Suggestions? It’s been keeping me up nights. Not my best work, but this week has been a little bit of an asshat. Instagram, anyone? Facebook?
No time for words or thoughts this week – and only about 20 minutes to draw – so here is a picture of Rosie, the feral cat who lives in our backyard. For some reason she is on the moon. It’s been a rough few weeks. Do me a solid and follow me on […]
In this section Burton discourses on common sense, phantasy (or imagination), and memory. On imagination he writes: In melancholy men this faculty is most powerful and strong, and often hurts, producing many monstrous and prodigious things, especially if it be stirred up by some terrible object, presented to it from common sense or memory. In […]
I don’t really have time to watch TV anymore. Follow me on Instagram! I’m @devon_isadevon on there, until someone suggests a better name?
I would love to write more about how much I love Mary Shelley, but there is no time for words this week. Instead here is a thing that I wrote about Romanticism a while back. Happy Mary Shelley’s birthday!
“What are you drawing, honey?” “Oh just a bottle of souls in space, something cute our kid said.” Or in my kid’s precious little words: “Have you ever heard of a space bottle? It has air in it. From all the people who have dried out in space.” Yeah, she is going to turn out […]
The Parallel Universe Theory (AKA the Many Worlds Theory/the Multiverse), Quantum Mechanics: Wow, there is so much fun and difficult stuff to read on this one, sadly I did not have time to read much of it this week. I will return to this post and spruce it up at some point. But here is […]
Hey look, I’m back! Welcome back, me. In this section, Burton describes the body’s five senses: vision, hearing, smell, taste, and touch. It really is not very interesting. Burton mentions “Scaliger’s sixth sense of titillation,” which would be interesting, but unfortunately he seems icked out by it and doesn’t have any fun quotes for us. […]
I wrote and illustrated this story for a little Instagram contest. And now, I really am taking a brief hiatus. See you soon! ps: As always, please for the love of everything good, follow me on Instagram!
See? This is me reading. I am really doing it. But I am also so terribly sleepy, and that makes me bad at art. I have both kids home for the summer, and it has been tiring. But not tiresome, that’s for sure. So, I am going to take a few weeks off. After that […]
Have you ever been the cactus in this situation? It is super annoying. But either side is pretty sucky. Petrarch was a fourteenth century Italian poet who established this thing called the Petrarchan lover. The Petrarchan lover chastely pines away for an unobtainable, perfect woman and writes a lot of poetry about her in the […]
Burton’s translation: A term of life is set to every man, Which is but short, and pass it no one can. So I drew a little memento mori for you to brighten your day 😀 No better way to draw in readership than reminding everyone of the brevity of life, eh? I am into memento […]
Thanks so much to those of you who reached out with kind comments yesterday. I will continue to post this stuff and nonsense to social media, since that seems to be where it is at, whatever it is. I myself will just try to be on there much much much less I think. The […]
This is a drawing of how the Internet has been making me feel lately. Yes, I am the teacup monster. I am not everyone’s cup of tea. So there used to be a longer post here, but I took it down. To be honest, I wrote it thinking that only my mom, husband, and a […]
The common division of the soul is into three principal faculties–vegetal, sensitive, and rational, which make three distinct kinds of living creatures–vegetal plants, sensible beasts, rational men. How these three principal faculties are distinguished and connected, Humano ingenio inaccessum videtur, is beyond human capacity, as Taurellus, Philip, Flavins, and others suppose. The inferior may […]
Well, I could have drawn more anatomical pictures for the last section, but probably no one needs to see me get into membranes and ventricles. So I am moving on to spirits and souls, because I really prefer ghosts to blood and guts. And I may be reading too much into this, but wow, look […]
That’s right, more bat-shit crazy antiquated anatomy! Inward organical parts, which cannot be seen, are divers in number, and have several names, functions, and divisions; but that of Laurentius is most notable, into noble or ignoble parts. Of the noble there be three principal parts, to which all the rest belong, and whom they […]
Dissimilar parts are those which we call organical, or instrumental, and they be inward or outward. The chiefest outward parts are situate forward or backward:–forward, the crown and foretop of the head, skull, face, forehead, temples, chin, eyes, ears, nose, etc., neck, breast, chest, upper and lower part of the belly, hypocondries, navel, groin, flank, etc.; backward, the hinder […]
Containing Parts, by reason of their more solid substance, are either homogeneal or heterogeneal, similar or dissimilar… Similar, or homogeneal, are such as, if they be divided, are still severed into parts of the same nature, as water into water. Of these some be spermatical, some fleshy or carnal. Spermatical are such as are […]
Yup, I drew another snail. Maybe tomorrow I will read past page 148. My daughter really likes snails, ghosts, and pink and purple, so maybe I will hang this on her wall. Is this a weird thing to hang in a child’s bedroom? I think this is a weird thing to hang in a child’s […]
The Specious Present: Psychology/Neuroscience, specifically time perception.
You could file this one under philosophy too, but I mean everything is philosophy, really.
The term “specious time” originated with E. Robert Kelley (aka E. R. Clay) …
Melancholy, cold and dry, thick, black, sour, begotten of the more feculent part of nourishment, and purged from the spleen, is a bridle to the other two hot humours, blood and choler, preserving them in the blood, and nourishing the bones. These four humours have some analogy with the four elements, and to the four ages of man.
If you arrived at this page by googling “Why didn’t I get into film school” or “How to get into film school,” let me tell you upfront that this is not the right thing for you to be reading. Oh wait, no one ever finds my site with Google, only Bing, ha! So anyhow, before […]
The Entscheidungsproblem, Computer Science: This one was a doozy. But the main reason I started this website was to champion intelligence in a fun way, in the angry face of the stupidity that seems to be swallowing America. Well, trying to understand the Entscheidungsproblem sure as heck was fun. I emerged a little smarter even if […]
For 75% of the year I really love NYC. The other 25% is mainly about survival. While I have your attention, please follow me on Instagram. I am using the only five minutes of daily free time that I have to hone my skills as an illustrator. In this day and age, however, one cannot […]
Choler is hot and dry, bitter, begotten of the hotter parts of the chylus, and gathered to the gall: it helps the natural heat and senses, and serves to the expelling of excrements. Hm… that quote reminds me of… someone… who might be president right now. Can’t place it. I guess I will just […]
One day my daughter had some new kitty stickers. She stuck them all over a piece of paper and said: “This is the Kitty Planet. Kitties live here. They all have houses with their bowls of water. The kitty planet has three moons. There is a monster there that doesn’t like kitties. He comes out […]
So the US is out of the Paris Climate Agreement. That is disappointing. I was really looking forward to my children and grandchildren being able to breath. Want some putrid icing on that fetid cake? How about legally killing entire herds of wild horses? There will be no more wild horses under Trump’s newest horrible budget. That’s […]
I haven’t been posting much lately, because you know how when it rains it pours? Well I have a flood warning in effect. So since I am not producing much lately, here is a link to some of my father’s art: https://www.sketchbookproject.com/library/18520 Unlike me, he is a real artist, watercolor specifically. The link above is […]
Pituita, or phlegm, is a cold and moist humour, begotten of the colder part of the chylus (or white juice coming out of meat digested in the stomach), in the liver; his office is to nourish and moisten the members of the body which, as the tongue, are moved, that they be not over-dry. So […]