Low Flying Art Attack

Despite the general flux of life lately and a few rather sneaky and prolonged bouts of muted depression (and I mean SNEAKY), my creative output hasn’t slowed. In fact, it’s been such a means of escape that I’ve honestly had a lot of trouble shutting it off. Cooking? Nah. Let’s think of more shit to make! Yardwork? As long as it doesn’t take too long. I have stuff to make. Kid? He can take care of himself (not proud of that, but, hell, I’m human). You get it.

First major idea is a 12-part series of cryptozoological creatures as astrological signs—all hand embroidery, of course. Cryptoastrology! I’ve mapped out the entire zodiac and each sign’s corresponding cryptid in a crude Google doc. I’ve completed two so far. Jackalope as Aries and Jersey Devil as Taurus.

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But, wait, aren’t those supposed to be antelope horns? Maybe I’m really a Jackaram. But, then again, when’s the last time you saw me to prove it? I’m confident and believe in magical thinking. I’m a chaos magician. I make sigils under the fiery desert sun by dancing my messages in the dirt. I lead with my horns, sometimes to my detriment.

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Jersey Devil as Taurus

Though some might describe me as an ugly mutt, I am misunderstood. I am reliable and practical. I’m a strong supporter of forest bathing. Tuck away your smartphone and let’s talk about the healing power of mugwort. I can get a bit impatient though, so don’t stand behind me—I use my hooves for kicking.

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Also completed a jacket patch with an original design adapted from Ben Kissel’s favorite line on Last Podcast on the Left (of which Ben generously shared on his Instagram page gaining me a few new followers).

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A commission for my friend Becki.

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Two new patches…

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And this sketch—an homage to Radiohead’s “Karma Police” and this ridiculous ennui I’ve been going through—which is currently being made into an embroidery, too.

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Enjoy oogling at the fruits of my existential dread! Cheers! x

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I Draw, Therefore I Am

So, I have gone through about a million different drafts of new tattoo designs, and about a million different lines from songs or poems, and I think I may have settled on one.  This would go on my upper arm, underneath the Halloween design I already have in hopes to becoming one step closer to my clusterfucked half sleeve dreams.  Bear in mind, this is a rough draft that I drew up in a rush, so the colors are a little muted and the design isn’t fully realized just yet: new tat design

Just click on the new tat design icon about following the colon to view it.  It is from the Cardinals song, “Let It Ride”…duh.

Thoughts?