Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Dudes that Could Play Dracula

Inspired by the work of the amazing Andy Fish in his Dracula graphic novel series, I'm starting to work on a piece - my own rendition of Dracula. So I've been thinking about actors who evoke Dracula as well as the historical figure he's based on, Vlad the Impaler.

My first choice is circled, Hugues Quester. He has all the qualities I'm looking for in a Drac/Vlad. He's reasonably hideous, his manner is somewhat stiff and formal yet he also seems capable of homicide. Plus he looks like he just rolled out of a coffin. In addition, there's something mildly dashing about him, in a greasy, creepy, spit-up-in-your-mouth-a-little-bit kind of way. It turns out that he actually was in a vampire movie, The Iron Rose, which I've never seen. I know him from another film, Tale of Springtime.

The runners-up are, clockwise from top left: Anthony Perkins (too obvious of a choice maybe), Peter Lorre, Roschdy Zem, Malcolm McDowell, Jonathan Zaccai (he was much creepier and greasier looking in a movie I saw recently).

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Too hot to handle!

I recently knitted this smokin' hot beachwear for myself and my man, and we totally ROCKED our new looks this weekend!!! PLUS, we were the envy of all the other beachgoers, who stared at us the whole time!!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

They're taking over the world!

A sea of pumpkins!
Huge vats of mutant squash!

Get ready...
And my favorites, Zinnias, finish summer strong and bright...
I took these photos at my favorite local farm,
Gove Farm in Leominster, MA.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Love Hurts...

Hey Y'all!!! Guess what?!!
I won the 'Love Hurts' giveaway on Veronica's blog
and scored this amazing, beeau-ti-ful print!
Thank you Veronica!

This is me right now...
I'm psyched!!! :)

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

My Studio Essentials...

1. Entertainment
2. Light box
3. Supplies
4. Drawing table/eating surface
5. Comfy mat for person and cat to sit/lie on
6. Tissue paper (for cat to lie on/play in)
7. Banana (cat toy)
8. Cat (cuteness)

Monday, September 13, 2010

Buying in bulk

I recently checked out a nearby wholesale food club to see if it would be worthwhile to join. I walked around the aisles to get an idea of products and prices. I decided not to join, at least not now. I just didn't think the savings could possibly offset the cost of equipment like this crane, which I'd need in order to maneuver the ridiculously gigantic, unwieldy containers that stuff is sold in there.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Survey Results - Who's Got What It Takes?

Wow! Mayor McCheese won by a landslide!
He CLEARLY has what it takes!
Are you surprised?

Psyched Guy was psyched to come in a respectable second.
He would've been more psyched to win. But he's still psyched.
Complete results of my 8/29/10 survey:

Friday, September 3, 2010

No more fighting...

...over who gets the biggest slice. These ceramic serving platters, called "plats diviseurs," are kind of genius. The perimeter is marked with numbers so if you have 7 people, you can cut at all of the 7's to make 7 equally sized portions. No more bar room-like brawls when you serve pie. Crisis averted.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Husk cherries

In the tomato family, husk cherries grow on a bush.
When they fall to the ground, they are ready to eat!

Look what's inside...yum!

Tinier than a grape, the fruit is very sweet -
like banana + passion fruit, with the slightest hint of tomato.
It's tough to eat them though because they're so pretty...
...like little lanterns!