Thursday, February 28, 2013

Sometimes The World Is Blunt

I didn't feel particularly bad today, but now I'm thinking that world might be a little ticked off with me for some reason.


Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Why I Didn't Post Last Week

I've had a few friends concerned about my lack of posts, on this blog.  I also had a few friends concerned when I posted this:
On Facebook.  I thought it was really cool, because this is in fact a scan of my brain.  What I didn't think about is the reaction that people would have to this, or more importantly the questions as to why my brain would need scanning.  I can't tell you that I scanned my brain for the fun of it, but I can tell you that the reason they scanned my brain was purely for precaution and the results have come back that I do not in fact have anything wrong with my brain... Well at least anything beyond my low self esteem, my fear of cows, and the occasional perverted thought.
What led to this brain scan, and the above photo of me riding in an ambulance, was an injury I sustained while traveling in Australia.  I was lifting a bag and it hurt my arm and shoulder a little.  I thought I'd give it a rest and see how it was, but it didn't really get better, only worse.  So I visited a doctor and he started to check me out.  Then, two days later, I woke up and my arm, hand, neck and parts of my head were numb.  Then came the picture above.
I went to the hospital, had many tests done, was poked repeatedly with safety pins, and eventually got an MRI.  The results took a few days... It's not much fun to think about MRI results over the weekend, it puts a damper on your plans.  But the results came, and it turns out that I don't have any brain damage, stroke, or any small Lego men stuck in my head.  What apparently happened was a not so serious, but very painful, spinal injury.  No surgery is required, but it will continue to hurt like hell for a while, and now I have to exercise.  The fact that I'm going to lose my "lazy guy" image is truly the saddest part of this whole ordeal.  But I'm fine, although I'm just a little sore, and I'm happy to report that Allison stole the safety pin that the doctors poked me with for me to keep out of spite.


Friday, February 22, 2013

Signs I Like

Don't you just love the word "trundler"?  It means shopping cart, but I think it's much more fun to say.
There's just something funny about the word "Frosty" in this context.
If only the trains actually looked like this.


Friday, February 15, 2013

Signs I Like

I have a soft spot in my heart for Coca-Cola signs, I think it might have come from the Superman movie where he belted one of the villains through the Coke sign in Time Square.
This car rental sign is a play on words.  Some cultures refer to women as birds, but this ad for a garage that claims to keep the birds away from your car.  So you see they're implying that women can't drive... I'm not really sure what the sexy leg is about.
Any chance to post a picture of an ice cream cone holding a flower.


Making a Mess\Art

Sometimes it's hard to say which.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Social Media is Hard

I've been spending the last few days trying to figure out how I can streamline my social media life.  I'm thinking of trying out some new software/websites/apps to help me out.  But before I get to into that I have to figure out which social networks I use, and how I want them to flow.  I decided sketching it out might help.  I'm now more afraid then I was when I started.


Monday, February 11, 2013

Just Finished My Latest Watercolour Piece

I just finished my latest piece for the From Stone series at  It's called Rowland Hill, and it's based on the statue of him that I found in London.  Rowland Hill was the man who is credited with inventing the postage stamp, so I thought he would be the perfect person to bring back to life a little.  I've been documenting the progress of this piece over the last few days, and I'm really happy with the way it turned out.  I was so happy with the watercolour stage that I had a really hard time deciding where to rip it, but I think it looks great as this final piece.

You can check it out here and even buy a print/poster of it for your wall.


Friday, February 8, 2013

Signs I Like

Who throws out a pie with a single bite taken out of it?
Most signs tell you that the animals "may" bite, these animals "will" bite.
Doesn't "Co-Mingled" sound like a section of a swingers club?


Watercolour Piece

Next layer of colour.

Monday, February 4, 2013


Last week I wrote about a From Stone piece that was giving me a hard time.  Well after working it over again and again, I'm finally happy with the results.


Click here to see the whole piece.

Friday, February 1, 2013

Working on a new watercolour piece.

The first sketch.

Signs I Like

 Whenever I see a sign in an airport that "duty", I imagine it says "doody" (as in pooping).  It makes any airport visit wonderfully entertaining, particularly when you have to visit the "duty officer".
 Is this a drinking fountain, or a face washing station.
This sign frightens me.  It frightens me because it's either true, and I'm going to die of radiation poisoning, or it's not true and there are people crazy enough to think that their phone will kill them.