With all the hype about the killing of Cecil the Lion, I decided to try selling my art, Revenge Against Kendall Jones, on eBay. Even though it was originally a lampoon of Kendall Jones and her fascination with hunting animals for sport, it is definitely timely because 1) it features a lion and 2) it’s a statement on trophy hunting in general, regardless of who’s doing the actual animal killing.

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You can read this post from last year if you want to learn more about the making of this piece. It measures 5 inches x 7 inches (13 cm x 18 cm) so it’ll fit most homes, apartments, and college dorms. It has been decoupaged on a thick block of wood so one can even display it on a tabletop, desktop, or on a mantel. If you prefer to hang it on a wall, there are two eyelets with hanging wire in the back so you can display it, just like when this piece was displayed at last summer’s Station North Salon Show in Baltimore.

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I’m selling this on eBay for a minimum $10 bid. I decided against listing this on Etsy again given the bad experience I had from the rabid Kendall Jones fans as well as Etsy turning a blind eye towards a complaint I filed against a guy who pretended to buy my piece only to never pony up the money. (You can read all of the gory details right here.)

I slightly altered the title to eliminate Kendall Jones’ name mainly because I’m hoping to deter her rabid fans from going after me and also because the issue of trophy hunting is far larger than Kendall Jones. She is not the only trophy hunter in existence, only the most notorious because she plastered photos of herself cuddling with the animals she killed on social media, which resulted in outrage and a series on YouTube that’s sponsored by Remington. The fact that I used a lion to wreak revenge in my piece makes it even more timely given what happened to poor Cecil.

I’m pricing it at a minimum $10 bid so take a look at it right here.

Recently I was waiting for someone in Roosevelt Center in Greenbelt, Maryland when I came upon this group of musicians who were in a jam session. They played mainly Beatles tunes (they played the song “Here Comes the Sun” in this clip) but they were pretty good considering that they don’t really play together in a band. I don’t know if it will be a regular ongoing thing or not. I shot this short video to show you what it was like.

Recently I went with members of the Women’s Group at my church on an early Saturday morning outing to the Wings of Fancy butterfly exhibit at Brookside Gardens. This exhibit is very popular and, on top of it, Brookside Gardens is currently renovating its parking lots so there is less parking than before. So we decided to meet in the parking lot at church then carpool over to Wheaton. It was a good thing too because what little parking exists began to fill up so the drivers (we rode in two separate cars) ended up dropping all of us off at the front entrance to the exhibit while we waited for the drivers to find parking further away then make the relatively long walk to the entrance.

I once went to a butterfly exhibit with my then-husband and late mother-in-law at the Botanical Gardens in Tempe, Arizona a few years earlier. I found the Brookside Gardens exhibit to be quite similar in structure to the one in Tempe but I still enjoyed it anyway because it’s such a photographer’s paradise. (I saw lots of people with cameras when I was there.) There was a special $8 admission fee for adults but I found it to be quite worth it because of all the butterflies that I was able to shoot with my smartphone camera.

The area leading to the front entrance had a butterfly garden planted, which included all kinds of colorful flowers in full bloom.

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The next two photos show the arch leading to the front entrance to the exhibit.

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We eventually reached a large greenhouse. Outside the entrance there was an exhibit featuring live caterpillars who were busy eating the leaves of the plants they were crawling on.

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Past the caterpillar exhibit there were the front doors with a plastic curtain that one had to walk through. (The other butterfly exhibit in Tempe also had plastic curtains placed in all of the doors.) Once you enter, you get to see butterflies literally flying and landing everywhere.

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One had to be really careful while viewing the butterflies themselves since they tended to land everywhere because it would’ve been so easy to accidentally step on one or sit down and squash one on your behind. Aside from that, it was really such a lovely display of butterflies landing on blooming flowers that provided lots of pretty pictures.

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Some butterflies preferred to feed off of overripe fruit instead of flowers so there were plates full of fruit to accommodate them.

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There was a glass enclosure full of chrysalises that had real caterpillars making the metamorphosis into butterflies.

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During my visit there was a butterfly that was newly emerged from a chrysalis but its wings were still folded up. A volunteer said that it takes several hours before a newly emerged butterfly can even muster the strength to start flapping its wings. That butterfly will eventually join the others in the greenhouse.

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There were plenty of places where people could sit and just admire the scenery (as long as you carefully look at your seat to make sure a butterfly isn’t resting there). There was one bench that was shaped like a butterfly.

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When it was time for us to leave, we had to exit through another set of doors that also had plastic curtains that we had to walk through. Then there was another enclosed checkpoint with two mirrors where we could check ourselves to make sure that there were no butterflies clinging to us before going out the last exit door into the outside world.

I was on my way to Crofton to attend my weekly support group meeting for people who are separated or divorced when I decided to try something different. I made a diversion into the historic section of Bowie. I haven’t been to that area in quite a while so I decided to just check it out for the heck of it.

First I went to the Bowie Railroad Museum. Unfortunately for me I arrived close to the museum’s closing time so I just took pictures of outside of the building instead.

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The museum was once a train station and trains still run past this station. (The official Bowie station has since been relocated to nearby Bowie State University.) The structure in the next few photos was once a train caboose that has been converted to a covered outdoor bench structure.

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Here’s a shot through the window inside the structure. As you can see, it’s not a very large museum. But I still want to check it out at another time when it’s open.

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A couple of benches are provided in the back of the museum for railroad enthusiasts who want to just sit a while watching the trains go by.

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Historic Bowie consists mostly of historic buildings, many of which have been converted to antique stores.

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This white painted structure called Huntington House is mostly boarded up. There’s a faded sign that denotes “NABF” and “8520” (the latter is the number of the address that this building is located) while the bottom of that sign has faded lettering that reads “The Oldest Sandlot Organization in America Offering [illegible word] Since 1914.”

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Most of the shops were either closed or close to being closed with one major exception—Fabian House.

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Fabian House is a historic Victorian-style structure that’s home to a local ice cream shop known as Simple Pleasures Ice Cream, where the ice cream is made on the premises. I’ve seen Simple Pleasures have its cart at the various local farmers markets and I’ve eaten their ice cream cones numerous times. It’s the first time I’ve visited the actual shop itself.

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In addition to the ice cream shop, Fabian House is also an antique store and it even sells recent art by area artisans. The entire two-story structure is such a treat to explore with the ice cream shop on the lower level for anyone wanting to take a break from shopping.

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For a long while before I decided to travel to Jessup, Maryland, I was going through some trying times that were financial-related that I really don’t want to elaborate on right now. But I’ve spoken to a few creditors and I’ve managed to work out a payment plan and I’m also waiting for word on a potential opportunity that may earn me some money (which I also don’t want to elaborate on at this time). Basically I’ve been acting like an adult and doing adult negotiations and, for now, things are working for me.

I was also pretty stressed out so I decided to do something that was relatively fun just so I could clear my head and decompress from all that stress. It had to be close by my home (since I still can’t afford to go on a real vacation of any kind) and it had to be relatively low cost. So I went through the Roadside America site and I found out about this indoor miniature golf course and arcade center that’s located in Jessup.

I’ve played miniature golf before but they were mainly in Ocean City, which has the most elaborate and fantastic looking mini golf courses around. (Just do a Google Image search for miniature golf in Ocean City in order to know what I mean.) While there are a few miniature golf courses west of the Chesapeake Bay Bridge, they all paled in comparison to Ocean City…with one major exception.

Monster Mini Golf in Jessup is probably the one course that comes closest to rivaling the ones in Ocean City. In fact, it’s one of three locations in the state of Maryland (the other two are in Gaithersburg and Towson). It’s an indoor course, which is great for those days when it’s either too hot or too cold or too rainy to do anything outside. The Jessup one is located in a nondescript shopping center which features a few chain restaurants (such as Panda Express) and Ollie’s, which is a discount place specializing in selling overstocks of various items (like linens and art supplies) at rock bottom prices. Even the outside doesn’t look too impressive.

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Until you enter and you see something totally different. There’s one really cool feature that separates this Monster Mini Golf from the other mini golf courses: black light. The entire course has dark walls that is illuminated only by black light. On top of it, the course and various wall murals are painted in fluorescent colors, which result in a really cool effect.

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There is a video arcade when you first enter along with the occasional snack machine. Like Dave & Buster’s, Monster Mini Golf requires you to get a plastic card where you add money and you use that in order to pay to play a video game.

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Some of the video games actually dispense tickets, which you can redeem for various prizes. I checked the available prizes but most of them are geared towards kids.

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There’s also a section where you can purchase items for cash (mainly toys and souvenir t-shirts).

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There are even a few horror/goth-themed party rooms that one can rent for things like birthday parties or similar events.

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But the main centerpiece is the indoor golf course, with is something to behold. I arrived by myself and I briefly thought about playing a game of solo mini-golf but then decided against it at the last minute because I didn’t think it would’ve been quite as fun as it would’ve been otherwise. Instead I simply walked around the course taking pictures everywhere I went. There are black light-illuminated fluorescence items everywhere including the holes, the walls, and the various items decorating the golf course.

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Taking a walking tour of the place has inspired me to try recruiting some of my friends for some future Monster Mini Golf time. I imagine that it would be a total blast to play this miniature golf course.

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For the third week in a row there have been no new instructional videos from Ady Almanza. I don’t even know what on earth is going on.  I knew that she was on a two-week vacation to France but I’d thought it would be over by now. I still have extra pages in my book so I decided to wing it once again by creating original doll-themed art that have nothing to do with those tutorials.

For this week’s session, I decided to try something different. Looking through Ady Almanza’s work, I noticed that all of the ones I’ve seen online have featured only females. I have a few male dolls at home so I decided to do some art featuring one of them.

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This doll is a Fantasy Doll Tobias, a 1/3 scale Asian ball jointed doll that I purchased from the Fantasy Doll website a few years ago. He stands at 60 centimeters/2 feet tall and he’s currently the largest doll that I own. In the above photo he models the Red Prince Outfit that I made from scratch. (For more details on how I made that outfit, check out my post from 2011.) I had him wear that same outfit when I decided to draw and paint him.

Here are the original pages of the children’s board book before I started working on them.

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Here are the pages after I finished working on them.

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I decided to have him in a sexy pose, which was influenced in large part by the cover of this 1977 Peter Frampton album I’m In You (which I once owned as a teen—I was such a fan of his previous album, Frampton Comes Alive, and the fact that I loved that album cover that I bought it with my allowance money and, well, let’s say that the cover was way more memorable than the music <LOL!>).

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I’m In You Album” by Source. Licensed under Fair use via Wikipedia.

I had a hard time getting my doll in the same exact pose as Peter Frampton on the album cover. I think it’s because of the fact that the fabric of the pants he wore wasn’t very stretchy or accommodating of action poses. So I ended up keeping his legs straight and just have the shirt go partially off his torso so one gets to see part of his chest.

I did the outline in waterproof black ink then switched to acrylic paint for the rest of the project. I applied a thin layer of red glitter glue on his pants. The results weren’t too bad.

I still have a few extra pages left so if Ady Almanza decides to go another week without posting any tutorials online, I can wing it again with original doll-themed art that have absolutely nothing to do with the video lessons.

Here is the forty-second video in a series of computer animations called The Unicorn With An Attitude that I started back in the 1990’s in an ill-fated attempt to show off my abilities as an artist and a computer whiz in the hopes of either 1) get famous or 2) get a higher paying job than the office administrative work that I was frequently offered.

It also turned out to be the last video I did in this series mainly because, after working on this series off and on for a few years, I grew tired of putting a lot of effort into making these animations while not getting too many opportunities from them. I had never made any money from doing this series and I began to burn out from doing them for free.

I also began to lose my enthusiasm for the series after the one-two sucker punch of two major events. First there was the 2000 election, where one candidate received the majority of the popular vote but still lost due to the Electoral College giving the victor to the other candidate, who would later go on to becoming one of the worst U.S. Presidents ever.

Then there was the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, one of which hit very close to home for me since I live relatively close to one of the targets (The Pentagon) and my own church was pressed into service when it served as the venue for a family who perished in those attacks.

But those terrorist attacks did provide an inspiration that ended up serving as The Unicorn With An Attitude’s swan song: “Buy American Now.” As the original write-up for this video stated:

Make a Patriotic Statement against Osama bin Ladin by buying some America-themed Unicorn With An Attitude stuff that you really didn’t need in the first place.

In the weeks following those terrorist attacks, I became appalled when a number of stores began to sell so-called “commemorative” September 11 items that were being hyped as future “collector’s items.” The bulk of these so-called “collector’s items” were downright awful. I remember some special gold coin that was struck by something called the “New England Mint,” which gave the false impression that it was somehow affiliated with the U.S. government. (As someone who used to collect coins as a child, I can tell you that the official U.S. Mint printing places where coins are struck are located in Denver, Philadelphia, San Francisco, and West Point. You can tell by taking a close look at each coin. The ones marked with a tiny “D” were struck in Denver, the ones with a tiny “P” were struck in Philadelphia, the tiny “S” were struck in San Francisco, and the tiny “W” is for West Point.)

But the one I remember as being the worst tacky commemorative was this multi-faceted crystal monstrosity shaped like the twin towers of the World Trade Center that was meant to be displayed on a desktop or tabletop that I saw on sale for $250. I saw it on display in the store window of this upscale shop in one of the many upscale malls that dot the Washington, DC metropolitan area. To be honest, I wouldn’t have paid $10 for that monstrosity, let alone $250.

I was so annoyed by the crass commercialization of what should’ve been a sad occasion that I did a parody of the whole thing. I originally paired it with two MIDI clips of “Taps” and “Stars and Stripes Forever.” For this re-release I used some of YouTube’s free music.

So, without further ado, here is the last animation in The Unicorn With An Attitude series, “Buy American Now.”

Over the past couple of days the Internet went into overdrive over the news that a beloved living symbol of Zimbabwe, Cecil the Lion, was lured from the nature preserve (where it was illegal to hunt) into the open wilderness (where hunting is permissible with the appropriate permits) where he was initially shot with a bow and arrow then subsequently killed with a shotgun. His tracking collar, which was placed on him by people from Oxford University, was removed. He was also beheaded and skinned.

Cecil was a very valuable living creature to the tourist industry in a nation whose financial struggles stem from both its colonial past and the fact that an original hero of the revolution that drove away the colonists, Robert Mugabe, ended up becoming a corrupt and brutal despot (which, sadly, is a common story in Africa and in many other parts of the world). Two of the suspects, Theo Brinkhorst and Honest Ndlovu, are Zimbabwean and they have since been arrested.

The third suspect is an American dentist named Walter Palmer, whose payment of US$50,000 set that whole unnecessary killing in motion, is back in the U.S. free as a bird while social media has exploded big time. My news feed on both Facebook and Twitter have become so flooded with Cecil the Lion posts that I had to step away from those two sites. There’s an online petition with the White House calling for the U.S. government to extradite him back to Zimbabwe. His dental practice was suddenly flooded on Yelp.com with all kinds of negative reviews that were more focused on what he did in Zimbabwe than his skills as a dentist. Walter Palmer has also gone into hiding while lamenting that he didn’t know that he killed such a beloved symbol of Zimbabwe. (Never mind the fact that the tracking collar from Oxford University would’ve indicated that this animal was somehow important to someone because one doesn’t normally go through the effort of putting tracking collars on wild animals for the sheer fun of it.)

This whole incident brings back recent memories of when I tried to sell that Revenge Against Kendall Jones parody art on Etsy last December.

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I got so many hostile messages from people accusing me of being one of those radical vegan PETA tree-hugging types who would have the audacity to pick on a “poor” young college cheerleader while claiming that she did no wrong when some of the animals she killed for sport are considered endangered species.

I’m so glad that there is outcry from Cecil’s killing. It further makes those who defended Kendall Jones seem like total idiots. (See that other post if you want to read what they’ve written. Many of them also have Etsy shops so it would give you an idea as to which of them you should consider boycotting not only for their repugnant views but also for their unwillingness to just ignore my shop and, instead, take the time to send harassing messages at me.)

I’m not some animal rights extremist who thinks that all forms of hunting and fishing should be banned and everyone should go vegan only. In fact, I’ve long believed that it’s permissible for humans to kill animals only for one of the following reasons.

1) Food.

2) Self-defense, especially in a situation where your life is in immediate danger and there are no other alternatives to staying alive.

3) If an animal is clearly showing signs of being in constant pain or is so severely injured that nothing can be done to save it so a mercy killing is in order.

Kendall Jones, Walter Palmer, and others of their ilk (such as Ted Nugent and Kid Rock) hunt and kill animals for sport. In other words, they kill because they derive sheer fun and joy from the act of killing itself. (For an example, read what Ted Nugent has said about his hunting exploits in the past.) Sometimes they may eat the meat from the animals they kill but that’s not the primary reason why they hunt. They simply love killing and they also frequently skin the hides and decapitate the dead animals to bring back home with them so they can prove to others that, hey, they really and truly killed that animal. People like them bring shame and dishonor to the vast majority of law-abiding hunters who only kill what they can eat and who also take it in stride if they go on a hunting trip where they don’t kill an animal due to bad luck. (I’ve known many hunters who’ve gone on such hunting trips where they weren’t lucky enough to kill a single animal. They tend to take an “oh well, it is what it is” attitude.) They would never think of going on so-called “canned” hunts where animals are raised on a farm or preserve to be trusting of humans until the moment a hunter singles them out for slaughter.

Cecil the Lion wasn’t hunted for food. Granted in some parts of Africa people sometimes eat lion meat but many of them don’t. Here’s a personal confession: I once tried a small portion of lion meat a few years back when my then-husband and I had won an auction at our church where a fellow member was giving a South African-style braai (barbecue) based on his business trips to that nation and he managed to obtain some lion meat for the occasion. He had to serve very tiny bite-sized portions because the meat was very expensive. Having tried it, I have to admit that I wasn’t impressed by it. I sort of remembered that it tasted like beef but, otherwise, it was pretty forgettable.

It was so obvious that Walter Palmer wasn’t looking for food to feed himself and his family because 1) he has a history of paying big money to go on African safaris so he could kill exotic animals and 2) he could have easily stayed home in Minnesota and gone hunting and fishing in places near his home and saved the thousands of dollars he spent killing Cecil.

Walter Palmer also didn’t kill Cecil in self-defense because that lion had long been known for being comfortable around humans and he had never made any threatening gestures towards tourists who took pictures of him. The fact that the lion had to be lured from that nature preserve in the first place proves that Palmer’s life was never in any kind of danger from Cecil.

Cecil was also a relatively young lion so his death was clearly not a mercy killing.

The killing of Cecil was not only devastating to his pride but also to the nation of Zimbabwe since, as a tourist attraction, he was way more valuable alive than dead. Had Cecil lived another 20 years, he probably would’ve generated far bigger revenue than the $50,000 that Walter Palmer paid so he could have the thrill of killing him. The end of this article mentions that less than 0.5% of Zimbabwe’s GDP comes from trophy hunting itself and the benefits often fail to reach ordinary Zimbabweans.

On top of it, I’ve read stories about concerns that, unless something radical is done in many African nations where lions roam free, they may become extinct by 2050.

I’ve heard recently that Costa Rica has banned hunting for sport. I think it’s a great idea and I wish there was such a law in the U.S. but I know that there would be too much resistance from wealthy hunters for the U.S. government to ever institute a similar ban. But there is one thing that the U.S. government can do that would put a major dent in the hunting ambitions of people like Kendall Jones and Walter Palmer: Ban the import of any part of a dead animal that’s on the endangered species list. No endangered animal heads for trophies. No endangered animal pelts. No endangered animal limbs. No endangered animal bones. No endangered animal organs. Nothing. Those who kill endangered animals for sport would be unable to bring home any souvenirs from their expedition and would be forced to leave the body of dead animal they killed behind.

And if they attempt to illegally smuggle those body parts, then they should either be sent to jail, pay a steep fine, or both.

Private companies can aid in this as well. Recently Emirates Airlines stopped carrying hunting trophies of elephants, rhinos, lions, and tigers on its planes. If every airline did this, it would be way too difficult for a hunter to bring back any endangered animal that he/she has killed for sport and it would be a further deterrent since there would be no souvenirs. Ditto for shipping companies, trucking companies, and railroads.

Had such a law been in effect when Cecil the Lion was killed, Walter Palmer would’ve been unable to bring Cecil’s head and pelt back to the U.S. with him and maybe, just maybe, he would’ve thought twice about spending $50,000 to kill an endangered animal that he wouldn’t be able to do anything with after the animal’s death.

Until such a law is passed, there is the White House petition calling on the U.S. government to extradite Walter Palmer to Zimbabwe so he could be brought to justice for his killing of Cecil the Lion.

Right now I’m currently teaching myself Apple Motion at the urging of a friend of mine who is saying that there is a high demand for people with that skill. I need something to practice with and I’m starting to think that this story could somehow be an inspiration. ;-)

In the meantime, I’ll continue to do some LOL-ing at this parody Twitter account: @RiverBluffDental.

Even though that weekend featured the much-hyped hottest days of the year, it was still action-packed for me starting with that special double feature movie showing of Heavy Metal Parking Lot and Led Zeppelin Played Here late on Friday night. Then there was the brief visit with my mother and the special Bingo event on Saturday. And there was also that tye-dye event I went to at my church before I arrived in DC for another session of Dr. Sketchy’s Anti-Art School.

Between the very hot weather and the fact that I had done a bunch of other activities throughout the weekend, I wasn’t up for doing much exploring of the Dupont Circle area. Instead I ate a leisurely lunch at the Cosi that’s located near the Dupont Circle Metro station while basking in the air conditioning. After lunch I walked over to Kramerbooks & Afterwords where I browsed some books while basking in air conditioning. After a while I decided that I was in the mood for some ice cream so I walked over to the nearest locally-owned ice cream parlor known as Larry’s Homemade Ice Cream. I ordered the Decadent Chocolate ice cream cone and consumed it while basking in the air conditioning. (Boy, was it good!)

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I arrived at the Bier Baron a little bit early so I decided to check out this monument that’s located on a median strip directly across the street. It’s dedicated to someone named Taras Shevchenko, who’s known as the Bard of Ukraine. Based on what I read on his Wikipedia page, it looks like Shevchenko is the Ukrainian equivalent of William Shakespeare. It’s a pretty nice looking memorial.

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I entered the Bier Baron and went to the women’s restroom where I saw Toilet Trivia posted everywhere in the bathroom like this one.

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I took a picture of this voodoo doll that was on display before Dr. Sketchy’s began. I later learned that it belonged to the model for this event.

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After I took that last photo, my smartphone abruptly shut itself down because it had ran very low on battery power and I had forgotten to bring a recharger with me. But that was alright because I had to change to colored pencils and paper any way since it’s a life drawing event.

The model for this session was Alex Doll, who’s a consulting event producer for Ripley’s Believe It or Not and she’s currently in the process of putting on sideshows at the various Ripley’s Odditorium throughout the U.S., including its Baltimore and Ocean City location. (Which brought back memories of the last time I went to the Baltimore Odditorium a few hours after I spent the morning in divorce court.) She’s also the Creator/Producer/Director of Atomic Doll Productions, which specializes in sideshows. Some of the drawings in this post are sort of NSFW-ish depending on your personal point of view.

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At one point Alex Doll lived up to her name when she posed with this interesting looking ringmaster doll. I focused more on the doll in her lap, which is why she appears headless in this drawing.

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I took part in the contest where you had to add a tiki feature to the drawing mainly because Alex Doll had changed costumes to something that looks vaguely Polynesian. I drew this one of a tiki god or idol setting her grass skirt on fire with a tiki torch. That one didn’t make it to the finals.

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After that contest I drew a few more pictures of Alex Doll.

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I took part in the final contest of the day. Alex Doll had changed into a costume she called “Swamp Thing” so we had to incorporate a Swamp Thing. Two winners would be selected because there were two books to give away. I really went for it with gusto. I envisioned a movie called Godzilla Meets Swamp Thing with a child resulting from that encounter nine months later. (I’ll admit that I was inspired by the early 1980’s miniseries V where a teenage girl actually became pregnant by an alien visitor who was later revealed to be a lizard-like creature disguised as a human male. I remember she gave birth to twins—one was a human baby girl with a long forked tongue and the other was a lizard-like boy.)

For added measure I included a few critic review quotes. One was from Beavis & Butt-head. The second was from Bill Cosby because that morning The Guardian app on my smartphone sent a push notification about a new article further detailing his deposition from 10 years ago where he essentially admitted drugging women so he could do whatever he wanted with them. (As if I didn’t need new evidence convincing me that Cosby is little more than a total creep who only avoided prison because he was rich and famous.) For the third quote I mentioned Phyllis Schlafly because that woman has recently been making obnoxious public pronouncements like this one and that one.

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My picture was among three finalists and I was one of the two winners. Here is a photo of the book that I won. It’s called Ragnar’s Kings of the Road and it was published by Baby Tattoo Books. It’s an interesting sketchbook based on real people that the artist Ragnar met while traveling across the United States.

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Between what I won at both Dr. Sketchy’s and at Bingo the day before, I had one of the most winning weekends in a very long time. :-)

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