Archive for November, 2010
This month’s Skin Horse wallpaper is the bestest one yet.
Donate any amount to the Skin Horse Tip Jar, and it will be yours.
Wow, is it Thursday already? This last week just flew by. Rodolfo was one of the fantastic people who stopped by my booth at APE and agreed to let me draw him. He was super nice, and I just can’t say how grateful I am to everyone who’s been helping me do this project.
Before we go any further, I have to warn you: this one is epic. It is the Lord of the Rings extended director’s cut of Couscous Sunday Dinners. But so, so worth it.
It all started several weeks ago when Pancha and Elena decided that Mexican/Asian fusion would be a good Sunday Dinner theme. This was a little more ambitious than, say, Lasagna Made of Beets, but we agreed to the challenge. After weeks of preparation, Pancha, Liz, Andrew, and I met on Sunday to make a big pile of intercontinental dinner.
Oh, wait. Did I mention we would also be making pie?
Just added another 25 image to the site. I’m really pleased with how this one came out. It’s been a while since I updated the site with anything else – as much as I enjoy my 25 Project I also really like working on a variety of things. Hopefully I’ll get the time to finish something this weekend.
This week, my parents and brother were visiting from the far ends of the country, so Pancha suggested an Irish dinner to celebrate the Garrity heritage. The only problem with this idea was, of course, that Ireland has just about the worst cuisine in the world. It’s all very well for Pancha to suggest ethnic-pride dinners, since she can roll out an endless stream of fish tacos and enchiladas and guacamole and salsa and other dishes associated with awesome parties full of happy, beer-bottle-waving people. The more authentic I try to get with the food of my heritage, the more likely I am to end up splayed on the kitchen floor, weeping over what my ancestors suffered before they were able to flee to Pittsburgh and eat sandwiches with the French fries already in.
Here is an authentic Irish recipe: Nail a piece of dried pork to the wall. Point a boiled potato at it. Eat the potato while thinking about meat.
Here is another authentic Irish recipe: Eat grass because Oliver Cromwell took your boiled potato away.
Nonetheless, I vowed we would produce an Irish supper that involved food, authenticity be damned. In addition to my family, the attendees included Konstantin, Pancha, and Pancha’s dad Raphael. Here is what I fed them:
Look at all the enticing root vegetables! Better slice those up.
I saw Janelle Monae in concert a week ago. If you ever get the chance to see her, and you like android ladies shooting down space monsters with their fingers and then painting an abstract painting while singing, DO IT.
She is also super fun to draw. Everybody should try their hand at drawing Janelle Monae right now.