Thursday, August 30, 2012

Ukiyo'e Attempts

What I was trying to do

What I wasn't trying to do

I really like Ukiyo'e art. A lot of my art projects that I do involve stuff like this, and usually fail. Today I sat down and just looked at a piece. The Library of Congress has some great stuff. The purple distater was an attempt to draw a small village. I never even got to the village before I saw the failure. Then I looked harder and found a beach scene. I liked it and found that it was the style I wanted. Much nicer. Yes, this was all done in photoshop and illustrator.

Friday, August 17, 2012

Drive to Scotland: Walmart

At one of the many stops here, I found a walmart with some um, local food for sale. I was told it was caught this morning. This brings up the question, how?

Sunday, August 12, 2012

Rats are folks

Henry runs past the door and into the closet. A giant rat is sitting there, lazily eating someone’s lunch. It looks up with indifference and nods to Henry. Miik jumps in and sees the rat.
“Ah, Schnookies, That's my lunch!” yells Miik.
“Yes ][ Wait, I just realized something. You named the rat Schnookies.” Henry
“So, when you saw all of those shredded papers over the floor, you were yelling at the rat?”
“And when the printer stopped working because the wiring had gone missing?”
“I was really worried about him that time. Poor thing might have electrocuted itself.”
“Yes, I can understand that. How long have you known about ‘schnookies’?”
“A few weeks into the job I guess. I was cleaning up a mess and spotted him. He even helped in the clean up.”
“He knew where the cleaners were.”
“I see, so not only is there a giant pet rat in the office, but it seems to be doing the job of a paid employee.”
“Well, no, maybe 30 percent of my job. It has been helping out for a while now. Millicent over in receiving-”
“More people in the office know about the rat?”
“Well yeah, most of us do.”
“Who doesn’t?”
“Well, you I guess.”
“We figured you caught on. I mean, have you noticed how many times we yelled her name?”
“No, Schnookies.”
“So, she has been causing damage?”
“No, she has been helping out with the clean up.”
“And, what else?”
“Delivery chores and the like, nothing too strenuous. The worst job is the interns, they have to clean up her bed.”
“The interns clean... She has a bed?”
“Yeah, over at Ed’s desk, just check next to it is a crib.”
“What about his children? I thought he brought his children here?”
“Why would his wife let him do that with a giant rat running around?”
“So she knows?”
“She prepares his meals on Tuesdays?”
“Tuesdays.. and the other days of the week?”
“Well it depends on the day. Usually we do a sign up for Fridays or a weekend, but Frankie does Mondays, and lets see Jeff brings spare burgers for Schnookies on Wednesday. Then I guess its your wife who brings in the custard and other stuff on Thursday.”
“My wife knows?”
“Well yes, she even gives him a bath. Those nights she tucks her into bed at night and sings those lullabies.”
“So, my divorce, with my wife, wasn’t because she was sleeping with another man?”
“Well, yes, after you kept screaming about the rat all that time... you mean you have been saying her name thinking it was a swear or something?”
“Yes, thats exactly what I thought.”
“Oh, that explains a lot. See, she was so turned off by the way you would scream about the rat that she practically got pushed into Jared’s arms.”
“So, my entire life has been destroyed because I didn’t know the office kept a giant wild rat as a pet?”
“yes, I suppose so sir.”
“Then, I guess its ok.”
“What do you mean?”
“That’s my lunch the rat is eating. Oh Schnookies I hope you enjoy it.”

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Road Trip to the States: Air Silos

While driving underneath the ocean, these silos are sort of the breathing points. I thought I would get a headache or pass out, but there are signs that say these things are ahead. Generally speaking they are a mile or two apart so I can hold my breath for a long enough time.

The shininess you see is unknown, but I would guess it is water. Look at those tunnels, that isn't metal you're looking at, its concrete. The shear engineering here blows my mind away.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Some of you may know this, I am moving to Scotland for graduate school. I thought it would be fun to show some of the pictures on my road trip. This is the I -Chi Hu'a Hu'a. It comes off the Interstate Highway here and merges with Maui and Kauai traffic to drive all the way back to the mainland.
     I really don't think I can hold my breath long enough for this trip....