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so long, 2009.

There is a fluffy coating of snow falling outside my windows, obscuring what’s left of 2009 in powdered sugar white. White primer to paint 2010 over. Ten years ago tonight I was ringing out 1999 in the dearly departed Grotto nightclub in NoHo. The only bit I clearly remember is asking drag queens about the […]

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bestest books 2009

Can you hear that sound? The death knell of 2009?  Strange year, this year of 2k plus 9. I know a lot of people had worse years than I did but it was still an odd sort of year and I’m not entirely sure I liked it. What I did like, however, were a great […]

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flax-golden tales: zen snow

zen snow Do not scowl to see the snow fall. Do not fret that it is so cold that you cannot feel your toes. Do not complain that the weather is frightful. The weather is only weather. It will change as it always changes. Accept it as it comes with open arms. Remember how to […]

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solstice & snow & such

We don’t really have that much snow, but it’s pretty. That nice fluffy white snow that we didn’t get much of last year. I much prefer this to the ice & slush. Though it has made me realize that I need proper boots for snow, not sure what happened to my old ones. I spent […]

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flax-golden tales: light in the cold

light in the cold Once he considered it a curse. A punishment. Like Sisyphus pushing forever up the mountain, and at least Sisyphus could move. All he could do was stand. Stand in ever-frozen stillness. Stand and hold the light aloft. But that was a very long time ago, and time has changed his perspective. […]

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endings that aren’t really endings

I finished the kings for the tarot deck this afternoon. That means that beyond a bit of re-detailing and a Happy Squirrel and a book to go with it, it’s done. Which doesn’t really sound all that done typed out like that, but it is complete in some sense. The core of it is finished […]

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flax-golden tales: tattered & tied

tattered & tied Someone tied a ribbon on a tree and then someone else tied another. And another and another after that, more people and more ribbons and an ever-growing tangle of color. At some point they added bits of rope to tie them like a web from tree to tree, with the ribbons falling […]

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shiny objects

I had these fabulous intentions of doing an Etsy-o-rama post, with lots of pictures and links to some of my favorite shops, for ease of finding wonderful holiday giftage from wonderful sellers. It was going to be epic! And then I kept forgetting. And when I remembered again my list kept getting too long and […]

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miscellany & tessa in a bag

So far this week is all storybirds and sketching the tarot kings. I think I have strong sketches for all four kings now. I ended up starting them over and making them all a bit more modern and sort of formal yet casual and I think it works. I’m going to let them sit overnight […]

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flax-golden tales: the metal horses

the metal horses Please do not feed the metal horses. No apples or grass. No nuts or bolts or bits of string. They grow overly fond of people who feed them. They will follow you home and it can be somewhat… difficult to get them to leave. They are fiercely loyal, but that can be […]

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