Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

A Tribute to Calvin and Hobbes (Part I)

I am posting a five-part series showcasing some of my favorite Calvin and Hobbes moments. However, this blog does not handle pictures very well, so I am posting the series on my other blog.

Enjoy and make sure you laugh! :)

A Tribute to Calvin and Hobbes (Part I)

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Shirley Temple Drawing

Four months ago, I posted the Shirley Temple Portrait Series, and for my final addition to the series, I have converted The "Dimples" portrait from black-and-white, to color.

Before . . .

and after!

I did all of the coloring and touch up by hand on Arcsoft PhotoImpression 3. Yes 'tis a pathetic program, I know, but it works! :)

I think the original drawing looks the best, but I do like the colored one, as well. Voice your opinion! :)


If you would like to see the pictures in a larger size, go to my blog of graphic art:


Friday, November 02, 2007

Happily Ever After

I thought this quote from Ever After was funny:


Henry: Do you really think there is only one true mate?

Leonardo: As a matter of fact, I do.

Henry: Well, then how can you be certain to find them? And if you do find them, are they really the one for you, or do you only think they are?
And what happens to the person you’re supposed to be with – what if she never appears, or she does, but you’re too distracted to notice?

Leonardo: You learn to pay attention.

Henry: Then let’s say... God puts two people on earth and they are lucky enough to find one another. But - one of them gets hit by lightning. Well then what? Is that it? Or perchance you marry all over again – is that the lady you were supposed to be with or was it the first? And if so, if the both of them were walking side by side, were they both the one for you and you just happened to meet the first one first, or… was the second one supposed to be first?
And is everything just chance or... are some things meant to be.

Leonardo: You cannot leave everything to fate boy. She has a lot to do - sometimes you must give her a hand!

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Places in the World I would like to go to…

Some of the places in the world I would like to go to someday are:


Because Australians are cool (and I love their accents!)


The Sydney Opera House in Australia boasts the largest display of fireworks on New Year's Eve.


China ...

Because I like China


Beautiful China



Because it would be neat to visit the palace of Versailles and other places

Eiffel Tower at dusk



Because I’m learning German

Unter der Linde, East Berlin, Germany



Because I’m reading ancient Greek and Roman mythology and it would be neat to visit some of the places I’m reading about

The Parthenon in Athens, Greece



Because the Irish are cool

Mourne Mountains, Northern Ireland



Because it would be really neat to visit Jerusalem and to walk where Jesus walked 2000 years ago

Golden Gate, Jerusalem, Israel



Because I’m still studying ancient Greek and Roman mythology

Ruins of Pompeii, Italy, damaged by an earthquake in AD 63 and totally covered in AD 79 by the great eruption of Mount Vesuvius



Because I love Japan!!!!!!

The Portland Japanese Garden


New Zealand...

Because you wouldn’t want to leave New Zealand out, now would you? Besides, I hear it’s pretty this time of year.

East Cape Island, New Zealand



Because Russians are awesome, and I love the language!

Early morning street scene, Moscow


South Korea...
Because I love Korea!!!!!!

Confucian monastery, Seoul, South Korea


United Kingdom...

Because British accents are cool and it would be a neat place to visit.

Stonehenge, Wiltshire, UK

Wales, UK

Isle of Wight, UK



Because I love Vietnam!!!

Cu Chi tunnels, Vietnam

Common mode of transport, Nha Trang, Vietnam

Hoi Anh, Vietnam


Thank you for sharing this journey with me across the world!


(Countries are in alphabetical order)

~~ All pictures are the courtesy of "Webster's Encyclopedia 2005" unless otherwise noted: (e.g: * ) ~~