This entry is much like the one before it…

…Only the flavor has changed. I decided it might be easier to work on two paintings at once, so last night at midnight after Caitlin was in bed I snuck off into our front room where I could work without bothering anyone, and about two hours later I returned with the canvas all sketched out in pencil. I’m sure it’s obvious but that’s a portrait of martyr and S&M idol St. Sebastian.

I also took another one of those EL shirts and converted it into a music-responsive object for Nefarious’s room, this time heart shaped rather than a graphic equalizer sort of animation. For this one I sandwiched the active sheet between a couple pieces of plywood (here it is unpainted), and also built a wooden stand into it. Nefarious has it up next to her stereo.

Speaking of shirts, I was happy to get my order from ThinkGeek yesterday, which included my oldschool Dungeons&Dragons shirt (I have that very manual, from the late seventies boxed set sitting near me on the bookshelf), as well as an awesome Luxeed colourful lighted key keyboard (that picture shows all the keys lit up, but I have it set to “spark mode” which only ignites the key when you press it, so it looks very cool in the dark). The keyboard has a nice feel too, sort of a soft matte rubber.

Other than that I spent a few hours shaping the trike frame some more (soon it’s going to be time to start ordering the Kevlar or whatever composite tape I wrap it in, and then the various components for the driveline). I’ve switched to a blade now, but I did most of the work with my Dremel, and my hands are aching. It gives me some insight into the hell that many tattoo artists are burdened with from the heavy (in comparison to a pencil) vibrating machines destroying their hands. Today after school we went sledding so I’m actually rather sore overall. I’m sure I won’t, but I really need to try and take it easier because I’m grinding myself down faster than I should. Anyway… Hope everyone is well and has a good weekend.


  1. Elizabeth wrote:

    St Sebastian! My second favorite piece of Christian erotica, awesome.

    Saturday, January 8, 2011 at 7:24 am | Permalink
  2. Sonja wrote:

    love the st. sebastian one. i swear he’s more popular than jesus in museums.. can’t wait to see how it progresses!

    Monday, January 10, 2011 at 11:46 am | Permalink
Wow Shannon, that's really annoying! What is it, 1997 on Geocities? Retroweb is NOT cool!

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