Sunday, May 7, 2006, 10:06 PM - General, Vegan/Vegetarian, Art/Design, IllustrationSo an update on that cake... man it was good!
No photos as camera went to Egypt, that camera has been more places than I... perhaps.
I was searching for whales on the internet to make sure I was actually drawing my whale generally right for a stylised whale, and decided to google myself (that being benconservato)... kind of scary the trail you leave by using the same name everywhere. Ohhhh! I am scared...
Did find out something interesting though... those sketchels that I "donated" to Jeremyville in 2004 are finally on the internet to buy.
I get no money from it, so don't be impulsed to buy on my account. Not unless you want an original artwork, made by me over many days during the winter of 2003/2004 (that, as I recall, you can take out of the bag anyway if you so desired), and a satchel all for $150USD. The money was going to a cause, and I forget what it was now. I am into contributing again, if I am cool enough... never sure.
sleepy sunday, kind of...
Tuesday, April 25, 2006, 07:47 AM - General, Vegan/Vegetarian, Damn Carnies, Art/DesignConsidering I am looking at my illustration friday entry for Robot and thinking is is not fit for human consumption yet, I thought I might write a little anyway in the meantime.
On sunday Eugène forced me to walk around and watch movies and look at exhibitions. Firstly we went to see the most recent Larry Clark called Wassup Rockers , It was ok, there were parts that were good, but I am not sure if it lives up to that idea that it is the best Clark film. Ummm.
So after I ate lunch (the only reason it was to nice to be back in my own house that day, I could make whatever I wanted and not have people asking me what I wanted, or if I am eating enough, as parents do), I was allowed to have a nap, he claims I slept two hours, but I felt dead and nauseous all day. So then we went to the Tri Postal To see an exhibition called SKATE: Architecture, Musique, Design, Art , it was really interesting. The most interesting parts were the La Chienne section and Beautiful Losers (That is a New Zealand site, but it was the best I found). I was actually surprised to see this exhibition in Lille to be honest. That makes me sound like I think this place is conservative as hell and why would that exhibition come here? But it was good to see all that work in one place.
The funniest thing I heard while I was in La Chienne was this woman with her two kids, and the youngest said something about it being scary, and she asked, while looking at a piece that had body parts and graphic surrealist skin peeling off, usual skate/ punk type work: but why are you scared?. There were a lot of kids in that exhibition, I suspect there might have been some nightmares on sunday night.
Oh and just thought I would mention: I was in France not even 12 hours and already I was served a meal where the vegetables were cooked with the meat, in fact, there was chicken all over the vegetables. I would like to point out that chicken is BANNED in our household, as well as any other poultry, so eating something with chicken pieces all over it was not an appealing thing. Not normally, not ever. They just don't understand and it is extremely frustrating. I can understand the way it is frustrating for Eugène that he dislikes telling people that I don't eat this and that... "no chicken and fish are still flesh, she does not eat flesh"... but family who KNOW I don't. I don't say anything usually. Maybe I should. They know the reason I don't too, so it is kind of offensive. E. sticks up for me anyway, so... I don't know.
illustration friday : tattoo
Saturday, March 11, 2006, 10:27 PM - Vegan/Vegetarian, Art/Design, Illustration, Illustration Friday
I looked at a few of the earlier Illustration Friday submissions and was disappointed to see photos of tattoos... I had an idea in my head about an animal with tattoos and piercing sporting some type of vegetarian / vegan slogan (because supposedly, according to the press, we are those types of people... oh and Goths, yeah right, not admitting to anything).
So I ended up finally doing an illustration I had pencilled in vaguely, but he was given some tribal-type tattoos instead of being like my "beautiful on the inside" monkey. He is still in the process of drying in the photo...
humans as your favourite meal
Tuesday, March 7, 2006, 05:04 PM - Vegan/Vegetarian, Damn CarniesI have been thinking about this topic for a few day after someone on the Vegan Freak Forums pointed out Hufu... the description freaks me out let alone putting it into my mouth. Who in the hell did they ask to do the tests?! Their friendly, local cannibal?
Then we have on the other hand some come-uppance about humans as meals. Pas mal!
snakes that don't eat their friends...
Sunday, January 22, 2006, 06:33 PM - General, Relationships, Vegan/VegetarianFound this on EuroVegans, who in turn found it on Yahoo News, it's the best!
TOKYO - Gohan and Aochan make strange bedfellows: one's a 3.5-inch dwarf hamster; the other is a four-foot rat snake. Zookeepers at Tokyo's Mutsugoro Okoku zoo presented the hamster — whose name means "meal" in Japanese — to Aochan as a tasty morsel in October, after the snake refused to eat frozen mice.
But instead of indulging, Aochan decided to make friends with the furry rodent, according to keeper Kazuya Yamamoto. The pair have shared a cage since.
"I've never seen anything like it. Gohan sometimes even climbs onto Aochan to take a nap on his back," Yamamoto said.
Aochan, a 2-year-old male Japanese rat snake, eventually developed an appetite for frozen rodents but has so far shown no signs of gobbling up Gohan — despite her name.
"We named her Gohan as a joke," Yamamoto chuckled. "But I don't think there's any danger. Aochan seems to enjoy Gohan's company very much."
The Tokyo zoo also keeps a range of mostly livestock animals, and promotes "cross-breed interaction," according to Yamamoto.
But Gohan and Aochan's case was "was a complete accident," Yamamoto said.
I just had the best massage from my mother-in-law. She was supposed to massage my man, but he is too big for her to deal with at the moment, as she will have an operation on her shoulder this week. She claimed she could fix my crazy aching arms, and crappy stressed neck pain. She has. She is also the best today.