Hi! My name's Chris. I've lived in Los Angeles since 1995, when I came out here for grad school. I 'm originally from the north side of Columbus, OH.

I'm a creative writer and artist and have shown my work in galleries in Los Angeles. Check out my art here.

I've also written a graphic novel! You can check out some sample pages here.

I like graphic novels, Christmas, tide pools, grilled cheese sandwiches, reading, biker moustaches, dudes, football (Ohio State and the New Orleans Saints), sea monsters, painting, pine trees, bookstores, tennis, Chiddy Bang, going to the gym, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cricket Magazine, gloves with the fingers torn off, the "Gemini's Twin" sketch on Saturday Night Live, Parks and Recreation, illustration, rugby players, Trina Schart Hyman, Stephen King, horror films, Hillary Clinton, film history and unexplained phenomena.

I blog about illustration, painting, Atari, Christmas, books, style...and things from my favorite era: the late 1970s/early 80s. As well as assorted other stuff!

Email: Cobbler3@yahoo.com
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CURRENTLY READING: The Legacy of Heorot by Larry Niven, Jerry Pournelle & Steven Barnes

 

Summer bounty from my garden — hot peppers and coffee beans. :)

Summer bounty from my garden — hot peppers and coffee beans. :)

nothing beats the feeling of seeing an actual butterfly in my little urban patio garden. :o)

more plants for the office! (courtesy of the 99 Cent Store)

more plants for the office! (courtesy of the 99 Cent Store)

Photos from my patio garden, taken today!
P.S. One of them is a closeup one of the poinsettias from last Christmas that I rehabbed — it’s growing leaves again!

Spring has sprung in my patio garden. :)


During the 2011 London Design Festival, Object & Line launched the Moss Table, an experimental table that uses plants to generate energy on a micro level.
Based on the research of Cambridge University designers and scientists exploring how moss and algae can be used to power lights and other small scale domestic products, the moss table may one day be able to power your be[d]side electronics, such as lamps or alarm clocks.
(via Moss Table | Design Milk)

During the 2011 London Design Festival, Object & Line launched the Moss Table, an experimental table that uses plants to generate energy on a micro level.

Based on the research of Cambridge University designers and scientists exploring how moss and algae can be used to power lights and other small scale domestic products, the moss table may one day be able to power your be[d]side electronics, such as lamps or alarm clocks.

(via Moss Table | Design Milk)

gardensinunexpectedplaces:

Via steveleathers:

For PARK(ing) Day, my company created an Urban Farmlet on SW 2nd Street in Portland (between Taylor and Yamhill). 

It’s only two parking spots, but it feels like a lot more. If you’re in the area, come by and check it out. Have some lemonade. Enjoy some space that you normally wouldn’t have the chance to.


Happy 2011 PARK(ing) Day, y’all. 

PARK(ing) Day is an annual, worldwide event that invites citizens everywhere to transform metered parking spots into temporary parks for the public good.

Click here to view of map of cities where residents have set up pop-up parks. 

gardensinunexpectedplaces:

Via steveleathers:

For PARK(ing) Day, my company created an Urban Farmlet on SW 2nd Street in Portland (between Taylor and Yamhill). 

It’s only two parking spots, but it feels like a lot more. If you’re in the area, come by and check it out. Have some lemonade. Enjoy some space that you normally wouldn’t have the chance to.

Happy 2011 PARK(ing) Day, y’all. 

PARK(ing) Day is an annual, worldwide event that invites citizens everywhere to transform metered parking spots into temporary parks for the public good.

Click here to view of map of cities where residents have set up pop-up parks.