Author Archives: Pam Bliss

best of the drawing of the day: mister goyle

There he is, the Mysterious Mister Goyle, perched in one of his fifty or so “usual spots”, watching out for trouble.  My intention here was to draw an at least semi-serious pulp inspired character, either a superhero or a masked … Continue reading

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movie time at the cinemark: ant-man and the wasp

We return to the Cinemark on a hot summer day to see an entirely suitable summer movie: Ant-Man and the Wasp.  This latest outing in the MCU is everything the ponderous and horrible Avengers Infinity War was not: small in … Continue reading

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the day after the fourth of july

I actually had an image ready to post on the Fourth of July, and it never got posted for two very different sets of reasons.  One set involves two terrible storms, a badly timed batch of clean laundry left hanging … Continue reading

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world cup– group stage notebook

Longtime readers of this blog will notice that the World Cup notebooks are going to be a little thin this year.  Blame Fox Sports.  (And yes, this has something to do with jingoism and is therefore vaguely political, but only … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day color special: blue dragon and company

Just a little drawing of a Kid, a Dog, a Dragon and a … Bird?  Birdlike Creature?  These are all familiar sketchbook denizens who represent the power of the imagination (sort of) and most of them seem to be having … Continue reading

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the insect identification multimedia extravaganza

Little insect splashed with paint, Is you a moth or is you ain’t? Brown and orange wings with a big white spot, Are you a butterfly or are you not? Butterfly antennae have clubs and bobbles. Moths have quiet wings, … Continue reading

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best of the drawing of the day: wolf, sheep, etc.

The title of this drawing refers to the curly wolf character in the foreground, who definitely looks like a kind of wolf in sheep’s clothing.  And is almost certainly a werewolf as well, although that doesn’t come into the story. … Continue reading

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car spotting: alfa romeo gtv6 2.5

The distinctive shape of this “late 20th” Alfa called to me from across the parking lot at the big box store.  My first take was “Alfetta”, and I wasn’t entirely wrong: GTV6 2.5 was the name given to late model … Continue reading

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the source

This is where it all comes from: the act of walking around a corner and finding a bunch of concrete pavers stacked around a tree in somebody’s front yard. And the pavers are dyed subtle earthy colors and the grass … Continue reading

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a flower, the world cup, teeth etc.

Sorry for dropping off the face of the earth for a few more days than usual.  The Bad Tooth finally made enough noise (and gave me enough sleepless nights) to send me on an emergency trip to the dentist, where … Continue reading

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