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It’s no wonder the world has fallen in love with these animals.

Mum? Can you come and get me down now?

I’m not coming out. You’ll have to come in and get me.

Kung Fu Panda…bring it on!

On the count of three…. lift!

Does this log make my butt look fat?

Betcha can’t see me…..

Oops! Slight miscalculation.

You go. I’ll just stay here and rest my head a little bit.

It wasn’t me! I didn’t steal this bamboo shoot!
It was just sitting here, I swear it!


I’ll give you 2 seconds to get off me or I’m calling Mom.

Pardon me but do you have a napkin?

Darn paparazzi! Could we have a little privacy please?

Dear Martha Stewart:
I have this brown stain on my nice, white, fluffy butt…


Shhhh! I’m reviewing…

I cannot believe that I’m stuck in this tree again.
What is the matter with me?


I’m sure there’s a way out somewhere.
I saw an ant go this way yesterday.


Forgive me Father, for I have sinned…

Pandas looking for lost earrings….

Absolutely nothing accomplished.
The perfect day for a panda…

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Metamutation: an awareness of a change in state, while it is happening.

There are several different uses of the word ‘meta’ in the English language. One of its uses, according to Wikipedia is as follows:

In epistemology, the prefix meta- is used to mean about (its own category). For example, metadata are data about data (who has produced them, when, what format the data are in and so on). Similarly, metamemory in psychology means an individual’s knowledge about whether or not they would remember something if they concentrated on recalling it. Furthermore, metaemotion in psychology means an individual’s emotion about his/her own basic emotion, “or somebody else’s basic emotion.


November 20-22 ’09

The Eastside Culture Crawl – an event where local artists open their studios to the public. This annual affair took over my humble studio walls for one weekend in Late Autumn; shoes squeaking in and out, eyeballs flying around, umbrellas splashing November rain, with me, trying to take it all in.

The weather decided to be extra nasty, perhaps to weed out the faint of heart and pull forth the more dedicated art lovers out there.

Paper, canvas and more paper in frames! I managed to sell a few drawings and cards. Lots of scribbles in my guestbook and new cards to add to my growing collection of acquaintances, artists and names on paper.

It seems that my target audience is male computer nerds and young couples who either enjoy penguins, strangely drawn people or video games.

For me, the most fulfilling part about the crawl was hearing people laugh at my drawings. It would bring a smile to my face when, despite the terrible weather, people would look at my drawings (complete with soaking bodies and squishy shoes) and laugh at the printed dialogue between my silly characters.

For the past few days, I have found myself inspired to draw again, after a dry spell lasting a fortnight.

Thanks to a hefty tome of a photo book entitled: African Odyssey, my imagination has come alive once again. Pilot 0.1mm fineliner is my friend.

Audiophiles

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04I_Trust_You_smallI Trust You.

05You_Smell_Nice_smallYou Smell Nice.

06No_means_yes_smallNo Means Yes?

07lion_cub_theatre_smallLion Cub Theatre

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MBARI researchers Bruce Robison and Kim Reisenbichler used video taken by unmanned, undersea robots called remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) to study barreleye fish in the deep waters just offshore of Central California. At depths of 600 to 800 meters (2,000 to 2,600 feet) below the surface, the ROV cameras typically showed these fish hanging motionless in the water, their eyes glowing a vivid green in the ROV’s bright lights. The ROV video also revealed a previously undescribed feature of these fish–its eyes are surrounded by a transparent, fluid-filled shield that covers the top of the fish’s head.

This video is narrated by senior scientist Bruce Robison.

Throughout history, some monkeys have developed a taste for alcohol from fallen fruit whose sugars have fermented. Today, these monkeys quench their appetite for alcohol by stealing it from humans. Just as some humans prefer soft drinks to alcohol, the same is true for monkeys. The percentage of heavy drinkers, moderate drinkers and nondrinkers in both humans and monkeys is amazingly in tandem. But unlike humans, heavy drinking monkeys are revered as better leaders, commanding more respect from their peers.