Tuesday, August 25, 2009

La monstrua desnuda (1680), de Juan Carreño de Miranda

Elaine: "This sullen little fatty sends his regards (oh, the tiny claw-like hands!) - the high lord of Gruck, this obese monstrua. I can quite see him capering awkwardly around, being plied with wine and shouting 17th C. Spanish obscenities."

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

sara smile

baby hair, with a woman's eyes/
I can feel you watching in the night

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Le Petit Prince - "Conceited Man"

Ruth Gordon/Minnie Castevet


"The clurichaun (pronounced /ˈklʊrɨkɒn/), or clobhair-ceann in O'Kearney, is an Irish fairy which resembles the leprechaun. Some folklorists describe the clurichaun as a night "form" of the leprechaun, who goes out to drink after finishing his daily chores. [1] Others regard them as regional variations on the same creature.[2]

Clurichauns are said to always be drunk. However, unlike their cousins, they are surly. Many fables conclude clurichauns enjoy riding sheep and dogs at night. If you treat them well they will protect your wine cellar, and if mistreated, they will wreak havoc on your home and spoil your wine stock. In some tales, they act as buttery spirits, plaguing drunkards or dishonest servants who steal wine; if the victim attempts to move away from their tormentor, the clurichaun will hop into a cask to accompany them.[3]

The clurichaun appears in the popular Irish folk ballad "The Little Skillet Pot" as recorded by the Black Family and others: " and you'd wander down the boreen where the clurichaun was seen, and you'd whisper loving phrases to your own dear sweet colleen". The clurichaun appear alongside leprechauns and bansidhes in the short story "Herself" by Diane Duane, which has been published in a collection of Irish fantasy short stories, Emerald Magic."

Giant Baby Head at Boston Museum of Fine Arts

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Little Eddie

Little Eddie Lumpkinmaus... you know what they say about a little maus with a big hat...

Eddie is very small in stature, measuring a mere 4 inches tall... or should I say... small.