Unicorn Chaser

Nefarious has told me that for her birthday she would like me to paint a new portrait of her, with a unicorn. I was thinking I might do one based on the many medieval pictures of young women capturing unicorns, drawing inspiration from paintings like the ones below — “Wild women with unicorn” (1500), “The Maiden and the Unicorn” (1602, Zampieri), “A Maiden with a Unicorn” (1478, Da Vinci), “The young woman and the unicorn” (1470, Platearius), “Maiden with Unicorn” (15th century tapestry), and “The Woman with the Unicorn” (1505, Raphael).

Other than that, I’m happy to see that America is going back to the moon — although I do feel that we need to also start spending some real time and money exploring the ocean, which we probably know less about than we do the moon — and I got idle amusement from a couple of recent Oddee lists — “7 Most Bizarre Skin Conditions” and “10 Worst Plastic Surgery Disasters“.*

* Which lead me to the deeply disturbing FamousPlastic.com.

I mean, WTF?Eek!


  1. Jamie wrote:

    WOW…the one on the right reminds me of this

    Friday, February 27, 2009 at 8:06 pm | Permalink
  2. leah wrote:

    i like the 3rd drawing best, personally :)

    Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 2:47 pm | Permalink
  3. it’s sad that both the eric sprague and dennis avner made the list of plastic surgery ‘disasters’.

    Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 7:16 pm | Permalink
  4. Shannon wrote:

    Yeah, a little lame given that on the whole they got exactly what they were looking for… It might be “weird”, but it’s not a “mistake”.

    Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 9:31 pm | Permalink
  5. BusyBee wrote:

    OMG! I have spent hours looking at those damn photos! I thank you and curse you at the same time.

    Sunday, March 1, 2009 at 5:32 pm | Permalink
  6. Mars wrote:

    The twin brothers… I think they were quite attractive BEFORE the surgery, but I have to admit, they both look very pleased with their new faces. If they are happy with the outcome, who are we to judge?

    Sunday, March 1, 2009 at 7:22 pm | Permalink
  7. mela wrote:

    newest entry on Modblog is an unicon. you never really left there and thats a sign, right ? loool

    Monday, March 2, 2009 at 2:40 pm | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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