Friday, February 5, 2010

...And also for functional

I'm not particularly exercised about anything at the moment...I just like the idea of huff as a kind of vehicle, The drawing of the huff is based on something in a book of old engravings, an inexplicable but clearly decorative object. I left off the draperies in the original to make it more functional.

After much inner debate, I decided to make a little handmade alphabet book, tentatively titled "Mental Metereology", which Bryan of the valentine below is going to help me with binding. I will be rolling out the letters here as inspiration comes, O is already taken care of in the obsession post.

19 comments:

Pure Fiction said...

I love this - very Edward Gorey-like. It also reminds me of those Cautionary Tales we used to be read as children: eg:
Floella flounced off in a fearful fit of pique and was eaten by a giant shell

Charles Gramlich said...

Love the delicate image here.

Jasmine said...

So clever. I love the idea of your ook too. My father used to be an engraver so i particularly like this style of art.

Fresca said...

My huff looks like that too, but with little spiky bits amongst the curlicues.
Rather uncomfortable to be around, much less to sit in for very long... once the swaddling of self-righteousness deflates.

Cláudia said...

Oh, Susan, thank you for the link! Edward Gorey has been entertaining me during the last half an hour.

After seeing a lot of his drawing I went to wikipedia and found out he used to love Buffy!

"S is for Susan who perished of fits!"

Wonderful alphabet book! Yours looks very, very promising!

ger said...

You know, seeing the sorry state in which big parts of the publishing trade seem to be, I´m very fond of the idea of people making all kinds of little handmade books (I´m definitely going to make some more)...

Totalfeckineejit said...

I always wondered what a huff looked like.Brilliant illustration.This will be a wonderful book.

Ginga Squid said...

My sister is the Queen of Flouncing Off in a Huff. She still does it, although I'm now thankfully on the other side of the world and it doesn't translate as well on Skype.
Fantastic drawing - it even looks like her!

Steve said...

Ha ha! Love this very much. Maybe you could draw the vehicle that brings you back home again? I'll just be back in a mo'...

Poet in Residence said...

Good idea the alphabet book- may I suggest:
S is for Susan sweet and sincere

femminismo said...

I had always wondered what a huff looked like. This is wonderful! The image is great, and its does look Gorey-like. Thanks for showing this and good luck with the alphabet book. What fun!

rosedale's 4head said...

ah to play in alliteration and sound...my huff would resemble something like a pistachio shell and be extremely dissonant.

i learn so much from your every post. love what you do and the thought that goes into it.

steve said...

I'm loving this drawing!

Jenny Woolf said...

That is a perfect huff!

lettuce said...

flouncing is a good word
as is huff

and they are even better together

Kaetlyn Wilcox said...

Ah! Love, love, love. This is the love child of Edward Gorey and Dr. Seuss. And what a perfect child!

California Girl said...

What a great idea for a book. I love this. All your drawings are inspired so I imagine the book will fly off the shelves. This is adorable.

Titus said...

Oh, how I longed to be a flouncer! Never had the build for it, unfortunately. Love the illustration, looking forward to the book.

Cobalt Violet said...

So funny, I just flounced off in a huff just last weeK!! ;)
LOVE it. Wonderful work. Can't get over your drawings.