Wednesday, December 23, 2009

happy your holidays to you

let's just jump into things. the library sketchbook is finished and in california. i'll post the press release when it becomes available. in the mean time, here's a sid and nancy drawing.



did you know that it had been super cold here in pnwland? it certainly was. so cold, in fact, that we had sea smoke for a few days.



that's best viewed large if you're into that sort of thing.

so, yeah. holidays. you know i don't give a fuck about them. i do, however, enjoy the baked goods that accompany the bullshit "war" that happens ever year. war provisions like this delicious festivus brownie from samudra



and these adorable cookies (also from samudra).





but the closest i get to celebrating anything is by doing a bit of santa stalking.



no, i don't understand that elf's hat any more than you do.

nonholiday wise, the phone that i won arrived.



it's ok. the camera is pretty good. soon i'll have a data plan and it will be even better. look, i can live with it because it was free.

and that's it for 2009. i don't feel like recapping the year. it was a beast in many ways but was also quite fantastic for me career wise. that's really all you need to know.

anyway, happy the holidays to you if you celebrate one of them. if you need me, i'll be sitting on this corner of the couch



reading nemesis, tinkers, drood and the equally huge jonathan strange and mr. norell. text me if you need me. i might get back to you if i haven't turned my phone off.

Monday, December 14, 2009

library continues

the library sketchbook is almost finished! 8 more drawings and it's off to cali!

my favorite image so far today:



i might post a few more images later this week if i'm happy with them.

Friday, December 11, 2009

more from the library!



uh huh. burt and ernie. please don't ask.

if you'd like to see more from the ongoing library! sketchbook, click the link. i've been cranking out sketches like i'm a robot/factory/something mechanized.

10 more to go and then it's mailed off to cali!

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

proving that i'm not afraid to work blue



why, yes. that is a blue ball drawing. ha to the ha ha. (part of the library! sketchbook that i'm *so* going to finish by the end of the month.)

Monday, December 07, 2009

another catch up post

i'm fighting another cold (like you're surprised) so, once again, this is gonna' be the highlights (minus goofus and gallant) from the past couple of months.

so, halloween. it was actually quite enjoyable staying at home with our large bowl of candy.



we had about 20 trick or treaters. here are three.



leff and i dressed as the lamest hemmingway duo ever for about 15 minutes.



the old man and the c? geddit? oh, never mind. it's time to skip ahead about a month.

since this was our first nonvegetarian thanksgiving in 13 years, leff and i went berserker with the cooking. we made our first turkey and enough sides to last us for four and a half days.



i also made three versions of tiny pies. pumpkin,



pecan



and key lime.



there were also the traditional nachos. do i need to make the annual maize joke? you can do that yourself by now, right? right?!



moving on ('cause i'm starting to slip into a food coma just *looking* at that stuff.), we *were* going to have a mixmas party but we had to cancel. here's one of the decorations that i made before "dashing everyone's hopes".



(in reference to. although how are you a reader of this blog and "spinal tap" illiterate?)

what else? oh yes! we finally had some fucking coffee in the goddamned domo cups.



i mean, it took long enough for them to be back in stock...

but onward (and upward?) to december and the 5th anniversary ucu. i attended with a gaggle of bremeresidents this year instead of being sidelined by doctor's orders. have some atmosphere, why don't you?



here're danny and jessie (who's holding some of winter's delicious cupcakes!).



and jamie of mid air designs. (he's in b&w by request.)



i cannot *tell* you how nice it is to meet someone else from the east coast. sometimes i go through right coast withdrawal symptoms esp after years of dealing with pnw passive aggressive default syndrome. (yeah, i said it. you know it's true.)





was it crowded at this year's ucu? what do you fucking think? of *course* it was!



(sorry that i missed you, megan and glews. maybe i'll see you in the spring!)

what else? ah, yes! i'm still working on the library! sketchbook. here're two more drawings for your perusal.





i'm hoping to have this finished before the ridiculousness of the holiday apex.

also, i got a peek at kristen rask's new book that i'm included in! the whole thing looks great! (i can't wait to get my copy from the publisher!)

k, time to end this thing with the standard cat pictures/video.





video