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cap, captain miss america

I’m been totally faily on updating the past few weeks, so let me do a quick one of stuff that has been going on.

–If you haven’t checked out the Oh, Brother! website yet, you should! It is a lot of fun!

–I made chocolate malted ice cream this week using barley malt to flavor the ice cream. I will post that recipe later. I have a bunch of others I need to post, like the goat’s milk ice cream sweetened with maple syrup that I just made, and the blueberry sorbet I made a couple weeks ago. Oh, and the bourbon vanilla I made last week.

–I have been shopping for furniture, which has kind of been full of fail. Everything I’m finding is vary dark, and I want bright candy colors. My mom and I went to like four stores last week and something like eight yesterday, and I’m just not seeing anything that is right. I need accent chairs, side tables, and maybe some additional shelves for my living room. I want wood that’s been finished in white (antique white is okay) or very light wood, with raspberry, lime, turquoise, sunny yellow, and/or indigo. But everything seems to be finished dark or black. I don’t know if anyone has any suggestions. I’ve been looking at more teen furniture, which seems to be finished the way I want, but there really isn’t any nice seating in any of the teen catalogues I’ve been looking at.

–I have been massively failing at drawing. I just joined [info]prompt_in_a_box because I am hoping they will get me some new prompts that I can use to get back on the drawing wagon. I need to make comics, people! If anyone wants to make suggestions for things for me to draw, please do so!

–I went to see Rina and others on a panel at MoCCA last week about comics! It was mostly stuff I had heard before but it was fun to see Rina and we went out to dinner with a bunch of folks after.

–My Playmobils are missing! This is really distressing. I have some of them, but the majority of them– my pirate island, my prison, and two of my ships seem to have vanished into thin air, plus the box that was full of people. I am upset because I finally have an apartment big enough to set them all up again– the last time I was able to do that was in Boston. We took the garage apart trying to find them, but no luck at all. It’s very upsetting!

–I need art for my new apartment! If you are one of the many many cartoonist type people I keep around, I would like to know if you have original art for sale, and what the prices are! I might consider prints, but I really want to get more originals. If you have a website with your original pieces up, just shoot me a link. If not, please feel free to message me with general pricing/ sizes/availability type stuff. I don’t have a lot to spend on this but I may also ask for some art for Christmas.

I think that’s everything I can think of to talk about! Love to everybody!

Mirrored from Antagonia.net.

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You should draw a comic about your bees!

Hmm. I don't know how you feel about metal instead of wood, or what your budget is like, but I found a few accent tables that might work at a few different stores.

Painted Metal Accent Table at Pottery Barn.
Harbor Night Table and Mimic White Cube at CB.
Andover Accent Table at Room & Board doesn't come in white, but it does come in a nice white oak and a light maple woods.

Another idea to try would be to scour Craigslist or second-hand stores for light-wood furniture that you could paint white?

I actually was looking at Mimic! Mimic also comes in bright sunshiney yellow!

Oh, and I'm avoiding Craigslist at the moment because there's a bedbug epidemic over this way.

Edited at 2010-08-16 04:11 am (UTC)

Ewww. That's a good reason to give Craigslist a pass!

Would madamina care for a print or cleaned up version of one of my draw a days or something in particular?

Possibly! Maybe one of your burlesquey girls?

Sorry about your playmobils. Those are EXPENSIVE!

I don't know what you mean by drawing ideas, so if you don't like some of mine, no problem. How about something about monsters or aliens or cryptids (like the Loch Ness monster, Bigfoot, etc) All of those are my son's favorite things.

He actually has a livejournal. You know what would be neat? If you could stand to read a story of his (he is 9) and draw a comic about it.

But again...I don't know. You may be looking more for ideas on words or word plays or something.

If my ideas are not what you had in mind, that's fine.

With the Playmobils, it's not even the expense so much as the fact that most of the sets I owned are discontinued :-(

And that sounds like a cool idea; I could write something for your son!

Here is his journal:


If you don't get inspired, I understand. But if you do...man, he would be so excited. He "knows about you"...(knows I have a friend who reads comics for a living, LOL, I know it is more than that) and asks me about you sometimes.

Surely your Playmobil sets would be on ebay? But I know rare is expensive...I wanted to get my kids a Fisher Price Little People castle like I had when I was little but, when you look on Ebay they are all over 100. They must have been rare.

Maybe the boxes will turn up somehow...I sure hope so.

My son's room is always set up with his action figures and a fake mountain and mazes he makes out of Lincoln logs, etc. What you wrote made me think of him.

I hope you find your Playmobils!

I don't know if it's exactly what you're looking for in terms of materials, but Ikea has a pretty good amount of colorful stuff.

Ikea is where I got the stuff I am trying to match! I am just trying to go a step up for the furniture I intend to keep longer, since Ikea tends to fall apart kind of easily.

Chocolate malted ice cream?? Blueberry sorbet?? *dies* I need to get into making my own ice-cream! YUM :D

I did make jam the other week at least... but it kind of just tastes like pink sugar. xD

Draw me a fairy? xD I have no suggestions, sorry!

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