Friday, December 28, 2007

We went out for some PIZZOW and GAMES

Went to Incredible Pizza Company today with my younger sister, Michael, and his younger brother. Will probably write more about it later, but for now, enjoy the fun photos I shot!

Monday, December 24, 2007

playing around with the watercolors

Me last Saturday, on the last bad day of my cold. For some reason, I really like drawing myself when I'm sick, hah.

Taking my cold medicine.

Friday, December 21, 2007

Poo. I got sick this week.

I feel like the walking dead. blarhg. Can't wait till my vacation starts!

Me this morning. Sketching.
Runny Nose.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Paint Candies are now available on Etsy

Quick update before I take a break and play Contra. I just added all of the Paint Candy sculptures to my Etsy shop, and had some fun making the item description photos, so check 'em out!

Wednesday, December 12, 2007

Little Things.

I'm so excited for the upcoming holiday. I get to go home and visit my favorite soggy doggy, Little Sweet.

Little Sweet...

This was me last year taking her on a walk while it was drizzling, and her napping while I'm eating my favorite brand of ice cream, Blue Bell. Also, I ate some Stouffer's Cheesy Spaghetti Bake that day, which I can only seem to find in Texas.

Today I added a small painting on paper to the etsy shop. It was an experiment with painting on cyanotype, the image is from the book I did with John a couple of years ago. I've done a few of these, and the best part is always painting the bunnysuit on John. On my big list of creative projects to do is to somehow figure out a way of making more of these books so people can have them.

Also, we have been decorating the park with oodles and oodles of sparkly lights at work. Here's a shot of Mother Goose which caught my eye as I was going home tonight.

Mother Goose at Children's Fairyland

Now it's time for a nap.

Sunday, December 09, 2007

oh geez.

While surfing teh unternets tonight I came across a web app that analyzes your blog's readability level. I joked to Michael about how my blog is for 4 year olds, then typed in my url into the box. I was not wrong:

poo poo

I laughed. I cried. Maybe it's because I type things like, "teh unternets", or am easily amused by flatulence. Then Michael and I sang an impromptu song called "Bloody Vagina," reveling in our utter crassness and elementary school humor.

One more thing. After a long day of work and holiday gift shopping we stopped for dinner at a mall food court. While walking up the stairs to the second floor where all the restaurants are, I spotted a small puddle of saucey-something-or-other on a step, and warned Michael not to step on it. Michael described it as "Gnome Vomit," and later while waiting for our food requested that I make a drawing of what might've happened. So I present to you dear readers, the finest example of 4 years worth of paid professional artistic training from which I have earned a Bachelors Degree:

Gnome Vomit

After finishing this, I asked Michael to redraw it using his Art Brut hand, and while taking a break from hamburger eating, produced this:

Gnome Vomit 2

Hmmmm....quite interesting, wouldn't you say? Oh, how we amuse ourselves with such funny pictures.

Thursday, December 06, 2007


Robot Dreams Mixed Media

Made some new cyanotypes last week, which I'm really excited about and have listed some for sale at Etsy. Unfortunately, the weather has not been kind for making "sunprints," so it will be a few days until I get to make some more. I kept typing the word "smore" just now. Somors. Smores. Maybe I'm hungry.

I went to Ikea today to get some storage units for organizing my workspace. When I went to pay for my items I found that the only check stands open were 3 or 4 lanes of the Self Serve Check Out terminals, with one employee overseeing about 4 machines in each lane. I could only see maybe one lane being manned by an actual human cashier.

I suppose you could say it's sad that instead of the company paying a bunch of human cashiers to serve you, you are just left working out your purchases with scan your own items, the machines ask you how many bags you will purchase to put your items in, and you stick your money in the slot.

But I don't know, most of the time I try to avoid human contact anyway so I don't mind scanning my own purchases and bagging them myself. And I've been a cashier before, it's kind of a crappy job. It's certainly a position I would not mind being taken over by a machine.

Robots are okay in my book, just as long as we don't go from this:

to this:

I carried my items out of the store (bag-less, because I'm to cheap to pay the extra 10 cents for plastic bags) and I thought about this as I let out a big fart across the parking lot and into the cold winter air.