Author Archives: bissempalla

a familiar face on dog biscuits

Cardigan Welsh corgi people will be glad to see that a new dog biscuit bag features a familiar face. Arrange several bags in a row and those corgi people will tell you it’s just like being in the kitchen when … Continue reading

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loving those japanese matchbook labels–summer is coming

This holiday weekend in the US traditionally marks the beginning of social summer. And after this long, cold spring we could certainly use it.  And summer makes me think about cicadas (I’m one of those rare people who likes the … Continue reading

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internet graffiti

Cartoon Cat Art History: I really like this street art piece.

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best of the drawing of the day, week 157: snake and robot

Combine the standard monster/alien/character race/mythological being called the naga with the furry snakes you often see in my sketchbooks.  Add a character that could be an android, a robot, or even another kind of alien.  And you get … a … Continue reading

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a day and a half (with a giant italian van)

What’s black and white and as big as your house?  It’s a cargo van! You can use it to move a bunch of furniture quite a long distance.  Don’t run out and buy it, though.  It costs about thirty thousand … Continue reading

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at the movies: mad max: fury road

I confess that I was never a huge fan of Mad Max.  I know I saw the first one ( it had young Mel Gibson and a blue heeler), and I vaguely remember at least bits of the one with Tina … Continue reading

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rest stop lotus

An unexpected sighting of a Lotus Elise: chrome yellow on an overcast morning.

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dire corgi with a pancake

If the dire corgi could read, he would be bitterly disappointed by this post, since it is a portrait taken with my pancake lens, and not a picture of His Direness eating a pancake.(I’m quite pleased with the 40mm f/2.8 … Continue reading

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internet sunday: double portrait

It’s Wassily Kandinsky,  the great Russian artist of the first half of the twentieth century . He painted some of the first great abstract works, and he taught at the Bauhaus. The famous Bauhaus Wassily chair, designed by Marcel Breuer, … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day, week 156: half the moon

Continuing to catch up on the drawing of the day backfiles.  In this drawing, someone is carrying half the moon.Seriously, it’s part of a sculpture of the man-in-the-crescent-moon.  (Presumably it will be assembled on site.)  OK. I decided that was … Continue reading

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