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Sunday, September 27, 2015

Anthropomorphic Animals and Sadness

This week's pictures were much sadder than anticipated. How about some upbeat suggestions? Suggest away right here. I have to draw it, it's the rules.

Enjoy Sept. 21-Sept. 27.

Prompt: Scene Serena

Prompt via Jen: A whale and a kitty who are best friends

Prompt via Jen: A butterfly that is a spy

Prompt via Jen: A balloon that falls tragically in love with a cactus

Prompt: Pizza

Prompt: Mets Victory

Prompt: Brett working on his movie list

Sunday, September 20, 2015

Football Sunday or Picture Sunday?

Another week down in my experiment to draw a picture every single day. Thanks specifically to Bridget for the suggestions this week.

If you have a strong opinion of what it is I should be drawing, please share them with me. You can submit as many things as you'd like.

Here is this week in pictures, Sept. 13- Sept. 20.

Prompt: Cat and Snail

Prompt via Bridget: A ninja with low self esteem trying to bake a cake with his pet platypus

Prompt: Experiment between a pumpkin and a kitty

Prompt via Bridget: Famous dictators riding a merry go round

*BONUS* Fidel Castro merry go round outtake

Prompt via Bridget: a man gets a mail order bride from Hungary only to find out she's actually a velociraptor

Prompt: If Blue Velvet wasn't scary
Prompt via Bridget: If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it do the other trees have a party?

Prompt: A panda that hates bamboo

Saturday, September 12, 2015

This Week in Pictures: I'm Actually Following Through with This

To avoid posting a bazillion times a week, I'll be uploading my picture-every-day pictures whenever I feel I've accumulated enough of them. This week, that would be six pictures.

I've added a tab at the top of the page where you can give me suggestions of what to draw. You can get there by clicking right here. And you can submit as many times as you'd like. This is an easy way to track suggestions, so please only use the form. 

Unless otherwise noted, all my suggestions are given to me by Brett. If I come up with an idea on my own, it will most likely be a blog post. And the blog posts don't count for this experiment.

Enjoy Sept. 7 - Sept. 12.

Prompt: Hops, Water, Yeast and Malts at a Party

Prompt via Arielle: Arielle as a Sith Lord

Prompt: Brett and Serena's Dream Vacation

Prompt: Zaat
*More information on Zaat the major motion picture here

Prompt: Kaiju the Packers Fan

Prompt: Is your refrigerator running?

Monday, September 7, 2015

Pros and Cons of Having a Pet That Can't Love You Back

In early July, Brett and I adopted an adorable six-month baby gecko from a local Rochester breeder, ROC Geckos. We named him Kaiju, the Japanese word for monster as well as the alien creatures from the movie Pacific Rim. He is mostly named for the alien creatures.

He also goes by "Kash" and "Kashi Go Lean." For short.

Kaiju is a really cute guy (we think he's a guy) who loves his little leaf palace.

Here is the terrible monster in all his glory

While he's hands down the cutest thing in the world, one could say that Kaiju does has a flaw: the inability to love. (He also doesn't quite understand we're his friends and have no intentions of squashing him).

That's why I've decided to list the pros and cons of having a pet that cannot love you back.


1.You don't feel bad if you forget the pleasantries like "goodnight" or "good morning."

2. He won't jump on you and demand attention while you're trying to do work.

3. You can be verbally abusive, making empty threats he doesn't care about because he already basically hates you.


1. Instead of responding with joy when you reach out to pet him, he recoils with the hope he will turn invisible and you will forget he exists. This is pretty ego-bruising.

2. His apathy fills you with sadness.

3. He will not reveal his true self to you.

And for all I know, his true self might be a gecko demon.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

I'm Drawing a Picture Every Day for a Year

It's been roughly a year since my last post. I've been drawing more pictures than usual lately, and it's gotten me thinking about blogging.

I guess shortly after restarting the blog the inspiration ran out. I wanted to take it another way, but I couldn't figure out in which direction. I even considered making this blog political rather than arbitrarily comical and posting about the things I'm passionate about: the environment, animals and human rights issues.
Plastic bags and water bottles are awful for the environment. Reusable fabric bags and steel canteens reduce waste.
But that seems like an uphill battle, and there are already so many of those blogs out there.

That's when picture-a-day was spawned.

Every day, I'm given a prompt (by Brett, or anyone else willing) and I draw a picture. (Note: I've been doing this for four days).

It's a way to get me inspired again.

Being employed full time is definitely a positive thing, but it also hinders me from being as creative as I want to be in the ways I want to be.

For my own mental health, I need to be creating something, no matter how small and shitty it might be.

So Super Serena is here on some level. I probably won't be posting daily—and I might not post every picture I make—but at least daily I'll be making sure I do something. It might sometimes be political. It will most likely be silly and nonsensical, and almost certainly it will be shittily crafted in MS Paint.

Just as everything should be.

Here are most of the pictures so far in the order they were created:
Prompt: Brett in an Ice Cream Factory

Prompt: Gecko Sushi
Prompt: 2001: A Serena Odyssey

Prompt: Whale Hunting*
*"Whales" is a term for rare beer often hunted down by beer enthusiasts

Prompt: Brett and Serena, Life Among the Geckos

Follow the jump for a bonus picture drawn a few months ago!