Friday, May 28, 2010

Bob Shea's Midnight picnic animated

My pal Bob Shea is so fun. He has a series of 20 photos on his author fan page called "Midnight Picnic." He describes it thusly, "I kept finding the remains of a trashed party behind my house each morning. So I set up a camera."

I made the animated gif from the set for fun, but you will miss so much if you don't check out the whole series here. Love how he went the extra mile with the teacups and flowers.

When yer done, become a fan of his books (or as they now say, "like" his books) here on Facebook, because he is worthy and good and funny and all.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

My brother Michael created this massive art spectacular from soup to nuts. Lots of free performance, parties and... art! If in NYC this weekend, don't miss it. See the website for a map and all details. I'm really proud of him for making this, his dream, a reality.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

I'm quoted in this excellent piece by Carolyn Castiglia about what Mother's Day is like when you don't have your mom:

When Mother's Day Becomes Mourner's Day

I especially like it because I spend roughly 99% of my time trying to just get on with things and not complain or over share and put on a good face. Especially hard because my mother was the one I kvetched to, and she to me. So even a small quote in an article like this makes me feel like I'm not alone and I've a valid venue to be legitimately, gloriously miserable.

Image: Kind of random, but then again, she seems sad. As you would be if you were alone in a field with only celery for company.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

I've written about the bad Web design play-buttons-on-noses phenom. Now, the trend seems to be play buttons on faces.

Check out this screen grab from [redacted major news organization]... can they be serious?