically...

you always keep us on and insightful...

Golly said...

Such fun! So whimsical. I thoroughly enjoy circus and side show imagery!

Jocelyn said...

Marvelous.

Of course, I feel for the elephant, too. She'll hardly break his fall, now will she?

grrl+dog said...

Pretty much sums up my day....

Bella Sinclair said...

Hahahaha!!! Oh, that's precious! They are BOTH so nonchalant about it, like it's been done a thousand times before. Yeah, her pointy hat.....

Coffee Messiah said...

Very good! ; )

ArtSparker said...

California Girl - These are mostly new posts. The mouse and lion drawing i did a while back, but the additions were a result of comments on the post.

E. R. Stanton said...

Susan,
I love this...great "Poise!"
-Elizabeth (aka penspapers)

Indrani said...

I always like to see your sparks of art. :)
Thanks for linking.

eyetrouble said...

I enjoy the whole composition, and especially like the pattern of the big top in the background. Always very cool art.

Asja said...

i think this is very funny! maybe i'm too much of an optimist but i'm still hoping that the elephant will land on his feet and Alice will step aside in the last moment :)

matt dawson said...

Think I've unintentionally illustrated the preceding sequence from this tragic tale for my IF this week... You work has been an inspiration :)

neilornstein said...

Completely charming. Where i live it rains grand pianos and hails Caesar Salads.
Regards,
Neil

justdoodleit said...

hope the elephant knows cat's-mid-air-recovery-technique to land on all fours :)