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Neodymium Magnets - TIME OF THE ESSENSE. [Oct. 29th, 2009|10:12 pm]
I have an art show tomorrow (10/30) and to hang the photos properly I need very strong magnets. I have an order of 10mm Neodymium magnets on the way from Amazon but with the way UPS is, I'd be getting them at the VERY LITERAL last minute, leaving almost no time to set up before opening.

Does anyone know a place in town where i could by them or at least something comparable?
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Pretty with A Pistol [Sep. 6th, 2009|07:19 pm]
Yup, still alive. Just quiet on the LJ front. Most of my activity seems to be on Facebook and Twitter these days. 

That being said, allow me to present the latest painting that was taking up all my headspace lately:

Still sitting pretty with a pistol in hand...Collapse )
With my recent interest in classic pin-up artists like Elvgren and Dave Stevens, influenced by modern digital artists like Ally Fell and a love of old-school pulp novel covers, this is likely going to be the first in a series of themed paintings.

'Course, having been playing so much Muramasa lately, I can't decide if I'm doing another pulp cover next or cute-n-cuddly kitsune and tanuki.
 


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True Story. [Aug. 20th, 2009|04:22 pm]
"Hi Granma."
"Hi Harris."
"How're you feeling?"
"Your hair makes you look like... which mythical god am I thinking of?"
"You need to quit taking Vicodin, Granma."
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Indecision may or may not be my problem... [Aug. 11th, 2009|05:22 pm]
Today has been a somewhat trying day. Trying to update my website in order to fix certain CSS coding issues as well as revamping my gallery has thrown me for a metaphorical loop. Handling that end of my business has become a not-insignificant and fairly constant pain in my ass. Every time I attempt to redesign my site, to keep it fairly stylish and fresh I end up overheating my brain in an attempt to keep up both with design trends as well as whatever code-monkey tricks I need to learn to achieve the results I want. Add in esoteric arts like SEO and eCommerce (the better to sell my art with, my dear) and it's small wonder that my forehead is starting to look rather remarkably like fine white pine that just so slightly resembles my desk.

Needless to say I've come to the grudging realization that I'm not going to be doing web design on a professional level for anything more complicated than futzing around with WordPress templates.

I'm increasingly tempted to throw my hands in the air, shut down my account with LiquidWeb (whom I love, I should mention) and go with an all-in-one host/template-maker/automated process like Wix.com or Picaholic (who host photomalley.com). The time savings and ease of use scream "Yes!"

The amount of other shit I'm hosting on the studiounderhill webserver say "Not so fast, buster." I have a number of things up elsewhere including annotations for Miracles Have a Price, my Myspace design and a shitload of images that show up here on my LJ that would have to be laboriously moved and re-coded (over 144 pages for Miracles alone) to whatever new host I choose. Not to mention I do feel like I'd be giving up on that aspect of my site and my career. Silly I know but it does feel like quitting just because things got a wee bit difficult.

Of course considering I'm getting ready to start a new blog and two new online graphic novels, I'm fairly sure I'm gonna find myself in this position once again.

Don't mind me. Just speaking out loud as I start to understand I'm likely just postponing the inevitable.

 



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New photos! [Aug. 10th, 2009|11:48 pm]
So popping up out of obscurity (nope, not dead yet, just haven't had long ranty type things to post here) to plug the results of my latest photoshoot:

Can you believe this is the same girl from the Joker pics?Collapse )

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Protest on Congress St. Bridge? [Jul. 9th, 2009|08:59 pm]
Anyone know what the heck the protest on the Congress bridge is all about? All I saw were signs of "Stop killing our families" and "He stole our vote."
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(no subject) [Jul. 3rd, 2009|05:22 pm]
This is officially a fucked up day. By sheer luck and making a bad choice as to when to get my car washed, I managed to be present for what turned out to be the brutal beating of two carwash employees by a third wielding a baseball bat, come home to deal with insurance questions from a hospital visit from nearly seven months ago, friends lighting up my IM to tell me about the wierd-ass Sarah Palin retirement and, because I can't have nice things, finding a hairball in my shoe.

I intend to drink myself stupid tonight. Anything I did in Miami is getting done double.


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You Can't Be Me, I'm A Rock Star [Jun. 23rd, 2009|11:10 pm]
yeah yeah, haven't posted to my LJ in bloody forever I know. Most of my online posting's been on my Facebook account or Twitter since it's been microposts of no real substance or length and just hasn't seemed worth trying to expand here.

But hey! Here's new art!

Rock and rule, baby. Rock and rule.Collapse )

Also, for those of you who are into such things, I have a new photography website: http://www.photomalley.com. Come check 'em out.
 

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Local cooking classes for the beginner [Jun. 12th, 2009|02:14 pm]
I'm looking for good, and importantly FUN, cooking classes for the novice. I can find my way around the kitchen and I can follow a recipe but that's bout it. Time to up my skillset.

Any ideas where I should be looking around?

(If distinctions in cuisine matter, I'm interested in French or Italian)


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Electronics Recycling [Apr. 14th, 2009|06:08 pm]
Speak to me about where in Austin I can recycle electronics. I don't mean anything like cellphones or computers but the various detrius (especially cables and random accessories) that can accumulate over the years. I'm fairly sure a lot of 'em are probably not safe to dump in a landfill so I'd rather be at least somewhat responsible with 'em.
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