I've undertaken yet another massive knitting project*: the beekeeper's quilt. The basic idea is that you make a ton of stuffed hexagons (hexipuffs) and then sew them together. I chose this project because I wanted to do another knitting threshold project and the idea of making socks seems rather silly to me**. I also enjoy my experimental projects the most: my knitting skills seem to grow best under early NASA or Nintendo-like challenges***. So, I picked a blanket pattern were I can do a ton of tiny little experiments: if they don't work exactly right, it makes no difference. I also like the idea that, unlike a more traditional rec
Since dA has declared it SPIRIT DAY, I would like to take some time in the midst of all the journals about how terrible bullying is and people should get over themselves and stop worrying about who strangers happen to want to hook up with to talk about my undying rage towards these "let's raise awareness for [cause/thing/disease/history/condition/horror]" days. They annoy the wyvern forsaken crap out of me even when they do deal with something important like human rights. We shouldn't be trying to stop bullying or cure AIDS or stop cancer or child abuse or raise autism awareness or hunger or support our troops or racism or sexism or literac
My favorite serial podcast, the Drabblecast, is looking for volunteers to illustrate their back episodes. They have a huge audience and plenty of artist inspiring weirdness to go around, so if you're looking to get your name out, consider lending them a hand. I will be creating illustrations for my all time favorite DC story, (also my introduction to the fabulous Mike Resnick), "Blue" and a very interesting little piece called "Annabelle's Alphabet".
Go check it out: http://bokaier.com/reclamation/