December 29, 2007

new site. new illustration. new bandana.

I'm working on a new site. It's not a total redo, but it's a pretty drastic change. It's pretty much all I've been working on the last few days, and it still might be a while before it's ready.

But this post isn't really about my new site, it's about what I'm wearing while I work on my new site.

I like scarves and bandanas, I wear one or the other pretty much everyday. Which is why Lindsay gave me the Mustache Bandana set (made by Burlesque of North America) for my birthday yesterday.

excuse me sir, do you have a dumbbell for me to lift. or a bicycle with one large wheel for me to ride?

Rad. Also, in a few days I'll be posting a new piece with a step-by-step of the various stages of completion. I just want to wait until the final product is out. Thanks for waiting.

December 22, 2007

W.I.P. (Work in Progress)

I was sitting here working on a new project, and I had the urge to clean house on my desktop.I started putting unfinished pieces of art into the "In Progress" folder I have to keep track of all the art I've started and want to finish. Someday.

Then I realized I had actually started a second folder called "New Art" that is also waiting for more attention.

Here's a screen capture of both the folders with all the pieces that have gone unloved and unfinished. They could stay that way forever. Maybe. Probably, I guess.

above : my poor neglected children sit quietly, tossed aside and forgotten. much like my real children, if i were i to have any.

But don't cry! Dry those big doe-eyes! Because for every piece that's fallen into the deep, dark recesses of the dreaded "In Progress" folder there's another that's blossomed into a kind-of-glorious and slightly-loved piece of art!

And that warms the cockles of my heart! It's also the meaning of Christmas, I think.

December 15, 2007

i should have been working.

Today as I was working on a fun project (more on that very soon), I was listening to A Tribe Called Quest's second album, The Low End Theory.

There's a part in Buggin' Out where Phife Dog says "Styles upon Styles upon Styles is what I have..." and for some reason I saw for a simple typographic poster in my head. So I made it:

But then I didn't like it. It's what I pictured, I guess. The color, layout and style of type* were all pretty much exactly like in my head. But I definitely didn't feel comfortable with it.

Sometimes I get the urge to do flashy, simple designs with bold colors. And I always realize that's not really my deal once I play around with it.

But I didn't want to give up and be a little cry baby who cries like a baby all the way to the baby store when I need new baby dipe-ies for my baby butt. So I thought about what I could do that would make me like it?

So I did this:

And now I feel much better about the whole spur of the moment design-tangent.

And I can return this fresh pack of dipe-ies to the baby store.

*the font I used was created by Jonathan Calugi. Very talented.

December 8, 2007

i've got to get me one of those.

I'm back from (the first part of) the holidays and a way awesome trip to Mexico.

While in Mexico, we had a crazy encounter with a giant, ferocious Ghost*. It was totally spooky. You wouldn't believe me if I told you.

After we narrowly escaped it's icy death-grip of Ghosti-tude, I was left wishing I had a nice, warm Ghost-Proof Suit. For next time.

whoa! i hate g-g-g-ghosts! but i do like regular ghosts. either way you slice it, a ghost-proof suit couldn't hurt.

* No actual Ghosts were enountered in Mexico. It must have been some seaweed that touched my foot or something.