We're getting ready to leave for the UK cause Marci has a solo show at the Leeds College of Art.
I had to buy a bunch of stuff for this trip. One of them being this 220v adapter for my Macbook's electric outlet. It only cost 49c, but it looks hella weird. I had to get a bunch of other random adapters, cause the voltage there is twice as powerful as it is in the States, and their ends looks like this.
I also had to buy a pencil case and a backpack. It's weird the things I don't own. Uh, it took a while to find a pencil case cause I didn't know where to look. I just assumed they would be at an art supply store and they're totally not. Not unless you want to have one that's like leather bound and stores 48 to 144 pens and pencils. Uh, I found this in the Kunikuniya stationary store, so I can carry my 4 pens and two pencils. It was the least feminine while also the least leathery of the choices presented to me.
I made a painting of the inside of my brain. Originally I drew out the brain like a real brain, but I kind of like the blobs more. I agreed to try and make 1000 5"x5" for a show for 2012, and yeah, considering the most I ever made in a year is like 300, the, "Oh, shit" phase of whatever I just said yes to has just kicked in. So I figure I should just make a painting of whatever random thing that comes up. I have this, and 46 others, so I'm 4.7% from my goal.
Our neighbor bought a bird seed box, but then the squirrels got into it, so he started just throwing all the seeds on the ground. But then the skunks came. And so did the raccoons. It's like critter kingdom in my backyard.
This is a photo Marci took of a skunk going for it straight from the bag. He was digging in when Marci needed to get her laundry out.
Lately I've been taking alternative routes as I'm walking home and staying away from the main roads. I found this weird house with a window in it's chimney.
Other buildings I've been noticing are the really old Berkeley buildings that are like 1/2 the size of a real home. They look like cottages from Willow, cause they're made of stone, and they have weird circular walls. Also since they're half the size of the other homes around them they have like a lot of green space around them.
I also sketched Marci's brain for her. I drew out all the stuff she ever talks to me about. Mysterious Universe is a podcast that she's pretty obsessed about. I probably need a bigger space for metal.
This photo was taken recently but when we had our 2nd of 3 earthquakes in the past week this is where my cat dove in to hide. It's Marci's big box of stuffed animals.