Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Kim Kardashian and Terrorist Ground Squirrels

I have so many important things to talk about. First off, Kim Kardashian is great. You are going to be shocked and saddened that I'm sort of over Paris Hilton right now. I've decided it was best for the both of us that we move on, and I'm delighted to announce that I've found new happiness and joy in my newest celeb crush which happens to be the marvelous Kim. The big news with her is that she has a photoshoot in an upcoming Life&Style magazine, and she looks gorgeous!

In possibly even more important news: the local ground squirrels are tearing up the cactuses in my yard. These creatures create little burrows, in and around the cactus, and proceed to eat the roots, thus slowly destroying the cactus plant. Creatures with such a capacity for evil and nefarious tactics fulfill the definition of 'terrorist,' nay, they go above and beyond, and can simply be branded 'Super Terrorists.'

I've done some pain staking/time consuming google research on these gruesome, awful, lazy (except in their quest for destruction), grisly, ghastly ground squirrels... and there seems to be research out there that tentatively links them to the duckbill platypus, a creature we all know to be without match in its attempt to destroy our global economy and establish a world wide duckbill platypus hegemony.

The potential link between ground squirrels and duckbill platypuses is cause for serious concern.

Here is a link to a picture of a ground squirrel, but let me warn you that their appearance can be shocking and frightening, and should only be viewed by people who don't have heart conditions or problems with nightmares.

I am currently working on dislodging the 'Super Terrorist' ground squirrels. Right now I am working through diplomatic channels, having offered them 5 pounds of dried cactus roots and a free vacation to Cancun (hehe, maybe they will catch swine flu, aren't I devious!).

Wish me luck in my negotiations, and if you have any ideas or tactics that you think might be helpful, please let me know!

Saturday, April 25, 2009

Hide and Seek!

I was babysitting Sebastien again, when he mentioned that we should play hide and seek. I agreed with glee, since it is one of my all time favorite games (even if I am at a disadvantage, being a super humongous bear makes it hard to find good hiding places for myself).

Well, my turn came to cover my eyes and count, and Sebastien was supposed to go off and hide... things didn't turn out the way I expected. I sort of ended up with an axe in my forehead.

Lesson: Don't play hide and go seek with axes and little kids. Or maybe I shouldn't ever play hide and go seek with Sebastien ever again. I wonder if we can play something innocuous like Scrabble without me ending up with an axe in the forehead?

Saturday, April 18, 2009

He Needs Coffee!

So, sometimes I have to babysit this little kid. In order to avoid prosecution and death threats, let's change the name of the little kid and just call him by the code name 'Sebastien.'

Sebastien can be very bossy. And he likes his coffee. He will ring a tiny bell from his bedroom, usually around 3am, to signal me to prepare the coffee and come deliver it.

I am a bear. I wasn't made to serve coffee, especially into someone's skull. It sort of freaks me out. But hey, babysitting Sebastien pays well, so... life ain't all bad.

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Explosive Driving

I remember driving a car that exploded fire out of the exhausts. It was pretty great. Until I barbecued some innocent pedestrians...

I have to admit, that in my life as a bear, well, I was pretty focused on bear things, like catching fish and hibernating. Soooo, driving wasn't really my strong suit (sorry pedestrians). But I was soooo good at hibernating, so at least I had that going for me.

In other news: I am going to be taking and posting some pictures of my most amazing garden experiment (one bell pepper plant and one chili pepper plant).

You will be blown away.

I promise.

Friday, April 10, 2009

Sketchy Time

Another day, another sketch, another hat I enjoy wearing. I usually wear this giant skull hat around the Easter holidays (please don't ask me why). My crane friend enjoys chilling on top, he says there is a nice view. Probably looking at the chicas. Crane chicas that is.

Enjoy the holidays...

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Have You Ever Worn a Giant Bird Hat?

Because I sure have!!! Excuse the roughness of the drawings I'm putting up, they are all directly scanned from my sketchbook. The drawing displayed above depicts a fond memory from my childhood, when I used to wear a giant bird hat and my body was fueled by the giant heart that was popping out of the bird hat. Yes, it really all makes sense, when you stop and think about it...

Otherwise, I am starting to do a little research into war posters. There are some fascinating images, they tend to be simple, direct, and very powerful (and sometimes downright weird). I don't always care for the message, but in terms of design, they can be intriguing. Please let me know if there are war posters you find interesting, or if you come across any that are weird and hilarious. Those are usually my favorite ones. I saw one that had a bulldog with the face of Churchill. It kind of freaked me out, so I will spare you from seeing that image!

These are some war poster books I'm looking forward to checking out from the library or tracking down one way or another:

Design for Victory

And I am trying to track this one down, the library has it, but it has been checked out since 1996. I tend to be an optimist, but I have a feeling this book is never coming back...

Persuasive Images

Another book that was recently published is about posters from the Cold War, looks promising:

Posters of the Cold War