Oct 31, 2006

Hello, I am Mr. Skull!

I started out as a simple line drawing, but then my creator started playing with photoshop... again.

Oct 27, 2006


I don't like movies where horses fall down. Especially when a horse falls down a cliff and kinda bounces, like in a movie we watched last week.

Also, I don't like movies where someone is chained up around their wrist or their ankle, and the bad guy gives them something sharp and leaves them alone. It makes me think about what I would do if a bad person chained me up around the ankle or wrist and gave me a sharp object and left me alone. ... I don't like to think about that.

Movies that I do like are scary but there is no blood. Just ghosts and maybe a witch or skeleton.

Psychological thrillers are always a lot of fun. The popcorn just disappears during psychological thrillers. And then you wonder, "Hey! Who took my popcorn?!!" What a mystery...

Oct 26, 2006

ho ho ho!

59 days, 12 hours and 47 minutes left to shop for Christmas....
and i haven't even started!!!!

uh oh. now it's only 59 days, 12 hours and 45 minutes!!!!!!!!!

Oct 25, 2006

We tie-dyed our cat...

(not really, we don't have a cat.)

Oct 21, 2006



Oct 18, 2006

just a dragon

I'm tired. Really REALLY tired.
And sore...
A long time ago i made this dragon in Photoshop.

Oct 15, 2006

Candy Corn

Disneyland was awesome today, all done up for Halloween! Oh God! PUMPKINS, Mother! PUMPKINS PUMPKINS, SO MANY PUMPKINS!!! (insert maniacal laughter here).
Here i am standing in front of a giant candy corn. Yes it's real, not one of my usual photoshop works. There really IS giant candy corn in this
small world after all. Dreams DO come true! (just noticed the banner in the upper left after i wrote this, click on the picture if you can't read it...weird huh?)

Oct 14, 2006

Oct 9, 2006


One of our neighbor kids made this for me today.
Dude! I think it's
way cool!!!!

brass 'n glass

rhymes with.... oh never mind.So this is the latest learning adventure. Sure is cheaper to learn with glass and cheap metals than with crystal and sterling silver. These are some really cheap-o fish (yes, more fish! imagine that!) beads but i think their imperfections (such as putting two eyes on one side, like a halibut, except that there's still one on the other side too, unlike a halibut which probably just has a butt on the other side and maybe some gills) add sort of an endearing charm to the piece. The most tedious part was making the little wire links between the beads, but it's good therapy. I keep dropping the stuff, or else squeezing the pliers too hard. The carpet in my craft room must be harboring hundreds.... no wait... thousands of beads, jump rings and other teeny-tiny findings that i drop. They immediately burrow and hide from me.

I'm learning (by trial and error) to use crimp beads now. I tend to smash them too hard. So i read somewhere that the way to know when you're squeezing the pliers properly is to think of shaking your grandma's hand and how hard you would squeeze. Well, my grandmas have passed on, and i don't wanna shake their hands. That's scary!

Oct 3, 2006

Tuesday (but i keep thinking it's Monday)

Today was stressful.
I shall scream.

That's better.


That is all for now.
(except maybe chocolate)

Oct 1, 2006

Comfy Shoes

Awhile back i was complaining about needing shoes that looked acceptable for "business" attire yet flat, soft-soled and with a wide toe-box. I found these black Hush Puppies online and took my chances, and they worked out so well i ordered a second pair in brown. They accomodate an orthotic just fine, too.

All those high-heels and pointy toes are stylish and chic, but these work for me.

An old family favorite

Mom's Veal Scallopini!
errr.. i mean...
(if it's not readable, click on the recipe)