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Friday, May 30, 2008

Friday, May 30, 2008 - "MAY I PERFUME YOU??"

Miss Doodle goes to a big Parisian department store to buy a tablecloth, although
she doesn't really belong to the tablecloth-people but ok, forget about the tablecloth, there she is , suddenly getting lost in the jungle of the perfume department. She ends up treating herself to a blueblack nail enamel and a red, very red lipstick from DIOR. Very fancy:)
Then the saleswomen with an enormous CD (Christian Dior) pendant (which we forgot to paint)hanging from her neck, asks Miss Doodle: "May I perfume you" ???
Miss Doodle says YES (she will eventually come to regret this yes). She wants to underline that a tiny bit of perfume would meet all requirements, alas, she isn't as quick as the saleswomen:

For the rest of the afternoon she walks around as if someone had pulled her head into a giant bottle of MIDNIGHT POISON....

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Thursday, May 29, 2008

Thursday, May 29th, 2008 - Play with coloured inks

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Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Tuesday, May 28th, 2008 - Miss Doodle and the fancy handbags


Miss Doodle is wondering about the fashion, these days, at least here in Paris, the fancy handbags get bigger and bigger. Is this because we really need more ample bags to take more things with us? Or do we have to adapt and think about what on earth we can put into those bags to fill them? Cause they wouldn't look good with just a sketchbook, the keys and purse, would they?

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Miss Doodle denkt nach über die Mode: Die Handtaschen werden immer grösser, hier in Paris zumindest. Brauchen wir wirklich grössere Handtaschen um immer mehr Kram mit uns herumzuschleppen? Oder müssen wir uns anpassen? Was sollen wir da bloss hineintun? Denn nur mit einem Skizzenbuch, dem Portemonnaie und der Sonnenbrille sieht so eine Riesentasche doch aus wie ein kaputter Luftballon!

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008 - Metroportraits - Connecting people

This little cute boy. There was another one like him right on the seat at his right, he looked like his twinbrother. There was only time to draw one of them.

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People hide behind books, newspapers, magazines, mobile phones, earphones. Most of them are not aware of the fact that they are being drawn.




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GROUP PORTRAIT

The young blond woman seemed totally absorbed. Earphones plugged in, eyes closed, did she listen to music or to a fascinating story, or to her lover's voice? Miss Doodle likes to observe without knowing.

The girl in red seemed pleased with the book she was reading, there was this beautiful little amused smile on her lips which created a dimple in her right cheek.

The guy with the glasses and the checkered shirt stared out of the car-windows. Or perhaps at his own reflection in the window wondering what has happened to his hair, when did it turn grey? Where has time gone.
Two minutes in the métro, enough to make an approximate portrait.

The man in the pink shirt with the white hair seemed to concentrate very much on some issue in his head or heart. Or on nothing. He posed like that for a long time, including at least 4 or 5 Métro-stops.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Portraits (Andrea on CESTANDREA still banned!)

Suddenly, while we were walking across the fields, he picked this blooming dandelion up and blew it. I told him to do it once more for the camera, grumpily he obliged:) - that's my husband.


Here you can see better the two wooden african sculptures, plus Dad and the Giraffe.

I like this portrait of my mom and brother. My Mother usually never smiles on pictures because she hates being photographed. So I have to be patient and ambush her:)

These three are nice together...

This is my brother and me, at my parent's house. I look a bit fat, I think the window does that:)

Oscar sneaking through the fern.

Barley, oh so green.

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Sunday, May 25, 2008

The House with the Fishpond

CESTANDREA's BLOG IS TEMPORARILY BANNED;
So Miss Doodle gives her secretary, Andrea, some space here:)


THE HOUSE WITH THE FISH POND

and if you'd like to share some music with me, wakeup music, get aware music from Arcade Fire with a beautiful video clip

(I hope this link works, I don't post videos anymore as I got spam comment probably because of that)

My Dad was sleeping here, and I had a wonderful quiet moment to sketch him.



This is my brother's and my sister in law's house. My brother bought this place which was a barn with a pigpen.
He bought the necessary equipment from a carpenter who had shut down his shop plus an old tractor. Then he completely emptied the barn and , with the help of my dad and other qualified people, made a lovely home out of it.



You can see, it has a workshop attached, and a porch on the right side which is attached to the back of the neighbour's house. In front of the porch is the fish pond.

The gutters of the porchroof end in a dragon's mouth, you can see that on my painting, so when the rain is falling, the dragon is spitting water into the pond and the fishes are happy.


The fish pond: fat gold fishes and little grey one's, I don't know their names.


This is a view from the upper part of the place.

The family is sitting there in the shade, my mom Marianne, my brother Volker and his wife LovelyN, and my Dad Joachim. My mom is very amused and the picture makes her look as if she wear a strange headdress...The girafe in the background is made of fabric and was a gift from my brother's students. My sweet sister in law Lovelyn is from Africa, and in the house and around it there is a lot of African art.
I hope you all enjoy these pictures, I do, while I'm waiting to get my other blog back and enjoy
the May sun.
love
Andrea

Friday, May 23, 2008

Miss Doodle is p.o.

Miss Doodle is peeved. She finds herself too fluffy. She wants to be a revolutionary.
So she tell herself: Stop being prissy. Don't be too virtuous. Get out of that shell.


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Thursday, May 22, 2008

Thursday, May 22nd, 2008 - Miss Doodle Pondering

Miss Doodle is sitting on a rock in the shade of the chestnut tree, pondering unconditional love.

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Miss Doodle sitzt im Schatten unter dem Kastanienbaum und denkt nach über bedingungslose Liebe.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

May 21st, 2008 - Metroportraits

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Here are the portraits, Miss Doodle has done yesterday in the Métro.
Her secretary has accepted to colour them....:)


The young man with his smart cap (army surplus?), (his ear was interesting to draw, says Miss Doodle who finds ears challenging!)

A sorrowful looking lady, a gentleman who seemed to dream of his next holidays and a young handsome fellow reading a book (Miss Doodle couldn't make out the title, to her regret).

A young blond schoolgirl deeply in conversation with her friend, she moved a lot so that this is a bit of a basic sketch.



This woman looked content, almost smiling while leaning her head against the carriage and closing her eyes. Miss Doodle loves to draw sleeping faces. She feels less intruding.


Now this lady and her little boy sat in front of Miss Doodle until the little guy moved away to another seat and she gracefully showed her profile, she looked like a queen. Afterwards she looked at the portrait and smiled and said: "you should have told me so, I would have posed better"! Very sweet...



You see all kinds of people in the metro of many different nationalities and ethnical origin.

The beautiful man with the fascinating turban looked absorbed by a book, too, and it was a real pleasure to portrait him, says Miss Doodle, with quick strokes. His beard was rather blond and we bet that many of those who saw him would have loved to know, what his appearance stands for...



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Tuesday, May 20, 2008

May 20, 2008 - Miss Doodle's secretary

Hey are there Pixies in this galaxy? Some minutes ago we taped like wild,
leaving a text for this picture, and now it's all gone.
Well. Here we go again.
Miss Doodle's secretary declines work. All she wants is finish this novel and drink this beer while Miss Doodle is busy on the metro portraying people. The sun is shining, people look
considerably happy. So do we. If this post let's himself post now we will even be happier.
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Monday, May 19, 2008

Rapunzel Rapunzel, let down your hair

Miss Doodle has spent some time at a lovely place. Do you know the Grimm brothers' fairytale "Rapunzel"?
If you don't, you can read it here
This is the "tower" Otto Ubbelohde, the painter who illustrated the Grimm's fairy tales, used for his illustration of the Rapunzel tale. It is located in the "Marburger Land" in Hessen, Germany.
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