29 March 2006


28 March 2006

Animation Sketches: Day 5

Not quite finished with this sketch, but sort of the stage I was thinking about.

25 March 2006

A Few More

Animation Sketches: Day 4

24 March 2006

Illustration Friday: Monster

Not too hot on the pattern finish. Still toying with this style. Bummed about the text in this too. Not well thought out.

23 March 2006

Framing = Angry

Finally finished framing these pieces for an upcoming show at the University of Rhode Island. I'm not too sure if it's me, or if it's the task at hand, but I get slower and slower and slower as the years go by. For some reason I am having senior moments left and right. It's taken me 3 different shows to finally put my foot down and swear to never try and cut plexi glass on my own again. I always try and waste sooo much money. Ugh. So anyways, now that this stupid task is out of the way, it's back to drawing and painting. Thank god!

19 March 2006

You got Chimay-ed!

Holy moly, I have soooo many beers to feature here. I got to quench the thirst with a bit of heaven. I figured the first to mention would be the liquid version of a roast beef dinner, Chimay! After getting off the plane, and before crashing from jet lag, I got to enjoy a nice goblet of this stuff. HOLY cow. Apparently, they stuff is pretty crazy and I ended up sleep walking, waking up Anne-Marie and trying to leave out the front door. Thank goodness for locks! So for the rest of the trip, we lovingly called our moments of non-clarity, "getting Chimay-ed", said all slurred like. It's a damn wonderful drink... Damn I'm bummed that I didn't grab the holy grail looking glasses. That only makes it that much cooler. Here's some history about Chimay-may:

In order to understand the reason that the monks brew beer, we invite you to consider an essential historic moment. So keep your looking balls on this! The monks of the Abbey at Scourmont at Chimay belong to the Order of Cistercians of the Strict Observance, known generally as Trappists. These monks, who follow the Rule of Saint Benoit (going back to the 6th century) take the name of "Cistercians" from the monastery of Citeaux, founded in Burgundy in the 12th century. The Cistercian monasteries are divided into two great Orders, of which one is historically attached to the Abbey of La Grande Trappe, in Normandy. From here originates the popular name of "Trappists". It was during the summer of 1850 that a small group of monks established themselves on the wild plateau of Scourmont close to Chimay. God bless em. They had to do a lot of work to transform the barren soil of this region into fertile farmland. Around the monastery that they had built, which was of great beauty and simplicity, a farm was developed, followed by a cheese making plant and a brewery. The Abbey of Scourmont gave birth to various industries which made it the principal provider of employment in the region and into which it injected a powerful dynamism. Their role of initiators no longer being necessary, the monks gradually withdrew from the direct administration of all these companies in order to continue their life seeking God, shared between prayer, study and manual work.The production and distribution of Chimay Trappist beers is performed by S.A. Bières de Chimay. Chimay is always brewed on site at the abbey, which guarantees its authenticity and quality. It is bottled at Baileux, a few kilometres from the Abbey.

So basically, what they are saying is that, instead of worrying about making the stuff anymore, they sit back with a chunk of cheese and get chi-chi-chimayed! That's the way to do it fellas!

18 March 2006

Tu me manques...

Paris... nous avons rôti le balai.

Revoir Paris

I seriously do not want to go home. But the little Lily waits. So sad. Oh! And we saw catacombs.

17 March 2006

14 March 2006

Take a Bite Out of Mime

Wait till you see the whole photomontage, people. We got actual applause on with our first performance. It was horendous. More to come!

13 March 2006

Eiffel Shadow

Salut, mes amis

Well, we've successfully seen almost all of the red light districts in Paris now, and avoided the ladies from coming out of the Bois de Bolougne!! All kidding aside, Paris is really beautiful. We`ve had crepes and raclette... and proud to say that I`ve not gotten sick yet. One thing... bathrooms here aren`t tooo hot. Mais weh, cèst la poutain de vie. A bientot!!!!

09 March 2006

It's MIME!

Today I take off for gay Paris! But, not to worry... there will be more brews sampled and written bout along the way, and some more drawings. But in the mean time, bust a mime.

06 March 2006

Illustration Friday: Insect

Animation Sketches: Day 3

04 March 2006

Harpoonfest- 2, Kelly- 0


03 March 2006

Water Lilies: work in progress

02 March 2006


So, I am not able to sleep this morning, and for some reason my brain went into overdrive and became obsessed with The Price is Right (TPIR for all you cool kids). SO many memories of me faking illness and staying home from school... waiting patiently through malpractice lawyer ads and sooooo jazzed when Bob Barker and the Showcase showdown came on. So I started to think, what was my favorite game. Dude... plinko. Hell ya, it was totally Plinko. It just seemed like you had the best odds. Granted there was some need to know the price of Dutch Boy Cleansing Powder, but you just walk up the magical staircase, drop the chips, and pray to god. Even the noise it made... and Bob's magic Plinko wand, for when those tricky chips get stuck!? Memories. I found this AMAZING website dedicated to the preservation of the great game.

So, do YOU have a favorite Price is Right game? There has to be some Cliffhanger lovers out there...

01 March 2006

WANTED: Karaoke Partner

SWF looking for SWM to partner as singing partner, potential cash prizes involved. A chance of a lifetime!! Song is predetermined; I Got A Man. Lyrics listed in comments. Auditions will be held at Ma's Donut's, Newport RI. 6 pack and sense of humor a must! Creative microphone handling a plus!