"Satellites," 10.5 x 5.25, on matte board. I didn’t realize until I laid them all out how many of my collages have angels in them. $20 on Etsy.

"Satellites," 10.5 x 5.25, on matte board. I didn’t realize until I laid them all out how many of my collages have angels in them. $20 on Etsy.

"Woodlit," 5.5 x 12, on board. Only $20. Check it out on Etsy!

"Woodlit," 5.5 x 12, on board. Only $20. Check it out on Etsy!

"She surfaced in a place where the lake held still to mirror the sky. When it settled, she looked down into it. She expected to see that she was beautiful, but she was not. A mirror only answers one question and it can’t lie. She had completely lost her looks. She wondered what she had gotten in return."

— From “The Black Fairy’s Curse,” by Karen Joy Fowler. Her short fiction wastes no words and pulls no punches.

The second time I kicked the crackhead out of the stairwell of my apartment building (yes, there was also a third time) he left behind a couple of back pages from Hustler magazine. Not unusual…except the magazine was from April 1983. When and how he came to have this will forever remain a mystery. I doubt he could explain it himself. So naturally I had to make it into art.
Approximately 4 x 7, on a cigar box lid. $40. Check it out on Etsty!

The second time I kicked the crackhead out of the stairwell of my apartment building (yes, there was also a third time) he left behind a couple of back pages from Hustler magazine. Not unusual…except the magazine was from April 1983. When and how he came to have this will forever remain a mystery. I doubt he could explain it himself. So naturally I had to make it into art.

Approximately 4 x 7, on a cigar box lid. $40. Check it out on Etsty!

Yesterday at Formal Wear at the Beach, a Grand Rapids tradition launched by reynaldorobinson and now in its tenth year. This is the first time I was able to attend. Rei’s usual response, when asked why he is wading into the lake in a three-piece suit, is “Dog wedding.” This is my new favorite all-purpose explanation. It simultaneously deflects and mystifies.

I expected I’d destroy the dress, but a few dips in the lake and hours of being dragged through sand had no effect at all. By the time I got home, only the bodice was even damp. I’m actually a bit disappointed. I was in the mood for a grand gesture.

Yesterday at Formal Wear at the Beach, a Grand Rapids tradition launched by reynaldorobinson and now in its tenth year. This is the first time I was able to attend. Rei’s usual response, when asked why he is wading into the lake in a three-piece suit, is “Dog wedding.” This is my new favorite all-purpose explanation. It simultaneously deflects and mystifies.

I expected I’d destroy the dress, but a few dips in the lake and hours of being dragged through sand had no effect at all. By the time I got home, only the bodice was even damp. I’m actually a bit disappointed. I was in the mood for a grand gesture.

Sturdy cardboard box decoupaged with birds and flowers. $50. Check it out on Etsy!

"The Hand of RA Will See You Now," mixed media on cardboard glove form, $10. Check it out on Etsy!

"The Hand of RA Will See You Now," mixed media on cardboard glove form, $10. Check it out on Etsy!

After much prodding (thank you, @sarahjeanland!) I went and made myself an Etsy shop. It has very little to offer at the moment, but I will add more items as soon as I have decent photos. Every item is unique and nothing is knitted, so there’s that.

You can let the cat out of the bag, but she’s just going to run right back in.

Never forget you are. You ARE, man. No, seriously, have you ever really LOOKED at your hand? (at The Pyramid Scheme)

Never forget you are. You ARE, man. No, seriously, have you ever really LOOKED at your hand? (at The Pyramid Scheme)

This collage is too tall to fit in a single photo, so another collage of detail shots will have to do.

Because I am a special snowflake, I got a sneak preview of Super Happy’s next music video, “Necrophilia.” It is a Lynchian whirlwind of poor taste and hot women. You will love it as I do…or else!

Because I am a special snowflake, I got a sneak preview of Super Happy’s next music video, “Necrophilia.” It is a Lynchian whirlwind of poor taste and hot women. You will love it as I do…or else!

(Source: superhappyfuntimeburlesque)

Two passages from “Reading the Slender Body,” an essay by Susan Bordo. I stood on the sidewalk turning my phone around and around to read a blurry PDF because what she’s talking about is real. It’s important. It’s where we live.

quixon:

thebigblackwolfe:

frantzfandom:

girilla-warfare:

the-average-gatsby:

the-average-gatsby:

how do you tell the difference between a chemist and a plumber

ask them to pronounce “unionized”

Holy fuck thats clever

It took me 5 minutes to get this

FUCK

Oh fuck you.

Smart people jokes be like

Personal Fun Fact Ha Ha: my last steady job was at a union shop. Until I saw it written out on my pay stub I didn’t understand how much pride I could feel in paying dues. Union membership granted me a stable work schedule, incremental raises, time and a half for holiday hours, the works.

I’m doing my level best to hijack this post for solidarity, because too many people are working cruddy jobs or desperate to land a cruddy job. Dunno if there’s a better future. Just putting the idea out there.

(via gwydtheunusual)

Startled Cat is startled.

Startled Cat is startled.