April 27th, 2007

late night flu doodles

Today was a cheery kind of day. I had the flu and felt so wretched that I just laid around moaning, trying not to breathe in the stench from the colossal fire from the explosions at the chemical factory two streets away, and reading Nick Hornby's book, 'A Long Way Down', about suicidal people. Then I couldn't sleep because I'd been lying around all day, so I made these sketches in the wan little light of my desk lamp. (I am somewhat proud of my multi-tasking ability to feel sorry for myself and draw rodent-like things at the same time.)

Ooh, in my clueless state of melodramatic illness, I didn't even realise they'd evacuated the neighbourhood until I looked up the explosion link just now... Oh, well. I think I'll go make myself a hot drink.

at home with helmut + uli

This is too cool! Annika and I had made some puppets for our tutor, Janet Woolley, while she was in hospital. Apparently Helmut and Uli have done very well for themselves with their recent move, as we can see from this photo she just sent us! Way to go, Helmut & Uli! ;-D Those are two very naughty trouser puppets.

And my classmate Sandrine just forwarded this clever pop-up book music video by Shitdisco.