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17th January 2013

Did you know that villians bleed? It’s true! Even if they are made of computers, marshmallows, or Arnold Schwarzeneggers, all things have blood. Everything needs blood to make life because thats what they teach you in school.

Unfortunately, school has text books that lack this kind of vidal information about marshmallow blood, so I’ve taken the liberty of stitching together how I imagine villains blood probably looks if you were to zoom in reeeally close on its fluff.

Xenomorph, Stay Puft, Leatherface and a couple of other plush dolls I made will be up along side some amazing new villainous paintings by Alex PardeeDave Corriea, Skinner, Matt136John Wayshak and others for Scumdance!

Scumdance is an art show that displays the villainous scum of the silver screen,  in conjunction with Sundance Festival in Utah! Opening night for the show is Friday the 18th at Blonde Grizzly in Salt Lake City.

I’ll be there with my Zerofriends, on Friday from 6-10…ish so come out and say HAL-lo to us!

oh Joy! from a happy hermit

10th January 2013

I’ve been a bit of a homebody in 2013, thus far. The little infestation of carpenter ants and I have really enjoyed our time working by the heaters and watching episodes of I Love Lucy on Hulu. Heres some other things that have been making me happy, lately:

color coordination

the color combination of mustard yellow and brown

crunchy vegetables sprinkled with kosher salt

The ascetic combination of dots and lines

Reading or watching New York based things when I feel a bit homesick; Making party hats

Inspiring stacks of paper. (new notebooks with silly Squeezeable stickers, new Selby book, and Jim Hensons journal)

Keeping warm by it means holding hands or holding hot tea; Spinning and climbing around new places

Making an ass for of myselfRe-discovering my old favorite cereals. (and all things Tuxedo Sam!)

Painting in the warm house and ice skating in the cold rink

The hum of a sewing machine right before the needle hits the bobbin

Honorable mentions:

  • this Tweenchronic music video
  • vanilla tea
  • The new Jerry Seinfeld web series Comedians In Cars Getting Coffee
  • Alex’s 2012 recap
  • tubes of watercolor
  • christmas lights (I just can’t bring myself to taking them down)
  • hearing a song I love, in a movie
  • the flicker of a candle in an otherwise stagnant room
  • the smell of Davines Love shampoos
  • fresh daisies in a makeshift vase
  • finding old hard suitcases at thrift stores
  • building my first bike
  • repotting plants a.k.a. playing in dirt
  • Christoph Waltz in Django Unchained
  • getting excited about Scumdance & Sundance soon!

How Tu-esday: Ham and Gruyère Pop Tarts

8th January 2013

Ok, to their more of a “turn over” than a pop tart, but pop tarts are just such a fun breakfast food that I these deserve that title, anyway!

I was in a bit of a bind when Christmas came out of nowhere this year, and I had offered to contribute a dish to a family full of cooks. Christmas eve is no time to brave the grocery store, so I used some things sandwich essentials I had in the refrigerator, along with some pre-made pie crust that I like to keep in the freezer. With this, I put together with what has now become my new favorite hand held meal!

It was so easy to make, that I didn’t even know how to take photos of the short process, so I drew it out instead!

Some great things about these ham & cheese pop tarts:

  • it takes nearly no time to make, for a ton of people
  • instead of baking them right away, you can freeze the pocket and thaw/ bake it on a later and lazier cooking day
  • you can add lot of things other than just ham and cheese. (examples: mushrooms, peas, bacon, macaroni!!)

To make about 15 of them, you’ll need these things

*You’ll also need a baking sheet and some parchment paper, but I forgot to add that doodle. Ooops!

Now, preheat your oven to 400 degrees and follow the instructions on how to make some pop tarts:

grate the cheese, dice the ham, and roll out the doughCut the dough into rectangles. Pile some ham and cheese in the middle of one rectangle of dough, then stack another rectangle on top of it.Seal the pop tart by pressing along the edges with the tip of a fork.

Separate the yolk from the egg, and lightly brush the egg white on top of the pop tart. (It’ll give it a nice glossy toasted look in the end.)

Place the pop tarts on a parchment lined baking sheet, and put them in a preheated 400 degree oven for 25 minutes, or until golden brown. Serve them with a little whole grain mustard and pat yourself on the back because you’re totally a baker, now!

Mondays are my favorite!

7th January 2013

Garfield and I could never be friends because I love Mondays! I love starting off the week with new endeavors. This week is dedicated to sewing in big sweaters and playing music over my beautiful Grundig that has finally made its way out of its moving box, after 2 years. Heres some sweaters and songs that I have been the most in love with, lately.

1) Super happy fun time sweater from etsy 2) yellow 2011 collection Jeremy Scott sweater 3) Brown wool coat from Etsy

1) Nick Lowe 2) Kaboom by Ursula 1000 3) Swell Maps

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