Monday, August 14, 2006

What have you been making, Jake?

My summer gig is the best job in the world, or would be if it lasted longer than 8 weeks. But 8 weeks of paid arts-and-crafts time is nothing to shake a stick at and I'd like to tell you all about it. Right now.

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I whipped up this baby quilt for what ended up being a baby doll filled with sand.

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I roasted a 26 lb turkey...

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But only to get the bones, which I picked clean, bleached, and dried to make this lovely art project.

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I always have to do some paper mache.

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And make fake food, which is may favorite. I need to figure out what else to with tortillas printed on fabric...

Gold Pants Lullaby

You have seen, I'm sure, the Sweet smelling sweater salad...

But were you even aware of this?

Watch everything at Leslie Hall on Youtube.
Because after we are married, I won't let her share her genius art projects with anyone but me.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Scratchy is alone. Read this:

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Having read other work of his, I can't say that the writing throws me. However, the information communicated is heartbreaking.

Itchy and Scratchy were the first gays I encountered in seattle, or at least the first ones I noticed. It was at Safeway- Scratchy, in full radical faerie ragalia, was leading the much taller, butcher Itchy, in a dirty jockstrap and leather chaps, on a leash in the canned goods aisle. From what I gather, it was early in their relationship- before they were blacklisted for wetting their pants at bars together.

Enjoy these highlights of an archived story about Itchy and Scratchy's glory days at The Puyallup Fair:

According to the Associated Press, the men say they wore T-shirts and leather chaps over
swim trunks to signify their pride in their sexual orientation.

...the Pierce County sheriff's deputy who asked them to leave, said Kasemeier was wearing
chaps and black bikini underwear
"with a large amount of pubic hair and flesh exposed."

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This is the picture that ran in the SGN. The ghostly script reads Vashig; it is his driver's license picture. This is the saddest thing. Ever.

and just to be sure you know

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Wednesday, August 02, 2006

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Snapped in Choy's Chinese Cuisine on lower Queen Anne, Seattle