senoritafish: (Nathan with reading glasses)
Angus has been playing a Pokemon Blue emulator he downloaded lately, and thinking of my drawing of Nathan Explosion as a grass-mouse Pokemon, and a little inspiration from this CreepyPasta story, drew me this:


Well, I guess Curse wouldn't be too effective against Nathan, since he's part of the Curse of Dethklok already. Maybe the Ghost better keep his distance! ;)
senoritafish: (starry night)
Hmm, just talked to my brother and he's selling a piece of Disney concept art from the Peter Pan movie in an auction on Monday. I'm not sure I'd ever seen that one before, although he says it had been hanging in his bedroom. I am not nearly anywhere near as much of a Disney fan as he is (I tend to refer to the amusement park as Dismalland), but that's actually really pretty. There's a few other items of his in that auction too, but I'm not sure which they are. Ah, here they are... So if anyone cares to make a bid...I sure can't afford them...

Three Walt Disney storyboards from "Dumbo"

An Evyind Earle concept painting from "Sleeping Beauty" - the "Gift of Song"

Talking Rose Cel from "Alice in Wonderland" - where the flowers decide Alice is a weed.
senoritafish: (Dia de Los Muertos)
Wow. From oppressive heat to pouring down rain; weather is bouncing like a rubber band...*

Well, I had been putting up [ profile] mylife_onceaday photos that I'd posted to the community here, but then I got sidetracked by the scavenger hunts they started doing, and Sackboy Travels and other things. I still carry my camera around everywhere, but I guess I haven't been inspired to use it all that often, unless something really special or different happens. I feel like I seldom go anywhere new, and I'm constantly taking pictures of the same things, maybe just a different sky or another angle.

Anyway, the last non-themed thing I posted (here and in the community) was this, so I thought maybe I'd start catching up from there. And in a timely enough fashion, the next chronological photos are apropos for the month (and show I'm almost exactly a year behind - typical)...

2009 Dia de Los Muertos

LA Dia de Los Muertos.. warning - photo heavy )

Fantastic show. Great fun, the music was great and all the creations wonderful. I'm agnostic leaning toward atheistic, but if there is an afterlife, this is the way to celebrate it.

By the way, today is my mom's birthday. I think she might have liked this.

Link to all photos in this set. This year's Dia de Los Muertos at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery is on October 30. You might see another post like this after that date.

*this damn post started on 10/5 when the weather was being really record-breakingly weird. Need to get 'puters fixed...
senoritafish: (Angus HP Harry costume)
So, Angus has decided, on a few viewings of reruns (seen fairly often in this household because my father recently became a fan), that he's soured a bit on Avatar: The Last Airbender because he didn't care for the ending.* Turns out that at 12, he's a total Zutara shipper. He decided to come up with his own solution. After viewing a few Kaput & Zosky episodes on YouTube (to jog his memory - it hasn't been aired in some time), he announced his latest comic book project is an ATLA/Kaput and Zosky crossover.

(Kaput & Zosky being another Nicktoons animation no longer being aired - a French import by way of Canada, I believe - about two bloody-minded bean-shaped aliens who go from planet to planet attempting to conquer them, usually being abysmal failures at it. It has a very simple, stylized art style, which I very much like, but it's very different from ATLA.)

Spoilers? But who's watching anymore... )
senoritafish: (Shiny!)

Lunar landing

...and a photo... )
senoritafish: (Heart fish)

I suppose this could be in honor of the world cup...

Surfboard art
Huntington City Beach
Canon EOS 1000D
18 June 2010

A walk downtown... )
senoritafish: (Heart fish)
Theme: Oceans of Life - Celebrating the Diversity of Oceans, and efforts to keep them that way.

About four years ago, I started a marine life art group at focusing on just that theme. It was inactive for awhile, but since they changed their groups format, I got it active again recently. There have been some pretty good artists who joined just in the last couple of weeks, so if you'd like to see some pretty cool marine life art, please check it out.

(Well crap, forgot to put on a blue shirt today...:p )
senoritafish: (curlicue fish)

The second week of April, I had to travel for work to Portland OR. I really didn't have much opportunity to get too far away from the hotel right outside the airport (I'd almost say "within" the airport, as there were runways on either side). But after a Friday all-day meeting, we went to this place for dinner. It was fascinating, and I'd really like to come back and spend a weekend there. Apparently during the early part of the 20th Century, it served as a "Poor Farm" for the destitute. It was renovated in the 90's to become a B&B-type hotel, a winery, various brewpubs, movie theater, spa, and gardens that supply the Black Rabbit Restaurant.

McMenamin's Edgefield
Troutdale OR
Canon EOS 1000D
8 April 2010

further scavenged... )

24. city not your hometown ☺
12. skirt ☺
17. public transportation ☺
21. member of the opposite sex ☺
16. poster ☺
18. music ☺
senoritafish: (Jet - red)

Painting in the library at work; fishing boats at the cannery.

28. Painting ♥
senoritafish: (holiday jubjub)

Abstract Tree by *senoritafish on deviantART

Happy Holidays and Best of New Years, folks. Peace to you.

(I'm kind of late, but if I can mail you a print of this, message me your address - thought I had some of your addresses, but then I realized some of you have moved and some I never had. New Years Wishes still count, right?)
senoritafish: (Currently reading)

My old middle school, which is now also my oldest's middle school (boy, that feels weird, he's even in the same room I was in, in sixth grade), got some new murals painted on it during the summer. Sort of in the style of when the school was first built. When I went there, it was unpainted concrete and looked like a prison, and still had the original windows; it's been upgraded considerably since then. This school has the distinction of being rebuilt from having all of its floors collapse during the 1933 Long Beach earthquake; luckily that was at 5:54 pm so no one was there at the time.

Middle school
Huntington Beach CA
Canon EOS 1000D
15 September 2009

murals... )
senoritafish: (Heart fish)

In front of a furniture store having an outdoor sale. It has lobster claws but I swear that's the face of a spot prawn.

Giant prawn
Fountain Valley CA
Canon EOS 1000D
05 September 2009

goofing around... )
senoritafish: (dreams on a 'chovie can)

We went for a walk downtown after the US Open of Surfing was done for the day. Lots of people watching still be had and we cooled off with some Dairy Queen, strolling around as we ate. These old beach bungalows down there are getting fewer and farther between.

Sunflowers and prayer flags
Huntington Beach CA
Canon EOS 1000D
25 July 2009

+2 )
senoritafish: (build your own icon!)

Another Waymark; I noticed there was a category for "Lion statues" so I thought I'd enter the one at the top of the auditorium of my old high school, since he's a bit high up and I'm not sure anyone notices him all that much. The buildings were just recently renovated; although, apparently, he was in fine shape and didn't need anything. These buildings are about 84 years old.

Darryl Stilwagon Auditorium and Tower
Huntington Beach High School
Canon EOS 1000D
22 July 2009

entire building, which I've probably posted before... )
senoritafish: (Winry)

There's been very little Waymarking (the alternative to Geocaching, finding places and objects instead of containers, that people otherwise might not see) in Huntington Beach, so I thought I would enter some from around me that hadn't been done yet. This is one of a set of tile murals up at the Civic Center that I entered as a waymark - they came from a shopping center that was kitty-corner across the street. You can find a bit of the history where I entered it - I might've mentioned some of them before. Trying to get them all Waymarked as a series.

Pelican Dive Mural
Huntington Beach Civic Center
Canon EOS 1000D
15 July 2009

construction... )
senoritafish: (multitasking (doing the dishes))
Just before I went to Spokane, John went and bought a new powercord to the GPS, and I took it along with me up there. I haven't really done any geocaching since last September, partly because of that and that no one really wanted to come with me, which took a little of the fun out of it - I do do it on my own, but only if it's right on the way of somewhere I'm heading and I know it won't take too long. But I also started using as well - a little easier because you're not actually looking for a cache, just a place. It can be an interesting sign, a historical place, neon art, your favorite restaurant, whatever (although I really don't see the point of marking every Starbucks and McDonald's unless you have some sort of goal of visiting every franchise everywhere you go - some people seem to do that, though). One of the featured Waymarks today was a category called "art*o*mats" which actually sounds pretty fascinating.

What they are, are retired cigarette machines - since those are now illegal - that are now stocked with original artworks, either in small boxes or on blocks of wood, about the size of a cigarette package. You can purchase art from the machine or if you're an artist, sign up to submit works to them. Many of them seem to be associated with art museums, galleries, or schools, or there are a few that travel.

I will have to go search for one of these.


The thing I find a bit confusing about Waymarking is not only can just about anything be entered, but if you have a paid account (which I don't yet, I already pay for too many internet sites as it is), you can start creating your own categories. And some objects can fit under several different categories. The Queen Mary in Long Beach, ferinstance, is listed under Maritime Museums, Ghosts and Hauntings,Wikipedia Entries, U.S. National Register of Historic Places, History Museums, Military Ships and Submarines (Decommissioned), and Official Local Tourist Attractions (official?). If I visit, do I only pick one? or all of them?
senoritafish: (Al runs)

(Note: originally posted Aug. 11...edited to date pic actually taken...)
What is wrong with me? I never even finished posting my trip to Spokane. Certainly having a lack of motivation for just about everything. :p

After meetings Saturday, I talked a couple of colleagues into walking downriver to ride the purple gondolas across the Lower Falls. It was a nice long ride too, about 15 minutes. It would stop occasionally until a new batch of passengers got on. The only discomfort was the little cars had no ventilation except for the top six inches of window being open. On a really hot day, it would have been very uncomfortable. On the return trip, I looked up to see the cow skull decorations on the old bridge above us.

Bridge over Lower Spokane Falls
Spokane WA
Canon EOS 1000D
13 June 2009

+2 )
senoritafish: (That's Ms. señoritafish to you!)

Angus and I went for a walk this evening. The Civic Center is at the end of my street a block away, and Angus's favorite part of it is this tile mural mounted outsided the police station entrance. First to be spinny in front of...

HB Civic Center
Huntington Beach CA
Canon EOS 1000D
25 April 2009

then to feel... )
senoritafish: (dreams on a 'chovie can)
My brother sent me this link - I think I might just have to learn to knit again since what she sells are patterns....
senoritafish: (Angus HP Harry costume)

Yeah, the tutu and gold bra is just what I want to wear to the beach...
Angus was really antsy, so we decided to go for a walk, just the two of us. It's nice to get in some one on one time and no one else wanted to anyway. So we drove a little way down Main St., parked near the Art Center and walked the rest of the way down to the pier and back. The shop windows are always fun to look in. It was relatively quiet down there; during the summer, the sidewalks will be jammed even in the evening.

Huntington Beach CA
Canon EOS 1000D
9 April 2009

skeletons and tagging )


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