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22 December 2006 @ 08:02 pm
Late Fall Pic Post...  
WARNING: The following pictures, barring a couple of landscapes, will probably bore most people who do not know me personally.

You clicked on the link? Damn, you must be pretty bored. Either that or know me. In any case, here we go...

Firstly, my art class required me to paint something. And, with the brilliant masking suggestions of Jocelyn, it didn't suck! So here is a picture of Project 4, demonstrating several types of color schemes. Each one of these damned boxes took me about 3.5 hours and 2 codeine, but I'm pleased with the results...

Here is a shot of a tree outside my art class. I pumped up the contrast to match how I remember it, but it was pretty awesome so I think the colors on this are pretty accurate...

My kitties on the bed. It's hard to adjust a picture with all of them in it without either blowing out Hunley's whites or losing Max in the blackness...


"This meal is brought to you by.... Carbs and Fat! Carbs and Fat, for when simply celebrating isn't enough...."

Note the raspberry iced tea, filled with high fructose corn syrup, the pancakes with only 1/3rd on the butter used actually on it yet and the big pile of extra cripsy potatoes...

On my birthday, if I want to put little hats on the cats, I will...

...and I will.


"This special Numero Uno lunch has been brought to you by... Carbs and Fat! Remember Carbs and Fat when you want to celebrate BIG!"

Please note the romano bread puffs, swimming in butter as well as our main course of super thick chewy crust pizza, struggling it's way out of the weight of Extra Cheese. Alcoholic beverage optional.


"This birthday dinner is brought to you by..." ...Aw, you get the idea. Note the margarita, flouta and tamale.

I was really struck by how blue the mountains across the valley looked on my last day at art class, last Monday...

David and Kania watching the presentations in class...

My two best friends in art class, Kania and Jocelyn ^_^

Yet more peeps from art class. I'm posting this one more for my benefit than yours, so I can just check LJ to remember all the people who made it special ^_^

Speaking of final classes, this is Beki and Sam, without whom I probably would've failed history. Thanks MOUNTAINS, guys!

Martin's bebby kitties luuuuuuuuurrve him...

Note: Penguin Pants

Current Mood: amusedamused
Current Music: KUSC, I THINK it's Handel's Messiah, but it's all opera now
lironesslironess on December 23rd, 2006 06:13 am (UTC)
Kitties, carbs and fat! Three of my favorite things! In one post!
Fritters: Sushi by Frittersfritters on December 23rd, 2006 07:11 am (UTC)
The pancakes totally spoiled me. They were SO good that if I had the chance to cheat on my diet with pancakes elsewhere, I WOULDN'T because they couldn't possibly be as worth it as the ones at IHOP.
Raoul, McGurk, Zathras, something like that: Alton Brownraislak on December 23rd, 2006 07:04 am (UTC)
really like the shading in the center square of project #4.

Also think that The white hat on Max(?) looks the coolest.

As for the ice tea, yeah that's why I get just regular (or an arnold palmer if I want 1/4 sweet...)
Fritters: Ed Peering by Frittersfritters on December 23rd, 2006 07:15 am (UTC)
We were supposed to be showing flat vs. 3-d color on that one ^_^ It's my favorite, too. Martin talked about actually FRAMING it!

And yes, that is Max! I got white so it wouldn't get lost on him. Ideally, I have a top hat for them all, but since it's larger it's hard to keep on.

And I love fruit teas, but they're always pre-sweetened. So I usually get a regular tea and adulterate it with chemicals. There's HFCS in lemonade, too...
Raoul, McGurk, Zathras, something like that: Tearaislak on December 23rd, 2006 05:32 pm (UTC)
True on the HFCS.

But with an AP its 1/2 diluted. (or 2/3 depending on who makes them.

For ice tea and many hot teas I go straight up. Only a few hot varieties do I need to add something....
Fritters: Tea by Frittersfritters on December 24th, 2006 04:58 am (UTC)
When it comes to beverages I've got a mad sweet tooth, so dangerous chemical additives are my salvation ^_^
Vocabulary/Back Scritches: dancin trek roxyspazzychic on December 23rd, 2006 08:19 am (UTC)

That is full of awesome. Carbs and fat are birthday foods. :D
Fritters: Sushi by Frittersfritters on December 24th, 2006 04:48 am (UTC)
Indeed they are, and I believe I've proved it, as well!
postrophe on December 23rd, 2006 08:38 am (UTC)
Very FrankLloydWrightish. I like the bottom middle one.
Fritters: Art by Frittersfritters on December 24th, 2006 04:49 am (UTC)

I MEANT them to be an ode to FLW, but I thought since I couldn't use a white background they came out more 60's mod. SO glad you saw it. The teacher thought an ode to FLW was cool and I got an A on it ^_^
Fritters: TT Raven Ehhhrrr by ellonwyefritters on December 24th, 2006 04:51 am (UTC)
Oh, and the bottom middle one was supposed to be an example of how bright and light colors expand and advance and cool dark colors recede and contract. I don't actually see it much, but that's what it's supposed to show...
Matthew B. Tepperasimovberlioz on December 23rd, 2006 08:10 pm (UTC)
Does Jocelyn have a single aunt?

According to KUSC's playlist, it was indeed "Messiah," the popular recording by Sir Colin Davis, the London Symphony Orchestra, with soloists and chorus of course. It's an oratorio, but (gross simplification here, and I'll probably have my musicologist's license suspended for a week for saying this), oratorios are pretty much like operas anyway, just performed in concert rather than staged.
Fritters: Ed Peering by Frittersfritters on December 24th, 2006 05:01 am (UTC)
Yeah, it finally got to the recognizable part of Messiah when I was on my way out the door to Carls Jr, but I could put it on the radio, so that was cool.

And yeah, Jocelyn's a cutie ^_^ Her parents love classical music, so if she has a single aunt you'd probably like her...

So oratorios are basically operas performed by a chorus instead of actors waltzing around in frou-frou outfits?
Robyn Goodfellow: yayrobyngoodfellow on December 27th, 2006 03:49 am (UTC)
I like the one in the middle best.

Nice food. Happy Birthday.

Cool pants Martin.
Fritters: Ed Stars by Frittersfritters on December 27th, 2006 05:16 am (UTC)
I think most people like the one in the middle best ^_^ It's the most art deco.