Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Yeah, I'm Tardy, But My Baby's Cute

Almost done with a big post with a gazillion cartoon self portraits in it. Think that'll make up for all the days I've skipped. I'll post it in the next few days.

In other news, Larkin's' new helmet came in the mail! Thanks mom! Now little man can ride our scooter with us all protected like! Woohoo!

We quickly found out that he's not the biggest fan of it. 


Thursday, November 15, 2012

Sometimes I Just Have to Say to Myself, "No Izzy, Don't Be Absolutely Perfect. That's Boring and People Will Hate You For It. People Hate Perfect People. THAT's Why You Have No Friends. Also, You Talk To Yourself."

So I know I have this whole thing going where I do one self portrait a day for a whole month and all, but really, my face isn't all that interesting. And this is my blog, darn it!

I've decided that it wouldn't be failing, per-se, if I just took a momentary hiatus from the challenge today and did a portrait of my sister... without asking permission.. or telling her.. and just posted it on here for the whole interweb to see! So I did. Cause that's how I roll and that's how them healthy relationships function.

Look internets! It's like a magical fairy blew sherbet chunks all over her pretty mug! So many purdy colors...

Here's a giggling baby. That always makes it better.

Love you sister!

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

YO. This is still going on.

Decided to try painting in photoshop this time. It's the best without all the worst. I love it.

Not feeling especially eloquent today and I don't really have anything else to say except maybe, DON'T DO DRUGS, PEOPLE. You'll end up looking like this every time.

Every. Time.


Monday, November 12, 2012

Suzhou's Pretty Okay

It was just a whole lot of this:

*Shudup about how pretty you are already, China! We get it.*

We got to stay in a cute little place called Water Town Youth Hostel in an alley way that was pretty much the coolest place EVER for only 20 bucks a night. If you want to be a bit extravagant and pay $35 a night, you can have a multi-floor suite thing. I want to live there.

This was the route through the hostel and up to our room:

So much fun!

Because of our trip and my being negligent, I'm a bit behind on my new self portrait project, so here's some from the days I missed:

More Tomorrow,

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

I Named This Blog Post Something Funny

We're going to Suzhou today! WOOWOOO! We're on break right now because all of the students have to participate in some sort of track and field games. I don't really understand it, but we get to vacation. WOOWOO!

There will be lots of pretty gardens in Suzhou for Lark to decide that we need one day and I'm going to get to do some drawings and will try to hunt down a Starbucks. Larkin will continue being a baby.

Self Portrait of the Day:

That's my "I'm still not entertained, so you can put the sock puppet away now, please"-face.

Also, not sure how up to date on your nail polish brands you are, but there's a brand in the US that's called "O.B."
Evidently the Chinese wanted to do a sort of knockoff of it cause the other day I found this:

Ooh yeah. That' happened.


Monday, November 5, 2012

"Go and boil your bottoms, sons of a silly person! I blow my nose at you."

Name that movie!
That wasn't really related to anything other than the fact that I'm feeling a bit stabby today and picturing myself yelling barely coherent silliness at the internet makes me giggle a little bit in my brain.

As of late I've been pretty antsy. Not really sure what I want to do. I came to China thinking that I would be doing some modeling here, like I had in the states, but it's taking longer than I would have liked. We'll see if it works out at all.

I'm now left wondering what I want to be doing with my extra time. What I want to do in the future. I love so many different things and am trying to pursue them all, but in so doing, feel like I'm not pursuing any of them with enough effort or passion to really accomplish anything.

I feel like I'm flailing a bit. So, while I'm trying to figure out what I want, what I want to do with that, and how to do it, I'm introducing some new busywork in my life. Because discipline is a good thing to grab onto when you feel like you're flailing...Right? Or one of many good things. Eh.

The point is that I'm going to be drawing a new self portrait everyday for a month and will post it on here as part of the process of trying to figure myself out (Yes. Pictures of myself while I contemplate myself. Feel free to be impressed at how deep I am). Hopefully my art skillz might improve a little as well.

I'm sure you guys will get just as tired at seeing my stupid mug day after day as I will, so I'll try to keep them interesting. Maybe I'll draw me, as a dragon, spitting fireballs at Godzilla. Or maybe we can play a Where's Waldo? game where I'll try to hide something in the picture. Or maybe I'll just draw my face... You'll just have to check back and see.

Today's drawing:

Side Note:
Someone found my blog the other day by googling "pooping in fire". Clearly I must still be doing SOMETHING right. 


Thursday, November 1, 2012

Happy Halloween, Ya lucky Jerks

Halloween as I pictured it in my head this year:


Halloween Reality:

Sometimes I miss America.
Sometimes I want to gorge myself on empty calories.
Sometimes I want I want to stab every single package of Spicy Soup Flavored Lays and Chicken Legs on the stores shelves with a steak knife until they turn into the artificially flavored sugary goodness that I recognize and am not scared to eat.

China would be much better if it would stop being China on Holidays and just act like America, like it should.

I kid... kind of. 

Hope you all had a great Halloween and your pumpkins and mailboxes avoided getting demolished by teenage deviants with baseballs bats,


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