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I've heard it all now.

Things that were said to me or I overheard this week at work:

old man to me: You need to smile more, you're kinda ugly when you don't.

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Druggie nasty woman who asked to use the phone: (says to whoever she called) What are you doing tonight? Yeah? Well if you feel like meeting up later I have two for the price of one. Yep, yeah. Her's is just as good and clean as mine. Yep. We can do whatever you want. Yeah, uh huh, we can do that .. mmmmm, yeah we can do that too. Whatever you want. So you have about an hour? Want to meet in Kmart's parking lot? We'll be in the gold Bonneville. See you then.


Sometimes I hate my damn job.


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Fish out of water

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Here are some rudimentary sketches for the first project in my illustration class: drawing a cliché.

I’ve been really busy with work and school already and it’s only the second week. I love my painting class, but I’m not sure yet about the others (Flash, digital illustration, senior studio.) I’ll tell you more later. In my digital illustration class we are tracing Grandpa Simpson’s head for a warm-up project, then we will trace Uncle Scrooge. For my senior studio project, I’m probably going to be designing a cookbook of family recipes. In my painting class, I am working on something in the style of Yoshitomo Nara, who I just recently discovered.

Still haven’t uploaded the vay-kay pics .. sorry .. no time!

I’ll show you my finished fish when it’s .. finished. K Thx Bye =D

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This is my first piece for my Painting 2 class that I will show tomorrow for critique. I had a lot of direction from the instructor and I’m happy with how it turned out. When I started out, I was just going to have the figure against the background but my instructor suggested decoupage, which I enjoy and it gives the painting something much more interesting. The used Band-aid was one we found in the classroom that belonged to a student (why she didn’t put it in the trash, I don’t know) .. anyway, it works well I think.

I’m calling this a self portrait for the time being.


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Just having some fun with my scanner and Photoshop. This is a small sized painting I worked on in my first painting class. I might submit it for an upcoming version of my school's art zine called the Silhouette. The colors are far from how my original painting looks .. but I like it just the same. Maybe even better. =)

Freeze It: Reviewed

A few days ago I unfortunately experienced the pain of pulling a muscle from lifting something at work. So I was surprised to see, that just at the right time, a sample of Freeze It advanced therapy pain relief gel arrived in the mail for me to try. Pictured is me ... using the product for the first time.

Freeze It worked quite well for me. I liked how it is in gel form and dissolves quickly, and also the menthol scent isn't very strong and then disappears completely. The green gel is greaseless and didn't stain my clothing at all .. and the 'burn' it provides gives instant pain relief. I put a small bit on nearly half an hour ago and it's still going strong.

I would recommend Freeze It to anyone who uses such products for pain relief. It is offered for $9.99 and comes in two sizes and applications, either a 3 oz. roll-on or a 4 oz. tube. The roll-on is quick and easy to apply and would be good for on the go and also handy for reaching difficult areas like shoulders or the lower back. The tube kind would be good for applying desired thickness.

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Fish Finished.


I realized that my illustration could be more than one cliché .. it could be “fish out of water” .. or “I’ve got bigger fish to fry” .. or “fishing for compliments” .. I guess it could stand for lots of things. Anyway, I’m pretty happy with how it turned out =D I did turn up the contrast and sharpen it some in Photoshop so you could see it more detailed .. so, it’s not really blue … but I kinda like it that way too.