Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Surfing for Treasure on Etsy

So I've been invited to a few teams on Etsy and since I've recently finished a deluge of deadlines, I decided to take a crack at learning how to do some of this stuff. Behold my first treasury! Apparently making a treasury is all about spreading the love. You're not allowed to include your own art. I think this is pretty cool actually - it's quite freeing to only focus on giving snaps to someone else without thinking about how your own work stacks up. I might try to do one of these each week.... ideas for themes anyone?

'Fabulous Fall Flavor' by merimages

I created this treasury for the PPT Treasury Team Challenge. Fall means colors, food, Halloween, spooky stuff, and more food! It's my favorite time of the year. It's also my first treasury ever! What fun to surf amongst shops looking at cool artwo

Primitive Halloween Postcard...

Vintage Halloween Postcards ...

Halloween in July. Yes, it&...

Snow White (print)

Tawny Owl

Sugar Tattoo Skulls Day of t...

1904 Seed Catalog page, Hug...

Blank photo greeting cards, ...

Pumpkin Fall Autumn Harvest ...

Golden Mums flower autumn fa...

solid oak leaf hand-carved r...

Pumpkin Halloween Birthday P...

Set of 4, Hand Painted Greet...

Fall Leaves, Scrapbook Sheet...

Digital Scrapbook Papers - H...

Funny Vegetables Greeting Ca...

Monday, August 20, 2012

The Lost Olympics

Last week to coincide with the closing ceremony of the Olympics, Small Fry's class did an Olympic readathon. He came home from school replete with a gold medal and a shiny drawing of his favorite Olympic sport. This culminated with an extended surfing session through NBC's online video catalog of all the Olympic sports we don't get to see in prime time. We all stayed up way to late. Finally, before shutting off the computer, Fry asked "why don't we see these on the TV? are they lost?"

No sweetie they just don't sell the same commercials that Michael Phelps can.

So this past week, as I sat in the pick up line, I sketched some scenes from the Lost Olympics - the sports we have to cable packages to see.. but are cool nonetheless:

Of course I have to begin with my own favorite - the equestrian sports

Sprout's favorite: archery. We were sure to point out to her that girls could do this just as well as the guys.

Fry's favorite: White water canoeing. He declared he wanted to do this for his birthday because "it looks fun"

Finally Jim Dear's favorite: Fishing apparently is not an olympic sport so Jim dear picked the next closest water thing - sailing.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

It's all how you define it

At first I wasn't going to do a cartoon about the whole Chick-fil-A broo ha ha... I mean there were a LOT of funny scenes that jumped in my mind, but frankly I had to do a bit of eye rolling also because:

1) 59 year old Christian dudes that keep their restaurants closed on Sundays have a right to their opinions.

2) Folks who disagree with him have a right to holler for his business to also close on the remaining six days.

3) All the people who disagree with them have a right show up and cause rush hour like conditions in the drive-thru line.

4) All the people annoyed about the two hour wait for a chicken sandwich have the right to make their own sizzle a few days later thus clearing the drive-thru line of the more squeamish souls.

5) Politicians seeking 15 minutes of fame have the right to blow hard about putting the brakes on more chikin flippin' opinions in their towns.

6) Every one else has the right a) vote them out of office b) vote them into office and/or c) castigate/praise them on national television.

All of this is brought to you courtesy of the free country we live in!

Notice how everyone got to say or do what they wanted in the above scenario? Well, everyone except for the individuals who wanted to register for linens together and wear long white dresses on their wedding day..... and the chicken, of course: