Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Life: Ready, Steady, Go!

Life: Ready, Steady, Go!
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

The Monster...clearly pretty stoked about her xmas gift! Frozen with glee to be exact!

Life: Yellow Bi-Plane Acrobatics!

Life: Yellow Bi-Plane Acrobatics!
Life: Yellow Bi-Plane Acrobatics!
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

As I was driving to Nor Cal this morning I was treated to a pretty spectacular air show. The yellow bi-plane pictured above (used for crop dusting up in these here parts) was doing crazy-low figure eights right over the highway. When I first noticed the plane it was flying straight towards me as if the pilot was planning on bringing 'er down right on the 99. The plane quickly banked right and the aerial dance ensued. Such a spectacle!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Life: When Aliens Attack!

Police dash cam of Meteor over Edmonton, Canada. Filmed about 5:30pm Thursday November 20th 2008

Music: Arcade Fire - Rebellion

Rebellion (Lies) - Arcade Fire

People say that your dreams
are the only things that save ya.
Come on baby in our dreams,
we can live on misbehavior.

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Life: UCLA v. LMU

Life: UCLA v. LMU
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

U-C-L-A Fight Fight Fight!!!

Art: How Robots Are Made (NSFW)

Wish List: Nels The Narwhal

(by Skunk Boy Creatures)

When I was just a wee Lass my parents would force me to attend many of their Arts & Crafts shows. They were pretty certain that my two older siblings would put me on the next box car out of town the first chance they got! Thanks Mom & Dad for knowing your children so well!

But I digress, as the child of a vendor I can assure you that these shows were generally quite boring....particularly for a tween-aged girl. Fortunately many of the shows offered up entertainment in one form or another. Often times I'd spend my afternoons perched in a chair next to the stage. I distinctly remember one particular event with a balloon artist. Mr. Balloon Man claimed he could make you "ANY animal you wanted"!

I suspect that Dude could see my gears turning because he reluctantly chose me after he'd FINALLY exhausted all of his other snot-nosed options. While the rest of the kids in the crowd were picking COMPLETELY uninspired animals such as dogs and giraffes yours truly was scheming up something with which to stump 'Mr. ANY Animal'. When it was my turn (as any smart ass 8 year old would do) I requested a Narwhal. I immediately heard whispers all around. I took pleasure in knowing that I at least stumped a good number of the adults in the crowd. After hearing my request Balloon Man smirked and proceeded to work away on my creation. He twisted and turned those pastel colored balloons with such passion. Once he was done he handed me my balloon art with a huge smile on his face. Not surprisingly....he made me a wiener dog.

I should have asked for an octopus.

Art: Leslie Hall On Bling'd Out Sweaters

I saw Leslie Hall LIVE and in full-effect at last month's Felt Club Holiday XL event. I can indeed confirm that much like a horrible car accident you don't want to look but for some reason you just can't help yourself!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Humor: The Periodic Table Of Awesoments

Some of my favorites:

44 Ls Light Saber
50 F Fire
53 R Robots
76 Ry Rayguns
89 Ds Mustache
90 Mk Mohawk
97 Su Sunglasses

Art: Robot The Vote!

From WSFBC of Greater Los Angeles:

As part of the SF MoMA's upcoming exhibition, Art of Participation, you can vote on the details of a performance piece by artists, MTAA, currently titled, "Automatic for the People: ( ), 2008. The words filling ( ) is TBD based on voting results. Most of the polls are already closed, except one - the most important: COSTUME.

We MUST make them ROBOTS!
Vote now and pass it on!

Robot the vote HERE!!!!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Wish List: Nikon D700 Birthday Cake

Anonymous (10:16:24 AM): http://blog.wired.com/gadgets/2008/12/nikon-d700-birt.html
if you are nice to me, i'll bake you that for 23 Jan
Luna-See (10:18:17 AM): You can bake too?! My gawd...you're like the perfect man!
Anonymous (10:18:46 AM): i'm an EXCELLENT baker! baking is the easiest thing dude... it's all about precision. and i'm the KING of precision.
Luna-See (10:18:59 AM): Can I quote you on that?
Anonymous (10:19:16 AM): sure
Anonymous (10:19:26 AM): where are you going to quote me?
Luna-See (10:19:29 AM): my blog
Anonymous (10:19:42 AM): hmm... you could, but keep me anonymous
Anonymous (10:19:52 AM): i don't want to get a public reputation
Luna-See (10:19:55 AM): what's the fun in that?!
Anonymous (10:20:06 AM): next thing you know all sorts of strange women will end up at my place
Anonymous (10:20:11 AM): expecting me to cook and bake for them
Anonymous (10:20:14 AM): oh wait
Luna-See (10:20:25 AM): exactly

Music: Cut Copy - Far Away ( Hercules And Love Affair Remix)

Far Away (Hercules and Love Affair Remix) - Cut Copy

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Wish List: Shoe Organization

Okay internet, I'm desperately searching for a cabinet like the one pictured above. The shoe fetish has gotten OUT OF CONTROL. This cabinet would help get things back in order. If you run across anything like this let me know! Thanks & Love!

Photos: LA Arboretum

While the fam was in town for Tofurkey Day last week we decided to spend an afternoon exploring the natural beauty of the LA Arboretum. Here are a few snaps I took with my iPhone. Enjoy!

No Swimming Aloud

Rose Garden Loveliness

Loves Wall-E


For a few more shots (including one of a 'headless" peacock) click here.

Art: Explorers of the Past and Future

The world I wish I grew up in....

Monday, December 1, 2008

LIfe: In Case You Missed It...

In case you missed it we experienced a double sonic boom yesterday early afternoon as the Space Shuttle Endeavor re-entered the earth's atmosphere. Here's some local footage:

Kaboom Boom!

Art: Geek-tastic!

Things - Adam Mayer Digitally Designed Geared Business Cards from Bre Pettis on Vimeo.

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Life: Tastes Just Like Chicken!

Life: Tastes Just Like Chicken!
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

This is The Mon. The bump inside that square is three staples.  Apparently another Monster mistook her for a turkey and went in for a little nibble. Easy mistake, I suppose...she is a bird-dog afterall.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Humor: Oh My Gawd!

Totally impressed....but is it just me or was that the LONGEST SONG EVER!

Friday, November 28, 2008

Life: You Have No Time To Be Unhappy!

Life: You Have No Time To Be Unhappy!
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Life: As Seen On The Corner Of Inglewood & Rosecrans

Life: As Seen On The Corner Of Inglewood & Rosecrans
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

On Tofurkey Day I was particularly thankful for the Punk'in Pie mom sent me home with AND for being able to fill up Zoom Zoom for under two bucks a gallon! w00t!

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Life: Happy Tofurkey Day!

A little song for you...

I'm thankful for LIFE and all of the beautiful members of my immediate and extended families.  Simply, the best of the best!  

(Oh and I'm thankful for Pi & Pie...especially Punk'in!) 

Mad Love!  

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Photos: Self-Realization Fellowship Temple

Last weekend Farilla took me on a lovely walk through the Self-Realization Fellowship Lake Shrine.  I've known of it's existence for years but can't believe I never made the time to visit this beautiful oasis tucked away in the hills of the Palisades.  Below are some snaps I shot with my new favorite iPhone photo app.

Self-Realization Fellowship Temple

Self-Realization Fellowship Temple

Self-Realization Fellowship Temple

Self-Realization Fellowship Temple

Self-Realization Fellowship Temple

Self-Realization Fellowship Temple

Art: Herb & Dorothy

"Do you have to be a Medici or a Rockefeller to collect art?

Not according to Herbert and Dorothy Vogel. This documentary film tells the extraordinary story of Herb, a postal clerk, and Dorothy, a librarian - an ordinary couple of modest means who managed to build one of the most important contemporary art collections in history."

Wow! Is this where I'm headed? Herb and Dorothy aren't the only collectors with more art than walls/space!

Life: SMPD Working Hard To Fight Crime

Thanks Pramit!

Art: Murakami Animation Studio Coming To L.A.

"Japanese artist Takashi Murakami, whose giant Buddha, bug-eyed monsters and magical mushrooms packed in huge crowds last year at the Museum of Contemporary Art, is putting down roots in Los Angeles. A multifaceted artist who embraces painting and sculpture, film and mass-produced goods as part of a single enterprise, he is planning to open an animation studio here next summer."

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Art: I Met The Walrus

"In 1969, a 14-year-old Beatle fanatic named Jerry Levitan, armed with a reel-to-reel tape deck, snuck into John Lennon's hotel room in Toronto and convinced John to do an interview about peace. 38 years later, Jerry has produced a film about it. Using the original interview recording as the soundtrack, director Josh Raskin has woven a visual narrative which tenderly romances Lennon's every word in a cascading flood of multipronged animation. Raskin marries the terrifyingly genius pen work of James Braithwaite with masterful digital illustration by Alex Kurina, resulting in a spell-binding vessel for Lennon's boundless wit, and timeless message."

Monday, November 24, 2008

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Life: I Bet You Didn't Know...

Farilla and I were discussing an interesting commentary I recently heard on NPR regarding how some Americans who were originally against having a black president are now justifying their support of President-elect Obama because he's only half black (?!)

Through the course of our conversation Farilla asked, since I'm the product of a mixed-race marriage, which heritage I associate more closely with and why. For those of you who may not know, my mother is Mexican and my father is German/Danish. And while I may physically resemble my father's side of the family more, I've only ever referred to myself as being Mexican. Simply stated, it's the only side of my culture I've ever known. I grew up on traditional homemade Mexican food. It was only recently that I realized that not all wedding ceremonies last (what seems like) 3 hours. (What's with all of that sitting, kneeling and standing anyway?! Internet, please explain...) I know the meaning of 'extended family' and have more "cousins" than I can count. And yes, I've experienced and participated in the breaking of my fair share of piƱatas. I suppose I could go on and on here but you probably get the point.

Having been raised with predominately Mexican traditions I naturally associate more closely with this side of my heritage. Below is an example of one of the yummiest traditions that has been handed down through the generations in my family. In fact, the beautiful family in this clip is that of my Uncle David and Aunt Deanna.

Yum, tamales! I hope Mom finds the time to make them again this year....best veggie tamales, hands down!

Monday, November 17, 2008

Photos: Hack Attack Costume Golf Tourney

We Hacked. We Attacked. Many of us even Hokey Pokey'd (a few times)! Huge thanks to Otter for hosting yet another stellar event which revolved around drinking beer...oh yeah, AND 'playing' golf!

Practically twins....
Practically Twins!

Snake Eye....
Snake Eye

It was a hot day...

Hokey Pokey Time!

Either, Or...
Either, Or

The Winners...
Awaiting The Results

Canadian Ro-Sham-Bo Mockery...
Funny Guys

Grand Prize....
Grand Prize

Single Man's Worst Nightmare

For 70 more funtastic photos from our afternoon filled with frolicking in the grass click here.

Humor: That's Fast! (NSFW)

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Life: Felt Club'ing

Life: Felt Club'ing
Life: Felt Club'ing
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Two and a half hours later and I'm still here. The show opened at 11am this morning with a line wrapped around the block. So glad I waited until 2pm. The line to get in at that time ended up taking less than 10 minutes to get through. I've purchased lots of treasures (many Xmas gifts!) and feel really good about supporting local artists. Being around all of this creativity is absolutely inspiring! All-in-all a very successful day! Yawn!

Life: In Line At The Felt Club

Life: In Line At The Felt Club
Life: In Line At The Felt Club
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Savvy crafters are cashing in on the long line of shoppers waiting to get in.

Family: GOAAAAAAL!!!!!!!

Family: GOAAAAAAL!!!!!!!
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

Farilla and I went to watch Lil' L's final soccer game of the season yesterday afternoon. We were lucky enough to catch her first and only goal of the year. Here she is saying "The Winner!" as I clicked this shot!

Good game, Baby Girl! Totally righteous goal.

Friday, November 14, 2008

Art: Robots DO Have Hearts!


Wish List: Dave Kinsey - Mizaru, Kikazaru, Iwazaru (Three Monkeys)

One of my favorite artists, Dave Kinsey, is getting ready to drop this new signed and stamped limited edition print sometime today. I've passed on the last few prints he's made available for various reasons but this one really resonates with me. Wish me luck. It's an edition of 120 so it's bound to sell out in minutes....(refresh, refresh, refresh)!

UPDATE::: This print dropped at approximately 11:30 this morning. And, yes, I am now the proud owner of my 5th limited edition Kinsey print!

Hear No Evil, Speak No Evil, See No Evil, yo!

Life: Shiba Inu Puppy-Cam

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

Sunday, November 9, 2008

Life: Red Velvet Cupcakes...

Life: Red Velvet Cupcakes...
Life: Red Velvet Cupcakes...
Originally uploaded by Sanctuary-Studio

...help to pass the time while getting Zoom Zoom's oil changed.

Friday, November 7, 2008