Halloween is here. This means sweets. also sweets. and sweets. also ghosts, and scary things, but mainly sweets. or so I'v heard, not having done anything like trick or treating in little old Zim, but all the same, seeing as one half of me is from the USA (the Dan part), I think sweets should be in order. So does Esk, at least the savoury bone kind. Give her all the bones in the graveyard! :)
30 October 2012
25 October 2012
I have been doing quite a bit of work lately, so havent updated my blog as much as I should have! - but here is a really cute invite I did for a lovely person in Australia. For privacy I have blurred/changed names, and addresses and numbers...I am very happy with it!
22 October 2012
Lately I have been working with shapes, circles, and triangles, squares and so on. I have been doing some ink paintings of them. But I was too excited to scan them, as I had them in frames and up on my wall before they were even dry (who puts their own pictures on their own wall, seriously?! - People who can't buy real prints and real art do - like me, thats who!). So I did a digital version really quickly, which I also really like. I call them Triangles of Dignity as Dan has been talking about his Circles of Dignity, so I figured he could keep his Circles of Dignity, and I would make my own Triangles of them.
Now back to work for me....
18 October 2012
16 October 2012
This weekend I was ill, I hate being ill. I'm miserable, I feel miserable, I look miserable, and I act miserable.
And I lie in various places in the house (depending on where Dan is :) ) and moan about how ill I am feeling. (Once I spent a whole weekend moaning in my sisters bathtub (soothing hot water) about how ill I was, and no one took any notice of me. I ended up at the emergency room - HA!).
Admittedly this weekend wasn't that bad.
I made a brief outline on how I am treated when ill:
Day 1: I get little, or no sympathy on account of being 'dramatic' :)
Day 2: I finally get sympathy once Dan realises I may be ill and then I am looked after....
Day 3: I am discarded, and ignored once Dan realises I'm not on my way out.
Day 3 arrived early this time:
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09 October 2012
' When she missed her long hair Beth would go and stand below a weeping willow tree and imagine it was her own hair floating around her'
'Feeling self conscious on her first day of school, Beth stood amongst the leaves of the weeping willow tree and didn't feel so alone'
'Beth put this down as the nicest thing to do on a Saturday whilst standing still'
This is a pic done for the topic 'Mirror' on Illustration Friday. I could not think of anything except for a song I know...It's all a little disturbing.
Mirror - A reflection. And in many ways people are a reflection of ourselves: Sufjan Stevens sings a great song, well admittedly many great songs, but one of my favourite is called John Wayne Gacy, Jr. If you haven't heard it STOP! Go now! :) - may as well listen to the whole Album too!
It's a haunting little melody about a disturbing story of a serial killer in the 70's, John Wayne Gacy, Jr. who killed at least 33 young men, and buried them under his house over a period of about 5 years. It's a pretty disturbing story and, a pretty creepy song, but I still just really like it (the song...)
The last words of the song are:
'And in my best behaviour I am really just like him, look beneath the floorboards for the secrets I have hid.'
After drawing this picture I read up on John Wayne Gacy, and felt even more disturbed, and felt that maybe I wasn't just like him at all...
08 October 2012
Happy Monday! Look everyone I actually woke up this morning and have ALL MY TEETH! It's amazing! I have ALL MY TEETH, in my mouth, and not IN MY HANDS!! The day couldn't get any better, it's going to be a great week, with ALL MY TEETH! None of them are wobbly, and they are ALL THERE! I feel so happy that I have a full mouth of TEETH. Real ones!
What a relief! At 6 am this morning I was in a fit of terror because THREE teeth fell out, Four others were threatening to, and I had gaps everywhere, a Dentist that I didnt know looking into my spacious mouth, A medical aid who wouldn't cover the cost of shiny new teeth, and wedding to go to that I was late for..and at the back of my mind I just new that three shiny new pearly white teeth would look strange in my mouth of normal teeth. Augh, I hate it when that happens! And then I woke up.
But it still would have been nice if the other four had fallen out in the dream, and I had woken up with tons of MONEY under my pillow, and all my teeth in my mouth. Still, you can't have it all.