Still more round
Still more round

As I was taking these pictures, it was the day before my 38th birthday and I was strongly considering my own inevitable decline into roundness. However, this flock of pigs had me beat. Also, a little glazed white pig with hearts in its eyes is pretty much guaranteed cute, although I’m not sure what message […]

Things That Are Round
Things That Are Round

The most interesting thing about this collection is not its constituents, which are your basic “you there, with the spare time and too much cash, paint this” sort of plaster-and-glaze mess. It’s the volume, and the roundness. It was like a wall of pleasantly plump on display, gentle curves amassed and friendly. Eh…mostly friendly. Firstly, […]

Eyes, horrible eyes
Eyes, horrible eyes

Wow, almost three days of spotty or no blog access! On the one hand, I don’t pay much–well, anything–for my web hosting. On the other hand, one totally gets what one pays for. Anyway… Much like the majestic sphinx, this poor fellow’s nose was removed by a French cannonball. That’s where the resemblance ends, because […]

The Dubious Little Duckling
The Dubious Little Duckling

Once upon a time, there was something that was totally, totally not a duckling. No, that’s a crap way to begin a story. Ever since he had hatched out of his egg, Chauncey had dreamed of being a duck. But the other ducks made fun of him. “You can’t float on the water,” they said, […]

That, sir, is a duck.
That, sir, is a duck.

Okay, maybe it’s a goose. But let’s not split hairs. The important thing is, it’s a large,¬†buoyant¬†waterfowl, and it’s wearing a swim suit. It’s kind of like the trophy for the 2014 Faintly Awkward Olympic games, which will, like last time, be held in London. Last time, and indeed, every time. Work it for the […]

Pig pair
Pig pair

At least, I believe them to be pigs. The first one might possibly be a dog. Or it could be a pig-dog, or “pog,” which would have to be the single messiest animal on the planet, besides a teenager. Look at its face. It’s having existential doubt. Isn’t that sweet? Although if I didn’t know […]

Uncertain of what we’re caring about here
Uncertain of what we’re caring about here

I remember back in my day, the Care Bears used to stand for something. They didn’t meddle with ambiguity or moral grays, They stood for things. You know, big obvious things that you don’t really have to sell, like friendship and birthdays and such, but you knew what they represented. I’m not sure where we […]

Never enough mutant kittens.
Never enough mutant kittens.

This is a little more “Jackson Pollack on a Bad Day” and a little less “Medical Catastrophe.” Not no medical catastrophe, just less. The poor thing still doesn’t have a face, and that’s sad. …and yet, I can’t shake the feeling that it’s staring at me. I know, it’s absurd, it has all the perceptive […]

Poor kitten :(
Poor kitten :(

I can’t help but notice we haven’t had any kittens here in a while. Frankly the kittens probably appreciate the time off. From the “adopt me, put me out of my misery” section, right next to tupperware. This is the Victorian chimney sweep of amateur paint job cats. There is nothing right with him. The […]

Don’t feed the angel
Don’t feed the angel

Our long-time readers may remember this angel from the distant past. She’s only gotten worse with age. Worse, and weirdly savage, in a way that angels generally aren’t. Usually the Heavenly Host is arrayed in flowing white, or radiant colors, or some such. They don’t usually have that “just got back from eating two dozen […]