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So I’ve taken a bit of a break from posting any doodles. December was a very hectic month for me for a few reasons and I spent basically all of 2012 thus far on the other side of the country and only got back home today. I have a 2 day stay here then I’m off to Pakistan. I haven’t been there for a little over 5 years and I’m pretty eager to see how it has changed since then. Hopefully I’ll be able to take some good pics with my fancy pants camera. Given that I have basically no skill with it I doubt that I will get anything better than what a basic point and shoot can accomplish but my fingers are crossed.


I heart Elizabeth Warren. That is all.

Today is Christmas and my Grinchy self spent the day painting the walls of my family room with my mom… actually, it wasn’t that bad. I am just so happy that after today I won’t have to hear that crappy Christmas music for another full year. Anyhooos, here is a picture of a fish. Enjoy.

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Oh my goodness, does time fly. I can’t believe that the last time I posted anything was on November 7th. I certainly have been drawing and I certainly have been reading so I really don’t have much of an excuse as to my absence other than pure laziness I guess.

Anyways, speaking of none of that. I just finished reading one of the most awesome books ever entitled Packing for Mars by Mary Roach. It was funny and interesting and all about going into space, something that is near and dear to my heart.

Other awesome books that I have read in my recent history:
Quirkology- Richard Wiseman
59 seconds – Richard Wiseman
From Eternity to Here – Sean Carroll

I may one day get around to thoroughly reviewing them but for now just know that they were great and I highly recommend each one of them.

I think I get about 75 percent of my news from ‘alternative’ news sources (eg. podcasts, blogs, forums, certain Comedy Central shows etc.).   Not necessarily the most reliable source of news but after some fact checking I think I am able to separate fact from BS most of the time.  It’s an interesting feature of our time that the internet has essentially democratized our access to information. But what is really interesting about this is the reaction of the “old” media to this new community of bloggers and commenters.  There is just something about their constant attempts to stay relevent (ie. creating Facebook pages and Twitter accounts) that seems so uncomfortable and unnatural. Like dressing a dog in a stupid Halloween costume. Basically, their switch from providing the public with investigative, contextualized journalism to reporting the latest happenings has cemented them as not much more than souvenirs of the previous generation, well, in my mind at least. Happily, a new suite of bloggers have filled the void with knowledgable, insightful commentary. If traditional news organizations want to survive the age of the new media, they should go back to the basics.

This is my last night in Vancouver and I must say that I am happy to be returning home tomorrow. I have grown tired of this fresh ocean air and gorgeous mountain scenery. Okay, really, I am excited to come home. It doesn’t really matter how nice the city is, I am alone here and I am so friggin bored!!

In other news, I recently saw M. Night Shamalan’s newest failure Devil. Yep, that pretty much sums that up.

Oh, and apparently Hide Your Kids, Hide Your wife Antoine has got a snazy new look. 

So, I am currently in the lovely city of Vancouver, surrounded by mountains and breathing in the fresh ocean air. Strangly, it doesn’t really feel like I’m still in Canada. Something about how clean and organized this city is makes me feel a bit like I’m in London. And I’m really liking all the first nations art. It seems to be everywhere.  I must say, I am really drawn (haha) to it.

As it is probably obvious to anyone with half a brain I haven’t been posting anything lately. Ive been a bit distracted with the huge number of weddings I’ve had to attend and I have an upcoming trip across the country (for work) that I need to prepare for and I have to say, my creative juices are just not flowing. I’m hoping to get back into the swing of things soon and I will probably have something new up by the end of this week but unfortunately, no promises. Until then, I have created the following emoticon for your enjoyment:  <(:D      (it’s a smily dude wearing a birthday hat)… I know it is made of fail.

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  • autonomousspirit: Live drawing is pretty...different, I will say that. Especially if you have a professor or course instructor constantly peering over your shoulder! P
  • originaldoodles: Thanks so much! I really appreciate the feedback. Its been a while since i've posted any drawings but knowing that I have an audience will definitely
  • autonomousspirit: Hello! I thought you might like to know I found your page while googling pen and ink drawings, & I love your focus on the organic atmosphere! :)