Posts made in August, 2014

august 28, 2014 – more topiaries

Posted by on Aug 28, 2014 in painting, topiaries | 2 comments

topiariesMy rough translation* of your feedback re: the squirrel (see center right, click to enlarge):

“Your squirrel’s eye is creepy.”
“Can you add lightning to the squirrel?”
“Your squirrel gave me nightmares. I can’t sleep now. I blame you. Bitterly.”

“This is my favorite one so far because it looks creepy!”
“Yeah! Death Squirrel! I want it!”
“I sleep like a baby now because of your squirrel painting.”

What does one do in the face of such contradictory responses? Options:

1. Sadly paint over Squirrel’s eye to make him socially acceptable.
2. Sadly paint over all the other animals’ eyes to make them socially unacceptable, just to match.
3. Not give a rip about what you people think.
4. Come up with another line of cards designed for those who appreciate the strange, creepy, and bizarre!

I’ve chosen to do number 4.


*and somewhat elaborated upon

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august 18, 2014 – topiaries

Posted by on Aug 18, 2014 in painting, topiaries | 0 comments

Here are the first four. I don’t think I’ll stop at six.four topiaries of the apocalypse

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august 14, 2014 – the unraveling – part ii

Posted by on Aug 14, 2014 in stories, the unraveling | 6 comments

The Unraveling – Part II

Correine awoke to the rumble of thunder and the sound of rain spattering on her window. She lay still in the early morning darkness, gathering her thoughts. As she watched the drops of water trickle down the panes, Correine decided that she could wait no longer. She would go to the Oracle, despite the risks, to confess and ask her question.

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august 8, 2014 – tree animals!

Posted by on Aug 8, 2014 in painting, topiaries | 0 comments

topiariesHere’s my progress on the tree animals. Rabbit and deer are done, moving on to the fox. To round out the six I think I’ll add a badger, a squirrel, and an owl. (Click image for a larger view.)

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august 6, 2014 – you won’t sneak up on me this year, Christmas

Posted by on Aug 6, 2014 in painting, topiaries | 2 comments

rabbitEvery year Christmas comes quickly and mercilessly, sweeping in when I’m the busiest and catching me unawares. I never feel prepared. Often, around October or November, I’ll vaguely formulate some Christmas goals. I’ll think, “This year we’ll take a photo and I’ll do a family newsletter. I’ll buy gifts in November. I’ll design Christmas cards.” It seems that every year I fail. Christmas gets the better of me.

Not this year. At least not with the card thing. Today I started creating some designs for cards that I plan to print up next month. This is the first (and it’s not finished) of six animals. For now I call him Rabbit.

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