brucine (broo'-seen), 1) n. Pharm., Chem. a bitter, poisonous alkaloid, C23H26N2O4, obtained from the nux vomica tree; 2) n. Bruce Bortin's 'low-impact' weblog

Monday, September 22, 2008

Penguins


Penguins, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

For Ann Pereles & Mary Jane Foran

Dennis & Dave


Dennis & Dave, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

At the reception/re-enactment, September 21, 2008

Dennis & Dave renew their vows


Dennis & Dave renew their vows, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

That's Mary re-officiating. What you can't see in this photo is Mary's broken toe. She is the Curt Schilling of the Universal Life Clergy.

Hibiscus Pistil


Hibiscus Pistil, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

At Dennis & Dave's reception. This might have been the gayest thing there, which is saying something. That's Mary in the background. She did such a good job at the ceremony!

Philodendron


Philodendron, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Moose Head

Paint Swatch


Paint Swatch, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

1401 Jackson St

Celestial Bank-Shot


Celestial Bank-Shot, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

So the light travels from the surface of the sun (behind building on left) 93 million miles to the shiny building on the right, bounces off that onto the building on the left, then bounces off that through the camera's lenses and onto the CCD. Then it gets processed and sent to flickr, where it ends up on your screen. The light goes from the screen into your eye, and after more processing finds its way to your brain. The end.

Leave a Name or Leave the Game


Leave a Name or Leave the Game, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

the meat commands you!

ALICE CO


ALICE CO, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

1529

Masked Door


Masked Door, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Mary did the hall doors over the weekend

Doorknob & Latch


Doorknob & Latch, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Have you ever seen a prettier masking job?

Al Green Blue Car cropped


Al Green Blue Car cropped, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Oil on Canvas, 2007

20"W x 16" H

A's HOME OF TH


At the A's Game, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Wednesday, Sept 17th.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Hung Up On by a Shrink

From my case notes:
__________________________
9/17 Lm for Dr Davis. Please call.

Heard back from Dr Davis. She might have gotten the release I sent. Hasn't seen cl in a while. Says that she sent info to SSA. Will not send records to me.
"Well, you saw him a year ago, did you come up with a diagnosis?"
*clik*
___________________________
Thanks, Doctor.


Thoctor.

Stapler-Clip!


Stapler-Clip!, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Revolutionary desk hardware hybrid! Clip-cup ® is attached to stapler with magnets, which also hold onto paper clips. It's so simple!1!1!! I don't know why nobody ever thought of this before.

Penguins


Penguins, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Looks like a mother-and-child grouping, but they're unrelated. Actually, they just met.

New Paint Job in Bedroom


New Paint Job in Bedroom, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Watercolor by Jesse Etayo

Bat in Grotto


Bat in Grotto, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

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Saturday, September 13, 2008

Thanks, Vodka


Thanks, Vodka, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Thodka.

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Coalition on Homelessness Art Auction

Coalition on Homelessness Art Auction

Susie, JT, Julie, Katie
Way to go, JT! Excellent event. I hope y'all made pots of money.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Emergency Field Crochet Kit


Emergency Field Crochet Kit, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Left home with a bag of yarn but no crochet hook today. Luckily, I work in an office, so there was a pencil that I could requisition and whittle into a makeshift hook during Case Conference. Was then able to proceed with manufacture of Convict Hand Puppet for Prison/Induxstrial-Complex Puppet Theater.

I think that my dad was able to perform an emergency tracheotomy using a razorblade and a ball-point pen. Really amounts to pretty much the same thing, nu?

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Army Guys


Army Guys, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

...keep cropping up around my desk...

megan: btw i turned your rainbow photo copy of soldiers into a wedding card for Cindy and Kathy

me: aww, yer just a romantic at heart, aintcha

megan: they didnt quite know what to make of it, which i found hilarious.

me: pathetic pair-bonded codependent rubes. they'll never get it.



Yiddish LHC Warning


Yiddish LHC Warning, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

My Yiddish-English calendar's thought for the day seems presciently on-point for the day before the LHC at CERN goes online.. Hope to see y'all tomorrow...

Monday, September 08, 2008

Bat


Bat, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Do you like bats? I do. This bat's for Mary.

People will tell you, "Oh, you needn't be afraid of bats--they're more afraid of you than you are of them." Well, that's bullshit! This one's not afraid of you or the cats. This bat wants to make a high-pitched squeeky-noise and get all tangled up in you hair. And give you rabies, which the only way they can treat it is to cut off your head! So you'd best look out for bats, if you know what's good for you.

Sunday, September 07, 2008

Intake P 3


Intake P 3, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Kemps manual sketch

Intake P 2


Intake P 2, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Sketch

Intake P 1


Intake P 1, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Sketch for Kemps manual, Intake p 1

Prison Reform Puppet


Prison Reform Puppet, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Photo by M Foran

Waffle's!


Waffle's!, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Yo.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

BAART Folder


IMG_6476 copy, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

From original by Megan Martenyi

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Bat


Bat, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Process shot. Underside of wings, with gold traced outline

Foran & Hurlburt


Foran & Hurlburt, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Test-driving the DP3

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Farbrennt


Farbrennt, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Yesterday was all burny in the hot oil sloshing out of the skillet sense. I'd like to thank Mary for always keeping aloe in the fridge, and Cathy for stocking our freezer with frozen strawberries and rhubarb. Quite therapeutic.

Good lentils through adversity, though.

Monday, September 01, 2008

Caduceus


Caduceus, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Mosaic, Babs Bortin, 1959

Bat


Bat, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Process shot of the back of the batwings. Paper coated with acrylic gel in preparation for a collaged layer of iridescent charcoal grey acetate fabric. For anatomy & proportions, I'm using this fine photograph. Nice shot, Isadore Berg!

On the other side of the paper, I've constructed a skeletal wing structure of almond colored silicone sealant.

Penguin


Penguin, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

again

WEENER


WEENER, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

IS


IS, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

The chain-link fence that surrounds the parking lot of existence

Trampoline


Trampoline, originally uploaded by dumbeast.

Birgitta & Kitania, Tahoe, June 2005. As seen through a cellphone camera

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