"Sherlock opens the album on his lap. It’s mostly photographs of Daddy and, except for the cut of the clothes, it’s like looking at himself in a mirror. There are some photographs of Daddy and John together, posing for a camera that’s set up on a tree stump or other flat surface." -- Ch. 11 of Perfer et Obdura by dioscureantwins
I wore a hole in the paper of the top image drawing, erasing and re-drawing the eyes. Trying again with the bottom image, (which involved an adventure and a half to find my lightbox table from where it was stashed in the attic!). Cross-posted to Tumblr.
My youngest sister had a birthday this week. She moved several hundred miles away and out of state this year, so we had to mail her gift. Considering in the past she’s been the recipient of home-made a dead armadillo birthday cake (a la ‘Steel Magnolias’), a wrapped gift disguised as giant chicken (complete with feathers!), and quirky birthday surprises, just mailing a gift seemed boring.
Fortunately, I have access to office supplies… (also know has ‘my coworkers have learned to be careful about investigating when I’m chortling at my desk.’)
*Update: Just got a phone call from the delighted recipient. The actual gift is appreciated, but she is definitely keeping the ninja-star impaled, tentacle-encompassed, dinosaur/werewolf/alien/killer-rabbit containing, ominously ticking/whirring/beeping box of doom.