Sunday, April 29, 2012

Austerity measures are working...

Weight plummets since installing austerity fridge
Austerity measures might not be working out so well for my chums back home: The UK has just posted its second consecutive quarter of negative growth, and is now officially in a second recession.

But since I installed my austerity fridge in January, I've been happily experiencing just the kind of negative growth I was hoping for, as the graph clearly shows!
My fridge is so austere, it doesn't even have a light (which makes night-time snacking positively dangerous).

This is probably of zero interest to all who didn't enter my contest to win a bronze Winged Angel Mouse by guessing my weight as it will be on Aug 1 2012 (it's too late to enter now).

Meridee of course must feign interest at least once a week!

If I continue on my current trajectory, the winning guess will be closest to around 190 lbs, but there's 3 months to go yet, so anything could happen!

Not much for anyone in my austerity fridge...
Meridee was amused when she came home the other day at the sight of me reworking some waxes to improve efficiency in the casting of my swimming turtles sculpture.

So she took a photo:

Me and future me

The skeleton happened to be there for some other project I've been working on, although it is a rather graphic reminder of how far I am from my goal!

Actually my feeds are not quite as severe as the photo of the austerity fridge suggests.

For example, there's cheese hidden behind the egg beaters and hot sauce, and plenty of fruit and nuts strewn about the kitchen counters.
And I just happened to have run out of cottage cheese, so my eating habits are really quite decadent in comparison.

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Sunday, April 8, 2012

Just-for-fun d-CON billboard designs using my bronze mice...

Just-for-fun billboard idea for d-CON using my bronze mice

Lee and I have often quipped how great my angel mice would be for d-CON ads, so I put my art director's hat on and came up with a few pretend billboards just for the fun of it!

 Afer all those years spent drawing up other people's ideas, sometimes it's fun to do some just for myself!

I wonder what d-CON would think of them?!

Personally, when I trap mice, I prefer to catch them alive and re-locate them all in one piece.

Another just-for-fun billboard idea for d-CON starring my bronze mice
More of my heavenly angel mice feature in this just-for-fun d-CON billboard idea
Photographing them was fun, as was messing about with them in Photoshop afterwards.
So that's how I spent my Easter Sunday afternoon and into the evening!

Here's a 'making of' pic, and my one art director sketch after checking out a bunch of photo's without Winged Angel Sprightly standing on tippy toes (I had to bend his tail down to get him to do that).

Photographing a set up I only ended up using half of

My 'art director' sketch

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