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JUST AS WERE raydark AND oriyan BEFORE ME.

Happy Jesday!


This day is pretty important because four score and seven years ago it gave us a raydark, who I'll have you know is the being solely responsible for the occurrence of rainbows in our universe. (That up thar's her character, Shae.)

Hope you're having a good one mang! I wanted to make you something way more SUPER than this but my brain just hasn't been working. I hope you like it because I LIKE YOU. <3



In three weeks, I will probably explode.

This is the only kind of thing I can draw right now.Collapse )

And Photobucket is working today! Whoa! It was the laptop after all.


Oh look! Something from a while ago that I never finished because I got busy saving the world (it involved jet packs).

I've missed the last three days or so of arstlam and haven't even scanned what I've drawn (which was beginning to degenerate into lazy headshots). Not sure if I'll try to make up the missed days and keep going, keep going without trying to make up the lost days, or drop it altogether like a flaming baby. I'm elbow-deep in writing (and a commission) again so that last option is sounding mighty welcoming.

I spend a lot of time thinking about and preparing food. I like food.


The Woods

Some person called monsterfeets got me to join artslam at the very last second! What am I gonna be working on for the month of June? New(ish) worldbuilding project working-titled The Woods.

A big part of the reason I haven't been posting here is that Photobucket is a BUTT and will not seem to take my uploads anymore (maybe it's just this computer?), so I guess I'll be using the terrible LJ image upload feature.

Anydoodle, here are some rough development sketches I've done for The Woods over the last couple of months:

You may recognize Spot from this ancient cave-wall petroglyph. The cat is Vincent Baggs, a con artist and pathological liar, and the little girl is Sarah Wimbledon. Not sure about the gypsy lady yet, still figuring out her role in things. I could go on about these people but then we'd all be asleep and there are things to do! More later so long as I am not devoured by kodiak bears. The Island is full of them.

Feb. 25th, 2010

Note: It's telling me I'm signed in as dumpysaurus but when I hit preview it shows monsterfeets' journal page? THIS IS DUMPYSAURUS. HELLO.

AAAA. The last thing I posted was a meme but whatever, you know you like it. Contracted from lucyinthesky_13. If I took the time to make an entry about my LIFE... you'd get an indecipherable explosion of feathery metaphors and verbal flailing. Count yourselves lucky.

++ If you're on my friends list, I want to know 35 things about you. I don't care if we never talk, or if we already know everything about each other. Short and sweet is fine.

++ Comment here with your answers and repost the questionnaire on your own journal.

01) Are you currently in a serious relationship?
02) What was your dream growing up?
03) What talent do you wish you had?
04) If I bought you a drink what would it be?
05) Favorite vegetable?
06) What was the last book you read?
07) What zodiac sign are you?
08) Any Tattoos and/or Piercings? Explain where.
09) Worst Habit?
10) If you saw me walking down the street would you offer me a ride?
11) What is your favorite sport?
12) Do you have a Pessimistic or Optimistic attitude?
13) What would you do if you were stuck in an elevator with me?
14) Worst thing to ever happen to you?
15) Tell me one weird fact about you.
16) Do you have any pets?
17) What if I showed up at your house unexpectedly?
18) What was your first impression of me?
19) Do you think clowns are cute or scary?
20) If you could change one thing about how you look, what would it be?
21) Would you be my crime partner or my conscience?
22) What color eyes do you have?
23) Ever been arrested?
24) Bottle or can soda?
25) If you won $10,000 today, what would you do with it?
26) What's your favorite place to hang out at?
27) Do you believe in ghosts?
28) Favorite thing to do in your spare time?
29) Do you swear a lot?
30) Biggest pet peeve?
31) In one word, how would you describe yourself?
32) Do you believe/appreciate romance?
33) Favorite and least favorite food?
34) Do you believe in God?
35) Will you repost this so I can fill it out and do the same for you?


Oh my god OH MY GOD

This is an idea that my brainteeth have been masticating for quite some time now and I want to know if it sounds cool to anyone else out there!

QUARTER MACHINE CAPSULE TRADES. Here is how it would work: You go out and buy a toy from a quarter machine (those little vending machines in the fronts of stores that are full of cheap toys in plastic capsules). You take out the toy and then craft, sculpt or draw something that will fit inside of the capsule. Then you exchange it, via mail, with somebody who has done likewise! I would love to fill a glass fish bowl with one-of-a-kind, designer quarter machine prizes in little capsules. Like artist trading cards but (arguably) even cooler! You can't even begin to imagine the heights of rapture to which this thought sends me. Swear to Jah. The possibilities! What could you do, working within the limitations of a plastic capsule? Would you make the limitation a part of the artwork? Ahhh!

I just don't know how many of my friends and artquaintances are also into sculpting and toys and being giant five-year-olds. This is not a green flag on this idea but more like a request for a show of hands. Who's interested? Suggestions regarding anything are also welcome!

P.S. Real Life is going awesomely. I am so, so glad I moved out here with Beth.

EDITEDITEDIT: Enough of you are interested that I'm working on a set of guidelines for this. I will post them somewhere ASAP! Not sure if it will be only here or my DA journal as well. But holy crap I'm excited!

He/Real Lifes

I'll try to help you and I apologize in advance if you just wind up feeling more confused! I don't really like to attach clear-cut, literal meanings to my work. I think there is truth in what every viewer brings to it. Don't worry so much about deciphering a concrete "story" from the picture, and focus on what emotions it conveys to you.

When I talk about/draw my muse, I'm talking about the parts of myself that are the most elemental and "pure." Things in my mind and soul that are sometimes overwhelming and scary to me, but also sometimes the cause of great joy. He's something I sometimes have to submit to and compromise with. It can be both liberating and oppressive. I see him as a part of my body as much as my mind, because the two are inextricably linked. When you are afraid, your heart rate quickens; when you are restless, you can feel energy buzzing in your hands. That's my muse. I live with him every second of every day and his impulses aren't always in sync with my own rules or what society wants, and it's not always easy for me to make things work.

I got a note today from someone who was confused about the meaning of this drawing and asked if I could explain what was going on in it/what it was about. So there is a working artist's statement on the muse, written in maybe twenty minutes, until I write something better.

Guess what! I've been living with Beth now for HOLY GOD A WEEK. First livejournal from Bessieland. I am collecting cat toothmarks and trying to find a job. Haven't heard back from Starbucks and I'm afraid it's because my application read too much like I filled it out. I'm hoping I can con Chipotle or Ted's Montana Grill into taking my penniless ass under their corporate wing. I can wash dishes! I can ladle beans onto tortillas! Boy, can I ever!!!!!!(!)

Last night I got to meet Beth's artfriend, Joel, and I'm pretty sure he is the greatest. I might be biased because he showed me Batman: TAS artbooks and told me that my art was good. He and Beth and I will someday form a three-headed art-golem, unleashing prawns and monsters upon the land and laying waste to the village with our stop-motion animations.

A real-life social life. Imagine that. I don't understand yet how you guys balance these with online ones. Sorry for my invisibility! (Unless you're happy about it. In which case, happy birthday!)

EDIT: I forgot I wanted to do this meme I saw twinklestah post:

"Post a picture in my comments that you think describes me when you think about what/who I am. No matter how surreal or plain. Give no written explanation. Just an image."


I exist!

I have been trying and failing at this "No DA, LJ, Twitter or Tegaki E until I finish Eli's Dragon" thing that I proposed to seraravi. My problem is that my online social life IS MY ENTIRE SOCIAL LIFE, and not everybody is always on AIM and I'm too awkward to start conversations when they ARE on AIM and I like to keep up with all y'all's biness like the creepyass stalker I am and keep y'all filled in on my biness so you don't forget that I exist. So I guess I'll be around, just practicing some moderation with my 'net time WHICH I SHOULD DO ALL THE TIME ANYWAY.

I was going to say ten words about rest stops and it turned intoa love letter.Collapse )

My new religion (or the one I've been working on for a couple of decades, or the one I had as a kid and lost as a teenager) is based on the belief that whatever I choose to believe in will be true.

Aug. 21st, 2009

Guys I am just not feeling it. I'm having the damnedest time working up excitement or motivation for anything, and I've got this nasty computer-zombie problem that I believe requires ACTION. Internet-hiatus action. I can't be allowed to sit here for hours clicking around in circles like a one-legged duck.

I think there are several things conspiring against me--A bad sleep schedule for the last couple of months, crappy nutrition, being back home after a lot of hanging out and adventuring with awesome people, and depression about my social anxiety/lack of independence/need for a job. It's quite the soup.

In news that is actually HAPPY I will be going to Disneyland on my birthday. I'm trying to get excited about that. It's almost working. Come on Jenny, pirates pirates PIRATES. I hope The Haunted Mansion ain't closed already for the Nightmare Before Christmas makeover because you can't go to Disneyland and NOT go through The Haunted Mansion okay?

Frooooooooogh. Internet hiatus starts... I don't know, maybe later on today? I'll still use email and messenger programs but I think that'll be it.