Drawing, ink and colored pen on paper, 7" x 10", 2009
Laura P's print got me thinking about the real meaning of football. The sport is a metaphor for how we live. I made this drawing to highlight the violence we experience in everyday life as well as the out-of-control obesity epidemic plaguing our children.
May you all have a safe and healthy Super Bowl Sunday.
The Super Bowl is coming up this weekend and now is the perfect time to celebrate America's greatest heros: football players. To honor these brave men, Laura P sent in a screen print of a youthful player from the days of old. The print is based on a photo in her mom's high school yearbook.
We'll be talking about football here all week. Who is your favorite player? What is your favorite position? How far can you throw a ball?
In a previous post, I gave Laura P a hard time for her fringe political views. I owe her an apology. No worries. She is A-Ok. If you like this print, you can browse and purchase other prints on her website: www.misspaisleyonline.etsy.com
Peter F sketched this lizard face on a birthday card sometime in mid-December. Usually things drawn on birthday cards only see the light of day for a few fleeting moments before they are stuffed into a shoe-box, or worse, the trash. This lizard face got lucky. It will live on the internet forever.
Actual US currency, 1" x 1" coins, $200 for the complete set, 2009
In honor of the historic election of Barack Obama, A Quiet Moment Amongst Friends would like to let you in on a limited-time offer that is almost too good to be true. If you act now, you can buy two special edition Barack Obama Inauguration Coins with an estimated collector's value of $1,000. Each coin features President-Elect Obama on an actual quarter. His face is where George Washington is supposed to be!
How Much Would You Pay For a Piece of History?
While you probably expect to pay upwards of $1,000 for this type of keepsake, I am selling these coins for a fraction of that at $200.
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The deal gets better! If you are prepared to buy these coins prior to inauguration day, I will throw in the most mysterious coin yet: The Obama Eye
You've probably seen the eye at the top of the pyramid on a dollar bill, well now you'll have Obama's eye on the back of a quarter. His eye is where the eagle is supposed to be!
Collecting coins is a real thing that people do to make LOTS of money. The reason that you make so much money collecting coins is that, unlike baseball cards or stamps, coins ARE money! You know you'll be getting something of value, because these are actual coins from the US Mint. So what are you waiting for?
This offer is first come, first served. People will undoubtedly come to this website days from now, see this post and say, "Hey, I want to buy those coins for 200!" Sorry buddy, you won't be able to do that, because once these coins sell, they are gone forever!
These coins are going to sell fast. If you are prepared to buy them in the next three days, I am going to go way, WAY out on a limb and throw in a coin that will make hardcore collectors drool. Inexplicably, this coin says the word "Obama", but the image is of baseball legend Joe DiMaggio:
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9" x 9", 15" x 9", pencil and colored pencil on paper, 2009
On the Saturday following New Years, John U and his sister Anna U met at their childhood home in Troutdale, Oregon and collaborated on an exquisite corpse drawing project. These two drawings were completed over the course of two hours while the siblings drank hot buttered rum and watched the movie "Murderball" on Comcast On-Demand cable.
Editor's note: Portions of the drawings were deleted due to scanning limitations. The partial frame in the center of the drawing doesn't show a little baby dragon and two dinosaurs having a conversation about a sandwich. Also, one of the frames was removed because Anna U drew something that made no sense.
Update: Here's how it works: you fold the paper so that you don't ever see what the other person has drawn.