kali appreciation post (the math program, not the goddess).

Posted in ms paint with tags on Jul/23/2015 by Marshall

kali is a geometry “game” created by mathematician jeff weeks presumably some time ago.  it’s designed to teach geometry in a fun way but i just like to make perty pictur.

i got into it for a few days, making something in kali and then copying it into paint.  most of these are not quite finished (colors need changing in many!), but knowing me i will never go back and do it, so…

she_is_rather_unusual

the_savings_will_not_stop_coming_-_help

sphere_of_sphere

spiral_basics

leave_your_shadow

traditional_kitsch

sleeping_without_breathing

flute_on_a_minefield

stake_in_my_ear

time traveler from an alternate past.

Posted in ms paint with tags on Jul/23/2015 by Marshall

oh, it’s been a few moments.

punching_cradle_splinter

me_and_my_little_dog

train_to_town

fishing_for_fish

monkey_paw_thing

low_rent_enlightenment

talking_about_writing_songs

past futures, bent faces, hunger strikes.

Posted in ms paint on May/24/2015 by Marshall

clemson_cockroach

spoon_thoughts

lightbulb_mastery

finely_tuned

andrews_allergies

broken_experience

a cat stumbles into a dog party…

Posted in ms paint, whoops on Apr/30/2015 by Marshall

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in-tar-esting

One of the counselors at my school had arranged a group event and advertised it to her clients, one of which is my partner who begrudgingly agreed to go. She’d described it as “some dumb collage thing, I don’t know,” and only two other people had agreed to attend. I had nothing better to do, so I invited myself.

We get there and on the whiteboard is written “Hello… welcome to SoulCollage®!” You really had to put that registered trademark symbol there, didn’t you? Is this therapy or a sales pitch? Ah, I’m too cynical for this shit already. Whatever, I’ll deal.

We each have a folder with a few sheets of paper inside, explaining what SoulCollage® is and why it’s specifically written as one word, SoulCollage®, and not two, Soul Collage, or any variant thereof. We learn of the creator of SoulCollage®, some hippy-dippy whackjob who probably has way too much money. We learn about the sources and the neters and the cards and council and community and imaginary animals and all sorts of whack-ass shit that makes no sense at all to anybody. “And this element, well, you can think of it like the chakras.” I can’t think of anything like the chakras, ma’am, unless you’re telling me to just think of it as nonsense – got it!

Way too much boring stuff later, it’s time to make a collage – but only on like a 5″x8″ card. I guess SoulCollage® cards can’t be big enough to be fun!

So I’m flipping through magazines and cutting out images that appeal to me and trying to think of a way to connect ’em… and then I find a pet supply catalog. It’s on, now. I begin frantically cutting out dogs. I begin frantically pasting down dogs.

As I cut three photos of dogs entering through pet doors, I notice a photo of a cat doing the same on the same page. Yesssssss.  Firing on all cylinders.

At the end of the session, we all have to talk about our image (shit.  wrong cylinders). The other two go, talking about what the snake symbolizes or why the kayak out of water is significant and being asked if the color scheme means anything… and then it’s my turn.

“Well, mine is a lot more shallow. I call it ‘a cat stumbles into a dog party.'” I mumble some stuff about the importance of humor in my life, my fondness for living things, and I say “dog party” at least ten times or so – because, really, dog party. She asks if there’s a particular reason why I chose certain dogs, and my responses are always “because it’s cute” or “well, it has an awkward facial expression” or “it’s wearing a dog t-shirt, and it loves it.”

Dog party.

Leaving, my partner and I discuss how fucked up it is that the whole thing had a very corporate-trademark feel and how that totally made it a lot less therapeutic and way harder to take seriously. She says something along the lines of “there are a lot of trademarked programs like that, and even more teaching tools, and the way you use them is by ripping them off and getting rid of the shit that you think is stupid.” I agree.

She makes sense almost always. I can’t say the same for anybody else almost ever. This world is weird, and I really don’t get people. I’m like a cat that stumbled into a dog party. oh shit subconscious messages coming through my inner chakra mind and into my SoulCollage® 

a_cat_stumbles_into_a_dog_party

fisikil art

Posted in whoops on Apr/12/2015 by Marshall

i’ve been learning to make books.

bookarts4

horsebook1

horsebook2

pencilbook1

bookarts11

flesh man got a bone hand

Posted in ms paint on Apr/12/2015 by Marshall

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any_folk

look_prepared

once great warrior of the savannahs, her claw now stuck in the curtain.

Posted in ms paint with tags on Mar/24/2015 by Marshall

arctic_nostalgia

approach_slowly

sphear

finished_with_the_full_moon

stay_out_of_my_lane,_brother

historic_shuffle

passing_through

and a portrait of greybo…

master_of_the_skies

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