Friday, October 30, 2009

Daylight Savings

Anthony saved all the best words in an antique jar in anticipation of his Great Novel.

And speaking of antiques...it's an Antiques Centre Halloween here tomorrow. Those who are so inclined, start your captions...

11 comments:

Sarah said...

I love this illustration-will he ever get them out of the jar I wonder?!

Totalfeckineejit said...

What a great idea!

Tammie Lee said...

I was wondering where to keep my words...

lettuce said...

so thats what happens to all the daylight during winter

steve said...

Good idea! Love the little hairs on his shirt and the jar design!

Cláudia said...

This is so beautiful! Anthony's face, the pattern of the jar! I'm amazed!
But I must warn Anthony about something I learned in my own relationship with words - we treasure them, we take good care of them, we even collect them in the most wonderful recipients while we wait for some inspiration to create a text. But... Roland Barthes taught me (and he was absolutely right) that we only organize ourselves USING the language. Which means - the words have to be in constant movement and this is something we only achieve by actually saying or writting them.
Oh God, that's me again, going on and on in long comments...

Jasmine said...

Dark, dark! The horror of darkness, like a shroud, wraps me and bears me on through mist and cloud.
Sophocles - Oedipus Rex.

ArtSparker said...

Cláudia -Anthony is far (far!) from being a role model.

aleph said...

Anthony opens his words´jar: is he telling them to come out or are they speaking too loudly, trying to go around by themselves? and if so, is he waiting for "the" moment to let them out? saved words are silent and quiet? saved words are just letters gathered by chance untill someone uses them with a determined purpose? And so on... your illustration shoots many questions! The drawing is great.

herhimnbryn said...

I like the idea of saving words in a jar;)

Cláudia said...

yes, Susan, you're right. I was looking to Anthony's face and features again... well, he is kinda dark isn't he? I had not noticed the "little hairs on his shirt" before I wrote my comment... it's good to check your readers' comments to get a better picture of the images. It has been a pleasure to read you and your followers!