Friday, February 26, 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010

sad spine/smug spine

I'm feeling like an old lady lately! What's the deal with these back pains. Bad posture and weak core or something.

Here's a current x-ray of my spine.

Those smug ones at the top are the worst. Come on guys you're supposed to be a team!

Also I google image searched "ruined spine" KIND OF cringingly half hoping for some really horrifying gross pictures, and I was pretty disappointed when they were all pretty tame.

But I did find this nice diagram for good posture.


Also thanks so much to everyone voting for my poster!!!

(I'm probably going to link to it every post now because I am a creep.)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Let's Save Michigan! VOTING

Hey ok! I'm a finalist! There are 59 other really awesome posters, including my friends Maria Filar and Mike Burdick.

SO, please vote for my poster!


I know everyone liked the paper cut out one, but that one didn't get in! Not WPA enough I guess? I got a very nice rejection letter for it. So vote for the other one only if you can stomach it.

You can vote once a day, so if you've ever wanted to be a part of something BIG, you could maybe even vote for me every day until March 15th! Make it a part of your daily routine. Email, facebook, voting.

I think it would be really funny/great if I got second place in this too. ALWAYS THE BRIDESMAID.

It kind of stresses me out that you can vote once a day. Like I already have to talk to everyone I know and ask them to vote for me, I don't want to do that every day.

Also, does it just count by different email addresses? Could one person theoretically just submit a bunch of different email address? Like, what if I went in there myself and just entered in the entire CCS mailing list? Or does it only allow one vote per IP address? But everyone in my family could be voting from the same IP address. Or everyone at a workplace.


Maybe I should email them. Maybe I shouldn't have put that nefarious idea out into the world. But it only takes one ambitious housewife to win a voting contest.

Monday, February 22, 2010


Also: I know this isn't really the forum for this, and I'm not really like, a baker, or a baking expert. Or really someone who can do anything demonstrating the warmth or subtlety of anything remotely domestic. BUT. I just recently baked a cake so delicious that the Walmart moms of the world would be really impressed by me and welcome me into their large bosomed embrace.

So, I would really like to share with you this recipe. Because I don't want to share the actual cake. It combines three desserts into one, so you can eat triple the calories in the time it takes to eat one dessert. Time saver.

FIRST: Bake a cake. A box cake. I used chocolate. Duncan Hines.
SECOND: Mix up some Jell-o, using half the water so it's concentrated. Pour it on the cake you just baked. Cherry is the only way to go if you're being serious.

Ahahahahahahahahaha. Can you visualize this??? Then you put it in the fridge so the Jell-o becomes gelatinous and then you eat 20 slices. My stomach hurts. My mom and I are kind of in a fat race to finish it.

Cephalopod party

Lil cuttlefish! I like this animal because their eyes looks like sad little mouths.

"I'm squirmy!"

watch out for nets

I'm going to sleep.


Today at work my coworker asked me to draw an owl and I drew her one, badly, and then later I drew these cute ones. I know owls aren't in super vogue anymore, but humor me.

Sunday, February 21, 2010

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Let's Save Michigan!


Poster contest. I really didn't realize how gray my color pallet was until blogger washed it out even more. :/

I also made this one, sort of for a fun extra. Some professorly DIA patron the other day was telling me about how the past availability of factory jobs attributed to the decline of the city's public school system.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Haha! You guys! I'm cleaning up my computer now and I found this. I made this in 2007 when we were learning Flash in Image Making 1. I never finished it but I still think it's pretty funny.

What's with all this nostalgic ephemera. My Let's Save Michigan poster should be up later today. If I stop hating it.

Friday, February 12, 2010

I just spent way too long making this bike. Is it summer yet?

Thursday, February 11, 2010

WPA posters

I'm finally getting around to making my entry for the Let's Save Michigan poster contest (due monday, ahh!) and so I was looking at a bunch of WPA posters, and holy cow, they knew how to make a poster back then. Anyway, DID YOU KNOW that the Library of Congress has a ton of these posters archived, and you can access them online?? And that also you can download high res tiffs of the posters right from the website?? Probably everyone who took that tradigital class already knows this but it's a new and exciting resource for me.

I've got about a million tabs of posters up right now, and I totally recommend taking a look through for yourself here.

Here are some ones that I like because they are sensational. AND THE TYPE! Beautiful! Holy cow.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Friday, February 5, 2010

More relics

OK after this I'll start posting drawings again I swear. Two more scans from the piles.

England's answer to the Cheez-it. I can't believe I saved this cheese snack wrapper. That's something a crazy person would do. I just remember eating a lot of these and thinking it was really funny. I look at something like this and think, "Baked Mini Cheddars?" Where's the hyphen? Where's the unnecessary "Z"? Where's the exclamation mark? Oh Europe, I think, you have so much to learn.

But then also, this exists, and I go back to liking Europe more.

I bought this at like, Piccadilly Circus.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010


In 2008 I was in Europe.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


I'm cleaning my studio and organizing some of the PILES. I keep a lot of papers. Here are some gems I found.

This is a picture of me from high school. I was on a field trip in Canada.

Here is a paper that I must of picked up off the floor of the library at some point or found in a book.

"OutReach Dept.

Returning all but one book delivered yesterday May 25 - One book on reaching a hundred, I have already reached 93 of those years, do you really think I need a book on how to reach the remaining - I am utterly discusted with your selection."

I guess when you're 93 you don't have time to take any shit from library employees.

status report: not famous.

what does a lion even look like.