Sunday, October 21, 2012

hexaflexagons inexplicable obsession

First, I will explain this photo.  It was my friend's birthday, and I made her a TEENY TINY BANNER that made me squeal with glee.
I love things in miniature.
I have no idea if it affected her in the same way, but at least I tried.  Some of her favorite colors are purple and silver.
Yeah. Silver. Made it all shiny, didn't I?  I'm surprised at how well a crayola colored pencil works, sometimes.
(And, oh yeah, made some brownies with dark chocolate icing. Drool. It was drool-worthy.)

And now, on to the secret topic of this post: the hexaflexagon.

Here's a video to explain all the ridiculous I can't even contemplate.

This woman makes my brain pound with the possibilities, which dissipate harmlessly into the night, usually, because I'm not even sure what to do with these thoughts.

It's all math & geometry & then UNEXPECTED TWIST OF DOODLES EVERYWHERE - and I don't know if you guys were like me in high school, but I definitely did my my fair share of doodling during my math classes.

It's good.  I promise.  Watch this video, then hexaflex your life away.
Also, check out the poster's other videos about doodling.  They're fun. She's all "Fibonacci series makes your pine cone drawings look real!"  Not that you were worried about your pine cone drawings.
But I was.
I just didn't want to say anything until I knew how to help.

Saturday, October 20, 2012

crustaceans & cephalopods hanging out on a postcard

Sent this out last month as part of a mail art exchange.

I have to say, I really like a good octopus now & then.

will send fake vegetables through the mail

I taped on a piece of paper with an address (and my return address)
and then I kind of just crossed my fingers and hoped for the best.

I haven't heard about it...but I also don't want to ask, "Hey, did you get a carrot in the mail? Because that is the reason why I started laughing maniacally when I bought those fake vegetables at the thrift store."

It would give away the surprise.
Definitely can't do that.
I wonder if it is still sitting at the post office.
Next time I'm going to have to get delivery confirmation on my plastic food.

happy's a gravestone

Went to the graveyard with my friend Kim, who is a photographer, and into creepy things like graveyards.

This is obviously the least creepy gravestone there. 
I think his parents didn't love him enough to give him respectable initials.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

levitating drill

Back in June, we needed the internet guy to come over and build us a new connection. 
So he drilled a hole in the wall.  That's normal. 
But then he walked away, leaving the drill to keep itself occupied.

There was never a point in my life when I thought I'd be excited about power tools being stuck into the wall and left there to hang.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

orange sunrise

Not really.  I lied. It's not a sunrise.

It really looks like a fabulous sunrise, though!

Anyway, I took this picture at about midnight, on a very foggy evening. 
That weird orange glow is either a spaceship landing (fingers crossed!) or the light from a street lamp.

This is the view from the back porch.

Monday, October 8, 2012

have strange love of friendship bracelets

I mean, I love friendship bracelets to the point where I like to collect more than I can possibly wear. 

And I also have a pile (an actual, scarily-large pile) of friendship bracelets that I made.
They weren't even for anyone in particular, I just like making color combinations.

But anyway, I came across this comic and thought I'd share.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Play-Doh and typewriters

I've been too busy with Play-Doh and typewriters to post anything good lately, but don't worry...

there's a big stack of sketchbook to photograph and post.

Also, isn't this the most beautiful typewriter in the world?  It's an olivetti underwood studio 45, made in Barcelona, Spain, sometime in the 1960s.

I'm a sucker for that teal color.

But it works! Well, honestly, I broke it within five minutes of changing the ribbon (an unrelated incident, probably due to shipping silliness) ... but my sweetheart's a dear and a half and had it working again - better than before - in like ten minutes.