Yesterday, I watched 2 3D movies in one day. I don't think that's very safe for your brain...
My friend Allen, who does sound engineering things and stuffs and things for Lavalier showed me a wonderful waste of time book illustration geek-out site which led me to another waste of time book illustration geek-out site and I loved every minute of it. I don't know if I could find a favorite, but I really really love these creeps:
All the engravings by Abigail Rorer for Mimpish Squinnies: Reginald Farrer's Short Guide to Worthless Plants (Lone Oak Press, 2007). Rorer based her illustrations on descriptions of plants in the book entitled The English Rock Garden by Reginald Farrer (1919), a garden writer (I guess in the 1900's there was such a thing?). His writings were descriptive and grandiose: Rorer captures them with perfection. Here is one of my favorites (for the one with the bones and what looks like a decrepit orange sack of a heart):
Who will not be made sick by the mere name of these rank and leafy weeds, with their ostentatious "Japanese Lanterns" of orange and red? These are, of course, the dismal sere decorations of winter; and any flower that allows its corpses out for so grim a purpose can only be reckoned as a blackleg in the floral Union, going out to illegitimate employment when all decent plants are enjoying the night when no man can work; and earning by this treachery a place in the garden to which their rank ugliness of summer would certainly not entitle them.
Makes me miss my mother, who we used to call "1800's woman" because descriptions of everyday things were like reading a Bronte novel.
See you tonight, lady loo. I just drank a glass of coconut milk, which is my new steez. Blend that stuff with an avocado and a banana and you got goodness in a glass.