Tuesday, October 31, 2006

Happy Halloween!

Spider portraits made for this year's Jack-O-Lantern Jamboree:





Thursday, October 26, 2006

Illustration Friday: Ghost!

quickie paint doodle for this week's Illo Friday!


Tuesday, October 24, 2006

Sketchbook journal entry for today.

I met a new neighbor named Caroline, met up with my friend Nancy to see Marie Antoinette, and then Nancy gave me this wonderful painting she made of Michael and me. Still working a lot, still tired :-/ .

Marie, Caroline, and Nancy

Monday, October 23, 2006

Church & Winehouse - Beat It

Aghgh. I am so tired. Been working A LOT the past few days on 4 paintings for Halloween. Finished them this morning, they turned out really well and I'll post them later. I'm going to be working in the park the next 7 days straight and losing my sanity as well, but at least YouTube keeps me amused with things like this. \m/

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

The Slumber-Go-Round

Lately I've been challenging myself by drawing things that I'm usually too lazy to draw, like, pebbles, wood, and leaves. I'm glad I'm doing it, and also very fortunate to actually have time to sit and stare at something like trees for an hour to sketch them. I have found that the extra time and attention to little details are worth it.

The Slumber-Go-Round

Sunday, October 15, 2006

Today was AWESOME!

I got to hang out all day in the puppet theater at work, doing shows and learning how to use Celluclay to make heads for puppets. When we were finished and had our sculpted heads laying out on the table, it was like when you look at the Special Features on Dvds for like, the Muppets or something and they show what the figures look like in the workshop- all naked and being molded, and I was like, I'm doing that! Anyway, I felt very excited and accomplished for the day, and now I'm stuffing my face with chinese food. Yay!

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Gender Trouble: Feminism and the Subversion of Identity

Today at work I was driving the trolly when I saw the cutest little girl wearing this shirt.

Cutest thing ever.

She was with her mother and must've been about 7 or 8 years old. Then I got to thinking about my Feminist Studies class in school and want to read Judith Butler again.

I love my new sketchbook, it's been making me draw everyday since I got it, and a drawing annie is a happy annie.

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Snack from yesterday, courtesy of Burger King.


It makes me laugh everytime I watch it.

I miss this show.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Have A Nice Day

This morning I dreamt that the children's book I've been working on finally came back in the mail, and the author had already approved the proof copy without showing me. She was handing out several copies, and at first they looked amazing, and somehow the publisher had bound the books like a Little Golden Book with the gold spine and everything, they were in color and hardbound and beautiful, but they had changed the cover design and as a result there was a big blank back cover with no book description. I didn't know what to think about it, on the one hand it looked really cool, but on the other there were all these mistakes that could've been avoided. Then I woke up with a REALLY sore throat. Made some tea, then scanned in this sketch I did last night of dinner.


Monday, October 09, 2006

2 cases of needing to be more assertive.

Last night we decided to do dinner and a movie, we went to an italian restaurant where Michael ordered his favorite dish, "Green Scarves Lasagna" which is basically lasagna with the pasta parts made of spinach. When we got our meals, the lasagna looked...not so green...actually, not green at all. Michael signaled a waiter to inquire about this, and the waiter called for who seemed like the manager, and the manager basically said the FDA had recently banned the spinach because of the e. coli scare, and this was the same dish but with eggs. Phoooey. Of course, it would've been nice if they'd have mentioned it earlier, so that he could've ordered something else, but instead he ended up eating it, not enjoying it so much, and paying for it. If we could go back in time and do it again, we probably would complained some more and not paid for it. I'd also use the time machine to go back and remember to TAKE MY WALLET WITH ME so Michael wouldn't have been stuck with the bill. Sorry, Michael :-/

Speaking of Time Machines! We saw the Science of Sleep afterwards which I thought was BEAUTIFUL and amazing, but the movie fantasy vibe was totally destroyed for me when the guy in the row in front of us repeatedly used his cell phone to text message someone, with the bright-ass LCD screen shining right at our faces. The literal thought in my mind was "YOUR CELLPHONE IS REALLY LOUD- THE...BRIGHTNESS IS LOUD...SHUT IT OFF!" But I never said anything despite having several chances to. I'll get you next time movie cell phone text messagers!

Before the movie, we stopped by Borders because I wanted to pick up a cheap hardbound sketchbook, which I did, and then drew this during the movie previews.

new sketchbook

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Dear Diary,

Things have been very slow here in my blog, I guess I just sorta fell out of the habit. Usually what happens is I'll sign in to blogger and see the big white box waiting for me to type in some text, and I just close the window. Like, getting cold feet. Oh well. I'm going to try to get back into doing it, for the sake of documenting things for myself and writing practice, cuz you know, use it or lose it. I'm sure you 2 or 3 readers are so relieved, a har har!

On Tuesday we went to see the Grossology exhibit at the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley. I've seen this exhibit before with my little sister at the Witte Museum in San Antonio and I remember being so very amused at the table where you have to guess the smell (anus, armpit, foot, mouth), and they show you an enlarged microscopic view of the bacteria.

So when I came across it again this Tuesday of course I thought, "YES! ANUS!!!" But it wasn't so great the second time around and as I caught a good whiff of anus in my nose I think the vomit center in my brain activated and I did very nearly "blow chunks." Which, you know, would've been fine because it would've related to the rest of the exhibit.

Outside of the exhibit: Here I am about to topple over SF/Berkeley/Oakland!

Overall, a pretty fun exhibit full of poop, pee, barf, farts, puke, snot, all the good stuff a debased mind such as my own would enjoy.

And now for something completely unrelated, I <3 Teletextile.