August 30, 2008
August 29, 2008
Flyer artwork for POP Euphoria!
The show is shaping up to be amazing; and before you know it, artwork will start showing up at the Aurora and there won't be anytime for silly blogging!
August 27, 2008
Really captures the struggle of the environmental purists, eh?
August 26, 2008
My grandparents showed me the garden they keep on the Park grounds - it was really beautiful. Got schooled in sunflowers and hibiscus... um hibiscuses? hibisci?
The greatest idea EVER.
Had a veggie burger with guacamole and a side of wasabi potato salad at the Star Bar with everybody. I'd like to find out how to make it.....
August 25, 2008
They owned Atomic Garage across the street; which was completely stocked with bizarrely patterened polyester shirts and big bangly earrings.
August 24, 2008
The Butter Cow ... uh, same artist as above....
"Yes, my wife works primarily in oils, but I use mostly butter."
We caught a great dog competition in the MidWay;
I like how genuine the Iowa Fair is - people here spend upwards of $30,000 buying prize steers and what not. I've never liked fairs here in New England because they usually turn into a giant Harley Davidson-fest where people buy really bad fake Native American artwork. But here, people live with these animals and huge machines - they use them every day, it's apart of their fabric.
I had a FRIED OREO for the first time.... IT WAS AMAZING
Blue monkey spas?
Buttons got a little lost, so he pulled over to check his fair grounds' map.
I'm not sure how he gets in or out of this thing.
August 23, 2008
I really like the mid-West. The people are friendly to a fault - holding doors almost strenuously, the fresh produce, the vast waves of grass, and the sky! The sky makes you feel so small; just going on forever up and up and up.
August 22, 2008
We hit Chicago in the late afternoon, hitting terrible traffic, no parking, and of course, an Air Show from the harbor. That meant every 15 seconds, a giant explosion errupted from the beach and sound exploded over head, fighter jets ripping through the air continuously for 4 hours. I still haven't really seen Chicago yet, but I have to say, I'm not excited to go back.
We did hit Rotofugi, which was great - designer vinyl toys and Japanese artwork are a passion of mine, so it was nice to feed the fix.My family was leaving Des Moines at the same time we were, which meant we'd cross paths half way out. We ate lunch together in the middle of nowhere. Thank god we didn't hit the "12th Annual Rug Hooking Event" rush.
We liked getting into trucker's culture - the sort of nebulous, purgatory that trucker's exist in - staying briefly from place to place, being hermetically sealed in a tiny cab for many hours at a time, being alone with thoughts...
We picked up a - no lie - 7 HOUR audio book of DC Comic's Infinite Crisis series put on to - no lie again - 6 CDs. It was hilariously bizarre.
We hit some crazy traffic in western Mass., but by the time we hit Schenectady, the road opened up and the endless trees fell away into outstretched hills. We listened to some Louis Armstrong and shared a piece of sour cream funnel cake.
Andy says this thing was in a James Bond movie - I have no idea what it is.