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best of the drawing of the day, week 117– spokesphinx

Started to draw a Knotted Rope sphinx (search the blog for “sphinx” to find out more about them).  I wanted to put something in his hand and it turned out to be a coffee mug.  The pose evolved and there … Continue reading

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a visit to the apple store

Sitting here behind the wheel of Stinky, the old Lenovo ThinkPad, and feeling mightily content, since I’ve saved myself a thousand bucks or so, at least temporarily.  Have been enjoying a brief flirtation with the idea of a Mac laptop … Continue reading

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tumblr sunday on monday: picture and caption

I like this picture.  I like the caption. (It’s a complete sentence!)  I like the typesetting and the figure drawing and the linework and the expression on the fact of the lady in the striped dress at the far right.  … Continue reading

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the answer to yesterday’s question is:

A small statue of a rat meditating!  Everybody needs a small Mexican pottery statue of Happy Buddha Rat*.   He is usually going to sit behind my keyboard under my monitor, but I took him outside to photograph him.  As usual, … Continue reading

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beyond love and hate: four letter words for hand tattoos

An aging punk character is floating around the edges of a prose story I am writing, and while the Mohawk and at least some of the piercings have been left in his past, the tattoos remain.  To me the tattoo-iest … Continue reading

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world cup notes

On this, the rest day between the end of the group competitions and the beginning of the knockout round, here are just a few of the notes I’ve been making as I watch the (“association football”) World Cup.  Sportscasters say … Continue reading

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lenticular bookmark wolf 5– a question of fate

My pencil drawings are seldom seem in public.  Most of my rough design work is in pen, for practice, and while most of my finished work goes through a pencil state, the ink is what really “counts” for me.  But … Continue reading

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down on the corner

A couple weekends ago I took these photographs of an absurd, and possibly vaguely unsettling, sculpture installation I found down on the corner. Barbaric trophy?  Conceptual art?  Social commentary on the plastic quality of conventional beauty? The Queen is dead, … Continue reading

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on a grey seal

Had an actual list of about a dozen things I needed to do today, written in my official maroon Important Note Taking Pen on the back of an old envelope.  That’s a pure temptation to fate, so of course I … Continue reading

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iowa’s birthday present– notes

The second story in The Illustrated Kekionga series of blog based serial fiction, Iowa’s Birthday Present, has found its way to some kind of ending.  Iowa had a very happy birthday, and I hope you had a good time too.  … Continue reading

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