Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Google Translate Trick... and a Trick of My Own


I'm sure if you've been around this Internet thing for the past little while you've checked out Google Translate.  It's also possible that you've heard about the German Beat Boxing trick you can do with Google translate(click here if you haven't).  It's pretty neat, basically you put in a series of consenents into Google translate and tell it to translate German to German, then listen to the results.  Well I decided that I wanted to take this idea a step further.  I entered part of the recipe for chicken soup and translated it from English to Swedish.  To my disapointment it sounded nothing like the Swedish Chef.

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Monkey Doodles

Here are some more monkey doodles.
Moleskine sketch with watercolour.
Moleskine.
Moleskine.

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Monday, November 29, 2010

How I Feel About Crowds

Crowds are a strange thing.  Sometimes there's nothing better than to be in a crowd feeling the love and getting all the good vibes, other times I'm in a crowd and all I want to do is get out.  The thing is you never know what kind of crowd it's going to be until you step inside it.

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Friday, November 26, 2010

Signs I Like

The low self esteem DJ robot is impressed.

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I'm The Luckiest Guy Alive

This morning I went out for my Friday market shop, only to forget that this morning the elevator in my building was going to be under repair.  This is a problem since I usually buy a lot of stuff at the market.  It was only made worse because I did actually remember about it, only I was at the market and at that point could only dread the walk up the stairs with all my stuff.  Well I got to my front door after my shop and there was a guy standing there (I think he was going to be working on the elevator).  I was filled with dread at first, but then the guy looked at me, and smiled.  He then went to the elevator, opened the door for me, and on the way up I took this photo.  The sign says that the elevator will be under repair between 9:30 and 1:30, the watch says I'm dam lucky that people in Greece aren't very punctual.

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Thursday, November 25, 2010

New Photo of Multimedia Piece

I've been trying to get a photo that properly explains my latest multimedia piece and I think this might be the best I can come up with.  I guess you'll just have to wait till I get it up at a show.

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Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Beware The Cheese Photos Are Coming Back Online

Due to the move to Greece I was forced to shut down any photo sales on bewarethecheese.com until I could get things sorted out with distribution.  Well I've started to get things up and running, with the addition of new format for the prints (posters).  I've also decided to feature a print each week on this blog, just in case you feel the need to buy a poster, 8x10 limited print, or greeting card you can always click here.

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Something I'm Working On

Here's a sketch for a painting I'm working on.

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Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Dog poo, I'm not a big fan.


Birdy stuff that hits my feet,
Boy I think it's really neat.
Doggy Doo makes me slip and slide,
It's hard not to fall, believe me I've tried.
Horse stuff is kinda green,
I saw a sheep make a brown jelly bean.
This here poem ain't worth spit,
That's it for my poem about sh...

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Doodles

I've decided to post a few doodles now and again on this blog.... Enjoy!
Blue gorilla, 2 by 3 feet ink and watercolour.
Moleskine sketch.
Moleskine skecth.

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Monday, November 22, 2010

Pigs Are Always Happy

Isn't it strange that no matter what happens to a pig they always look happy.  I wonder if that's why bacon tastes so good.

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Friday, November 19, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Cool Kleenex Box

I wonder if the tissues smell like oranges?

On another note does anybody else have a reoccurring dream where there mouths are filled with tissues and they can't get them out no matter how much you dig?

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Monday, November 15, 2010

Newest Mixed Media Piece

Just finished my latest mixed media piece called "Don't walk out of the frame.
Here's a head on shot so you get the idea of the piece.

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The Perfect Ornament for the Cigar Smoker in Your Family

I always think it's important that Christmas ornaments not only create a fun atmosphere, but they should also represent the people in the family a little bit.  This little box of shinny cigars is perfect for the movie star/mob boss in any household.

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Sunday, November 14, 2010

Signs I Like

Nothing says the holidays are coming like a girl on a camel.

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Friday, November 12, 2010

IKEA With A Man From Sweden

Allison and I decided that it was about time we visited one of our favorite stores in the world here in Greece.  IKEA is a great place to buy furniture, eat hot dogs, and generally goof around, all for under 20 bucks.
This trip to IKEA was a little more special than any trip before.  And it's not because of this ironic lampshade with... lampshades on it.
The reason this trip was so special was because my friend Alex decided to show us around the Greece IKEA.  See my friend Alex is from Sweden and he knows his IKEA.
Alex spent the whole day teaching us how to properly pronounce the names of the different products.  Did you know the "D'aim" chocolate cake/bar is actually pronounced "dime"?
We also got to see the differences between North American and European IKEAs.  Here in Europe the books on the shelves are all in Swedish.  Can you guess what "JAG" means?
Alex taught us about the famous Swedish Christmas goat who delivers cans of beans to all the local children and then eats the cans or something like that.
We also got to try a Swedish delicacy called meatballs and fries.  Man this European culture is just crazy.

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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Another Bathroom Added

Just posted this new bathroom photo taken on the top a Hotel in Athens. On a separate but slightly related note, the view from the top floor of this hotel is spectacular.


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Monday, November 8, 2010

Signs I Like

This is, what I assume to be, the "what to do in an emergency" sign in an elevator here in Athens. Sure it's kind of funny that I wouldn't really know what to do in such an emergency. However funnier still is the fact that they offer a fax number. I mean just in case you happen to have your fax machine in the elevator during an emergency.

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Thursday, November 4, 2010

Signs I Like

I keep walking by this sign for a dry cleaners and I keep wondering. Do you think they know that the clip art image they chose for their window is a symbol for gay rights?

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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Ice Cube Elephant

I just bought a new set of ice cube trays and I have two comments. First of all, people really please stop. I know themed ice cubes are cool and all, but you can't find regular square cubes anymore. I'm as guilty for buying themed cubes as the next person, but it makes it really hard to seem at all classy if at your dinner party all you have is Sesame Street monster cubes in your martinis.
Secondly I'd like to ask who in the world thought it was a good idea to use an elephant to advertise ice cube trays. I guess someone thought it was natural to assume that elephants enjoyed the cold.

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Monday, November 1, 2010

A Mixed Media Art Project

I'm working on lots of art projects right now. This one in progress should be pretty neat when it's done.
I don't want to give too much away but I think it will ad a new dimension to some of my photo on canvas projects in the past.

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