Monthly Archives: September 2007

Yesterday’s Shoes: The Project.


Yesterday’s Shoes. 

I will be changing the header on this blog quite often, using Photoshop to alter the image slightly.  Then I will tell you how I did it.  First days first.

I painted the shoes with Liquitex soft-body acrylics.  They are sitting on a maroon pillow on the gold couch.  They are Reebok Classics.  I used the “Liquify” function to swell the toes slightly in the first image, since it distorted a bit when I stretched it to 770 by 200 pixels to fit.  Next time I will explain the smoky swirls that are in today’s header.  After a year of this, with at least 300 incarnations, I will print out each header and glue them all together into a giant strip of trippy eye candy.  Like taffy.


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Weekend in Heaven.


That’s the view outside our balcony on this glorious Saturday morning.  A real rainbow to greet the day.  Nice.

We are going to Fairchild Tropical Gardens in a few hours for a big kick-off party.  The Fairchild Challenge is a thrilling program that combines one of the world’s finest botanical zoos with a spectacular educational program.  It’s like an Olympics for creativity.  I love my job.

My writing gig calls too.  Steve Garrett in the land of bangers and mash, and Miguel Rodriguez on the other coast, have been inspiring.  With the Kamiza dropping legends and CarlostheDwarf ordering monks, I must rise up and invent some squonking new format this week.  My goldfish is psyched.

It’s the weekend people, live it up.

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Mystery Pic #4


No pixelation this time, just a crop and a mystery.  What do you see in this one?


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The art in my life.


I figure if I am going to fully transplant your body down here to Miami, I better show you the sights.  This is the lobby of the school where I teach Art.  The banner is dye-sublimated onto fabric, we won a grant to pay the $600 printing cost.  The photoshopping of the original image was done by Helene Charles, from a shot she took in my classroom of her classmates.  It was displayed in a one-woman show at the University of Miami that year, but you are going to have to wait at least another day for me to tell that story. 

It brightens the eyes of everyone who walks past it to the office, now it is shining on you.

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Mystery Pic #3


I am digging this pixilation effect from a simple crop and enlarge.  Guess away, and you can stop holding your breath very soon.  I will reveal the true identity of Mystery Pic #1 in three minutes and thirty three seconds…  Done!


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Fourth Question of the Day.

sentinel shirt

(That’s my Sentinel swarm shirt.  It has Longshot on the back.)

Except for bogus award ceremonies, I think we may never really know the winner of this game.

What criteria would you use to judge the “Best Human Who Ever Lived” contest?


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How do you count points?


(Nina in a costume that we made, photo by a friend at

One of the brutal side effects of running a brain like this?  Constant evaluation. 

How do you cope?  When the voices are constantly asking you if you are winning the game of life?  How do you count your points?

I am firmly convinced that any alien beings who are advanced enough to visit us would also be intelligent enough to not interfere, but I bet they can also observe our energies and see the connections between us.  I am sure they would count our points differently than we do.

I like to produce creative stuff that other people can groove on.  Actually, it’s important that I can groove on it too.  All the artists, writers, musicians, dancers, and legendary personalities that have inspired me with their work in the past spur me toward this.  I aim to please, and shoot to kill.

And love.  I want to experience love as deeply and intensely as any being ever has, I think my life has been totally successful in that area, and I try to level up as often as possible.

World Champion Lover.  That’s what I am shooting for.  That’s how I count my points.

I don’t think the aliens would agree, they probably see each of us fairly equally.  Maybe some of us have large amounts of influence energy surrounding our names, maybe not.  I know it doesn’t matter.  If I count the points, and put myself in the Hall of Fame, and experience my championship moments fully, then I really did accomplish it.

Speaking of accomplishments that can’t be measured, here’s your link.  This is a string of words that amazes me every time I click it.  Very obscure, but as brilliant as any thing ever:

How will we ever wait another month for Halloween?  Celebrate it every day, obviously.

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