Archive for March, 2011

The Pink Parlour Festival this Sunday!

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2011

The Pink Parlour Festival

 It’s Time!  Yes, The Pink Parlour Festival is this Sunday.

WHEN:  Sunday March 27th, 2011

TIME:  11am to 7pm

LOCATION:  The Santa Anita Race Park, located in Arcadia, California,  285 W Huntington Drive Arcadia, CA 91007.

INFO:    http://www.thepinkparlourfestival.com/

 The racetrack property is bounded by Baldwin Avenue and Huntington Drive and is adjacent to the Westfield Santa Anita Fashion Park. Major freeways with access to Santa Anita are the Foothill Freeway (I-210) to the north, San Bernardino Freeway (I-10) to the south, the San Gabriel River Freeway (I-605) to the east and the Pasadena (110) and Glendale (2) Freeways on the west. Entrances are on Baldwin Avenue or Huntington Drive.

Pink By Andrea Zuill

The General by Dispatch, a great song.

Wednesday, March 16th, 2011

I just love this song.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q3JjlkfX5Gk

Thanks Pandora!

Life Lesson.

Tuesday, March 15th, 2011

 

Never blow into a box of Jell-O mix.

“Weep…”

Monday, March 14th, 2011

  I am sad to announce that our plans for world domination have had a set back.  My Magpie artwork did not get enough votes to become the image for this years San Diego ArtWalk t-shirt.  I am currently regrouping and new plans are in the works.  These plans may or may not include glitter.

Be strong.  There will be a place in the new world order for all who voted for my design.

Yours in crankiness,

Andrea

March’s Embroidery Pattern. It’s fishy.

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

Click on the image to get the full sized pattern.

Bet you thought I had forgot!  
Well, I did. 
Better late than never. I present a Folk Art Fish. 
Enjoy!
Click on the image to get the full size pattern.

The Pink Parlour Festival

Tuesday, March 8th, 2011

Sunday March 27th, 2011

I will be participating the Pink Parlour Festival!

WHEN:  Sunday March 27th, 2011

TIME:  11am to 7pm

LOCATION:  The Santa Anita Race Park, located in Arcadia, California,  285 W Huntington Drive Arcadia, CA 91007.

INFO:    http://www.thepinkparlourfestival.com/

 The racetrack property is bounded by Baldwin Avenue and Huntington Drive and is adjacent to the Westfield Santa Anita Fashion Park. Major freeways with access to Santa Anita are the Foothill Freeway (I-210) to the north, San Bernardino Freeway (I-10) to the south, the San Gabriel River Freeway (I-605) to the east and the Pasadena (110) and Glendale (2) Freeways on the west. Entrances are on Baldwin Avenue or Huntington Drive.

Bird Teeth

Tuesday, March 1st, 2011

Birds aren’t known for their teeth.  One might say that birds in general are toothless, with the exception of baby birds that have a egg tooth to help them exit their eggs.  But the truth is, many birds do have teeth, like the goose pictured below.  (more bird tooth info at Web Ecoist)

In the cartoon world there has been a corruption of birds and their teeth.   One might feel that it is some sort of conspiracy created by the multi billion dollar animation/cartoon industry.  You know how those guys like to do that sort of stuff.  Not so much for money, but just to freak you out and screw up your kids.

Who knew?

 But no real bird has choppers like cartoon birds.  Here is a list of cartoon birds that at one time or another have had dental issues: Woody Woodpecker, Donald Duck, Woodstock, Daffy Duck and Iago.  Some claim that the whole cartoon bird with teeth phenomenon started in an attempt to give a bird the character of a human. But is that really true?

Case in point:

I have drawn 4 different images that I feel show a lot of expression.  Expression that humans can understand.  Let’s go over them shall we….

A.)  Surprised!  Yes, I would say that bird is surprised.  Or, maybe trying to sing along with Enya like my bird would do.    It didn’t sound so much like Enya.  More like, Squak-Arp-Snople-Squarker…. 

B.)  Angry.  Miffed.  Irritated.  A bird’s natural state of being.  Well, maybe not, but how do you explain Humming Birds?  Satan’s little feathered friends.

C.)  Happy.  Laughing.  Jovial.  Or the expression my bird would have when he pooped on the dog.

D.) As anyone can see this is the ” I’m a horrible, dangerous, dinosaur” routine.   This action is paired with a  very scary RrrrrRRrrrRRrrr noise, then grabbing my finger and pretending to bite it.  He began this behavior after seeing a  documentary about the the connection between dinosaurs and birds.  I told him it was just a theory, but he didn’t buy it.