Category Archives: pix
OK, so i’ve been on WordPress for a while. started this blog basically as a way to help me deal with my diagnosis of Multiple Personality Disorder, but it’s usually more of an artistic outlet than anything else. but i’ve avoided these “post a day” challenges they have on the site, because, honestly, you guys who follow this blog know how sporadic it is. four posts a week followed by one in five months kind of reliability.
but, i liked the idea of this challenge: to photograph something from above. and so, shoot, i’m going to try to do the post a week challenge, so that at least i will be trying to put up something every week, even if it’s just a picture of one of my dollies!
(for the curious, i work on another blog as well that sucks up all my extra time, “luvlansing.com”, also on WordPress.)
my sister and i are kind of obsessed with Monster High dolls.
in part, because i have always loved monsters (since like age 5) and these are great tributes to the famous – and not famous – creepy crawly scaries of the world; and in part because they are dang cute and want to come home with us.
so i’m making a page for the lot of them. they are VERY photogenic, so i’ll be adding pictures as they come around. 😉
Lansing seems to be so hot lately, i’m concerned there won’t be much of it left after the summer is gone!
well ok, this is actually a house left over from a fire. but it’s pretty cool. i mean – sorry – it’s never cool to have your house catch fire. so i hope everyone was ok and got out all right. but the melted structure looks pretty cool. interesting. odd. like the house was fed up with its outfit and decided to shed its old personality for something more up to date.
it’s fascinating. looks like sculpting clay being scraped away.
do you think houses have feelings? i wonder if the house is embarrassed about its semi-nude appearance?
so Thursday i made attempts at fighting off my “potential-Hoarder” disease. if you followed my recent post Collector’s Anonymous, you know that i am something of a, errrr, hobbyist. i like to collect toys, books, and stupid things that you find in a large landfill. i have label stickers that i rescued from the trash bin and re-use for projects, empty cardboard boxes that used to hold rolls of tape that i will decorate and use to present homemade jewelry in, and a plethora of odds and ends that haven’t yet told me what they want to be when they grow up.
but Thursday i went to work: emptying boxes, tossing old notes, recycling long-forgotten-unused-VHS tapes, and working up a huge sweat. i was at it all day, scolding myself for holding on to things for so dreadfully long, and laughing at myself for thinking that some things would be useful, when they are so obviously broken dollar store rejects. i also praised myself for the excellent odd book collection i’m developing; we have tons of classics and interpretations on classics, as well as art books, film and TV books, and architecture goodies. worth keeping for sure.
by the end of the day i was fairly pooped. so on Friday i gave myself the day and evening to fart around at nothing. which led to the following fun, and therefore this blog.
my nieces showed me a website about a trillion years ago, when they were just little things with no boobies. it’s been in my favorites bar now for years after we played there, http://www.dressupgames.com/
i had no idea this site could actually take snapshots of me and my sister Bodhi (Tobie) but check these out!
this is EXACTLY what my sister Tobie looks like. well, her hair is a little more red and blonde…
and this is a pretty damn good likeness of me,
except that i’m juicier in the mid section and -umm-
yay for lazy computer days and dress up games!!!
well dang. gave myself a minor breakdown today.
i sometimes wonder why i put up weird pictures on here, because i might like it, but really – not everyone has the same taste. and i am well aware that i am on the “outer limits” of the norm, not only for my ‘condition’ but also for my taste, style, aesthetic…and humor. oh, and outlook. but i put up pictures none the less. and Accidental Happiness # something or other- i’m glad i have! i’ve started saving some of my pics on a new jump drive, cause i’m trying to get them organized. there are some shots i deem “cooler” than others, and want to make prints of, to maybe sell at local shops in my area. and FUCK IT if my brand new drive full of pictures didn’t say “corrupted” today when i slid it into it’s little home. WTF??? i completely freaked out, then did the melting down thing, then cried. lots of hours of work, and lots of anticipation fucked all over the globe. but i did a little research and found that i’d squirreled away many of the pictures i wanted; on other drives, here, and on my facebook account. (thank you facebook!) i suppose now i should make hard copies as well as do the whole shutterfly and/or flickr thing, which i just keep putting off.
some pix i can’t find. and i guess either i don’t need them, or they don’t want to be found, or i need to go make new ones. but what a panic! and i’m glad to have found the majority in other little places. so, accidental happiness: 80% of pix recovered. word to the wise: don’t skimp on jump drives and get the cheap ass ones on sale for 3.99 in a big barrel/bin at whatever office supply store is unloading them. major suckage.
these are my two favorite colors! or maybe, two of my favorite colors. OR BOTH!! 😀
I recently contacted artist/photographer Marco Ribbe about a photo I saw recently. I’ve been on “Pinterest” quite a lot recently, as I’m very visual and it’s a mecca for beautiful eye candy. While “pinning” I saw a stunning piece of Ribbe’s that I immediately pinned. However, I contacted him via email because – for some reason – I thought maybe I should check on the photos copyright, useage, etc.
Sure enough, there are litigation issues with that particular picture, and the photographer emailed me back immediately, hoping I would understand his position, which was that it would be best to not use the image at this time. He was tremendously polite and gracious about the whole thing, and directed me to his facebook page suggesting I use another image of his.
This is a professional photographer! Who does AMAZING work! STEAMPUNK NO LESS!!!!
So, grateful that he even contacted me, and impressed by both his work and his professionalism, I wanted to share his website so you could all view his magic for yourself. Happy feasting!!!