Saturday, June 12, 2010

But wait, There's more!

I also discovered today, totally at random, that my Rugrats stitch made Mr. X Stitch! I find this a huuuuuuuuuuuge compliment considering the ridiculously high level of talent they showcase on an everyday basis.

So, big thanks to all of the fabulous people who operate the best damn needlework blog out there for brightening my otherwise gloomy day!

Don't Say Anything. Be Dominant.

For those of you who don't know, I am a long-time fan of the television show Freaks and Geeks. I watched it the night it premiered and fell in love with it. From that point on, I never missed an episode. In fact, I was so obsessed with the show when assigned in a middle school English class to give a speech on something we were an "expert" in, that's what I choose. I, in all seriousness, gave a ten minute speech on how awesome this show was.

To me, at age 14, it just had everything. I wanted so bad to be Lindsey Weir. I still have pictures hidden somewhere of me in my second-hand army jacket. For awhile, every time I thought about how into this show I was or mentioned it to someone who had absolutely no idea what I was talking about I would get so sad that everyone was missing out but now I watch Knocked Up, Superbad, Pineapple Express, Forgetting Sarah Marshall and How I Met Your Mother and I realize how ahead of the times I was. I've had crushes on Jason Segel and Seth Rogan since before anyone even knew who they were.

At one point in 8th grade, my friend Amanda and I were so obsessed with Freaks and Geeks that we took stacks of Post-Its and wrote our favorite quotes from the show on each one. We then hung them in our lockers so we would could remove a Post-It each day for a new quote. As I was thinking about how absurd that was I decided it would be a neat idea to choose some favorite quotes and locate the scenes they're used in. I then do a sketch from that shot and include the quote. I plan on doing one of these for every major character and then embroidering them in great detail.

Why, you ask? I have no idea. It just sounded kinda cool. And, you know, my basic lack of life or social skills plays into that too, I'm sure.

First sketch is of Bill Haverchuck. It comes from the second episode "Beers and Weirs" where Lindsay throws a party and her younger brother Sam and his friends switch the keg of real beer out for a keg of non-alcoholic beer. The scene I choose features Bill, left alone to guard the real keg, slowly getting drunk [using a decorative plastic baseball hat as a cup] and watching his favorite show, "Dallas." 

I'm pretty excited to see how I can translate this into Needlework.

And, before I forget, I got a sewing machine! Matt's Grandma just so happened to have three machines, two of which from garage sales, and she gave me one of them. It's an old Kenmore model, I believe from the seventies. I can't wait to use it!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

You suck, Dallas rules!

Today it was raining so I got a ride to school [rather than taking the bus] and got here almost an hour and a half early.

So, to kill time, I have been hiding at a desk listening to Billy Joel and drawing Bill Haverchuck.

Not this picture, of course, a much better one. One where he wears an expression of deep concern which could only be solicited by "Dallas."

If you have no idea what I'm talking about, well, you're clearly just not as cool as you thought you were.

Friday, June 4, 2010

I'm in Love

Go buy "The Archandroid" now. It is amazing.

If that alone doesn't convince you, the album also features guest spots by Of Montreal and [drumroll] Saul Williams. Oh, and it's a concept album about a futuristic robot messiah. Seriously.