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Sunday, January 27, 2013

Note to the Girls


Dollar-Store feather boas shouldn’t be allowed in the house.

All of Our Spatulas Have Personality Disorders

Sticks to food

Thermoplastic Handle

Melts when it gets warm

Harbors a deeply held moral and philosophical opposition to being underneath food. Dislikes it intensely. Creeps it out.
Getting under food is pretty much what the spatulin’ game is all about. I just don’t get what this one’s problem is.



MJF:  “What’re these, warts?”

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Afghan Finished

Finished Afghan

Finished ~Jan 12, 2013

Afghan finished

Border Detail

This Wallet Doesn’t Owe Anybody Anything

Old Wallet Exterior



Old Wallet Interior


Thanks for the new (posthumous) wallet, Tom.

Blast from the Past

Mektoob Steak Sketch e
Mektoob Steak sketch.  Watercolor on Bristol board, 10 x 13” or so.
ca. April 2002.
Oh giant hot dog,
No one knows,
Where you comes from,
Where you goes.
Life is long,
Art is brief,
Makes you wonder
Where’s the beef?
Poem by MJF

Saturday, January 19, 2013


The page at showed me this video.
Rotor Concept Mini-Drone for $499

A company named Rotor Concept was showing off a Styrofoam mini-drone called Livestreamer that sells for $499. The plane has an autopilot so you don’t really need to know how to fly a plane to use this one. It has a half-mile range and a built-in video camera that can stream 720p video.

I don't remember conducting this interview, but the guy off-camera asking the questions sure sounds like me....  Anyway, looks like a cool gadget, I guess.

Thursday, January 17, 2013




Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Haha, You Mad

Haha, You Mad 2

Every time they overpaint the graffiti, they make their parking lot just a little bit smaller.

14th St at Alice.

Monday, January 14, 2013

Silver Boulders in the Phosphene Field


Watercolor & ink, 15 x 11”

New Toyo Brush-Pen

New Brush Pen Toyo color_resize


New Brush Pen Toyo drawing 01

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Scratch Painting 4

Scratch painting 4


green book

5.5 x 5.5”

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Scratch Painting 2a

Scratch painting 2 a

Sumi-e ink on weird paper from Flax

8.5 x 5.5”

Scratch Painting a

Scratch painting a

Watercolor, brushpen on weird Flax paper

8.5 x 5.5”

Wednesday, January 09, 2013



Get this bell off my ass!


T Roscoe

Monday, January 07, 2013



What would my combination be if I had been born on April 3rd instead?

New(-ish) Bike


Specialized Globe. I think it’s this one. Because. Kinda like the paint job. Love that it came with a back-rack.

Weekend Detritus

Captchaesque front wheel cable lock combo.



Laney target

Sunday, January 06, 2013

New Afghan Mostly Finished


Might need a fill-in square in the lower left, above.


Do you think it needs a border?

Fred Under Yoga Mat

Fred Under Yoga mat 02

Fred Under Yoga mat 01a

Fred Under Yoga mat 03a

Saturday, January 05, 2013


pencil 01 ab

Tuesday, January 01, 2013

Ducks, Yas, Yas


New Years Day 2012

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