Friday, April 25, 2008

Peanut Butter Cookie Love

I made these Trader Joe's Peanut Butter Cookies this week, and even though the cookies came out semi-ok, I mostly fell in love with the packaging for the cookies, and made a COLOURlover palette based on it.

Anywhoot, the COLOURlovers website is pretty neat-o, and me thinks I'll be playing around with it more in the near future. Check me out on COLORlovers here!

Now I'm off to eat my eggs and avocado.

Friday, April 18, 2008

just say "AHHHHHHH!!!!"

Should I do it, should I do it?!

Sick with allergies today. Did a search for "neti pot" on youtube...

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Blawgs, table drawings, muxtapes

A delightful surprise! The wonderful Heidi of My Paper Crane mentioned my blog in a post of hers about...blogs! I'm truly honored, since I subscribe to her blog and admire her photo-filled craftackular posts. Thanks, Heidi!

Earlier this week we went to our favorite Italian Restaurant, I've probably mentioned it before, Italian Colors. It's one of those places that let you do drawings on the paper tabletop covering. Here's the mess we made.

table drawing before dinner

That unfortunate Wario drawing is mine, and the unfortunate victim caught in his fart cloud is named "Pochi."

table drawing - Pochi

I tried drawing Pochi from memory on the right. Michael invented this character when he was in the 2nd or 3rd grade. According to him, he's always looked pretty much the same, so he was quite shocked at how my memory butchered the image of his childhood creation. Then Michael drew his Pochi on the left, see how he is scratching his head in confusion at my Pochi?
Oh well, it made for a good laugh.

My good pal, Chrisclean updated his website recently, and one of the last few times we chatted, he told me about this awesome website,, where you can make your own online mixtape! It took me forever to make mine, and even when I finally finished I had a couple of last minute changes occur due to bugs, but it was an interesting experiment.

Here's my first mix
. Maybe when I have more energy I'll make another one with a real theme, for now it's just some songs I've been liking a lot lately.

Friday, April 11, 2008


After an exhausting day at work yesterday, I came home and intended on taking a short nap. Instead I ended up hibernating for about 10 hours. I didn't really know what to do with myself when I got up, because it was that weird, not quite night time, not quite day time. Should I eat dinner, should I eat breakfast? I microwaved some oatmeal and then forgot about it, I think it's because I don't actually LIKE oatmeal that much. I would make a terrible hobbit. I played Super Smash Bros. Brawl for about half an hour, read for a bit, then turned on the news. Now the sun's finally out and I feel a sense of relief like I can finally get on with the day, even though before my hibernation I was happy that my day was over.

Yesterday we visited our dear friend Lewis, and gave him this gift. It's a portrait of him with his initials on the cover of a Moleskine watercolor sketchbook.

Book for Lewis Mahlmann

Hmm...guess I should make myself a 2nd breakfast now.

I'm happy that there are other people on the internet that find the second breakfast scene as amusing as I do. I love watching terrible quality re-enactments of movie scenes. LOVE IT.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

I'll be lovin' you forever.

I cleaned my work area a couple of weeks ago.

Organized my paint shelf.

Of course, it didn't stay clean for very long. I'm working on some more scenery for The Puppet Company's show, Perez and Mondinga.

My art mess.

In the window of the house, are my newly acquired gnomes from Target, which I heart dearly.


Also acquired yesterday, three very awesome records from the thrift store. I really wanted to get more, but Michael was dying from allergies so we had to leave.

Man of la Mancha
Children's Songs Record
Mother Goose Album

This last one simply called "Mother Goose Album" was a 3 record set of children's songs! And there is a board game inside, with more wacky illustrations. SO COOL. Didn't come with the game pieces though.


What else is new? Not much, just eagerly anticipating seeing the following musical act live this year...