Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Laugh and the World Laughs With You

...or something like that.

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Monday, August 30, 2010

When Pigs Fly

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Sunday, August 29, 2010

New Poster

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More to follow! (I have a bunch...) Go here to buy!

And for those of you who love Mondays as much as I do (is there an html for "sarcasm"?):

funny gifs - Neil Patrick Harris Approves!
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Monday, August 23, 2010

art experiment redux

Re-thought the apple and pepper... I wanted to make them more cohesive, so they all go together better.

Friday, August 20, 2010

She Has No Time

Another drawing based on a song on my iPod. I'm not quite sure I like it, and I'm not quite sure I'm done with it, but I suspect I need to quit messing with it for now!

From Keane's "She Has No Time"

You think your days are uneventful
And no one ever thinks about you
She goes her own way
She goes her own way
You think your days are ordinary
And no one ever thinks about you
But we're all the same
And she can hardly breathe without you

She says she has no time
For you now
She says she has no time

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Keep Calm

I'm sure that many of you have seen the ubiquitous "Keep Calm" posters all over everywhere. (No, no, they are literally EVERYWHERE, I'm not kidding.)
Little bit of history for those of you who care: they were designed by the British government in 1939 to raise morale in the event the British were invaded during WWII. Which they weren't - because, let's face it, who wants to eat British food? Kippers for breakfast? Kidney pie? Black pudding? Spotted Dick?! (Seriously? Um...no, thanks, I'll just chew more gum. And don't go emailing me that all that stuff is tasty... don't care; I'm pretty much a cheeseburger, steak and potato, nice green salad kind of girl.)

Anywho, for the few of you who are oblivious, the posters look something like this:

I have, as of late, seen several parodies including "Keep Calm and Craft On", "Keep Calm and Fake a British Accent" and my favorite - "Keep Calm and Cary Grant".

I have decided to add my own version (I suppose someone will tell me it's already out there, but the important thing is: It's NOT on ETSY!).

So here for your viewing pleasure:

You can buy them here. (Keep calm and go. Now.)

Monday, August 9, 2010

Birdhouse In Your Soul

Blue canary in the outlet by the light switch
Who watches over you
Make a little birdhouse in your soul
Not to put too fine a point on it
Say I'm the only bee in your bonnet
Make a little birdhouse in your soul

-They Might Be Giants

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Somewhere That's Green pt 2

Little Shop of Horrors

A while back, Secret Agent Man and I were having a discussion about how we'd like to win a huge ginormous lottery so we could build our own little town and set it up by our rules. Limited number of homes, small town feeling. I want a town square where there's a bandstand and people feel safe walking to and from stores. Where there's no graffiti, no trash in the streets, no boarded up buildings. A drive-in movie theater. A soda shop.
Like Back to the Future or Ghost Whisper:

I find that I am somewhat obsessed with an idealized 50's aesthetic. Not the "Mad Men" kind of thing you see on TV, but a happier version of that time.

When cars were cool:

And concept cars were even cooler:

Jazz was hot:

Men were manlier:

Women were woman-lier:

I love the 50's modern house:

I love the idea of being a stay at home mom that has a martini waiting for dad when he gets home, and dad mowing the lawn with said martini in hand. TV dinners. Dinner parties.

Fashions were lovely:

And everyone seemed so happy with simple things:

Okay, I did say this was an idealized vision, didn't I? I may have trouble with trading my laptop for the 50's home computer:

Flying was still fun:

Sci Fi was awesome:

And even the naughty bits seem sweet today:

And most important, we knew who we were: Americans, families, striving for a better tomorrow.
We knew who our enemies were:

And it wasn't us:

That's the life I want.

Anyone want to join me? I'm having a party in the fallout shelter promptly at five. Bring some martini olives and you're in!