The Strange Man in my Backyard

Once, I found a man in my backyard. He wandered down the alley, up my driveway and around the corner. He found my little oasis, my private sanctuary in the city. He sat down and had a few gulps of  black sludge from a Bacardi Breezer bottle. He was talking to himself and then passed…

Don’t forget to put the cap back on the bottle of stage blood.

I listen to a lot of music while working on these little dioramas. Music sparks creativity, and eases my anxiety. What a beautiful thing to figure out what works for you when it comes to living.    Perhaps is absurd to discuss my abstruse ideas about “living” .   I hear myself.   Its annoying,…

Bertrum Bojangles

My dog,  Bertrum Bojangles, collaged in photographic glory- in my personal fantasy forest. I adopted Bertrum at one of the lowest points in my life.  I was young, overwhelmed with depression and anxiety, and very alone.  Getting a puppy was the best antidepressant,  and got me out in the world again.   Bertrum was also…

Forest Fantasies

A fox is slyer than ten asses. A fox sleeps but counts hens in his dreams. As long runs the fox as he has feet. An old fox don’t go twice into the trap. Every fox takes care of its tail. Foxes never fare better than when they are cursed. Though the fox runs, the…

Deal or No Deal

  I spent an entire afternoon cutting tiny counterfeit money, stacking it up and writing tiny ransom letters.   It kept me from worrying about the Ebola virus.    My mother told me to keep a bit of cash around in case of emergencies.  

Dilapidated

During meditation yesterday, had a memory of childhood interest in dilapidated buildings. There is a world of abandoned building Youtube videos, if you just dig a little. The tiny house in my backyard was abandoned in an alley in East Vancouver, only to be found by me on my walk home from work. Some kid’s…

The Grossest Thing I Ever Made…

I am in the beginning stages of about 3000 projects right now, and all the “excitement” is being stored in my right foot. I have a job that requires me to stand for hours on end, and when I googled “searing pain in heel while standing”, all symptoms point to plantar fasciitis. Maybe… but I…

Something About Stonehenge

Stonehenge has been in the public eye lately. New discoveries blah blah blah, more mystery and intrigue. Some really interesting theories about why, when and how. I recommend going down your own google rabbit hole on this topic, as I have many times and it’s never been more interesting. I made my questionably accurate miniaturized…

Whoops

 Sometimes I joke about cutting off a finger to get out of work.  I have been saving this Barbie Chef’s knife from my childhood, and I never knew why until today.

Immolation

  When I was a kid I watched an episode of Unsolved Mysteries with my Dad,  all about Spontaneous Human Combustion.   It was perplexing to me, but wonderful science has taken some of the fun out of it.    If you read about it,  its really just a bad timing sort of thing.  You are old, possibly drunk, or on a ketogenic diet,   you fall asleep with a lit cigarette and you become a human candle.  Its one way to go, and you will certainly be the talk of the town!     I made this paper scene,…