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Oh Tesla

Seeing as how it has been a very, very busy week and today is Nikola Tesla’s birthday, here’s a little blast from the past PLUS it’s also work that I actually did not do! Kate Beaton did the comic – I just decided to colour it for funsies.

Telsa: The Celibate Scientist (by Kate Beaton)
Telsa: The Celibate Scientist (by Kate Beaton)

I coloured a bunch of Beaton’s comics – I got to eleven, but this was all before my wrist surgery, so one day my right hand violently forced me asked me nicely if I would mind stopping all additional activities and just sit quietly with an ice pack and watch the telly.

Happily that all has now changed! All this week I have been colouring! Yesterday? I coloured! Day before that? Coloured! What am I going to do tomorrow? Colour! My weekend plans? Colouring – both on the computer AND with ‘real’ media, oooOOoooh. And if I look at my planner I see I have penciled in ‘colour’ for all of next week. The fun never stops! (I am saying that in a serious, not sarcastic, manner – I really do enjoy colouring, and specifically, what it is I’m colouring, which happens to be stuff for our next game). There will be a smidgen of drawing that will take place, but otherwise, col-lour-ring.

I’m very excited about the current colouring. It’s in a different style that what I did above, and I can’t wait to show it one day.

Napoleon Enjoyed Cookies in 2008

2009 has already started for most of the world, but right now for me it’s still 2008. It was a hard year, it was a good year, it was a sad year and it was a ‘suddenly Canada is smothered in snow at the very end of the’ year. 2009 can only get better or worse, 50/50. For now I can show you some holidays gifts I made for family in ’08, now that the year is wrapping up.

I (nervously) asked the very funny and very talented Kate Beaton if I could put one of her comics onto a cookie jar. This comic to be exact. My dad is a big history-fan of Napoleon. And he likes cookies. I imagined he would like her comics too, so as an xmas gift I painted a little cookie jar.

Napoleon Cookie Jar
Napoleon Cookie Jar

Poor Napoleon, how salty his cookies must taste from his sad, sad tears. I filled the jar with cookies (and English Mints and licorice) and sent it along with other Napoleon-related gift items (that I shall post in the future).

(The new section added to gallery is called ‘Craftyness’ with the idea that all things ‘crafty’ go there; so it’s not a showcase of projects that were a result of my ‘craftiness’.) …and…is that music and meowing that I hear? What are those crazy cats up to this New Years?