Friday, July 27, 2012

Sinise. In. Spaaaace!

Playing around with Gary Sinise as my model. Because he is awesome. Without saying too much, I might be on board as a story developer/concept artist for a video game. Potentially a pixel artist, too, but  you know my tendency to hop right into stuff without having a firm grasp on responsibilities. I need some time to really mull it over and figure out if I have what it takes.

For now: whee!

Dreamy McDreamboat.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Saturday, July 14, 2012

R-o-c-k U-S-A?

To sate my raging biological clock, I thought I'd try some quintessential "mom" crafts. Just to keep me distracted and shut up my damned ovaries already. So I thought, hey, what's more mom-ish than a quilt!? So here was my thought process.

1) There is no way in hell I am cutting out 3,000 tiny triangles; appliqué it is!
2) When I was a kid, I loved blankets, posters, etc. that had tons of cool patterns and details to look at and interpret.
3) I like maps.

Yup. It will be all 50 U.S. states, in quilt form, using different representative fabrics. Some of them are my own personal associations (bicycles for Oregon) or general cultural contexts (Idaho = potatoes). And then some are going to be input from friends, or something that reminds me of a friend that lives in a given state. (Because, honestly, I don't know anything about Virginia.) And then some of those little tiny states on the east coast are going to get whatever scrap fabric I have lying around, because screw them. Sorry, Maryland, I would make you out of crabs, but no one would actually know they're crabs, and I'm not about to buy a fat quarter for that buzzkill.

Anyway, this is going super well, which surprises me. No, it's not 100% geographically accurate, but you know what? Simplification keeps my sanity intact. Also, while I have a reference grid and actual-size guide, the rest I am totally winging. That's where I tend to have the best success. I'll deal with problems as they arise and just work my way across the country.

Sunday, July 1, 2012


Now, there are lots of really impressive DrawSomething artists out there. The official Facebook page is proof of this. But what I am lacking is a huge iPad, and a stylus. So I like to think that what I do is pretty impressive, considering that it is just my sausage fingers on a little Galaxy Nexus (which I guess might now be in violation of a copyright? Anyhow).