Posts tagged ‘humor’

me and my con•un•drum

Ugly1a

April 22, 2014 at 12:00 pm Leave a comment

selfie

Selfie 1

February 26, 2014 at 7:30 am 2 comments

Chanukah.07

Chaukah.06

December 3, 2013 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

pre chanukah warmup

Light menorahs 6

November 20, 2013 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

hebrew class: Rambo gets down with bet

Bet Ram

August 27, 2013 at 8:25 pm Leave a comment

days of awesome: Rambo’s dilemma

SacrificialRam

August 22, 2013 at 11:00 pm Leave a comment

muscle building doodles

I haven’t drawn much lately and I felt rusty when I sat down to draw this morning. It feels like my hand won’t obey my mind. But slowly, slowly, the energy starts to infuse my finger tips and then I just follow along a winding trail. The blank page can be so intimidating after a long absence.

I think it will be a good exercise to occasionally post my doodles – they don’t have much deep meaning but some of them look like they do!

Doodle

January 16, 2013 at 11:30 am 1 comment

existential bunnies

October 30, 2012 at 11:00 am 4 comments

a few characters in search of a story

August 18, 2012 at 8:00 am 2 comments

my new motto

I found this pillow today in the spare bedroom. It’s one of those rooms that no one goes into. My mother’s taste was strictly modernist so I don’t know where it came from. I think I will try follow its precepts though: live well, laugh often and love much.

It is so much better than living miserably, crying all the time and hating everything.

August 14, 2012 at 8:00 am 1 comment

my cards have landed

Yeah! A fun store in the neighborhood, Co-op28, is showing my card line. It’s a great feeling to finally be out there. And the cards look great. If you find yourself in Los Feliz, stop by. One small step…

July 12, 2012 at 10:00 am 2 comments

happy interdependence day!

July 4, 2012 at 10:30 am 1 comment

martian chronicles

July 2, 2012 at 11:00 am 2 comments

the power of negative thinking

The Anitidote, by Oliver Burkeman, proposes that living with uncertainty will make you happier than positive thinking. I’ve been living with uncertainty for over 5 years (actually my whole life but that’s another blog) and I’m not sure if I agree about the happier part but it is a more realistic way to navigate our current crazy economy.

I saw this trailer on my favorite blog, Brain Pickings. Blogger Maria Popover has an omnivorous curiosity for all things science and art. I highly recommend signing up for her newsletters. It’s like Christmas (or Hanukkah?) for the mind every Sunday morning.

June 24, 2012 at 11:21 am 2 comments

everything starts small

The message in this animation hits me in the tender spot.  I need to embed it deep inside my brain so when I get monumentally impatient, I remember that sometimes a wobbly little toot is as loud as it’s gonna be.

June 12, 2012 at 8:00 am 1 comment

training wheels

Identity in the age of extroverts…

I’ve been waiting to receive a book I ordered from the library called  Quiet: The Power of Introverts by Susan Cain. I’d like confirmation that introverts can do public things even though they would really rather just be home with a good book.

I opened up my e-shop for business on Tuesday and stepped through a doorway that I didn’t even know was there. The first feeling was excitement followed by dawning dismay as a trickle of orders (2 to be exact) showed me that this was not going to be easy. As a matter of fact, it was going to be damn hard to go from zero to being an established brand. That was the first clear insight. I am awestruck by how quickly perceptions pivot once we step off the cliff.

Now that my eyes were wide open and my mood dropping faster than an untethered elevator, a good friend shined a light on another more tricky problem. What exactly was I selling anyway? Was I making art sold as greeting cards or did I really want to sell greeting cards with my artful and skewed take on life? Good question.

I’m not sure I can answer it just yet but I think it calls for a clear-eyed culling of my images and adding some words or punchlines which communicate a reasonably authentic sentiment. Now I bet you are wondering how I could not know greeting card 101, but maybe I wanted to bypass having to really tell anyone my feelings. I guess all that therapy didn’t prepare me for this.

Stay tuned.


May 25, 2012 at 7:00 am 1 comment

dis-location

My new home is familiar yet deeply different. Instead of squeezing myself into crowded subway cars, I squeeze my car into massive traffic jams. In NYC, I complained about no personal space. Out here, not letting someone into your lane is a way of claiming space. It’s car eat car.

Nice weather though.


May 7, 2012 at 8:27 am 2 comments

Earth Day prelude: rock of ages

April 21, 2012 at 1:39 pm Leave a comment

entanglement: the object of my affections

March 19, 2012 at 9:00 am Leave a comment

anti gravity

March 15, 2012 at 7:34 am 1 comment

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