Saturday, June 27, 2009

dream cat

I painted this a while ago from a picture in an old book about siamese cats by some dude named Ron Reagan (see below). It doesn't look like a siamese cat... but anyways... It is my perfect dream cat. I would love more than anything to have a little black cat like this. 
But Andrew is allergic, so I can only have my painting.

black cat - oil on canvas - 8" x 10"


I want to start a collection of collections.

Friday, June 26, 2009

leafy sea dragon

my favourite creature that doesn't seem like it should be real but it is

Monday, June 22, 2009

pea blossoms and tendrils

...major macro photo shoot in the garden this evening. 
Curling, grasping pea tendrils break my heart they are so adorable.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

polka dot shoes

Possibly a little too small, otherwise I'd make these mine.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

gardening progress

Backyard in April just after building raised bed frames:

And now (June 14)


marigolds, tomatoes, basil, carrots,
parsley, peppers, eggplant:

(not all of these are really visible in this picture)

front to back: marigolds, potatoes, onions, beets, spinach, radishes,
zucchini, swiss chard, marigolds:

Friday, June 12, 2009

a good sign?

At the end of the last day of the coe&waito final studio sale a huge rainbow formed across the sky. It took three shots to capture the whole thing. More studio sale images to come.

Japan yé-yé

1964 Japanese clothing brand 'Renown' commercials. Amazing.

and live with Sylvie Vartan - one of my favourite yé-yé girls.

I'm going to post more yé-yé girls. I've found some amazing videos on YouTube and some other rad vintage Japanese ads.

first thing's first

I wanted to start by posting a little painting I did a few months ago that I hope will be the start of a series. Judging from the depth of my obsession with the subject matter and the endless hours I have lost searching geeky mineral specimen collectors' sites for source imagery, I think this may actually pan out. I'm hoping to do a new one this weekend.

barite - oil on masonite - 6" x 7"