Monday, March 24, 2014

FROZEN Coloring Contest!

I think it's high time for a coloring contest!

Here's a coloring page of Hans and Anna's wedding day.  And here are the instructions!

1) Print out page
2) Color.  The contest closes on Easter Sunday, April 20th.  So you have about a month!
3) Scan or take a picture, and send it to me at (with "coloring page" as the title of the email)
4) Wait to see if you win the awesome prize.

And what is that awesome prize, m'friends?  I must've been pretty excited for the Art of Frozen to come out, so I pre-ordered it...three times.  I returned one, but decided to keep one as a prize for this contest.

This delicious book could be yours.

AGE is optional, mostly for if you're like 8 years old and are an amazing artist, that will definitely be taken into account.
YES, this is open to international colorers!

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Banana Conspiracy

Every. Time.

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POST SCRIPT:  What, another post about sentient fruit?  This blog is getting pathetic!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Chitty Triptych

Do you love Chitty Chitty Bang Bang?

I do.

Not long ago I went to "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" (the play) with a few friends.  It was just fanastic!!  I've been thinking about Truly Scrumptious ever since.

Edit:  Actually, it's Caratacus I've been thinking about ever since I saw the play.  That man is DREAMY. <3 <3

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Time for Limes

This dream was brought to you by stress, a slight cold, and the whipped cream that I'd accidentally left out of the fridge all day and then devoured like a baby bird.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Cold Weather Camping

 I work with a lot of guys, which means I get to hear some pretty good scout camp stories.

The best ones involve fire, infectious diseases, and cold-weather camping.

My director once told a story about how he went snow caving.

He got pretty good and sweaty digging the cave, so when he went to bed that night, he laid his pants out to dry.

Of course they froze stiff not only did he have to wear wet pants, but they were freezing.

This was the exact moment he decided to become an artist.

On the other hand, I have a buddy (Joe) who loves cold-weather camping.  It's like his favorite thing.  He could survive a winter in the Yukon with only a plastic bag and a dead bee.  When he became a scout leader, he was really excited to show the little guys the ropes.

So, when it was time to take the little fellas on a cold-weather camping trip, they had a meeting where they briefed the boys on what to bring.  Joe, being the expert, wanted to make sure they brought all the right clothes.

The meeting was in February.  Most of the boys were wearing shorts and no jackets.  Joe decided this was a good time to have an object lesson.

 Out in the freezing cold of the parking lot, Joe launched into a giant lecture on how to dress warm...

And the scouts were like:

guh guh guh guh guh guh guh

And the other leader was like:

guh guh guh guh guh guh guh 

 ...And Joe was like, great!  I've hoped you've all learned you don't wanna be out in the cold without a coat!

Several days later, they were on their way!

Joe and the scouts stepped out into the blistering cold.  One of the leaders stepped out of his car...

...and promptly got back in his car, and left.

Aaaaaand...the rest of the weekend pretty much went like that.

Addendum to this story:  Joe's just entered a contest to run a bunch of sled dogs over the Arctic Circle. 

not this


The competition is sponsored by a Norwegian company, Fjallraven, which sells coats and stuff.  Every year they pick 2 people from each country around the world to compete.  They give them all the right equipment, they give them the dogs and the sleds, and then they set 'em all loose in the outer regions of the world.

This sounds like a nightmare.  (To me.)

Joe thinks it would be a blast.  So, I'm not gonna twist your arm or anything, but if you want to vote for Joe you can go here.  You can vote through facebook.  If it gets enough attention, the Fjallraven people will pick him!

Do it for the dogs.  (I hear Americans are pretty tasty.)

Monday, November 18, 2013

I'm a Jerk (Trunk or Treat edition)

My neighborhood did a Trunk or Treat this year.

I have Views about Trunk or Treats.  But I like my neighbors.  What a quandary!

(I decided to go.)

This year I dressed up like raggy Cinderella.  This is because I'm--not to brag or anything--really good at cleaning toilets.  With that kind of work ethic, I figured it was only fair to make the Trunk-or-Treaters EARN their candy this year.

So when the first kid came to me and was like:

I was like:

And the kid was like:

The kids loved it!

Actually it ended probably closer to this:

I can't wait for next year!