My Kind of Art

When I doodle, I’m generally aiming for stuff like this: Zentangle.

I am not going to be buying any of their supplies, mind you; I can doodle just fine on my own.  But it’s nice to see someone else getting into this kind of thing.



Does it surprise anyone that I think this quilt is awesome?

It’s complex, and colorful to the point of being almost garish.  Of course I like it.  Never mind that I’ve sworn off quilts, and that that much appliqué is more handwork than even I am interested in doing.  I still love it.

The pattern’s about $30, but given that the jpeg I linked to can be expanded to nearly full size I think I could come up with a nice close approximation on my own.

I May Die of Squee

If you want to read the actual article, and see the actual picture, check the Yarn Harlot.

But what it is?  A picture of KISS (the hottest band in the world!), holding a sock. 

I guess you have to be me to really think that’s awesome, but I admit it: I think it’s awesome.

Pretty Sweater

I think I may love Royale, 4 or 5 patterns down.

Happy New Year!

You should all go check out Dave Columbus’s site, specifically the New Year Map project, Just think, now you too can know when New Yam Day is!

Speaking of Mashups…

Someone runs a contest in which the idea is to take a movie and make a new trailer for it such that it appears to be a completely different film.  Consider Shining, the feel-good movie of the year.  As I understand it, you may only use scenes and dialogue that were actually in the film, though, as West Side Story demonstrates, there may be some slight changes made.  Narration, music, and so forth appear to be completely at the evil discretion of the editor.

Personally I think Shining and Titanic are better efforts than West Side Story, as the first two are, strictly speaking, completely honest about the contents of the films–Danny is indeed “looking for a father”, for example…

This strikes me as a project we could have fun with.  Consider The Fellowship of the Ring and Lawrence of Arabia, for example.  There’s got to be meat there…

Flying Spaghetti Monster

First, read this. Then, start composing your own letter to the Kansas School Board about the glories of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. Mine is in the percolating stages, but it's starting to bubble quickly.