Invisible things by Noëlle Maline

With the flicker of a bird .. I prefer distractions and being interrupted . These days , I am a luggage organizer , book filer and background diorama painter .. I look at the night sky and watch old films .. Collect shadows and uncertainties .. I make art with fragments and broken images .. Paper , things and sounds .


dodo before it was extict

uncovered: 350-year-old picture of a dodo before it was extict

The drawing, which dates from the late 1600s, offers a rare insight into the appearance of the flightless bird that was the first recorded casualty of human interference in the habitat of other creatures.

Uncovered: 350-year-old picture of dodo before it was extinct
The inscription above the bird, 'Dronte', was the Dutch 17th-century name for the dodo
Dodos were the main predators on Mauritius until settlers introduced bigger animals to Indian Ocean island, including pigs. Many were shipped to Europe as curiosities or had their nesting areas destroyed and the species was extinct by 1700.

The 350-year-old drawing, described by Christie's as “vibrant”, is one of a small number of images of the unfortunate bird whose demise was largely unnoticed until a dodo featured in Lewis Carroll’s popular 1865 book Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

Painted by an unknown artist of the 17th century Dutch school in about 1650, the unframed 10x8 inch picture is expected to fetch up to £6,000 when it is sold by Christie’s in London on July 9.

The auction house believes it differs from existing images, many of which were drawn from a small number of dodos that were put on display in Europe, some of which were later stuffed.


what's the secret max?

max- the secret?

mr. bloom- ya well, you seem to have it pretty figured out.

max- secret i don't know , uh...
         i think you just have to find something you love and do it for the rest of your life.

by the way,
i'm watching rushmore..


nancy and david

nancy cunard's feathers


the a,b,c's of david lynch


glass half full with rain water

rain rain rain
stupid stupid rain
 {comes to mind- the way emma thompson says it in impromtu}

what to do on a rainy -thundery- up to here in water
sort of day?
oh- watch and do a little bit of this and that.
how about three great stories about some pianists?

~ Shine
~ Amadeus
~ Impromptu


with no formal training

Deborah Turbeville

self portrait

casa no name

Deborah Turbeville was born and brought up between Boston, 
Massachusetts and the rock bound coast of Maine. At the age of 20 she moved
 to New York City and began working for the avant garde designer Claire McCardell.  
With no formal schooling other than the advanced seminars she attended 
with Richard Avedon and art director Marvin Israel, she launched herself into a career photography.


i have an unfortunate personality

i hate television. i hate it as much as peanuts.
but i can't stop eating peanuts.

In the mid-1950s, Welles began work on Don Quixote, initially a commission from CBS television. Welles expanded the film to feature length, developing the screenplay to take Quixote and Sancho Panza into the modern age. Filming stopped with the death of Francisco Reiguera, the actor playing Quixote, in 1969. Orson Welles continued editing the film into the early 1970s. At the time of his death, the film remained largely a collection of footage in various states of editing. The project and more importantly Welles's conception of the project changed radically over time. A version of the film was created from available fragments in 1992 and released to a very negative reception.

i feel i have to protect myself against things...
so i'm pretty careful to lose most of them.

[ 3 quotes- orson wells ]


play continually on loop

i would drive over to middle earth records about once a week 
and take all my allowance from chores and washing cars...
 spend hours looking for those hard to find albums.
one band that was tops on my list:


sometimes i would buy both the album and 
cassette tape
so i could play it in my 1966 blue
karmann gia immediately upon leaving.

these sort of obscure
sounds would sometimes be played continually
over and over 
for days on end...

some of my friends would just look at me
and say under their breath-
'your weird.'

but then say-
'you make life fun.'

'i do my best..'


i miss this...

bear jamboree at disneyland
that is no longer there.

this one is in japan.


happy birthday to Walt!

it's Mr. Disney's birthday today.
December 5th, 1901.

[here he is in a trailer screenshot, 
1937 for snow white]

I think a trip out to his park would be most 
appropriate for this occasion.
i will have some popcorn and 
say hello.

[Walt was an ambulance driver during WW1
and here with ambulance decorated by himself]

here's a little about 
how he founded Laugh-O-Gram Studios:
In May 1922, Disney founded Laugh-O-Gram Films with $15,000. The company got an $11,000 contract to produce six fairy tale cartoons forPictorial Clubs, Inc., which went bankrupt; a seventh fairy tale was sold to them separately. Among Disney's employees on the series were several pioneers of animation: Ub IwerksHugh HarmanRudolph IsingCarmen Maxwell, and Friz Freleng.
The company had problems making ends meet: by the end of 1922, Disney was living in the office, taking baths once a week at Union Station.
Thomas McCrum, a Kansas City dentist saved him from total failure when he commissioned Disney for $500 for Tommy Tucker's Tooth[1][2], a short subject showing the merits of brushing your teeth.[3]
After creating one last short, the live-action/animation Alice's Wonderland, the studio declared bankruptcy in July 1923. Disney then moved to Hollywood, California. Disney sold his movie camera, earning enough money for a one-way train ticket; he brought along an unfinished reel of Alice's Wonderland.

[Walt Disney, 1926 - Clara Cleans her Teeth]

and i just want to say thanks..
 for creating such a 
wonderful place for us all to go 
for showing us how to be 
magical and creative ourselves....
and to never stop trying.


3 birds segment

a few songs that may or my not have been in my head the last fews days.
for your listening and viewing pleasure:

no.1 - white noise

no.2 - lena lovich

no.3 - the dead weather
to be continued...


Fritz Lang

this is simply wonderful.

musica: michael nyman