I was resistant to getting an airbrush because I had an attitude about airbrushes. That attitude comes from my “foundation year”(fancy term for freshman year) at the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design and the general disregard held for airbrushes there. Not that some students didn’t have them and use them. This was never more … Continue reading Airbrush resistance: Art School
I visited America for two weeks this summer, hitting Maryland/Virginia/Pennsylvania for the first time in 18+ years. I don’t have a car in Japan. I don’t need or want one here. I only drive in America. Usually I visit my hometown, where I can borrow a car. I’ve also visited cities with good enough transportation … Continue reading I Slump in Sadness
I haven't written for a while but I sure as hell have been making things. You see, my friends and I were hit with not one but two sociopaths this summer. We didn't know about #summerofscammers until after the devastation. We're petitioning that if there is a destructive human force NEXT summer that someone send … Continue reading Emily’s Doll: Will a doll help?
Who Benefits from all of this doll clothing? Ralph Waldo does. Meet Ralph Waldo Le Mutt, I’ve known him since I was in elementary school. He’s not named after that Ralph Waldo. He’s named after a real-life dog named after that Ralph Waldo. Ralph, the real-life dog, was as dumb as the rocks he sometimes … Continue reading Ralph
I'd assumed that Carry Nation was a short woman, like the Duchess in Alice in Wonderland. I was wrong. She was about 6-feet tall. Let that sink in. Google shows me that male soldiers (21 year olds) of the time averaged about 5'8" and women of a similar age were a little over 5'3". She … Continue reading Carry A Nation
This might be an odd place to start a blog. I don't care. I started watching the Ken Burn's PBS Prohibition a few nights ago and a friend (Hey, Jill!) told me that she'd be excited to read what I thought. America DRANK. Physicians used to recommend whiskey and cider and rum and beer as … Continue reading Prohibition part 1.