Monday, November 30, 2015

How Now Pink Cow

This painting hangs behind the reception desk at my dog's vet's office. Every time I see it, it makes me smile.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

There Is No More Neutrality In The World

You either have to be part of the solution, or you're going to be part of the problem.

 -Andy McClure

Monday, November 23, 2015

Portrait Of Belle

Belle had a benign tumor removed from her leg a couple of weeks ago and had to wear the dreaded cone of shame.

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Hanger Bar

This photo was on the Colfax Avenue facebook page and shows the mural painted on the side of the Hangar Bar at 8001 E Colfax Ave in Denver, CO.  I used to walk by this bar on the way to school when my family and I lived in the Compass Motor Lodge at 8675 East Colfax Ave.  I wrote this in the comments section:

I used to walk past this bar twice a day when I was at Ashley Elementary School. Some days on the way home, if I was feeling extremely brave, I would push open the front door and yell into the darkness, "Are there any airplanes in here?" And then run like hell.
Gosh, I was such a witty fifth grader.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Friday, November 13, 2015

Hold Me In Your Arms, Lava Lamp!

Let me seek magma comfort and peace in the warmth of your kryptonite embrace
.-Isabel Yosito

I bought this lava lamp on sale at Marshall's mostly for the box.

Thursday, November 12, 2015

We Wish You A Rapey Christmas

I see Bloomingdale's department store hired some frat boys to create their Christmas catalog this year.

Washington Post article here.

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

James R. Shannon US Navy 1943-1946

Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Friday, November 06, 2015

Things I Truly Love- Coloring Books

I've been coloring in one of the new coloring books that have been published by the hundreds ( Just Add Color: Day of the Dead with artwork by Sarah Walsh) and the first one I did was frustrating.  I like to use colored pencils but the slick paper did not take up the color the way that I am used to and I felt more like I was scrubbing the color on than actually coloring.  So I did a small  coloring experiment.  I finished the color pencil page and then colored another page with art markers and then a third page using crayons.  Results below.

Color pencils.  The paper just doesn't pull in the color and the slickness makes it hard to cover all that bright white paper.

Markers.  Color absorbs well but  I still felt like I was scrubbing the color on. 

Crayons.  Actually felt like I was coloring and covered well but I don't remember crayons being this waxy.

So I've decided that I will not use color pencils in this book but markers and crayons.  I think the problem  I had with the markers was because I bought a cheap set at Target and they dried out even as I was using them.  A better quality set should take care of that problem.

Thursday, November 05, 2015

I Want To Be The Race Car!

November 5, 1935, the game of Monopoly is released by the Parker Brothers Company.

Original game pieces.

Wednesday, November 04, 2015

Light Shadows 28

“Beware the Jabberwock, my son
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!”
-Lewis Carroll

The frumious Bandersnatch.