Seven new backgrounds today. Lately I’ve been working like crazy, and after staring at a computer screen for six days I just can’t bring myself to open Photoshop on my one day off. But now I have some natural-disaster enforced free time. Hurricane Sandy knocked out power at my workplace and flooded the subways I need to get there.
I was extremely lucky, I never lost power, and the only marks of Sandy in my immediate neighborhood are downed trees. There are a lot of people who have been through and continue to face much more dire effects from this storm, so please keep them in your thoughts.
Fifteen new backgrounds for you. Some of these have been sitting on my computer for a while, because I keep debating whether or not I should be posting all my work online. Oh, but what’s the point of keeping all these things hidden? Doesn’t do anybody any good. So here’s a particularly eclectic batch, including one design that took about four days to make and another that I hastily sketched in an airport while waiting for a delayed flight.
Since I moved to New York I’ve met some terribly cool people. One of them is my friend/co-worker/general badass Andrew, who is the co-founder of Garmnt. Garmnt is (I quote) “a personal styling service for you, your mom and everyone in betweensies” that offers personal shopping, closet audits, event styling, and fashion consultations. And I suspect they’d be totally cool with having brunch with you on weekends if you asked.
This week you could win a free appointment with founders Andrew and Houston if you can get 25 of your friends to like Garmnt on Facebook. Details here. Hurry, the giveaway ends on August 6th!
In case you don’t live in the New York City area, you can still snag one of these fashion-y backgrounds I’ve designed for the occasion.
I just added twelve new backgrounds, which is kind of a lot. And I have more new stuff waiting in the wings, so prepare for pattern overkill.
Since I’ve made so many of these things I figured it was time to get moderately organized. Now you can filter all the available patterns by color, a functionality I added solely because I am a nice person. By adding this code I learned that jQuery plug-ins will work within a WordPress context and also that my second favorite color is rainbow.
Eight new backgrounds have just been added. This group was made with India ink, bubble wrap, stamps from the Brooklyn flea market and the ink from a dry erase marker I tampered with (I ignore warning stickers about exploding ink, you know, because I’m a rebel).
I also have a Tumblr now, for posting stuff that I didn’t make. It’s mostly pretentious literary quotes, old photos (like the one above), and animated gifs of RuPaul’s Drag Race.
Holy hiatus, Batman!
I haven’t updated for a long time due to crazier than usual life circumstances. I’ve moved three times in six months and at one point was working like four jobs at the same time. But the clouds from the hurricane are starting to dissipate (and yes there was a literal hurricane, plus a minor earthquake and a small fire) so now I can get back to updating this stupid site again, though probably with less frequency than before.
I’ve updated the look of this place just a little bit, so if anything looks a little skewed or misaligned then it might just be temporary.
Other than that, four new backgrounds for today, plus hopefully many more to come!
I’m working on an eleven-year-old laptop with a battery that scalds people and a CD-ROM drive so dysfunctional that I now use it to store small notes. Also my fancy new(ish) digital camera has sadly been broken, presumably after taking a beating on the mean streets of the Big Apple. So if these images look a little more primitive than normal, it’s because they are.
I am still technically on vacation. This is like one of those vacations where like, you know, you get a part-time job and pay rent and sign up for classes and get a library card…
When I was at Rockefeller Center taking one of these photos, this old fellow approached me and asked, “Do you want me to take your picture? ” with the most pity in his voice imaginable. And it occurred to me that anyone who was not familiar with the movie Amelie probably just thought I was slightly deranged.