Sunday, September 28, 2008


Some new stuff I've just finished working on plush-wise. There's also an orange dinosaur, minus the cute spots. I want to make like, fifty of these things- they're so f-ing cute! The only problem is they take like twice as long to make because I can't just eyeball the proportions like I usually do... bummer. I'm going to make some with stripes, and some with four legs (and one with both, possibly) soon, so be on the lookout if you're big on the dino-front.

ALSO, speaking of dinosaurs- watched the last two Jurassic Parks with some friends this weekend. You had to take a drink every time something stupid happened in the third movie, and let's just say I ran out of beer before we ran out of movie! I also drank my first beer! My cheeks get super red when I drink beer, I found. Damn this sweet Irish skin! So beautiful, so deadly... so... easy to blush!

P.S. We named the octopus Jimmy Eight Fingers, despite him only have five. Yay for counting.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

waiting for you.

So the carnival never happened. We drove by, but Josh thought we'd look like pedophiles (did I mention the carnival was at a Catholic Church?), so we went to the bookstore instead. I got a book called "Vintage LA" so now I wanna go to all the cool places around town.

It's a fish. Duh. I've kind of had feeeesh on the brain lately, as I contemplate my Halloween costume.

Also, this is the most fantastic song/cover/video I've ever seen:

The Killers covering Joy Division's "Shadowplay", the video is interspersed with scenes from the biopic Control and the band looking all creepy and awesome. Fucking brilliant. I'm watching the movie sometime in the coming weeks.

Saturday, September 20, 2008

my cat is really big

I wasn't exaggerating when I said my cat is fucking huge. He's the size of a small toddler.

In other news, I've been sewing some dinosaurs and widgets. (I will post them soon, as I am lazy with the photo-taking part of the process because it's impossible to get enough light indoors to take decent shots.) I might also haunt a Catholic Church's carnival tomorrow if it's still running (might not be, Sunday being a day-of-rest and all.) I want to take pictures in the early evening when the light is awesome.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

entirely too much fun.

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As you may know, I totally dig some of our most precious past Presidents, and thought I'd share some sweet jibjabby love with them. Gonna have to contact tech about that whackness with Andrew Jackson/Zac Efron's head. :/

Wednesday, September 17, 2008


This consumed my working life for a month. I hate cloning out your hair, Vanessa. HATE. Go put awkward heads on them- they sing and dance and all kinds of groovy shizz.

And now for something completely different:

Been working on some new plush stuff (that would be a felt speech bubble in my hand.) Gawd, how I wish I could carry around a sign with a speech bubble that said "wtf?!" every time we got a whack request 10 minutes after the end of the work day. Blargh. I think I need to make one for Boss Man.

Oh, and I cut my hair 'bout a week ago, so I got bannnnnngs now.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

speech bubbles

Just some new stuff I've been working on in the like, 4 hours I have between getting home from work and going back the next day. (It's not actually four hours, but it feels like it most of the time.) Josh and I went to the secret art store yesterday too. In case you're wondering, it's secret because you don't see it until you're driving past it and your passenger goes "ART! ART!" like some sort of demented trained seal. But Mittel's is awesome, its like a really good (and much cheaper) Art & Frame for those of you still rockin' the SRQ. Plus it has tons of stuff that A&F wouldn't carry (i.e.: letraset letters, and their own brand of moleskine.)

Oh yeah, and I apologize for this blog becoming more blog and less art, lately at least, but I'm all graduated and stuff, so it can be whatever it is now. If you come here looking for art, well, you get rambling too. Sucks to be you.

Recent news: JibJab is going to DISNEYLAND next month! Yeah, how totally jealous are you? Disneyland + some of the coolest people I've ever had the extreme fortune to work with = jealousy for everyone else in the world. I'm super pumped (as if you couldn't tell.) I'm on the fence about bringing a sketchbook this time though, since I was just there, I'd be super less focused on getting on tons of rides, and it would be cool to sketch in Tomorrowland for awhile as a break. Retro 60's space architecture for the win.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

I Could Kiss This Man!

Keith Olbermann is amazing. Haha, talk about a KO! I didn't even know you could get away with saying all this truth on television!

On a side note, I passed my driver's test (a rather fitting day to do so, in my opinion.) I am now a legal California resident as of 9/11/08, an organ donor, and a registered member of the Democratic Party of the United States. Now I just need to finish my little donkey plush. :)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

driver's training for dummies

9. There is no crosswalk and you see a pedestrian crossing your lane ahead. You should:

A.) Make solid eye contact and then pass him/her. Flick them off as you pass.
B.) Slow down almost to a stop as you pass him/her. Flick them off as you pass.
C.) Stop and let him/her finish crossing the street. Then curse them out for being dipshits.

In case you were wondering, C is the correct answer.

So, I'm going for my resident status/California driver's license tomorrow morning and I've been studying like mad. Most of the questions are pretty duh, but usually if you don't know the answer you can just pick the most granny-sounding one and that's it.

Anyway, wish me luck! I'll be posting all the new keychains I plan on launching next week in the store later... this week. Woot!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008


Finally got the camera jury-rigged enough to update mah Etsy account. Woot. I feel all accomplished and such. The LOLcats are for fun, and Obama. Go OBAMA! *Note- the photos are not mine, I founds dem on the internets. Credits to the LOLcats community of awesome people. (Although, the white cat looks JUST LIKE Oliver.)

Just curious if anybody caught this total train-wreck online the actual televisions. Eeesh. McCain should have gone with Darth Vader for Vice President, now HE has some foreign experience!