I think we can all acknowledge by this point that I love a good pun. I can’t help it! Good word-play, however groan-worthy it actually sounds once the joke is made, makes me tick. Manipulation of the English language into humorous forms is just plain awesome. And it is often really hard to explain when trying to teach it in another language.
Oh, there are puns incorporated into humor in other languages too. It isn’t that uncommon to see a joke confusing ‘hana’ (meaning flower) and ‘hana’ (meaning nose) in Japanese, for example. But trying to explain how, ‘A horse walked into a bar and the bartender said, ‘Why the long face?” is funny to someone who doesn’t natively speak English and isn’t aware of the cultural context surrounding the traditional role of the bartender-as-therapist in Western culture is something else entirely. Even after explaining how the joke works, even in English you’re likely to still ask why someone let a horse into a bar anyway. Surely that violates a health code or two.
So yes. I make no apologies for my pun today, groan-worthy and lame as it might be. Puns may not be the height of humor, but they’re still pretty awesome to me.
It could be yarn, it could be rope… hell, I think it could even be spinach-infused spaghetti in pesto sauce. Either way, I think it’s cute, and that’s all that really matters, right?
I decided, at some point, as I was sketching this, that the kitty would be a Siamese. I have two kittens of my own – one is a blue Tortoiseshell, and the other is a medium-haired lynx-point Siamese cross. Penny (the lynx-point Siamese cross) is probably the least likely cat I know to end up in a situation like that, and yet… she became my spokes-kitten anyway. Despite the fact that my other cat (her name is Lolita, in case you were curious) is just about the most likely to end up like that. I swear, I’ve never met a more natural bondage-kitty. She likes to get herself tangled up in everything!
And they lived happily ever after. Aww!
I had this thought yesterday, and I could not help but want to draw it out as soon as I thought of it. You see, I have a friend. She loves dinosaurs. I have several other friends who like unicorns. So naturally a combination of the two would be adorable, right? I figured that a dinosaur and unicorn hybrid probably already existed in the creative mind of some other individual/s out there (how could it not?), but I had to draw it anyway.
But I had a problem – an ever so slight one. What to name this mystical creature? Unisaur? Dinocorn? Dinosauricorn? Obviously the last two were better, but as soon as I said them in my head, the thought of a dinosaur made of corn could not be shifted! Thus, ‘Dincorn meets Dincorn’ was born.
On a slight side-note, my Facebook fan page now has over 100 likes! I am incredibly stoked to have met that milestone. Hopefully that number can keep moving up, and I can shoot into internet stardom, hey? *grin*
I’m still trying to get used to these paints! They’re very fun to play with, without a doubt – but they’re definitely different from working with my favoured styles of paint. For one, the amount of water to paint and how often to reload the brush is a balance I am only just starting to get a feel for. Erin was kind enough to let me use her as a human canvas again today, so I wanted to try something with a bit of a peacock flair.
Annnnd I was lucky enough to have another human canvas last night! This time I went with a cherry-blossom inspired piece. Nothing wrong with a few florals, right?
I really love the way the blue, green and yellow blended for the background. I think I’m going to have to try that again soon!
Every so often I decide to do a new profile picture for myself. After all, it does tend to get boring having the same old picture populate the social networks day in and day out. Well, after getting my make-up done (complete with gorgeous false lashes), I could not resist taking some photos of the result.
Unlike the photos in the previous post, I was able to control the lighting in these ones, which makes (in my opinion) for a far more refined finished product. I absolutely love the way the lighting turned out: soft and subtle across the face, accentuating the doll-like appearance I was trying to achieve.
The thing I love about photography like this is that it really can enhance appearance. In everyday situations, you don’t have perfect lighting or the ability to pose just-so. You don’t have post-processing to make sure that your teeth are just the right shade of white, or to take away that stubborn pimple that popped up out of nowhere. A photo like this is an idealized view of oneself, and honestly, a good ole fashioned ego boost when you’re feeling down.
Although admittedly… it does also make me feel a little depressed that I don’t look like that all the time!