Saturday, June 12, 2010

Bear vs. Bearskins

22 comments:

Cláudia said...

Susan, I didn't realized you took a picture of my inner me during our walk last Saturday in London!

This is precisely how I feel when I am trapped among thousands of tourists in a very hot day!

If my outer semblance appeared sweeter to you it was just because your presence really made things softer!

Thank you for making me company on that marathon following Eduardo and Isabella. Your clear and blue eyes made all the difference!

Miss you already!

Cláudia said...

Bearskins - another word for my poor vocab! (I am not sure it will be very useful, though ;-)

Charles Gramlich said...

Intersting image. I know those soldiers have a very long and historica legend.

jess said...

I don't envy his path out of that bear!! As always, amazing work!

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

I vote for bears.
Every time.

ger said...

(I)like a raging bear...

Tomás Serrano said...

The parade across the Buckingham Palace was, for my, very disappointed. I wish your bear has been there...

ArtSparker said...

Tomás - Cláudia and I spotted some dudes on horses, but we had just met and were deep in conversation. So, the horsemen were not memorable for me either.

Totalfeckineejit said...

C'mon the bear
make them soil
their underwear.

Ginga Squid said...

My dad was a Coldstream Guardsman and did tours of duty at both Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle. I love watching the Changing of the Guard and Trooping Of The Colour. They haven't used real bearskins for ages though.
Fantastic illustration!

ArtSparker said...

Ginga- good to know, maybe I should read the wikipedia article more closely to see if it needs editing -

grrl + dog said...

rraaarrrrr!

This was Don in the morning...

ArtSparker said...

grrrl- hmm, not sure if you are talking about crankiness or in the words of Billie Holliday, advertising your man.

aleph said...

that´s THE comunist bear that frightened west for more than 50 years with his growls and claws but never ever shown up... Who released the red beast with such hot weather?

rosedale's 4head said...

ok S you've released a bear-relful of opines and pre-freedom here. i find this piece intensely fascinating - soldiers marching around the neck - of course i see the bear as an inner me (too) and really a force against stifling civility...if not the march of hypocrisy...

your contrasts are always a fine-jolt!

Tammie said...

ferocious! I hope i don't run into this bear in the woods!

Celeste Bergin said...

communist bear! He is unsatisfied and simply beautiful

Tom said...

he is complaining about the current state of affairs?

Jasmine said...

I definitely prefer the bear to those great big hats.

justdoodleit said...

Hahaha...the title sounds like a NFL game...the image has undertones of Anglo-Soviet rivalry!

Titus said...

Brilliant.
And sorry, but I think they do still use real bearskin.

donny* said...

perfect combination of images. and, love the bear illustration!