March 28, 2006

The girl is crafty like ice is cold.

I've been meaning to post pictures of my recent patch-making brilliance, but I had to wait until the patches got delivered to their recipients so as not to spoil any surprises. Er, and then I forgot.

First off, as noted by my illustrious sister, angry vegetables are always funny. Actually, I was in a bit of an Andy Warhol mood and wound up mass-producing an entire army of irritable brassicas (and if you look closely you can also see that I've started doing old designs in new, weird colors).

Next, per request, a fairly standard Jolly Roger. I didn't draw this design -- I wish! -- I only made the screen and printed it.

But actually the Jolly Roger itself wasn't the request. The request was to tart it up in a way that no self-respecting spooky pirate would stand for, although when you think about all the floggings and buggery it's almost guaranteed to be appropriate.

Finally, even though I spoiled the surprise of this last one with a previous post, it was apparently this that had Katie rolling on the floor when she opened her mail. I realized when I was putting together the pictures for this entry that I sent off my best examples of this design and kept the ones that turned out sloppy, so you'll have to excuse the quality. I didn't want to wait to make another before posting; it takes too long for the black ink to dry. Lord knows these blog posts are time-sensitive.

Posted by dianna at March 28, 2006 12:39 PM

I like the pirate one with the arced rainbow, very well done. Did you paint on top of an existing arced rainbow, or did you paint the rainbow on afterward?

Also, I don't believe I have ever seen an angrier broccoli. And a gang of angry broccolis, at that! They've got chips on their shoulders and nothing to prove!

Posted by: Zach S. at March 29, 2006 02:36 PM

I printed the jolly roger first and then painted the rainbow into the white spaces. I had a sticky arc-shaped stencil that I just moved down a half-inch or so for each successive color. For additional prints I think I'll try painting the rainbow on first and then printing the black over it -- it'll use more colored ink, but probably be much easier.

Man, you don't want to mess with the angry broccoli gang. Those antioxidants will fuck you right up.

Posted by: Dianna at March 30, 2006 01:08 PM

Dara thinks that the broccoli patch is brilliant! Especially because Dara is a vegetarian and has taken a lot of crap for it over the past 20 years. Dara would also like to shamelessly say that she will add another year to her total on Saturday. Well, not another year to total vegetarianism, but another year to total life. Which I guess is another year of vegetarianism also, but I'm not sure when exactly that started. Er, I mean she's not sure.

I've confused myself.

Posted by: dara at April 3, 2006 06:12 PM

You mean herself?

I've been contemplating a new variant on the broccoli patch, which might be a few percentage points cooler than the one shown here. I may need to get your address in order to use your quarter-century of age as an excuse for patch distribution and feedback. Meet me at the old hotel in Gmailville if you like this plan.

Fun fact corner! Did you know that people who were fetuses when I met you can now legally smoke and vote?

Posted by: Dianna at April 4, 2006 06:30 PM



I haven't decided where they're going yet, which is why there haven't been any pictures, but they're supreme. I think my mom might be cool enough to get a vegetable love one, but she'll have to prove it.

Posted by: Arianna at April 4, 2006 08:34 PM

I had your mom in mind when I included the second one, as a matter of fact. She told me once about assigning that poem to her ESL students, and the image of her waiting benevolently for them to figure it out is a large part of what makes it so hilarious for me.

For the record, patches make great home decor as well as wardrobe inclusions. I've got some vegetable love on the wall in my study right now. Screenprinted canvas is truly a versatile asset!

Posted by: Dianna at April 4, 2006 09:57 PM

I'd love to meet you in Gmailville, but I don't know what stop I should exit the train.

What I mean to say, in a completely straightforward manner, is that I don't have your email address.

Posted by: dara at April 7, 2006 09:06 AM

That would be dianna.woolsey, next stop. Next stop, dianna.woolsey, exit here for Dianna. The town tourism office asks that you not bring any foreign produce, unquarantined animals, or straightforwardness. Thank you.

Posted by: Dianna at April 7, 2006 04:33 PM