Contrary to popular belief, these cartoons are not thumbprints; I use my index, middle and ring fingers and sometimes my pinky for tiny characters like the cats.
Steve and I tried out our new Del Taco for lunch. I won’t say what is true and what isn’t in this cartoon. 😀
A card I made for my dear friend Hal for his birthday. I got a bit loopy on this, utilizing monsters, fingerprint characters and general grossness…
If you can’t read my hieroglyphics, the flavors are:
Slime with Sprinkles
And here we have the rest of the Armor Party Manual for my friends’ Christmas gifts. Click on the images to read about them. 🙂
When we have armor parties, Kenny(purple) and son Kent(green) bring brownies and chicken wings. Karyn(orange) usually brings treats from Trader Joe’s.
I got Steve(blue) a mouse sander for Christmas a couple of years ago. Although I have never abused it like this, I am guilty of using tools in unorthodox ways.
Ashley(yellow) was once working feverishly on two costumes at once, with a small army of people assisting. This is Joann(lavender) and Karyn, pinning and tucking and patterning. Joann is often who we go to for clothing sewing needs, and Karyn has about nine hundred Jedi costume patterns in a box.
One thing we nearly always create at armor parties is a huge damned mess.
One of my most beloved sayings of my dear Karyn is her phrase “Dear Gussy..” Used in various ways, it can mean anything from “oh my!” to “oh crap!”.
I saw Kent smelting some aluminum cans at one of our last get-togethers, with full safety gear on.
Kenny has a fantastic Lobot costume and the little bald head to go with it. He also has an adhesive to put Lobot piece on said little bald head. I often wondered if …..the wrong glue were used…
When we gather at Kenny and Kent’s place, their little cat Misty often “helps” us. Also appearing in this is the not-often seen Jason, Joanne’s husband(red). Who, in actuality, is often outside having a smoke when things happen. 🙂
Jason, Joanne,Karyn,Kent,Kenny,Ashley,Steve and me. My little gang.
My apologies for being gone so long, if you are a regular reader. As I may have mentioned, we hit a crisis with our animal rescue that involves rescuing several feral cats before someone starts possibly poisoning them. While we are still in the middle of this, we at least have an organized plan now, so I can breathe a bit easier.
We have had some family crap going on, too, plus Uncle Steve lost his job again. Right now I don’t feel like putting up Christmas ornaments or a tree, mainly because how much it depresses me to take them down, and I don’t need that right now.
However, I have had some bright spots, and I am enjoying everyone else’s Christmas decor. I have also been making a lot of presents. For my side of the family, I buy things because I don’t think of them are really interested in my artwork, but I am making a lot of art pieces for friends that I think they will enjoy. One of these is a little book that commemorates our Armor Party Adventures in the form of an Etiquette and Safety Handbook.
Here is page 1. I have given two of them their books, and one of them is the only person who reads this blog on her own, so I think I am safe publishing this here for now. 🙂
I made a card for a dear friend who costumes as Jason.
I mailed it, but he doesn’t have computer access right now. I can show you guys and I won’t spoil the surprise.
Yep, that’s a fingerprint for his head/mask. I had such fun on this tiny drawing.
Happy Halloween Eve, everyone!
Cuz’n Karyn is one of my best friends in this world. And because she has to deal with a lot of…shall we say,”life crap” , that I know weighs her down from time to time, any opportunity I have to make Karyn laugh I will grab by the horns. I had that opportunity this past weekend, at a movie night party we were having at Cuz’n Joanne’s place.
Incidentally, if you see me mention “The Tomato Gang”, that is this group. We eat dinner frequently at a restaurant called “The Green Tomato”.
See, Karyn is one of my friends in our Star Wars costuming groups, in particular, the Rebel Legion. She costumes as a Twi’lek Jedi.
And she is blue. I want to post a photo of her amazing costume but I won’t without her permission. Anyway, to get that amazing blue look, it takes an airbrush, a lot of time, patience and practice, and experimenting with different paints. And the constant upkeep and learning and trial and error with the airbrush produces, let’s say…some funny moments. Most of these occur at what are called “Armor Parties”, in which we gather at a friend’s house to eat,work on costumes or other projects, eat, work, and eat some more. And make a mess.
Fingerprint Hump Day, ©2015
Sorry I am a bit late. I have been working on some “thank you” art for people who have given my animal rescue donations lately.