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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Be Yourself No Matter What

So today I just want to remind everyone of something I have trouble remembering myself from time to time.  Never ever let anyone put you in a box or say this is not you.  The painting above is one of mine and not my traditional style.  It is very girly and romantic and a little strange to see coming from your standard penis painter. 
When I made it my husband when asked to nab it thought I was kidding when I said it was a painting of roses and was really surprised to see that it was.  When I showed it to friends while they thought it was lovely several thought it was crazy I would paint such a thing.  None of them in any way meant anything bad but everyone just by nature will try to put you in a box.  They want you defined because it helps make defining themselves easier. 
Well one of my friends saw it and instantly asked to buy it and it sold after being painted for less than a day.
The moral of my little story is I often hide away and just do whatever I feel in terms of art and that keeps me true to it.  I love what  I do and never think of a style or subject as off limits to me because in my mind that defeats the purpose of being a artist. 
So this is just a friendly reminder that if it feels right go for it and never ever let anyone else tell you who you are and don't try to do it to others.
Love
Cappy

Friday, May 18, 2012

Super Early and a little spooky

Going to try a new thing on Fridays God I hope it is Friday and do just a image of the day.  This is the one for today.  Have a good weekend.
Love
Cappy

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Gratitude List Happy Wednesday

From time to time I like to have a dick of the week post and a gratitude post.  It is just about remembering what makes your life good.  For me those things can be big or small but I like to take the time to notice them and hope that makes life a little sweeter.
So here is my list please feel free to put your own things on here as well love to hear what keeps you folks happy as well.
1.  I am grateful that when my husband asked to use my tweezers the hairs he was removing were two strays between his eyebrows and not some random snot blocking nose hair.  I would of hated losing those tweezers they are my favorite.
2.  That when the dumb ass cat hid out for 4hrs we found her fluffy ass safe and sound in my art cave.  I really could not do with out that tiny orange face of belligerence.
3.  For my garden I love it and watching things grow it just makes me heart feel right and good.  There is a real joy in it for me.
4.  For my sweet friend who is sending me one of his artworks.  I was just in awe of how sweet and kind that was.
5.  For the smell when you walk down the coffee aisle at the grocery store.
6.  For air conditoning when done working in the garden.
What are you grateful for.
Love
Cappy

Monday, May 14, 2012

Sleep nightmares and translations

 Thought I would do a post just focusing on dreams today.  Recently my sleep has been very rattled by creepy dreams and even a few fun visits of semi sleep paralysis and sleeping hallucinations.  The image above I created from one of those moments the other night.  This is pretty much how things looked except my hair is just not long enough to cover my chest so I mermaided it to keep my privacy.  It is enough you people have to endure my ramblings no one needs nipples to go along with it. 
There was a large grey billowing fabric looked almost gauze like creature floating around.  It turned looked down at me then flipped around face to face with me.  There was also a small black portal oozing blood with little demons coming out hanging all over stuff making little skittering noises.  I woke up looked around could move some which is rare for the sleep paralysis.  Not enough to really get up but a little movement.  Then said to hell with it and went back to sleep.  So I created this to get it out of my head to make sure next time if nothing else it will not be the same things. 
Then we have the cute little mini art bears up above this.  They were put together while the painting above was drying.  How one thing so cute and sweet can coexist in the same brain as the one above I will never know but my point here is just let your work flow however it comes just go with it.  That is my two cents any way.
Love
Cappy

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Dickheads of the week, bad judges and a note from the chode


Ok so lets get this weeks edition of dickheads of the week rolling. I am sitting here having some twizzler and old coffee while trying to figure out what to do with my day when not working on art or my Etsy shop. The reason why is today is the day of the silent protest. Pretty much Etsy has started giving a thumbs up to mass produced items but is trying to still pretend to be the handmade place. Which is great for them you come in and spend money thinking you are getting a great deal on handmade but blows for the rest of us. You get screwed getting mass produced items at a place you thought was handmade and we the actual small handmade shops get buried in hundreds of thousands of items mass produced so no one even sees our stuff.
As a response to the protest many people have disagreed as well as joined but these are two special select kinds of dickheads. The one above is from Lindsey who is happy to take the traffic from those of us fighting to keep the largest handmade online website just that. To me it makes her a short sighted greedy bitch but what do I know.
Then below we have the chick Kristian who wants to make sure we all know not only will she be sure to list more today but because we asked that even if you cannot or chose not to protest by closing your shop can you maybe not shop on Etsy today she has let us all know she is ready to do some shopping. To that I say let me know when Marley starts showing up as your door knocker and you hear those chains rattling bitch
Now on the the note from the chode.  Chode is my affectionate nickname for Chad the CEO of Etsy.  He likes to drop little shit nuggets like this to us failing to realize we all know it is utter bullshit.  That or his head is so far up his own ass he thinks we believe it.  Again what do I know.  Here is Chodes note.  http://www.etsy.com/blog/news/2012/notes-from-chad-funding-etsys-future/  in all of this $40 million they have raised not one damn mention of the word handmade nor of getting I do not know a simple fucking phone line.  Most of it must be earmarked to go into lead paint furniture from Bali.  That and maybe finding some new ways to fuck over the sellers or what they should call customers who have made their business what it is .  I could go on about the whole new other Etsy listing but I am flat out exhausted by their bullshit.  I will save that for next weeks dickheads. 
Now on to the bad judges.  Here you go people.  This judge takes the fucking cake.  He was judging a man who had over 100 images of kiddie porn on his computer.  They were not saved they were just cached which means he looked at them but did not keep them on his computer.  The judge said that even if the viewing was purposeful just seeing it was not a crime. 
Now here is where I starting thinking what the hell.  Now I have heard the issue that it can come up as pop up if you are on other sites and then people are afraid to call the police because it is a crime just to have it on there in any way.  They panic and fear they will be seen as pedophiles.  OK so you could even say that happened by accident 10 times to give people the chance to not feel scared to call the police I understand but over 100 times my fucking ass it did.  This makes me think the judge is or either has a pedophile in his life why else would anyone back that kind of bullshit.  Let me be clear that is only  my suspicion and opinion I have no proof the judge is a pedophile I bet he doesn't either.  So New York I hope gets this overturned in some way or prepares to become a mecca of pedophiles it will be like a pilgrimage of free candy vans and creepy old guys with puppies.  Here is a link if you would like to see it yourself.  http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/viewing-child-pornography-not-crime-according-york-court-165025919.html
untill next time
Love
Cappy

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Good day today tomorrow dicks of the week

So last week you all loved the dicks of the week and I did to.  Etsy has given me lots and lots of cannon fodder for a new post about it tomorrow as well so has South Carolina, some weird pastor and several other folks. 
The photo above is there for one reason.  The last little bit I have been feeling something is not just right in my world.  I keep having the urge to change up how I do what I do.  Create bigger projects in different areas and to be working towards a more set goal than world clay penis domination.  As we have seen world penis domination in general is not a good thing.  See dicks of the week post tomorrow for more info on that front. 
Any how that photo is just sort of a start on a very different path I am thinking of trying in my creative pursuits. 
Good things have happened to this week and here I am sharing. 
First we lost the damn cat for 4hrs and then found out she had snuck into the artcave/basement and hid like the little furry orange bitch she is.  On that note I am still grabbing her and hugging and kissing her a day later so you know glad she is back. 
My sister had a big birthday yesterday she turned 40.  While I am no spring chicken I greatly enjoy being able to call her old. 
The rest I am saving for tomorrow because it is either lunch now or collapse.
Love
Cappy

Monday, May 7, 2012

Thrifty Bitch Strikes again

So I already have most of my plants in my garden but I had left over soil, mini pots for starters and seeds. I had been growing them out in the back yard when I realized my sun porch that gets hot as hell might be a great little make do hot house.  I planted these 4 days ago.  I am not going to waste them just extend the garden but my new thrifty bitch tip is if you have a sun porch try using it with seeds to get some fast cheap starters going for your garden.

Friday, May 4, 2012

I did it my way and it blew goats

The title for this post was inspired by my friend Michel and his sending me a link to the well known song I did it my way crooned by Frank Sinatra.  I made this horrible little doll with one thing in mind and it went very very wrong.  Her body looks like a bug that was not the goal this is actually a flattering photo of it if such a thing could exist.  What I found funny and sweet all at once is I create a lot of stuff and while I can get attached to it very small is the amount of things I feel a true and unabiding love for that it would hurt if someone said it was ugly.  Those things I do not put up I make them for myself.  This on the other hand I was laughing and making it dance and scaring the husband with it on a regular basis while working on it.  So I had no issue putting it out to give my fan page on facebook people a laugh. 
What surprised me was that many of them liked it and a couple told me how neat it was and I was crazy.  While I know they were being sweet or maybe just are so kind they can overlook the fuckered up of it all I know it is ass ugly and that is ok.  I gave it a go it did not work out and now I have a new thing to scare the hell out of people with. 
Why is it not ok to just look at something you or someone else made and say fuck that is ugly.  This sounds like a question I should pose over on Regretsy.  Which by the way some kind soul made a forum post about my shop over there last night and they left the kindest comments.  FJL indeed.

 This is the storm that has been coming and going all day.  Just love the clouds and wind.  It is all fun and games till the tornado sirens go off.  Thankfully none of that today here so far.
 These two photos are from my little garden.  My peppers and maters are coming on great and soon I will have beans, squash and carrot photos to show ya.  Then the strawberry patch.  Best smell of the summer is a warm strawberry patch. 
Love
Cappy

Thursday, May 3, 2012

My little life in progress

So last post I got a lot of responses here and directly that people enjoyed the dickbags of the week post.  As there always seems to be a plethora of dickbags I think that is going to start being a regular weekly thing. 
Now on to what the hell the photo on top is.  That is a photo of the finished Stargate and egg Stargate characters.  I made the ring from diamond crete and use clay to make the uniforms for the characters who are all made out of wood eggs.  The shelf I found for 50 cents a million years ago at a garage sale.  All put together it is a cluster of whimsical fuckery I made for my husband a giant science fiction lover. 
When I manage some actual photos I will be back with my cheap ass but pretty new headboard.  That and plants because you all know you are just pining to see my maters and peppers.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Things and people who suck along with a note from a chode.

Now in all the time I have spent in the online world of Etsy I have never posted a shit shop or person from a shit shop on here.  I have taken aim at Etsy as a giant cluster of fucked up but never at a actual individual seller because I just don't care enough.  Well today is different today I start my once a week why you are a total dickbag post. 
First for the world.  This just pisses me every way imaginable.http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/05/01/nypd-fbi-raid-occupy-wall-street-raid-protesters-homes-may-day_n_1467340.html?ncid=edlinkusaolp00000009 
I am just ashamed for our country right now and see this as a very contrived attempt at fear mongering. 
Now on to the less important but still dickbag people of the world. 
As many of you who follow Etsy have seen many sellers myself included have been in a uproar about there changes to policy that pretty much back sellers who admit to bringing in and outsourcing massive amounts of the creations to all kinds of places. If Etsy wants to be Ebay fine that is their choice but they need to be upfront about it and have one set of rules for all of us.    As a response Friday evening just before the close of business everyplace Chad the Chode of Etsy released this little shit nugget for all of us.  http://www.etsy.com/blog/news/2012/notes-from-chad-6/
Now I am paraphrasing here but to me it reads we have no clue in hell what we are going to do please leave us alone for a bit while we marinate on this with our lawyers and create yarn mustaches.  I could be wrong but seeing as it is Tuesday and we have yet to hear dick back I think I might be right. 
Then you have the other dick bags.  Many Etsy sellers concerned have opted to do a protest on May 10th we will just vacation mode or deactivate our shops and chat up what is going on over there every place else as Etsy will ban you if you mention it in your shop.  Again dickbags.  Here is the link if you would like to join or just see the shops that are doing it so far.  http://www.protesty.com/ 
Now what follows just amazes me.  Many people fall on both sides some have no clue, some do just disagree with the idea of protesting and some are all for it and many are in the middle and not sure.  There is also a fear Etsy will ban the shops that do chose to go on vacation even though we have broken no rule.  There here are the dick bags.  These are the shops well a few who have came onto the forum thread over at Etsy about the subject and explained we can all fuck off  they are happy we will be gone and maybe they can get some extra sales from it.  To me that makes them scummy business people and while yes I am sure they have pretty princess items in their store I thought you might like to see just what kind of person is behind it.  Here is the thread.  http://www.etsy.com/teams/7722/business-topics/discuss/10216438/  Then here are some people who do not get what we are fighting about it transparency of rules and clarity for all.  Instead they take this chance here and later on in the thread to show how they hope our efforts of closing in protest will bring them more cash.  In my view that makes them all giant turds.  Enjoy.  Tomorrow look for a post about my thrifty bitch efforts I now have a pretty and cheap new headboard.