We’re watching that right now. Sure don’t make em like they used to. And by that I mean, they don’t make those movies about how fame and age can make a woman go beserk. Other favorites of mine include Sunset Blvd. and Mommy Dearest

I don’t ever want to get old or famous.

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here is something i made for katie when she was sick.  it’s a get wellkephant.  it usually makes sad sick girlfriends feel better.  which brings me to the question…what is an elkephant?

welp, the elkephant was first discovered by my girlfriend when i was away last summer.  she made a drawing of it, then i did, then our friends did.  from there, came a new era of evolution in animal species.   suddenly, it was quite possible for animals of different race, creed, and religion to mate and spread love around the world.  the elkephant is a symbol of loyalty, love, and humanity in this crazy world we call baltimore.

I found a sketchbook from last summer in the back of my car.  In it were some funny things that I had forgotten about.

1. Some random drawings (of course)

2.  The beginnings of the elkephant itself (annnnd the elkefawn)

3.  Some other hybrid inventions (which will be featured in the hybrid zine, coming your way)

 

 

RIP Rob

May 14, 2008

(and liza minelli)

October 22, 1925 – May 12, 2008

“I don’t ever want to go, I don’t have a sense of great reality about the next world; my feet are too ugly to wear those golden slippers. But I’m working on my fear of it. And my fear is that something interesting will happen, and I’ll miss it.”

NY times article on him

 

Scared skinny

May 9, 2008

Blaire made me watch this video about weirdo owls.  It’s a bit creepy I wouldn’t watch it right before bed.

 

Anyway, I did my research and it seems that most owls do this, not just these species. 

Owls have a very expressive body language. Many species will bob and weave their head, as if curious about something – this is in fact to further improve their three-dimensional concept of what they are viewing.
When relaxed, the plumage is loose and fluffy. If an owl becomes alarmed, it will become slim, its feathers pulled in tightly to the body, and ear-tufts, if any, will stand straight up. A pygmy Owl will cock its tail and flick it from side to side when excited or alarmed. Little owls bob their body up and down when alert.
When protecting young or defending itself, an Owl may assume a “threat” or defensive posture, with feathers ruffled to increase apparent size. The head may be lowered, and wings spread out and pointing down.

For more owl info– owlpages.com

pretty crazy

Piano Horn

May 6, 2008

I got this Sunday and I can’t stop playing it, it’s just sounds soooo good.  The manual is hilarious because it’s made in China and clearly no english speaking person ever read it.  I’ll put a picture up later of it.

From their website:

From Friday, May 16–Monday, May 19, the annual campus-wide 2008 Commencement Exhibition at Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) highlights works by more than 400 emerging artists in the undergraduate and graduate classes. This major exhibition allows every graduating student the chance to show a substantial body of work by transforming the College’s permanent galleries, hallways, classrooms, and open spaces into one expansive gallery space. Experimental Animation screenings take place on Friday, May 16 followed by Senior Video screenings on Saturday, May 17. Both take place at 7 p.m. in Brown Center’s Falvey Hall at 1301 Mount Royal Avenue. The Commencement Exhibition reception will be held campus-wide on Sunday, May 18 from 1:30 to 5 p.m. Shuttle service is available to guests during the reception. Special gallery hours for the Commencement Exhibition are Friday, May 16 from 11 a.m.–8 p.m., and Saturday, May 17 through Monday, May 19 from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. All exhibitions and receptions at MICA are free and open to the public.

The Commencement Exhibition features work by every graduating student in all of the undergraduate programs at the College. This includes students receiving bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.) degrees in art history, ceramics, drawing, environmental design, experimental animation, fiber, general fine arts, graphic design, illustration, interactive media, interdisciplinary sculpture, painting, photography, printmaking, and video, as well as candidates for the post-baccalaureate certificate in art.

The Commencement Exhibition concludes the 2007–2008 academic year and coincides with the College’s 182nd annual Commencement held on Monday, May 19 at 1:30 p.m.

For more information, visit http://www.mica.edu or call 410-225-2300.

http://mica.edu/

 

 

i’ll be there, you should too.  it’s always a good time to see what people are up to.

Bomb It

May 3, 2008

Too bad this movie won’t be screened anywhere around here.  Bomb It has what other graffiti films don’t, and that’s an international consideration.  Looks really interesting.

Film review

Movie Site

To Philly!

May 3, 2008

We are going to Philly to see Zoe Strauss this weekend.  Read about it on Katie’s blog : brokenbike.wordpress.com.  We are excited.  

sweets and sweets

May 3, 2008

I appreciate candy on many levels and recently have been reading various candy blogs and getting to know really what’s out there.  It all started with 1 box of sweet tarts:

 

and my stacking/building thing.

 

So the point is, there’s a lot of candy art and candy as art and candy as other things out there to be appreciated.

Like a hummer, made out of gumballs by Heidi Heisse. 

There are so many really nice candy blogs out there, too.  http://zomgcandy.com is a really cool one that mostly chocolate stuff.  candyaddict.com/ is pretty good for a variety of reviews, but the best i’ve found yet is candyblog.  It’s way cool, very thorough and written quite well.  

Another thing I’ve looked for is the weirdest (and grossest) novelty candy that exists.  And I definately have found some:

ear wax candy

gummy haggis?

i couldn’t put this in my mouth. 

gummy t-bone.

and possibly my fav:

(they also have abe lincoln.)

on this note i’m going on a diet and buying some lego’s to satisfy my color/building needs.