Category: Blog

January 2024 update

I should think of a better title… oh well. Since I’ve been meaning to get back to regular updates but haven’t, and since a quick DM about my bio prompted me to slap up some new pics of the work I’ve been doing since I last updated, and since...

Planting, spraypainting, and a random selfie

Fortunately the temperatures are a bit lower this week, which is nice… but won’t last… It’s made working in the garden more pleasant, of course. I’ve been yanking goutweed as I’ve been able, though there’s a lot more to yank. And I’ve been planting more. Speaking of which, I...

Prints, pastels, and 1990s Pyra really shoulda kept better records

Saturday again. I just got back from dropping another trunkful of stuff I don’t need anymore off at Value Village (and there will be a bunch more) along with renewing my membership at the Art Gallery of Greater Victoria, which I almost forgot was running out in a couple...

High heat, slow decluttering, and a few blooms as always

It’s officially iguana weather: So that kinda sucks, lol… I was upstairs doing a bit of sorting in the clutter/disaster zone of a spare room to get it into order and after a couple hours noticed that it felt crazy hot in there versus when I started. I have...

Shrieking fandom and other artificial nonsense

Saw one of those Facebook “suggested for you” things which was some lame TedX talk by some woman whining that when men cheer for a sports team that’s cool but when females do shit like build a shrine to Harry Styles’ vomit it’s “hysterical” (and apparently that word alone...

Clarinets, prints/other artmaking, and the coronation

I guess the biggest news of the week is of course the coronation. I was asleep at the time, of course, but just watched the replay from the Royal Family’s channel: I’m not a big monarchist, though all things considered if you have a decent king, it can be...

Spring clean-ups, bees, and blooms

Well, I spent all day out in the garden yesterday and got a sunburn… I really should know better by now… really, I should… Guess I’m cancelling this week’s IPL face-zapping. And while I’m whining, I think I have a cracked filling. Guess I know what phone calls I...

Whole lotta art stuff going on this week

Another week down. I was at a monotype workshop today, pics on that other post. Speaking of Ricky B., it was time to set up his very own Instagram, even if there’s not real followers yet: https://www.instagram.com/ricky_b_rat/ So, on that note, here’s the favorite Ricky sketch of the week:...

Nick news, ratmobiles, fountains, and more

Hey, my neighbor’s finally back from wintering in Arizona. My dad and I were starting to worry. What else is new? The latest Nick White episode, for one thing. The subtitles aren’t properly done yet because I keep getting some weird “taking longer than usual” error message when I...

Cards, sketches, and new Nick White (for real this time… soon…)

Another week gone by… let’s see here, I started back to clarinet lessons and apparently I haven’t completely forgot everything, just 75%… but hey, maybe that means I’ve forgotten some of my bad habits too. One can dream, right? Well, last week I mentioned my scheme to make handmade...