Construction Dust and Velour

Construction Dust and Velour

When you read this you will probably be reading the new and improved, though somewhat quirky, Moveable Type version of this website. Wooooo Hoooo! It’s been a long time coming. I’ve wanted to shirk off blogger since the first year I started with them but I’m such a hopeless nit wit when it comes to html and coding that I never got around to switching. Perl, CGI Scrips Wha!? So I hired Pretentious to do the transition for me. He’s been marvelous and all I have to do to pay him is buy his wife a pony! Anybody know where I can find a cheap but cute pony? I’m thinking this or this.

Other news: I bought myself a velour sweat-suit.


Yes, the fashion trend that I’ve been making fun of for the last year. I’m such a Hippocratic!!! I swore to myself that this was one lazy-woman’s fashion I wasn’t going to fall prey to. I was going to avoid it just like I avoided gladiator shoes and butterfly clips back in high school. I vowed not to join the masses wearing Juicy couture or any silly knock offs. I was so sick of seeing everyone and their cousin flouncing around in these glorified pajamas. Where I live that’s all anybody wears any more. What’s the style in that?

So what changed my mind? Hmmm…. well I guess I admit that they are flattering. I didn’t think they would be, but they somehow (as if by magic) make my butt look smaller. That was really the major deciding factor. Why I even humbled myself enough to try them on in the first place is another story.

I’ve been thinking about the twelve hour flight to Paris coming up in April. TWELVE HOURS!!!! I can barely sit still for an hour. Usually, I live in jeans but there is something about a long flight that makes even my cutest coziest jeans not as comfortable as they should be. So what I really want to wear is sweats or pajamas… yet I can’t be a complete slob because I am going to Paris after all and I’ll be flying with all those REAL French Girls. I know they will frown on my American tendency to follow a trend like a lemming but at least I’ll look like I have a small butt in my new super juicy (but not the real Juicy of course) sangria colored velour pants with fold over-waste band and a matching hooded velour jacket with pockets. Hmph.

Okay, I’m done justifying. It’s a done deal. They are comfortable and I don’t think I’ll ever take them off again.

Illustration Friday: Year of the Rooster

Illustration Friday: “Year of the Rooster”

Phew! I spent a lot of time Illustrating today. But I’m happy. I think the more I practice the better I’m getting. I remember when I was working in corporate land I didn’t think I had a chance at ever being an illustrator. It was a childhood dream. I’m not trying to break into any illustration market, I know there is a lot of competition… but I’m happy with the way my life is going. I get to draw all the time and sometimes I get to make money doing it. But most of all, my drawings make me happy. I still get frustrated when what I see in my head doesn’t come out of my hands but it seems like the gap is getting closer and closer. Now I just think, if I can imagine it I can draw it. Which explains why I still can’t draw a horse. I have no idea how horse bones work. I should study up on that.

I didn’t realize that Monday is Valentine’s and I promised to make anti-valentines. So I banged them out today and here they are. Have fun!

The anti-valentines remind me of a weird college memory. There were always roving reporters walking around campus asking weird questions to fill space in the school paper. One day I got interviewed and the question I was asked was “What do you plan to do on Valentines”. Of course I had no plans since I was pretty much un-dateable back then. I don’t know what came over me but I told the reporter that my roommates and I planned on sitting around making valentines out of black construction paper with sculls on them. It struck me as funny at the time. And then there it was in print next to my goofy picture the next day. I think that was my five minutes of fame back then.

So what do you plan to do on Valentine’s Day? Be original.