Well, Mister Ouch saved the day. I was going to skip making a comic because I had the worst flair up of wrist and arm pain this week that I’ve had in years. For several days I couldn’t do a thing except climb the walls mentally. Then I realized I had this new finger puppet just sitting there waiting to be photographed and written about. So, a big thank you and hooray for Mister Ouch! (more photos of mister ouch and his trusty tacks here)
—- Vague News—–
Jim and I took an impromptu road trip to Gainesville, FL on Sunday because we had the opportunity to meet up with Drew Daywalt who was in town doing, among other things, a little ghost hunting. You might remember Drew from a few posts back. He’s the writer, director whose work I fell madly in love with recently. ( Daywalt Fear Factory YouTube Channel – watch Drew’s short horror films and you’ll see why!) It was well worth the 2.5 hour drive to meet a kindred spirit and confirm our collaboration plans. I don’t like to talk about stuff when it’s so early on so I’ll just leave it at that and keep you posted.
—In the Studio—
I’m working on a series of pendant pals – little figures…sort of miniature art dolls for your throat. I posted this voodoo inspired one on my art blog yesterday. More to come.
–What We Did on our Micro-Vacation–
-We saw taxidermied alligator heads at free juice rest stops where every one was mysteriously out of juice.
-We drank free tequila because it was Sunday with a wonderful new friend.
-We got to watch an episode of the upcoming Camera Obscura web series by Drew Daywalt which made us Oooh and Eeek and cringe and clap and left us ravenous for more!
-We visited a friend who lives in a recording studio that houses the mixing board that UB40’s Red, Red Wine was recorded on.
-We went to the Florida Museum of Natural History and checked out the CSI insect exhibit which had loads of info on how insects like blow flies and flesh flies help investigators determine the time of death and whether a cadaver was moved or not.
-We saw giant sloth skeletons, bloated corpses and prehistoric shark jaws but found obnoxious parents with shrill voices a lot scarier.
-We ate hot Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
-We laughed and choked up listening to episodes of the Moth podcast.
This Saturday at the Dunedin Fine Art’s Center is the 6th annual Wearable Art show. It’s really a sensational show that shouldn’t be missed. This year I’m actually modeling one of Frank Strunk III‘s pieces. I’m honored of course…and a little nervous…I’m not the modeling sort, but what the hell? It’s not every day you get to wear a metal waist cinch sculpted by one of your all time favorite artists!
I may need to take a week or two off from the comic to help heal the wrist and to keep up with boring work projects and exciting art projects. I keep thinking I’ll announce a month off but then i can’t bring myself to do it at the same time I really need to do something as the only thing that seems to help is taking time to let it heal. Anyway, if I miss a week or two, you’ll know why. You can always keep an eye on CalanRee.com/blog for images of latest works.