Category Archive: Everything is better with mice

Everything is better with mice: #14

Nighthawks? How about “Nightmice”? Mixed media: pen, pencil, watercolor, acrylic on paper which claims to be good for watercolors but isn’t. Micefying this iconic American painting of all things reminded me about the… Continue reading

Everything is better with mice: #13

Can “Ulysses” be made better with mice? Forgive me my arrogance, but I believe so. Here, in the anticipation of Bloomsday, the iconic book cover with some illustrations (I put the close ups… Continue reading

Everything is better with mice: #12

I am quite convinced that Degas is better with mice; it is just that somebody’s painting abilities are not developed enough for Impressionism. Degas’s painting is called “L’Absinthe” (sometimes “Dans un café” —… Continue reading

Everything is better with mice: #11

Is Picasso better with mice? You decide. I loved Picasso before I could understand his paintings (partly thanks to “The Adventures of Picasso”, Swedish comedy film (loosely) based on Picasso’s life. It is… Continue reading

Everything is better with mice: #10

Iconic American painting, if not much better, is at least not worse with mice. Mixed media: pen, pencil, permanent marker on paper which is not particularly good for these things either. I would’ve… Continue reading

Everything is better with mice: #9

Poster art is definitely better with mice. Mixed Media: pencil, acrylic, permanent marker on paper which is clearly not suitable for acrylic paints:)

Illustration Mice Notes: Walter Benjamin on Relationships, #1

I have a chronic obsession with Walter Benjamin, particularly with his “Moscow Diary” which he kept during his visit to Moscow in December, 1926 — January, 1927. Why would anyone go to Moscow… Continue reading

Everything is better with mice: exceptions, #3

Oh, the importance of proofreading one’s writing. Also, not getting help from crushing mice.

Everything is better with mice: exceptions, #2

Happens to the best of them.

Everything is better with mice: #8

In Chicago, we just had the fifth of its worst ever snowfalls, which means that this morning I had to dig myself out of my apartment. Shoveling snow is not that easy, but… Continue reading