Wednesday, May 23, 2012

If You're In Seville and Need A Hare Cut...

I got a great response from the "Duck Amuck" post I did in April, so I thought I would share another Looney Tunes favorite.  Dad and I used to bond over these.  I will probably make a habit of sharing at least one a month.  Enjoy. :)

Sunday, May 20, 2012

A Quick Hello

I didn't disappear!  I'm just working like mad.  Being 2 people is hard work!
I have my costume for the first day of the festival cut out and ready to sew.  Should only take a few hours from start to finish, so that's exciting.  If I get finished with EVERYTHING else, I will make a second dress, but if and only if.  It would be super awesome, but I want to make sure the must have stuff is ready first.  We will see on Friday where everything stands.

While I'm working, I listen to random mixes on my iPod.  Most of the mixes have Steam Powered Giraffe in heavy rotation.  I simply can't get enough of them!  The 2¢ Show album is due out any day now.

If you missed my previous posts about how awesome SPG is, you can find several of them in the April archive during the A-Z Challenge.  I think SPG got 5 or 6 letters to themselves before it was all over.  :)

Over on their website I came across this gem and I just love it.  I'd vote for him.  :D

I hope you all have a good week, and I will try to check in as often as work allows!  There will be loooottsss of photos coming in about 3 weeks! :)

Love to all.

Monday, May 14, 2012

Good Life

I first saw this music video while waiting in line for a ride at Six Flags.  Absolutely love it!
Enjoy, and live the good life! :)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Wall E!

I'm schedule posting this (today is really Friday), as I'll be away from the computer most of the week.  Enjoy!!!

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Farewell, Maurice Sendak

For today's Illustration Tuesday, it is fitting and proper to honor Maurice Sendak, who died today at 83.
Rather than go on and on about his life, I'm going to link to some excellent articles here and here and just show you a few of my personal favorites of his wonderful illustrations.

“But the wild things cried,
'Oh please don’t go – we’ll eat you up – we love you so!'
And Max said, 'No!'
The wild things roared their terrible roars and gnashed their terrible teeth
and rolled their terrible eyes and showed their terrible claws,
but Max stepped into his private boat and waved goodbye.”
– Maurice Sendak
June 10, 1928 - May 8, 2012

From "Where the Wild Things Are"

From "A Kiss For Little Bear", written by Else Holmelund Minarik.

This was my favorite scene.  Grandmother Bear has given hen a kiss to take
to Little Bear.  Hen passes it to Frog, who passes it to Cat.  Cat seems to
object to the damp process by which he must retrieve the kiss he promised
to pass along to Little Bear! :)
From "The Griffin and the Minor Canon" by Frank R. Stockton

From "Chicken Soup With Rice"

There are more books illustrated by Sendak that I love that I can't find images for just now.  They include:
"And I Mean It, Stanley!" by Crosby Newell Bonsall
Other "Little Bear" books, by Else Holmelund Minarik

Monday, May 7, 2012

Steampunk Opera Overture

This orchestration has been fueling my imagination for some Steam-punk plans.  I can't divulge anything else about the project just now, but suffice it to say, listening to this makes it easier for Lucy Jane to design things with leather, gears, and clockwork mechanics!  Enjoy.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Happy Star Wars Day

I'm a moderate fan of the genre.  Not a geek with collectables, but I can quote pretty much all of the original 3 films.  I never got into the prequels.  I never even saw Episode 3.  I heard people died, and Anakin grew up with a taste for power and black capes, and that pretty much caught me up to Luke, Leia, Han and Chewbacca.  But in the spirit of the day, and because I promised more puns on this blog if I ever got out of the studio (I'm on a 20 minute lunch break now), I leave you with this:

Thursday, May 3, 2012


No, I don't look this pretty while I'm working. :}

I am feverishly working in the studio.
I have a to do list 3 miles long.
Unfortunately, it all has to be done before I am allowed to blog. :(
Thanks for hanging in with me and I promise I will be back soon and get all caught up.
More Music Monday, Illustrator Tuesday, Video Wednesday and General Mayhem and Nuttiness, plus a few puns thrown in for good measure will return, as soon as these deadlines have been met.
My 10 minutes are up now, so I have to go.
Hope everyone has a great rest of the week!