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cartoon life: Spock your money

Adieu to the great Leonard Nimoy. Honoured so many Canadians thought we looked alike & would "Spock" their $5 bills: pic.twitter.com/hpTZmKmL9L

— Wilfrid Laurier (@PMLaurier) February 27, 2015

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cartoon life: Some figure drawing from The Arts Project

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cartoon life: Canada’s new surveillance bill eliminates any pretense of privacy – Boing Boing

http://boingboing.net/2015/02/19/canadas-new-surveillance-bil.html

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cartoon life: Where can i get warm again?

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cartoon life: Franceso delle Opere after Perugino

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Politics, Re-Spun: Why TV Keeps Almost Being Good

There was once a show called Revolution. And another called Scorpion.

Each had a great premise: a world after electricity, and what happens when you have a bunch of geniuses trying to work together on cool projects.

Each failed miserably [as art] almost immediately.

Why? Nothing new here. Network TV isn’t about high quality art. Sometimes that happens inadvertently, but usually it just has to be interesting enough to keep people watching the commercials.

Besides, people who appreciate real art may not be so enthused with all the car, fast food, sweatshop clothes and other materialism-obsessed capitalist elements.

So if you’re (Read more…)

cartoon life: #retromatic #grodd

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cartoon life: Volcano cat!

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cartoon life: #retromatic #emotions

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cartoon life: The Annunciation

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cartoon life: #retromatic #cats on cushions

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cartoon life: I got this gold medal for my hair.

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cartoon life: Del Polliaollo portrait

The drawing is better, the resemblance is better, but just not there yet. I should likely stop and just measure. The tendency to prettify and make cute is so unconscious.

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cartoon life: Flobby blobby flurfly fluffy calico clump

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cartoon life: Made with @EtchingsApp. #etchings #retromatic #cat

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cartoon life: Uncle Carlo de’Medici, mia patrone

It isn’t so odd actually, that a masculine, maybe more grotesque face is easier to capture a likeness with my loose, casual drawing.

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cartoon life: Little Fillipo by his dad.

Whew. About a weeks worth and four or five heavily worked drawings later, I prove once again that I am not fit to apprentice.

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Things Are Good: Using Drones in Nifty Ways

Toronto Skyline Porn from Ryan Emond on Vimeo.

Remote controlled drones are pretty neat! Sure, the military industrial complex uses them to murder people, but that’s just one way to use the technology. Artists and companies are finding ways to use the technology in nice friendly ways. In Toronto (like other jurisdictions) there are growing concerns about regulations and applications about the drones. Fortunately, the conversation between drone operators and the general public is going well!

Interestingly enough, Toronto Reference Library leads the way in its adoption and popularization of new technologies, drones included. (Take a look at this awesome (Read more…)

Politics, Re-Spun: Politics, Re-Spun 2015-01-12 09:59:43

Bed-Sized Universe

In the liminal state Between yesterday’s deluge of logistics and over-stimulation And tomorrow’s hopefully more meditative study Of deep river shore line, I lie in bed Between clay ground and vapour clouds.

I can’t feel fully grounded I keep floating up, Like bed spins but more trippy.

Like the mortal coil extending But not to the degree where I’d lose touch of the ground completely, Which is critical for staying conscious of two states that rarely blur this much.

And the states of my being Compete for supremacy, But I resist and carry them both In my liminality (Read more…)

cartoon life: #retromatic #Dog #woof

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cartoon life: Take a walking tour of Rome on your iPad

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An app by my sister. My only benefit from this is that I’ll likely get the app and use it.

While you are relaxing at home or visiting onsite in the heat of ancient Rome, learn about the most beautiful mosaics, the history of buildings, art techniques, materials used, and a bit about the people involved. View the ceiling covered with Christopher Columbus gold. Find out what it means to have a square halo. Look for the pope that was tied to an anchor and thrown overboard (Read more…)

cartoon life: Poor sad spider monster

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cartoon life: Mug on a cold and cloudy day

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Politics, Re-Spun: A Whale Kisses the Bottom of YOUR Boat!

I haven’t been able to get this image out of my head for days.

It keeps coming back.

It keeps asking me why we all feel so disconnected from nature all the time, in the bubble of our cars, smart phones and wifi lives.

Ecology is in the corner of your eye. Darting over there. It’s the SQUIRREL that isn’t actually the distraction.

It’s the weekend. Click on the image, and notice the things that populate the corner of your eye.

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December 17, 2013 Fried Squirrels (2) February 13, 2012 Politics, Re-Spun on COOP Radio Tonight at 6pm (Read more…)

cartoon life: Cushion or cat?

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