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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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cartoon life: Hooray! I found the pepper mill!

You can’t know how this brightened my day. I despise how things just disappear, nobody knows where they are, but somebody put it away.

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cartoon life: Created with #BrushstrokeApp old man cat

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Politics, Re-Spun: Imagine, Re-Imagine the Strawberries

i’m imagining it again tonight

the mosaic tiles in strawberry fields in my ether in the intersection of idealist moonbeams and #BlackLivesMatter marchers swirling under the Manhatten hum [or is it a pulse?] feeling the tranquility of the mosaic despite being just steps from the Dakota.

i didn’t know then but they wrote strawberry fields in the weeks leading up to my birth.

even though it isn’t all about Me it’s about relationships in orphanages in England among people around the Imagine among the million marchers for… what they imagine they want in our world.

i couldn’t see strawberry (Read more…)

cartoon life: It’s that ‘let’s all hope the sun comes back again season.’

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cartoon life: #retromatic the x-ray eye

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cartoon life: Oh, here, my tale

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PostArctica: The Mystery of the Leaping Fish

Douglas Fairbanks as the greatest drug addict/detective in the history of cinema!

Brilliant film from 1915 with a postmodern ending and you can see that being friends with Chaplin really, really rubbed off…

And read more here at Dangerous Minds.

PostArctica: 9 Years.

Yep, been 9 years since I started this blog today! Had no idea where it was going when it started but I did get to participate in the largest ongoing “single issue” protest movement in the history of the city. We didn’t win but it’s really difficult to look back and think of it as a loss in any way. A lot of doors were opened, plenty of consciousness raising, and some strong connections were established. Still proud to know all the awesome people I got to meet from 2005-2010 and continue to see around town. It’s been sort of (Read more…)

cartoon life: A Relationship

Just a scrawly line scribble that turned into, curiously, unconsciously, gender shaped objects.

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Politics, Re-Spun: Paused Gravity

Paused Gravity

The silent accord Between the tidal bore and the falling backward Off the cliff

The fire red maple leaf Giving up clinging to the twig Which itself is about to be blown off by the frigid gusting November wind

Trying to stand perfectly still On the moss On the edge of the field On the corner of now and whenever forward Aware of the dew settling in on the top of toes

And the the moon appears from behind the cloud Shaped like the teddy bear Of childhood daydreams Lying on the lawn of the top field at (Read more…)

wmtc: dispatches from the community of readers’ advisors: r.a. in a day 2014

Last week I attended “R.A. in a Day,” an annual one-day mini-conference on readers’ advisory – that is, finding books for readers.

It happens that the manager of my own “Readers’ Den” department is one of the principal hosts of the conference, and the Mississauga Library was well-represented in the audience. More than 100 people attended from libraries throughout southern Ontario.

It was a joy to spend the day focusing on the singular pleasures of reading and the experience of people who read. Part of what makes doing readers’ advisory fun is that you’re already (Read more…)

Things Are Good: Using Turntablism to Address Climate Change

Climate change id the biggest issue facing humanity today and it’s no surprise to see artists express this through art. In Calgary this month there’s an exhibit by John Folsom which was inspired through a walk in the rocky mountains looking at sound and climate change. The way he does this is through a mixture of recordings, turntables, and Alpine horns.

Amidst a series of his two-dimensional works blurring the line between photography and painting, John Folsom’s sound installation Diminishing Returns highlights the problems associated with climate change at higher altitudes, in particular how it affects bird’s migratory zones. This (Read more…)

cartoon life: Stop waking me up I’m trying to sleep

The digitizer on this iPad has some brain dead spots, it seems, where Pencil in Paper looses its brain. Either it’s Pencil, some sensitive coding in the app or the digitizer, or memory, or processor speed on this 3G iPad. So the black line work was done in Paper with the new fancy stuff turned off, and I dropped the image into Sketches to do the colouring. Easier than fussing with the non responsive digitizer.

I dropped a small! palm sized screwdriver from a very short distance onto the screen this last Spring. Must have hit just right. Cracked the (Read more…)