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Movember is coming and Dress your mind accordingly

Movember is coming! If you aren’t familiar go to Movember’s website. It’s to raise money for groups supporting the destruction of cancer. I’ll be growing my mustache just like the one below.

I just finished Cather in the Rye and noticed that the psychotherpist threw out some infintely wise comments while Holden was basically passing out toward the end of the book. I love them but other than that Holden was a #$@!.

Many, many men have been just as troubled morally and spiritually as you are right now. Happily, some of them kept records of their troubles. You’ll learn from them — if you want to. Just as someday, if you have something to offer, someone will learn something from you. It’s a beautiful, reciprocal arrangement. And it isn’t education. It’s history. It’s poetry.

I’m not trying to tell you that only educated and scholarly men are able to contribute something valuable to the world. It’s not so. But I do say that educated and scholarly men, if they’re brilliant and creative to begin with — which, unfortunately, is rarely the case — tend to leave infinitely more valuable records behind them than men do who are merely brilliant and creative. They tend to express themselves more clearly, and they usually have a passion for following their thoughts through to the end. And — most important — nine times out of ten they have more humility than the unscholarly thinker.

Something else an academic education will do for you. If you go along with it any considerable distance, it’ll begin to give you an idea what size mind you have. What it’ll fit and, maybe, what it won’t. After a while, you’ll have an idea what kind of thoughts your particular size mind should be wearing. For one thing, it may save you an extraordinary amount of time trying on ideas that don’t suit you, aren’t becoming to you. You’ll begin to know your true measurements and dress your mind accordingly.”

- J.D. Salinger, The Catcher In The Rye (p. 246-247)

When the recession made the CIA recycle and reuse

kid and grownup

I missed out

I couldn’t go to the fair this year due to a mighty tight timeline on Blaire Sees Bears. Here’s what I missed out on:

Great evening illustrating, throwing vegtables into the street and blasting Wax Tailor across a 5 block radius. The machines will not sleep while I’m in SODO.

’49 Cadillac – Sketch for Blaire Sees Bears

Blaire Sees Bears Colore Palette

Little world sketch for for a page 20 of blaire sees bears

When a cracked iPhone breaks

This is what shows up.

turn off your pagers?

Blaire Sees Bears opening, a sand castle

sitting outside the studio

Oh look my studio is pink!

Sisters Summer Night

Earl Gray Series S color set page 16


A lamb whose wool was used for the chair on which its head would sit.

Magic Dog

A rooftop breed.

Burnt Chelsea