Wednesday, 7 May 2008

and when I get there, can I stay with you?

my illustration is on the shelves finally and just in time.....
There she blows captain!!!
I am pretty happy with how it looks aside from the unavoidable "gutter" loss caused by the double page spread. (I wasn't in charge of layout).

this is the original in full. click to enlarge

here's the magazine, just in case you want to take a look.


So basically I am out of here for a while because I going back to my old stomping ground (Minnesota) for my cousin's wedding. It's very weird going back to your home town when you haven't lived there since teenagerism, factor in the over seas move and all this makes me think I'm in for some out of body experience. Okay, a little dramatic, but I can't help but anticipate some times when I will feel quite strange and disconnected.

Mostly I am looking forward to it though.

There is one friend in minnesota who I haven't seen in a while and we haven't been in touch much since high school. I sent her an email this morning asking if I could stay with her a few days while I am in town. Upon reflection, I sound totally nuts in the email.

I'll share a bit with you....

SO I am assuming you know that I am coming back to good old rochester for joanna's wedding, and if not, now you know. IN fact I leave NZ on Saturday and will be in Colorado until we head out there. I've been having airport disaster dreams all week including one where 4 year old version of my sister, her baby (yes the four year old has a newborn for some reason), and I are all VERY late and about to miss the flight. Luke is no help at all because he will not share his bicycle so I have to alternate between running with all our luggage (while trying manage the baby), and driving my mom's SUV which I crash every 30 seconds. when we make it to the airport, I the plane boards at 5pm, and its 5:10. LET US THROUGH!!! this is when I woke up. fun! no?

SO here is the big Question... would we (carling and I, and NO she does NOT really have a baby) stay with you for a couple of days when we are in rochester? It's alright if you can't stay with you because we could just stay with becky the whole time. no pressure. But I thought it would be fun to stay with you too. blah blah blah.

let's hang out none the less.

so what's up with you in general? I am looking forward to seeing you in person. I am doing a sci-fi cross stitch at the moment which I will bring to rochester and show you. I wish I could do it on the plane but no. If I bring needles on the plane, the terrorists will win. or, I may use a needle and my tiny scissors and start a revolution on board. good thing they are limiting me to 100 ml of contact solution because who knows what I can do with 101 mls? most likely mix it with my toothpaste and create a toiletry bomb.

well gotta go,

with an email like that, I hope she'll still let me stay with her. especially after my smooth transition from crazy dream to "so here is the big question."

and I was not kidding about that sci-fi cross stitch/embroidery. My current work in progress:satellites towers for contacting aliens or the future human race. I think I have been influenced by lieveke's play in the the last post.
well that is all for now. I probably won't be able to comment or blog much while I am overseas which I know you understand.

my final link is for all you designers out there. this should have you ROTFL.
nice arm toots.
image taken from photoshop disasters... go check them out!



Nikki (Mother of the Devil Child) said...

oh hilarity again. I had to try and snigger under my breath... I don't know why I bother. Everyone in the office can see my computer and they all know how much work I do. None.

Have fun back in Minne. And if she says yes then more power to ya. I would say yes, just because your toiletry bomb sounds useful.


kimberlee & Lies said...

Hey congrats on the mag! It looks impressive in the real! I've almost finished little thingy for your niece to take with X

Teresa said...

Beautiful illustration!

Fanta lady looks like a thalidomide baby...

kimberlee said...

yes she does. this is what I thought immediately!

for more deformed humans check out photoshop disasters.

Hyena In Petticoats said...

Yep. You sound completely nuts. But in the good way, where if I was your friend, I couldn't wait to see you.

A revolution with tiny scissors. LOVE IT.

Have a brilliant time back home, and we'll hear all about it when you get back!

Leah xxx

Fiona said...

:) hilarious and i sure hope your friend agrees!
Have a good trip and oh,
congratulations on the illustration!!

p.s. will love to see the completed sci-fi. cute. :)

Charlotte said...

oh yeah, you just need to go into html mode and take out the your text in here tags.

ie - anything between and will be italicised. If you move the second kind (blogger won't let me type it here) to the end of your dream, then only the dream will be in italics.

means begin italics
means end italics


Charlotte said...

oh no! not so simple, blogger has used my little tags I typed up for you and turned them into code.

drats!!! you need to look for the less than and greater than symbols with the letter i inside them. They're the dudes that make stuff italic. You need to look in code mode.

Um, ok. This is boring now!

Mrs.French said...

I am laughing because your emails totally sounds like me. I sound giddy via email...I think that is a good thing. Oh and when you are in MN do you think you could stop by the Twin Cities and say "hi" to my sweet family? Thanks! Seriously, have a wonderful time and I am sure she will let you stay with her....Oh and that arm is totally freaking me out!

Anonymous said...

hehehe, what a funny fanta lady.

Mary-Laure said...

I love your illustration! The way the wind blows in the girl's dress... that's so pretty! Ah, skillful you!

Jannelle said...

Congratulations on the spread, it looks divine! Jannelle / Heart Felt /

Blooming said...

That magazine illustration is awesome! congratulations.

I can totally relate to feeling disconnected upon arrival "home". Have a great trip.

Victoria said...

Your illustration looks gorgeous. And I LOVE the new scifi stitching. Hope your trip is a blast and not too out-of-body-weird. p.s. You're funny!!