I began working on this illustrator project with the intent of not giving up on creative work. I don’t think I really like it. Maybe I just need to keep at it. But in the interest of full life documentation I give you, Skelly.ai:
Have good ideas? Please advise.
I’ll eat my heart out to that,
My dreams have been extraordinarily vivid lately. It makes it hard to get out of bed and be productive when I so badly want to see what my unconscious brainz will conjure up next.
Been a-working on a painting plus a-working on a living. The painting is a gift to be hung in an oceanic themed nursery and I have less than a month before the stork “drops it’s load” upon my friends. Gotta get crackin of that. But in the meantime I will leave you with this little doodle I worked on last month and alluded to in a previous post:
Eat your heart out,
Did I go over a month without posting a single thing here? Yes, yes I did. But I have really good excuses. I’ll tell you all about them:
I moved to a new place! The old place had charm, but it also had vermin-friends living in the ceiling/walls and an asshole landlord. C’est la vie. My new place has AMENITIES, not the least of which is a jacuzzi tub(!!!). Unpacking has been slow and painful since the new place has a fraction of the storage space the old place did, but the end is in sight. Regardless, the packing/moving/unpacking has been keeping me very occupied (not to mention those pesky jobs eating up my blogging time). More photos to come as the place comes together.
Besides the move I’ve managed to take some photos here and there of other activities that are not blog-updation:
Also, I’ve been working on an illustration, it’s not finished yet but here’s a little piece of the puzzle:
Eat your hearts out,
Something got me thinking about what I wish more dudes would do for their female counterparts. I’m not really sure that any of my readers have a y chromosome, but if you do I’d like to help you woo the ladies. 4 out of 5 pretty girls agree, the following tips are dyne-o-mite.
First, put on a long sleeve button up shirt. I don’t care if it’s summer, just do it. Second, roll the sleeves up to your elbows. Third, you are now exponentially more attractive and stylish. It is really that easy. Hot:
Girls like to be given stuff. This is well documented and factual. This however, does not mean it must be expensive or even cost anything at all. Illustrations, hand written notes, small knick-knacks, et cetera are all excellent battering rams into her heart and at little to no cost to you. These are especially effective when done just because. Chicks dig “just because”.
So you wanna buy her something? I have the answer: ETSY. Nothing says “you’re special and unique and all that other romantical nonsense” like handmade jewelry. For real. Plus, you really don’t have to spend very much scratch for something she’ll adore. Esty is jam packed with a bevy of girly goods so you need not limit your gift to jewelry. It could be a scarf or silk screened panties or a fancy feathered hair clip. BTW the same rule of “just because” applies here as well.
That’s it. If she doesn’t love your guts after my methods then either she or you is a creep. Or both. Happy wooing, and as always, eat your heart out.
Greetings fellow life livers, and white rabbit to you all. I’ve been getting back into the shutterbug mentality with the new E 420 DSLR. Work keeps getting in the way of art, so there has been an amount of frustration, but isn’t that always the way? Anyhoo, here’s some of my faves so far:
On the patio of a Viennese food emporium, Grünauer, the boy looks awful cute and in the background is possibly the most photographed landmark in Kansas City, the almighty, glittering Western Auto sign. The food is delicious, their happy hour is pretty stellar and the interior is just lovely. (I’m trying to tell you to go to there)
A little pocket illustration I made of the boy while bored at a bar. Usually being bored at a bar is just a horrible waste of time and money, but I’m pretty fond of this ‘lil investment.
Pretty nighttiming girls. Experimenting with black and white in the “digital darkroom”, attempting to eke out my style of darkroom alchemy. Love this one.
More playing around in photoshop. I’ve been posting most of the good ones onto my little flicker account (that recently grew up into a “pro” account (very exciting)). There’s also some old stuff on there too, just fer kicks.
As I have previously indicated, Gifted Hands is now carrying some of my little crafties and I have already sold some things (!!!!). Here are some of “the goods”:
It sorta looks like a cluster fuck of cute eh? I think they’re pretty rad, in fact I’m wearing one of the hair clips as I type. Win!
Eat your heart out,