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Japanese American Animator Iwao Takamoto





“Midnights” Album Lo-Fi

@taylorswift Midnights album lofi is my newest fave listen while I work ????

Meet the painter behind the iconic covers for ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’

Hodges Soileau talks about the images that defined the series for a generation of readers — and why he’s selling the original art to superfans now

[Read More] (The Washington Post)

Birthday Dreams

My birthday is coming up…would it be ok if I ordered $80 worth of Jeni’s ice cream which would only be six pints? It’s my fave and gives me joy ????

My Kind of Breakfast

I’d rather a big bowl of soup with beef balls, pork neck bone, leafy greens and quail eggs than waffles / oatmeal / muffin for breakfast.

I lean savory over sweet to begin my day.

The perks of working from home is being able to enjoy a steaming hot big bowl of homemade pho ????

Quote of the Day

something I need to share w the kiddo and…myself.

“It’s not a failure; it’s steps to success,” Antetokounmpo said. “There’s always steps to it. Michael Jordan played 15 years, won six championships. The other nine years was a failure? That’s what you’re telling me?

“It’s a wrong question; there’s no failure in sports. There’s good days, bad days. Some days you’re able to be successful, some days you’re not. Some days it’s your turn, some days it’s not your turn. And that’s what sports is about. You don’t always win. Sometimes other people win. And this year somebody else is going to win, simple as that.”

Giannis Antetokounmpo

thank you Giannis Antetokounmpo

Humor of the Day



Portfolio Reviews

Reviewed some MassArt senior illustration portfolios today and…so inspiring.

Mini-High School Reunion

Re-connected with a high school / BLS classmate at a toddler birthday party. Her son and my son are in the same class ???? We find this out 8 months into the school year.

Have we passed each other by and said “hi” during drop offs/pick ups? Yes. Did we recognize each other? Nope.

So, in a class with over 250 students and depending if you entered the school in the 7th grade vs 9th grade AND where you stood alphabetically, it is quite possible to have never interacted with each other.

We are the case in point.

It was funny to learn that our lives are pretty much parallel to each other – the way we grew up (in a triple decker house with extended family) and how we’ve stayed where we grew up.

Anyhow, it was a crazy re-connection. And, quite honestly, to find out how similar our lives have been is comforting.

I’ve always thought I was weird for staying where I grew up. I don’t feel so weird anymore.

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