Monthly Archives: May 2014

It’s the ratio that matters

Being an artist often leads one to information that you didn’t expect to learn.

It gets strange feeding a curiosity for information that goes along with creating images, sometimes in a way that won’t even be noticed or questioned but I am nevertheless compelled to understand. I doubt the necessity of it sometimes, but I don’t stop myself from feeding the urge to know more.
The knowledge I gain can fuel interest in new work, new images. It can also lead to interesting conversations when I share it with others.

I never knew about barnacles. Just that they seem to exist innately.

how nice are they?

how nice are they? *

 

“Barnacles probably have the largest penis to body size ratio of the animal kingdom.[16]”
Someone had a job where they had to observe for this and prove it and write it down for science and all future humanity. Not some barnacle perv like me trolling the internet, someone with a real job had to find this out. I suspect they may have questioned their life choices, bringing them to that point, possibly in the way that I do several times a day. But maybe not, maybe that’s exactly where they always wanted to be. Maybe it gives them a sense of purpose, great and wonderful, the kind I’m always trying to grasp and never seeming to find. Because I’m too busy getting distracted by the tiny details of information before I remember to stop and apply it.

Or maybe I should just stop being so existential about all of this and take it at face value.  That a lot more people should be walking around with barnacle envy than we realize.

I’ve got my sketches anyway.

it's the ratio that matters

it’s the ratio that matters

 

*name blurred to protect identity.  Because I barely want to be associated with this.

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Confession

I used to give my plants soda.  Because it ‘perked them up’.  It seemed like such a good idea until they kept having sugar crash tantrums.  Had to swear it off.

 

terrarium fabric

terrarium fabric

 

 

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just finish already I’m waiting for that machine

makeup

 

I mean, I could wash my face but that seems like a lot of work for very little payoff.  I don’t think there’s any more that needs to be said about this.

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Here’s May

Three days late, but who’s counting?

 

May calendar page

May calendar page

 

Every year my father grabs these free calendars from his insurance company.  I’ve ended up with one this year, not that I don’t need a calendar so much as I never remember to buy them until the year is half over which seems pointless by then.   So they’re always Norman Rockwell illustrations which I just adored as a kid.  But then art school happened and you just can’t unsee them as illustrations after that.  Now of course, I don’t see this as a bad thing, I mean, they always were illustrations and I don’t believe he ever tried to pass them off as anything else.  My point being…?  I got this calendar for free and I like to caption the pictures because they’re just so darn wholesome otherwise. You’ll have to click on it to actually read it so hopefully I’ve been entertaining enough to make that somewhat worthwhile.

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