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National Read-a-Thon Day

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National Read-a-Thon Day

And the best thing, the very best thing of all, is there's time now... there's all the time I need and all the time I want. Time, time, time. There's time enough at last. 

Getting ready for National Readathon Day!

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Ingredients

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I've been cooking a lot lately. Today's lunchdoodle represents what I hope to make tonight: homemade pizza with Guinness caramelized onions, bacon, arugula, goat cheese, and possibly roasted cherry tomatoes and mushrooms. Might be overkill, might be delicious.

I'm also hoping to blog a bit about my cooking experiments here. And am thinking of incorporating illustration more than photos. And actually designing the site a little. Could be a nice little showcase and a creative outlet free of pressure, free of clients, free of computer screens (well, the cooking/illustrating part anyway). I've attempted food blogging in the past, but focused more on baking which I do significantly less of nowadays. We'll see if this sticks. It could be fun. Or it could be a pain in the ass. 

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Space Barre

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I'm working on email designs for a barre fitness class client today. Another co-worker randomly sent me photo of an astronaut. Boom. Lunchdoodle theme for today.

I didn't have time to color it (I will though). As you can tell from the lack of lunchdoodle yesterday, I'm having a busy week. I wanted to play with regular pen and ink instead of the usual micron deal, but it takes a little extra time and lunch breaks are only so long. I do love pen and ink though. The way it flows from the nib, how the pen responds to pressure, the thicks and thins. It has an elegance to it that traditional pens, even brush-tips, just can't match. There will be more of this.

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Potato to Tomato

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Started the East Nasty Potato to Tomato 5k training program last week. It goes through til August, culminating with the annual Tomato Festival 5k. It's been pretty fun so far. Thought it would be even more fun to draw it and color it (that'll be soon).

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Pugs and Pugs and Pugs and


[three_fourth]My friend, Lauren, is obsessed with pugs. If she were to die, she'd choose suffocation-by-pug as her ideal way to go. This started as a random doodle, but is now a gift for a dear friend. I can almost hear those pups snuffling and snorting.[/three_fourth]

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Peaches


[three_fourth]I grew up with dogs. Big dogs. But the one year, my sister had the chance to pick out the next family dog and she chose Peaches. A runty, stubborn, turd of a beagle mix. That ol' dog lived about 14 years. Despite being hit by a car. Twice. Attacked by a bear. Twice. Consuming an entire chicken carcass, stuck in illegal hunting traps, sprayed by every skunk in the area, stuck under the porch, and knocked up by a very large collie (let's just say it didn't work out. Little beagles aren't meant to carry collie pups). Yet that dog lived for FOURTEEN YEARS. And lived every day to eat. And was thusly the fattest little beagle dog ever. My grandfather nicknamed her "The Square Dog." While she passed away ages ago, thoughts of her randomly haunted my mind today. Peaches, oh Peaches. You were a good dog, my dear.[/three_fourth].

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Illustration Friday :: Heights

This week's Illustration Friday topic is Heights. I'm a bit disappointed in the coloring on this. I initially wanted to watercolor it, but my new pen, as I quickly found out, is not waterproof. I went with colored pencils and then messed around in Photoshop because it just looked really pretty gross. A B+W version is up over on my other, less-updated blog, RexisMyFriend.com. Wish I had uploaded the black and white sketch original! Probably could have colored this up quite nice digitally. Oh well. Live and learn.

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