Sunday, December 21, 2008

For My Jewish Friends-

Happy Hanukkah, Channukah!



I don't happen to be Jewish, but I managed to make these potato latkes. We ate the rest of the batch, and decided they are pretty good, even without sour cream. Their deep-fried goodness would fit right in an Indiana breakfast buffet, right between the hash browns and the grits.

I think I got this scene right. Those are foil wrapped chocolate coins that are called "Chanukkah Gelt".

For those that are curious, latkes don't wear yarmulkes. Ask any Rabbi. So don't give me any pointers on that!

Thanks to a Facebook friend, Juliana, and Hagar, from Israel, for their special help on this one.

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Anagramizer

I posted this link on my Facebook page, and some people got a kick out of it, so I thought I'd move it on over to Bent Objects.  This is a link to an anagram generator, where a person can type in a name or whatever and see what other words can be made from the same letters.

The name of one friend of mine actually has no anagrams, while other names have in the tens of thousands!  My best choice was "Derby Terror", while a friend's first and last names added up to an awesome one word anagram-  "Tortellini".

 Feel free to post your favorite in the comments section here, so we can all be in awe, or make fun.

An image is to be posted soon.  

Friday, December 12, 2008

Dream Job

Warning! Bare Breasts in this post!
( I was asked to insert this warning)

I'm not going to say much, but the post below includes a small photograph by Man Ray. It is art. The photo hangs in public museums. It is not erotic in my opinion.




















But you have been warned.





"Dream Job"



The woman is Lee Miller, a great photographer in her own right. Her photo here was taken by the great Man Ray (one of my favorite artists of all time).

And the winner is...

The winner of the Pooper-clip holder is Bags!  

Thanks to everyone who entered by taking the time to watch my video!

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I've been trying to add something from the interwebs to make this post more interesting for all the losing people, but I haven't had any caffeine, and it just isn't happening.


Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Pooper-clips








Just finished the paperclip, er I mean POOPerclip holder prize thingy.

Some people might ask, "Terry, why didn't you at least craft it into a bird, or maybe a dog pooperclip holder?" My answer? I can see an idea like that actually being commercially successful, so I can see it being commercially produced already (if it already hasn't-- I haven't looked). Where I think that this is in just enough bad taste that it might remain the only one of it's kind.

As I said, this is a prize that I'll be giving out. I think I'll draw the winning name on Friday morning. Anyone who still wants to throw their name in the hat can go here and write a somewhat intelligent comment after watching one of the videos! The comments have been great, and I want to thank everyone who has commented on my video so far. So many very nice words. They warm my twisted heart.

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Had a request for another sunglasses bird...

So I made one, but it's morphed into what can be described as a kind of peacock, where the other was more of a flamingo I think.

Sunday, December 07, 2008

I know what I'm making out of that paperclip holder.

Yes, I do. If you don't know what I'm talking about go here. For those who do know what I'm talking about, rest assured it will be made with a dose of immature, bad taste. The kind of bad taste that makes 10 year old boys (and me) laugh.

I've been told several times that I'm not giving myself enough credit for my presentation video from the Gel conference. I've mentioned that many people have really enjoyed it, but I guess I'm supposed to brag on myself, but let's just say that I think you'll enjoy yourself if you watch it. Alright, alright, I'll admit it- I rocked! I was fantastic! etc, etc,... not once did I fall off the stage!...... anyway- If you watch it in during the next several days, you'll be automatically registered to be in the drawing for the aforementioned "Paperclip Holder Sculpture of Bad Taste". Mark Hurst of Gel has made it possible for me to have the email address of the winning commenter there. (You have to comment THERE at the Gel site at this point to enter).

And it doesn't have to be mine that you comment on, because there are several other videos that are worthy of being watched. Some good stuff there, I think.

Also, I was asked if maybe I would make any hanukkah themed images, or even other faiths. Maybe. As long as I passed the images by people of those faiths, so that I didn't face a jihad or anything.
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EDIT- had to add this.


Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Hey! My Gel Conference Video is up and running!

I was honored last April to fly out to New York City to speak at the Gel Conference. Well, they recorded all the talks, and you can view my talk HERE.

It's a very cool, fun conference that is brimming with interesting people from many walks of life. The first day of the conference is a kind of field trip day, which is a LOT of fun, and in a sneaky way- educational! ha! Check it out!

Hope you enjoy the vid! Feel free to post the link wherever.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

A P*** Poor Post

Here's a photo anyway. I call it a "breadbug", because it's one of those thingy's that keep the wrapper closed (though it's really from a bag of potato's, but I always think of bread wrappers when I see 'em, so there you go).

I've been very busy with various projects, none of which I've made a ton of progress with. Though I made a Christmas image that I'm very,very happy with, but can't post right now. I'm working with my editor on some stuff, and I've got a fella who is representing me in the way of trying to get my work on greeting cards and such (hence the Christmas image...did I mention how happy I am with it?).

I do have some ideas for things that I will post here no matter what. And whatever images my publisher can't fit in the book will also make their way here fairly soon. So hang in there, friends and visitors.

I'm also trying to get some more stuff on my Etsy soon that's priced around the 50 to 75 dollar range that sells so well. As I've mentioned before though, I don't care to make duplicates, and even variations on something takes time for me to figure out.

Ok, blah blah blah, sometimes I post like I'm getting paid by the word. I'm done.