I painted a few gold and silver dessert plates using the Pebeo Porcelaine metallic paints.* The designs are fairly simple but I’m pleased with how they came out. (This has to be my first time stippling anything since the ninth grade; I almost forgot the term!) Hopeful break. So, you shouldn’t use these paints on […]
Schnitzel licking butter off his paws. This kept us laughing all evening.
Confession: I’m not a fan of Mad Men. But I am a fan of my good friend Dave, theme parties, and teased hair. bunch of goofballs Oh, it’s a prop. Dave (man of the evening) and Angela, our gracious hosts. The bohemian ads man, complete with neckerchief Two of the prettiest ladies in town. Stylin’ […]
“Pterror Over Paris and The Eiffel Tower Demon” by Jacques Tardi French heroine, Adèle Blanc-Sec uncovers a series of wacky mysteries in pre-World War I Paris. Psst: My boyfriend/book model is so cute! Some people read books for characters they can relate to. Not me. I like Adèle Blanc-Sec (in part) because I cannot relate […]
(I stole the term ‘organoke’ from Gavin- it’s too good!) Had a ball at Heather’s birthday party. She brought Frances Farmer Organ Karaoke to her living room and gave a number of dazzling performances. This included everything from costume changes, the Charleston, and backing choruses. Yeeeah, Heather is a rockstar… And a wonderful person besides. […]
I LOVED this fairy tale as a child- I remember reading it and getting chills (my other favorite was the similarly dark “Robber Bridegroom”). Catherine Breillat’s re-interpretation has a nice frame tale of two sisters in the 1950s. They are reading the story aloud in the attic, picking on one another, and having adorable conversations […]
Oh man, I had a great time at Bumbershoot this year! Sure, I scowled at a couple teenagers (like the aging curmudgeon I am…) but I have no real complaints. My pass was gratis, the lineup was awesome (I caught about a dozen bands, then a comedy bit), and there was plenty of time to […]
The Left Hand of Darkness takes place in the future on an icy planet called Winter. It follows Ai, an envoy from Terra (or Earth) and Estraven, the former Prime Minister of Karhide. Ai’s mission is to persuade the citizens of Winter (also called Gethen) to join the Ekumen, an alliance of other known planets. […]