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seldovia treasure trove

Okay, this is a horribly unglamourous vignette from my Alaska trip, but you wouldn't believe the amazing stuff you can find at the garbage dump in Seldovia. (And that's after the bears have cleared out.) There's a special little area reserved where everyone leaves stuff that someone else might find handy, and I found some roller blades in just my size! Here's a comic triptych I painted on a carboard box, about finding the roller blades and then trying them out on the big wooden bridge near my uncle's house. I experimented with painting it in a sort of Alaskan folk style.



My roller derby sister's a total speed queen on skates but I'm wobbly (at best), so my dad gave me a little help until I didn't look like I was going to fall over. I'll post more pictures when I get back, but I thought I'd upload these two images because everyone else in the house is bustling about packing and I'm being a dork and putting it off.



Besides, it isn't even dark yet. That said, this photo was taken just before midnight...

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coppervale
Jul. 7th, 2009 06:39 am (UTC)
Okay, that comic is pure awesome.
jabberworks
Jul. 7th, 2009 06:45 am (UTC)
Aw, thanks!

Gosh, I really should go pack, they are shooting exasperated looks at me, heh heh.
jinty
Jul. 7th, 2009 07:10 am (UTC)
I love that little comic! Cool styling.
jabberworks
Jul. 9th, 2009 11:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :-D
wilburonline
Jul. 7th, 2009 08:05 am (UTC)
the comic is superb! i love the way you've used the brown of the box n'everything..
jabberworks
Jul. 9th, 2009 11:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Yeah, cardboard's great stuff.
_w_o_o_d_
Jul. 7th, 2009 08:20 am (UTC)
I really love that little comic ! So... "authentic" !
jabberworks
Jul. 9th, 2009 11:19 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Ha ha, whenever you use words like 'authentic' on the internet, it gets my head in a twist trying to figure out what that means. ;-)
phlebas
Jul. 7th, 2009 08:39 am (UTC)
The bear looks so pleased with his new hat!
jabberworks
Jul. 9th, 2009 11:20 pm (UTC)
His ears are so toasty now!
ginasketch
Jul. 7th, 2009 08:48 am (UTC)
Beautiful!
jabberworks
Jul. 9th, 2009 11:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks!
fazchoudhury
Jul. 7th, 2009 09:01 am (UTC)
You've made the unglamorous look lovely. Love the bear in the hat!
jabberworks
Jul. 9th, 2009 11:20 pm (UTC)
Thanks! Hey, I had clam chowder twice in America and both times thought of you...
emmav
Jul. 7th, 2009 10:39 am (UTC)
THAT'S just before midnight? My english brain can't deal with this. 0_o hahah!
jabberworks
Jul. 9th, 2009 11:21 pm (UTC)
White nights are the craziest thing! But fabulous, I wish we had them in England. Without the dark winters.
joshpm
Jul. 7th, 2009 01:59 pm (UTC)
I totally dig that painting! you should post some details. yep.

My dad and brother just got home from a trip to Iceland, and it was the same way there! The sun just never seemed to go down!
jabberworks
Jul. 9th, 2009 11:21 pm (UTC)
Iceland, that's awesome!!
galsan
Jul. 7th, 2009 02:41 pm (UTC)
oh wow, that's really lovely! You used great colours, and the fact that the end panels are still hanging off the cardboard box is wonderful!
jabberworks
Jul. 9th, 2009 11:21 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I couldn't decide whether to cut them off or leave them, but I'm glad I left 'em.
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