Wednesday, March 30, 2011




Funny little story. Way back in the days of the dinosaurs when I was in high school I watched MTV. A lot. and there was this one video that was all...Gothic-y and angsty and silly but I enjoyed it (and it had absinthe!)and lo over ten years passed and all I had left were images of ravens and a flappy Gothic dinner jacket and the vague feeling I really enjoyed the video whose name I could not recall for the life of me. That was a over a month ago and hard as I tried to remember rock/alternative bands of the late 90's - soundgarden, stabbingwestward, I could NOT REMEMBER the name. it was driving me crazy understand (my memory is usually pretty damn good). and then I FOUND IT. and feel the need to share for that is the depth of my vexations. Besides, its all Gothic goodness and whathisname of NIN is pretty hot in this video. ha! Enjoy.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

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See the problem with playing so much Fable 3? It gets into your doodles until you're giggling like mad in a classroom full of people staring at you like you've lost your mind. I mean, c'mon! Just look at him! How can you not be amused? More silly sketches to come.

Friday, March 25, 2011

spots

I know this is technically my 'drawing' blog but I am ashamed to admit life has been so crazy that I haven't been able to get a lot of drawing in recently. Though now that things have calmed down a bit I have a few irons in the fire so for now here's a bit of an older pic. I entered this one in one of the student shows but did not win anything for it. Funny how art is; it wasn't the genre they were looking for and in fact the giant eight foot by ten crappy barely-legible crayon scrawling of a human figure on news print paper got into the show while mine did not. I suppose if my school were an animation school it might have had a shot but its not. Even knowing this logically it still makes me think 'I'm not worthy!'

Monday, March 21, 2011

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This post is going to make everybody jealous. Because guess where I went over the weekend? To the Bay Area and more specifically, Berkeley, California where all the fantastic art stores are. I went to Castle in the Air, a store full of fantastic, European style things and beautiful paper. They have a blog. The last photo there are things that I bought (and put into a nice container). The area where Castle in the Air resides also has all sorts of unique and beautiful paper supplies. I picked up some fantastic Japanese paper at Miki's Paper which is right next to Castle in the Air. It was a fun day trip and I like visiting the Bay Area but I don't think I would want to live there.

Saturday, March 12, 2011

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I may have posted this before but it deserves to be again. Ravenhearst 2 is fabulous. The visuals, the music, the crazy, crazy puzzles. Just beautiful.

Tuesday, March 08, 2011

cute

I remember this one - this was on the back of a restaurant menu from the 1930's and I liked it so much I ...er... recreated it with pen. I do love art deco things though.

Thursday, March 03, 2011


It seems no matter how old I get I can't help loving cute. Such as these Harujuku rings and necklace. I have a couple of things from this line and really love it. Sadly most of it is pretty expensive so I can't go and buy everything I want.