Wednesday, April 30, 2008

April 30, 2008 - Miss Doodle Translator

This is a reflection on translation, putting words in another language's context. Miss Doodle has been busy translating at a conference last weekend. Translating for people, sorting out language salad, everybody talking at the same time.
Miss Doodle, a link in a linguistic chain, transferring ideas, words, concepts into another language...
Painting is easier for us, but translating it is a good exercise for the brain and it's a good thing to make people better understand each other's point of view.

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Miss Doodle's Dream: fly the kite

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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Looking for inner poise - Auf der Suche nach Gelassenheit

Miss Doodle AND her secretary need to take a vaccation!

Miss Doodle UND ihre Sekretärin brauchen dringend Urlaub!

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Friday, April 18, 2008

Miss Doodle at Spring's Gate

Flowers for my friends
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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

April 15th, 2008 - Chaotic Colour Charts n°2

A bit crowded, a bit messy, but fun to do. The writing was partly done with a quill (a pen:) and ink, so it is a bit bolder than usual...and Miss Doodle is rather transparent today...

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Monday, April 14th, 2008 - Colour chart n° 1

Miss Doodle is back in Paris.
She is working on the colour charts for her new private collection.
The very first thing to do is to create a sort of orientation-chart with the colours we use.
Then we have to work on the development of the colourways (blend and alter the colours) we want to use for the collection.
Please find hereunder the first swatches we did on ivory-coloured paper (which is our well-known Moleskine carnet:)

Greetings from Miss Doodle and her secretary!

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Wednesday, April 9, 2008

April 9th, 2008 - More Liberty

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Miss Doodle can't get enough of this perspective, she loves it so much:)
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Tuesday, April 8, 2008

April 8th, 2008 - Miss Doodle in NYC - Visual Memory

Miss Doodle is very busy taking pictures and had no time to transmit to us more than this little quick sketch she did yesterday. Visual memory is playing tricks with her.

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Miss Doodle ist so mit Fotografieren beschäftigt, dass sie uns nur diese schnelle Skizze geschickt hat, die gestern entstand. Es geht Miss Doodle wie allen anderen Menschen dort und hier: das visuelle Erinnerungsvermögen spielt ihr einen Streich!

Saturday, April 5, 2008

Miss Doodle in NYC - Street Art on Lafayette Street

Miss Doodle roaming the streets of New York City. Today her photographic subject is street art.

Miss Doodle schlendert durch New York City. Ihr Photothema heute: Strassenkunst!

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Friday, April 4, 2008

April 4th, 2008 - Miss Doodle in New York!

Sorry, we haven't been able to let you know what we were up to, yesterday. A lot of things had to be organized. (Don't worry, the Friday Fashion Page will be back next week!)

Miss Doodle is in New York for a few days, she has to take pictures of this wonderful city. She is staying at Ritz Carlton Battery Park, she has a Deluxe City View Room.

This is the view from her room at night on New York Harbour and the Statue of Liberty. Now, isn't she the luckiest of all girls?

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Es tut uns leid, dass wir uns heute erst wieder melden, wir hatten zuviel zu tun mit der Vorbereitung von Miss Doodles Kurztrip nach New York. Sie macht eine Photoreportage über diese wundervolle Stadt und wohnt im Ritz Carlton, Battery Park. Sie hat ein Super Luxus Zimmer mit Blick auf die Freiheitsstatue und New York Harbour...

Ist Miss Doodle nicht beneidenswert?

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

April 2nd, 2008 - Miss Doodle got the Metro Fever

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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

April 1st, 2008 - The French Day to Day World....

is still capable to astonish Miss Doodle's secretary!

Yesterday morning:

She has an appointment with her dentist at 10 am, so she leaves home at 9.20 which is ok if nothing unforeseen happens. Miss Doodle's secretary is almost always punctual but never early, time is measured:)

So: here she is, she just arrived at the bus station a minute ago and there is the Bus showing up! Lucky she is and she thinks: Oh thank you, heaven, for sending me this bus right now, I am always lucky, thank you, thank you...

Next thing the bus rushes past, the secretary, aghast, raises her arm but the driver (a woman!) doesn't even look her way. By the way, Miss Doodle is in that bus.

Fuming, the secretary has to wait for the next bus. Which arrives 7 minutes later, which means that she'll be late.

Still quite pissed (sorry for the bad language) she asks the driver about why the previous busdriver hasn't stopped and he says: "But, my Lady, this is logical: you should have made a sign with your hand! By the way, this is written on the bus-stations and in the busses:

"Good bustaking practise n°1: make a sign with your hand when the bus arrives".

See? It is logical...."

Well, the secretary (somewhat stubborn) doesn't see the logic. She indeed admits having read these instructions, but hasn't she been standing at that bus station like a conspicuous tower and what could a person standing conspicuously at a bus station, want but a ride????

Luckily, the dentist was 7 minutes late:)

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Der französische Alltag birgt immer noch Überraschungen für Miss Doodles Sekretärin.
Zahnarzttermin um 10, d.h. die Sekretärin geht um 9.20 Uhr aus dem Haus, genügend Zeit wenn nichts dazwischen kommt. Die Sekretärin ist ein relativ pünktlicher Mensch, es darf aber nichts schiefgehen.
Sie kommt an die Bushaltestelle, eine Minute später kommt schon der Bus und sie denkt: Oh fein, danke lieber Gott, dass Du mir gleich den Bus geschickt hast, das klappt ja prima.
Da rauscht der Bus einfach an ihr vorbei, sie hat kaum Zeit den Arm zu haben, und schon ist er weit weg! Genervt wartet sie auf den nächsten Bus, der kommt 7 Minuten später. Immer noch sauer, fragt sie den Busfahrer, aus welchem guten Grund der vorige Bus sie wohl nicht mitgenommen haben könnte...
Der Busfahrer sagt: Meine Dame, das ist doch logisch. Sie müssen ein Handzeichen machen. Steht doch überall, gucken Sie hier, ein Aufkleber, da steht:
"Wie man sich beim Busfahren richtig verhält, Regel n°1: Wenn der Bus kommt, müssen Sie ein Handzeichen machen".
Die Sekretärin, (leicht stur:) findet das überhaupt nicht logisch. Was kann jemand, der wie ein Aussichtsturm weithin sichtbar an einer Bushaltestelle steht, wohl wollen?
Zum Glück war der Zahnarzt 7 Minuten zu spät:)