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People of the Cloud

These men crowded way up in the sky,
Have little in common with you or I.
They smile at each other and are quick to buy-
Any ride that's red that floats miles high.

Then they rise and hide in a cloud,
Where they float real close and talk so loud,
About how they're so much better than thou-
'Cause they only like red and not colors like brown.

And all about how they'd rather drown-
Than to lower themselves and ever come down.
Because floating around is superior to our town,
High up in the sky, not down with us on the ground.

#art #illustration #drawing #poetry #cloud
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Captain Kettle... While he'd never drive a truck,
Or a pedal bike - he'd rather like to sit up high above.
But with luck he fell in love, with this solo ATV -
Now he rides around in style barking at the infantry!

#art #drawing #illustration #poetry #army #tank #atv #booyah
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Duck Army gathering for strength.
Ready now to serve, ready to go the length.
Whether with weapons or ink, these guys are quick to draw.
Ready to paint a picture or enforce the law!

#art #drawing #illustration #poetry #duck #bird
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Three unicyclers ridin' on a narrow road,
With a bottle in each hand, no one knowin' where to go.
They ought to get a tan, 'cause their bare skin is yellow,
Rollin' on a pavement pilgrimage to find a home.

Now they'll never find a place to live, rowing on this path,
On a race to leave behind a life that's going nowhere fast.
Not meddling, but pedaling to settle down and crash,
At a pad where they can relax- I just hope the beer will last!

#art #drawing #illustration #poetry #unicycle #bird #beer

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House of Hope

Just another platform with a nice house on top,
With clothing out the window 'cause the laundry never stops.
Now she's sitting on a rock in a frock - no shoes or socks,
While her man's got a plan but it's hard to pull it off.

Both of them are spread so thin that it's impossible to win,
But the kids are doing well and the struggle's all for them.
Now another year has passed and he's hoping they will last,
If he wants to save his marriage now he better move fast.

Because time is running out... And there's never been a doubt,
That your family and your loved ones are what life is all about.

#art #drawing #illustration #poetry #family #love #marriage #hope
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"Funny Tree & The Bird That Took"

Just another sunny day, gathered under Funny Tree,
With nothing much to say or rather nothing new to see.
When we livin' on a platform free to roam about,
We gotta keep on givin' worms to the bird that flaps about.

Freedom ought'a matter but there's no new space to seek.
Have at 'em bird, go eat the worms - but take us in your beak!
Carry us to safety some place big where we can play,
This tree's not funny anyway, in haste we must escape!

These monsters may be happy but my family needs a house,
We'd go gladly North or South, please just take us in your mouth!
And flap away your wings, we must get out to live our dreams,
This platform may look peaceful but this tree's not what it seems.

We pray each day in hope this bird will free us far away,
But he never does even though we feed him ev'ry day.
He'll take and take and take and until the last worm he has took,
And then we'll catch the bird to eat - it's almost time to cook.

#art #drawing #illustration #watercolor #poetry
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Work in progress featuring my Pilot Falcon, Pilot Metropolitan Mechanical Pencil, and Noodlers Ink (Black.)

#art #drawing #sketch #fountainpen #pilotfalcon #pilotpen #noodlers #ink
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I got a Bready from YourDailyBread,
But I never let such things go to my head.
So I looked for a way to give back instead,
I took pen & paper and sat down and said:

"Jeremy Burnich on a network called Ello,
Hands out recognition to creative fellows.
Curating great art & creation, a hero-
In honor of Burnich this painting I bestow!"

So speed over to Ello.co,
To discover neat people you might never know.
Follow YourDailyBread like a show...
His 'ellos inspire your mind to go "Whoa!"

-- Thanks to +Joy Complex for the Bready!!!

#art #illustration #drawing #poetry #bread #socialmedia
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A happy family hanging out with Papa on the barge,
No doubt he'll catch a fish for dinner, hoping it is large.
Dropping hook into the water, feeling thirst & getting parched,
Looks like Papa got a bite, reeling in his back is arched!

This fish is HUGE, Holy Crap! This thing is super strong!
The pole is bent, please line don't snap! Come on, Come On! COME ON!
Now we see it in the water... ENORMOUS, BIG and LONG!
As it shoots up high into the sky casting shadow down upon!

Wide open mouth and big sharp teeth it swallows family whole!
Hand in hand they cannot breathe but to survive was their one goal!
So they held their breath and stuck together, body, mind & soul,
And all five went swirling up and out the whale's big squirter hole!

#art #drawing #illustration #poetry #fishing #ocean #whale
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Gathered in the sky, people pointing at the 'bot,
Ever'body criticizing, ever'body say they not.
But these people like music and they like music a lot,
And a boombox not enough they want it on their iPod!

'Cause they live for MP3 - downloaded from the 'net.
Sure they like vinyl but now vinyl's hard to get!
This is 2005 and these people wanna JIVE,
Just imagine their excitement when they discover Spotify!

#art #sketch #drawing #moleskine #poetry #music #spotify #robot #fountainpen #pilotpen #pilotfalcon #watercolor
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"People Fallin' for Baby Pollen"

A throng of people walking in a field of flowers red,
All along but none were talking, not a word shouted or said.
A lady with some Hooch and a friend riding on a pooch,
Both of whom were looking out to smooch with someone up ahead...

Luckily everyone was ready to embrace a lover,
As clouds rolled in to block sun and provide romantic cover.
Now they're dancing in the rain, prancing all about,
With their willies out without a doubt they're in a trance, insane!

But this is life, as I must say whenever I'm asked to explain,
The crazy games that people play - it's how babies get made!

#art #drawing #moleskine #illustration #watercolor #flowers #love

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Television Head said a man named Sid climbed into his bed and the things they did made my face blush red. So I said, "Can we talk about something else, instead?"

#art #drawing #illustration #watercolor #poetry #television #love
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    UI Artist & Designer, 2013 - present
    Designing & Arting user interface art & icon graphics/illustrations for Guild Wars 2
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Short-attention-span Artist & Word Minstrel. Spends all money on fancy pens.
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Mattias Inks: Tapestry
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Images from Mattias Adolfsson

Mattias Inks
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Images from Mattias Adolfsson

Marci and Deth: Pencil Case
marcianddeth.blogspot.com

From time to time someone would see my pencil case and ask what I have in it. I always thought it would be awesome if there was a blog where

Sketch+: Criminity Series
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Having too much fun with these sketch+'s, so I'm stalling on my BIG small' project a bit longer, in favor of another 'series' or so of these

Marci and Deth: These paintings are going to Flatcolor in Seattle.
marcianddeth.blogspot.com

These paintings are going to Flatcolor in Seattle. I made 9 5"x5" paintings for a show in Seattle at Flatcolor. The show is called

HANDY - An Artist's Reference Tool
www.handyarttool.com

HANDY is a rotateable 3D lit hand app for the iPhone with a variety of poses useful for drawing. If you ever wanted to use decent hand refer

Getting back into it...
blognaude.blogspot.com

Yes, I've gotten a bit lazy with the amount of ME/ personal art I've been doing lately [yeah, yeah, poor me, I'm SO busy;P], so I'm getting

UX Myths
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UX Myths collects the most frequent user experience misconceptions and explains why they don't hold true.

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Jomic
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Comic book reader for your daily use

Featured Artists: Junkyard Sam - Doodlers Anonymous - StumbleUpon
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Featured Artists: Junkyard Sam - Doodlers Anonymous - StumbleUpon

Rad Flag
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5"x5" Acrylic on Wood

Rad Flag
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5"x5" Acrylic on Wood

Instructors are friendly and knowledgeable and patient with my two boys. The Dojo is a little small but it makes for an intimate personal environment. You can also park at the car wash behind if there are no primary spaces... It's the instructors that keep us coming back! My boys have a love for martial arts now.
Public - 2 months ago
reviewed 2 months ago
This is a classic old fashioned diner - but in a GOOD way. The service is always friendly and the food is always good. The breakfasts are just good, basic breakfasts. Nothing fancy, but again - in a good way. Chace's Pancake Corral is leaps & bounds better than IHOP or Denny's. There's usually a wait on the weekends, so get there early. Also, the tables are a little close together because it's a small space but the overall vibe is homey, friendly, and sort of reminds me of an America that probably only existed in shows like Leave It To Beaver. I love this place.
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Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago
The company I work for sent us as a team building thing and it was great! The Battlepods are a bit dated, but it doesn't matter - as long as you have a group to play with it's super fun. There's probably 35(?) or so arcade machines around to play, too, and the guys that run it are pretty chilled out & helpful. Thumbs up, had a good time.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
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Chuck E. Cheese doesn't have real "arcade" games. The "games" they have are really bad machines that pretty much just eat kids tokens as fast as they can put them in. Often they don't even work, and when your tokens get eaten -- good luck getting a refund. You tell an employee who has to escalate it to the manager who is never to be found - and then they really don't want to give you the refund (of a 25 cent token.) So they go to the machine and you have to prove it doesn't work. Then they reluctantly give you a refund of a single token after 15 minutes of waiting. Unbelievable. The employees are generally unhelpful and don't seem to want to be there. In spite of all of this, it's usually incredibly crowded. I don't recommend it at all.
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Public - 5 months ago
reviewed 5 months ago