Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Everyone loves Unicorns!

2 weeks since my last post. In blogging world that means you're dead, in Twitter world that means you're mummified. I was going to report on the Twitter awards, because these things exist now. The winners have advice on how to be a famous twitterer? twit???? I didn't have the attention span to read the entire article because I'm a 21st century gal and the myelin in my brain has become excessively frayed from years of lighted screens.

The first rule of success has something to do with having mobile internet access in which you tweet every 20 minutes and glance down at your mobile device every 28-47 seconds for 12-14 hours EVERY DAY. Never mind that every relationship you have in the real world will fall apart because really, it's your online connections that count as your true friends. Never forget that.

I know most of you have stopped dropping by. Yet the numbers of visitors to this blog has exploded due to 2 side by side random words left in a comment 6 months ago that unintentionally forms the name of a new person on the porn scene. I (of course) had to google all this to find out what the heck was going on. So, sadly only horny and then completely disappointed people have been the main visitors to Creative Laundry lately....Yay...

I'm working on a little pet project that I'll be posting about within the next few days, and to entice you back here, I'll be giving away prizes! Yep, a free piece of original art (TBA) and THIS! the most awesomest thing ever! Freakin' Magical Unicorn Gum!

Fruit flavoured deliciousness that as you can see from the back of the box will give you magical powers of sunshine pooping happiness!

See you soon!

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

TV Doodling

I finished a painting a few days ago I quite like that can be seen here. I'm working on about 5 pieces of art at once. Jumping back and forth from piece to piece lets enough distance and time pass for me to determine if they're worth finishing or not. In between bigger pieces I've decided to carry a pen and pad around with me and draw something, anything, whenever I get a chance. It's liberating to draw randomly from your head without reference material or without a plan. Just do. I did this one last night while watching TV. Now looking at it, I think I was a influenced just slightly by seeing the movie Coraline on the weekend. Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders play two flamboyant elderly actresses in it. Love those gals.

As for kids movies, how refreshing to see a movie like Coraline that isn't so Disney-fied with annoying sarcastic jokes, predictable feel good plot and wacky spectacle. My daughter loved it and the creepiness of the story and visual craft of great stop motion animation sold me. Take a look at this video of Althea Crome, the designer and knitter of the teensy tiny clothes for the film.

Monday, February 9, 2009

Scenes from My Town

No one I know who lives here has really taken note of this sign on the corner of our downtown strip. There ARE shops to the right of this sign. Goofy city hall.