Saturday, January 23, 2016

Retroesque Mix 1-2016 Volume 3




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* Magic (Funky Weaponry Mix) - The Olivia Project
* Time After Time (Rebirth) (Extended Version) - Novaspace
* Reason (Dave Darell Remix) - Cascada
* Toxic (Lenny Bertoldo Mixshow Edit) - Britney Spears
* Adagio For Strings (Blasterjaxx Remix) - Tiesto
* Fast Forward Futurama (Syndrum Mix) - Fuzzbox f/ Manda Rin
* I Was On Pills! (DJ Felix Meow’s Prescribed Mix) - DJ Kor
* I’m Feeling You (Ralphi Rosario Club Mix) - K.C. & The Sunshine Band
* September (X-Mix) - Earth, Wind, & Fire
* Another Lonely Night (Dirty Disco Mix) - Adam Lambert
* Brand New Lover (Starlab Club Mix) - Ross Alexander
* All About The Groove (Acuna Boyz Mix) - Madison Park
* Dreamer (Michael Andre & SMB Mix) - Livin’ Joy
* Can You Feel The Beat (X-Mix) - Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam
* I Feel Dirty (Space City Remix) - Dirty Disco f/ Donna Summer
* It’s Gonna Be A Lovely Day (Discotech) - Soul System
* Some Kind Of Heaven (Thin White Duke Remix) - Hurts
* I Wanna Have Some Fun (Select Mix) - Samantha Fox
* Stars (Motiv8 Asteroid Vocal Remix) - Dubstar
* Uptown Funky Anthem (Culture Shock Mash-Up) - Bruno Mars & K.C. & The Sunshine Band
* Sincerely Yours (Mixx-It) - Sweet Sensation
* Back To My Roots (Discotech) - RuPaul
* Girlfriend (Peter “Hithouse” Slaghuis Mix) - Pebbles
* Hangin’ Tough (Select Mix) - NKOTB
* C’Est Comme Ca (The La La La Dub Remix) - Les Rita Mitsouko
* I Beg Your Pardon (Ultimix) - Kon Kan
* Shake Your Love (Select Mix) - Debbie Gibson 

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Contained

My latest painting is called Contained! 



The title, and the piece, comes from the feeling of having to keep emotions locked away inside. It can be anything from not saying "What an ugly shirt!" in order to not hurt someone's feelings to the more serious emotions, like not expressing when someone hurts you. We all do it, and for all kinds of reasons! Of course, I encourage you to sit down with people who are seriously hurting you emotionally and discuss things. Even if they don't change, it might help. If necessary, walk away from those people.

The painting is the beginning of a little art journal I'm putting together. Right now, I don't have a theme in mind for them, other than "get it done!". 

While the journal is being put together, you can purchase prints, t-shirts, etc... on Society6. Here's the link for the all-over print t-shirt: https://society6.com/product/contained-sty_all-over-print-shirt#57=422
 
Take care!

Sunday, January 17, 2016

Pretty On The Outside

Pretty On The Outside is the wonder-full new book of poetry by Drew Hoffman. 



In his words: "Pretty On The Outside" is based primarily on the author's personal experiences, detailing the beginning and end of a relationship. Some of the included poems are also inspired by works of art, chiefly those painted by the legendary artist Frida Kahlo." 
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I cannot properly express how moving Drew's poetry is. I've known Drew for many years now (longer than either of us care to count), and his ability with words always leaves me breathless. Go to Amazon right now and get yourself a copy of this book! (The digital version is still free as of this writing!)


I leave you with the title poem from the book...


Pretty On The Outside

The Daphne is a plant
Whose flowers are often an inviting pink,
The color of love,
The color of serenity,
The color of peace,
The first blush of spring upon a maiden's cheek
As she catches the eye
Of a handsome passer-by
If eaten, it can cause death--
Like so many things
like you and I
It is pretty on the outside. 

Thursday, January 14, 2016

Sketch Cards For Sale on eBay

LOTS of my sketch cards are available in my eBay store! 











There are also beefcake photos, as well as comics & graphic novels...

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Pear Preserves Cake

Yesterday, I decided that it was time to make another Pear Preserves Cake. This is a yummy, spice cake. I usually like making this in January. It's been cold here this week, so it seems like the right time to put this in the oven. I got the recipe, a long time ago, from Southern Living magazine.



While I am giving the recipe in full, you will notice that I don't dust mine with powdered sugar. I figure it's for the family at home, and after a day or two, powdered sugar topping gets kinda sticky. That said, if I were taking this to someone, or serving at a party, I would likely dust it with powdered sugar (or make a simple glaze with powdered sugar). 



PEAR PRESERVES CAKE

1 cup shortening
2 1/2 cups sugar
4 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon ground allspice
1 cup buttermilk
1 (11.5 ounce) jar pear preserves
1 cup chopped pecans
powdered sugar

*Beat shortening and sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy. Add eggs, beating well. Stir in vanilla extract.

*Combine flour and next 4 ingredients; add to shortening mixture alternately with buttermilk, beginning and ending with flour mixture. Beat at low speed until just blended after each addition.

*Fold in pear preserves and pecans. Pour into a greased and floured 10-inch tube pan. (You can also use a bundt pan, like I do.)

*Bate at 325-degrees for 1 hour and 20 minutes or until a long wooden pick inserted in center of cake comes out clean. Cool in pan on wire rack 10 minutes; remove from pan, and cool completely on wire rack. Dust top of cake with powdered sugar.

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

DC Heroes sketch card sets on eBay!

I have two sketch card "puzzle" sets that are returning to eBay! It's been a while since these were listed.

The first is a six card set of DC Heroes



Atom Smasher, Big Barda, Booster Gold, Blue Beetle, Kid Flash, Flash, Aquaman, and Captain Cold.



The second is a triptych of DC Heroines



Dr. Light, Mera, Black Canary, Hawkgirl, Vixen and Stargirl


It's been a couple of years since I created these sets, though I continue to draw single cards. (Got three penciled up right now, waiting for ink and colour!) Any interest in seeing more sets like these? Let me know in the comments.

I hope that everyone had a great New Year's! Per usual, I stayed in and read a book. It's what makes me happy, so it was a good New Year's. Since then, I've been working on this and that... trying to organize some, as well as finish up and start up some projects. All while continuing to list on eBay.

Here's to 2016! I hope it's a Great, Wonder-full, and Groovy Year for all of us!

Sunday, January 3, 2016

Retroesque Mix 1-2016 volume 1



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DJ KOR: Retroesque Mix 1-2016 Volume 1
*Little 15 (Ulrich Schnauss Remix) - Depeche Mode
*Doin’ The Do (Damned If You Do Mix) - Betty Boo
*Parts Of Me (Lenny B’s Club Mix) - Madison Park
*Heart Of Glass (X-Mix) - Blondie
*Milkshake (Mind Cntrl G-House Bootleg) - Kelis
*Somewhere In Time (Extended Mix) - DJ Plasticine
*Inconsolable (Soul Seekerz Remix) - Backstreet Boys
*Living For Love (JMRX Remix) - Madonna
*Hold It Against Me (Abe Clements Mix) - Britney Spears
*Blue Monday (Hardfloor Remix) - New Order
*All Through The Night (Ultimix DJ Jimbo Remix) - Cyndi Lauper
*The Promise (Tony Moran Remix) - When In Rome
*Victims (Special Mix) - Blonde Ambition
*DJ (Almighty Mix) - H & Claire
*You Must Learn All Night Long (Dauerfisch Dancing Baby Mix) - Fantastic Plastic Machine
*The Keys To Her Ferrari - Thomas Dolby
*Bye Bye Bye (Teddy Riley Remix) - N*Sync
*Respectable (Extra Beats Vocal) - Mel & Kim
*Up (Max Sanna & Steve Pitron Remix) - Olly Murs f/ Demi Lovato
*Uptown Funk (Will Sparks Remix) - Mark Ronson f/ Bruno Mars
*The Terrible Secret Of Space (KILNA Down The Stairs Mix) - The Laziest Men On Mars
*Release Me (Moto Blanco Club) - Agnes
*Never Let You Go (JPL Edit) - Sweet Sensation

Saturday, January 2, 2016

Polka Dot Pirate

My latest bit of comic art is a pin-up of the Polka-Dot Pirate! She is a Canadian super hero from the golden-age of comics, and currently in the public domain. She's also now a t-shirt! http://www.zazzle.com/polka_dot_pirate_tshirts-235286426669276993
 

 


I admit, I haven't read any of her adventures, but... Anyone who dresses up in polka dots and refers to themselves as a pirate and goes out to fight crime has got to be fierce! Werq it! Own it!