Thursday, October 30, 2008

Some Houses, You Just Want To Avoid

Tuesday, October 28, 2008

Sticky Note Butt Monster

I think I put the face on the wrong end of this space monster. Did this quickly at lunch today for the dude over at Sticky Note Theater.

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Saturday, October 25, 2008

Cat Fancy

The crafty Mrs. has us making tiles for our fireplace hearth. I fancied making a cat tile and was warming up with some cat sketches this morning.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Hey, Hey, You, You, Get Off of My Lawn

We've lived in our house for over 7 years now. Across the street is a horse field and beyond that are woods where deer, squirrels, foxes, snapping turtles, skunks, and more roam.

Until the past month, the squirrels stayed on their side of the street. The Mrs. did battle daily with squirrels at our old Old house. There she even invented bulb cages to keep them from digging up and stealing her prized tulips and daffodil bulbs.

Now the squirrels have crossed the border and have been raiding the weedy garden. The battle has begun -- but this time it will be different...

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Thursday, October 09, 2008

Ball Head Body vs. Crow

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Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Bert's a Hobo

Bert toasts his hobo brothers with a fresh cup of canned heat.

Inspired by my friend, Dr. Sexton, who sent me a link today to wikiHow's How to Become a Hobo.

I'm getting the sense from some people that there's a sub-conscious yearning for Depression-era conditions in all this world-wide economic downward spiral. Perhaps there's a feeling that we could use some of the lessons our grandparents and great grandparents learned by forced Depression-era scrimping and saving -- that we've taken (and taught our children to take) for granted -- and as our 'birthright' -- a life of endless new stuff, comforts, and joys on credit.

Knowing Dr. Sexton, he's just looking for some new hard-times-inspired music to start spilling forth.

Background photo credit: Freight cars of narrow gauge railway, Telluride, Colorado 1940. Russell Lee

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Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Debate Practice

Sketched this up in the car with my favorite ballpoint while waiting for the boy at soccer practice, in anticipation of tonight's debate and in light of the increased negative waves.

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Monday, October 06, 2008

Arms McCoy, Sideshow Savior

"And it was in those times when money lenders delivered unto the senators and those that led, the wealth of every working person so that their pockets would be lined with their neighbors' earnings.

A man appeared among the downtrodden -- a star of the carnival sideshow -- with arms twice the length of his body, a bear-like snout, and a perpetual slathering tongue. Arms McCoy was the most unlikely of saviors."

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Thursday, October 02, 2008