Saturday, April 30, 2011


I have been trying to find more art blogs to follow, and hopefully, to follow me. An easy feed of art and art news is worth much. And I found this site:

So check that out, too.

I Could Use A Little Fuel Myself

I entered a website which asked for my birthday. When I gave it, a brief message popped up:

"You are an emu, Gemini. Use your fast, effective trot to get you where you want to be."

I am damn good at accomplishing things. I am an accomplishment junkie. I just live for getting things done in an awesome way. On that note, why haven't I gotten myself a job in art yet? I am awesome at getting jobs. I own interviews. I am the person you want to hire, and the person you want to bring home to your mother.

I have decided that I really want to focus on getting a job designing book covers, and I have realized that there are only four book covers on my website. Maybe my random and varied design portfolio needs some work. While I would be eager to do any full-time design job, I am most excited about book covers, so I am going to design the hell out of them! I have started a comp for "The Masque of the Red Death" by Edgar Allen Poe. The pictures, fonts, and graphics are mere placeholders, but this is the essence of what it will look like:

I know, I will also do some non-dark-and-creepy book covers to round me out. This just happened to be the first story I liked on Project Gutenberg. So, I am going to re-focus my design portfolio on print design, specifically book covers.

My fortune cookies from last week:
"A well-aimed spear is worth three."
"Be brave enough to live creatively."

And A Swarthy Sea Captain He Shall Be

I had been saving a huge square of masonite since I-don't-know-when to use for I-don't-know-what. I noticed it tucked away in my old bedroom, and decided the time has come. Started working on this painting weeks ago! It was almost like I was a fine artist, taking more than a few days to rush something to completion!

And it's still not dry. Now I remember why I don't do big epic oil paintings anymore. I can't scan it yet, and it's so stiff and heavy I don't know if I will be able to, but here's the crappy dim photo version while I wait for my Seaman to dry (hehe).

Friday, April 29, 2011

I Love Windmills!

I love windmills. Wish I had a field of them. Slowly turning giants as far as the eye can see. Alas, I live in an apartment complex, and it was just never meant to be.

But Malone, NY has plenty!

Though Malone is not a place I would stop for any reason, I love driving by it, because I see these tall haunting beauties appearing through the fog (the first time I ever saw them it was a very foggy day- excellent for atmosphere). The quick snapshots I grabbed with my phone as I was speeding by the last time do not do them justice, but I thought I would share them with you anyway.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Mac People vs PC People

Original website:

Based on this evaluation, I would categorize Mac people as liberal, intelligent, and having good taste, but also haughty, hipster, and elitist.

Then, I would consider PC people to be conservative, traditional, and mainstream, but also conservative, traditional, and mainstream. I tried to have a plus/minus thing going on like I did with the Macs, but really depending on your view, each description can be considered positive or negative.

Can you guess which one I am? Which personality type are you?