Saturday, March 31, 2007

Medusa and Snake

Not a great shot of my toga, but you can see my snake hair and Capote in my hands.

I'm off for a costume party. The theme is Gods and Goddesses, so I'm Medusa (the snake stays home, sigh). Mike is going as "Steve the God of Hairdo's" which is a refference to one of our favorite commedians Eddie Izzard.

We'll take more picks and if my toga stays together I'll post some!

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Behold the finished sweater!

I can Knit!

I don't think this counts as cruelty to animals, but he's looking at me like, "Moooo-oooom!" This wasn't based on a pattern, it was sort of a learning piece. I made a "shrug" or one big sleeve that wraps around him, using an alternating "stockinette" stitch. I then knitted a wrap around scarf that makes a collar around the neck then circles in front then tucks under itself. I let it be a little roomy knowing next time it was actually cold he'd be bigger.

I enjoy knitting, it sort of took the edge off of all the stuff I had going on this month. I took it to work and knitted on my breaks. I want to get good enough to do a sweater for Enzo and a matching hat and scarf for me. Lookout neighborhood!

My Morning Drive

I would LOVE to have a boring drive to work, but Life has other plans. I'd recently been accosted by an insane driver who wanted to meet me in the HEB parking lot and "kick my f---ing a$$." Did I mention I've never met this woman or have a clue why I needed kicking of any kind?

Well, this morning was no exception in the Keep Austin Weird, and We Mean REALLY Weird trend.

I'm making my way out of our neighborhood this morning at 6:30 in the am, and I see two pale shapes up ahead by the road. I get a little closer and I see they're people... I get a little closer and see they're naked! Stark, birthday suit naked! And a third man was there fully clothed. I drove past and they didn't smile, wave, try to cover up, just stood there on the side of the road. Really weird, huh?!

Maybe it's the non-conformist artsy-fartsy side of me that has spent the day trying to come up with legitimate reasons for this encounter. I've come up with:
  1. They were in some sort of "Lost a Bet" or "Frat Initiation" ritual that involves phrases like "Thank you, sir, may I have another?" This is a weak explanation given the somberness and lack of mischiviousness I got, though it was really early.
  2. The Mothership orbiting around the earth dropped off these two visitors. I figure the clothed one is responsible for "Taking them to our Leader."
  3. The two naked men were werewolves that just changed back. Yes, the big downer for lycanthropes we all know is that when you transmutate into your animal form, your clothes are ruined. I figure the two were out marking territory when the third happened up on them and they shifted back.
  4. The three were a coven of Pagan/Wiccan witches celebrating the coming of spring with a ceremony requiring that 2 be "sky clad."
  5. Escaped Loonies. This is probably the top runner for likelihood.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

I feel Eddie's Pain...

Must... keep... drawing... Can't... stop... must... go... on... *gasp*

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Promo Card

I got to design a promotional postcard for Camp Lizard. We'll be handing them out along with an Advance Reader Copy (ARC) at the Texas Library Assoc. convention next month. I thought it'd be fun to have it look like they were taking a picture to send back home from camp. The back of the card promotes the book. I'm getting excited about finishing it!

Sunday, March 04, 2007

There she is!

Just a doodle I did for fun that I painted. It's a play on perspective and very compact. I've been looking at and reading old fairytales, so there may be more coming.