Category Archives: Art

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Stan Lee December 28, 1922 – November 12, 2018

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You do not have to know where you are going to be headed in the right direction

And when the restaurant patron is ready then the right fortune cookie will appear!

Poems by Hugh Fox

I self-published a volume of poetry when I was 16 with a lot of help and encouragement from my mom.   Tons of typos!  I was pretty glad when computers replaced typewriters!  In the poem “Tequila Death Goddess“, I mention a girl with blonde hair.   There is a lot of dark symbolism in that poem.  I wrote the poem with a sense of foreboding. Well there really was a girl with blonde hair in my life at the time and years later, long after we lost touch with each other, she did have some troubles.  Coincidence?

 

Video Essay – Fellini and Sorrentino, two directors portraying Rome

The Great Teacher

If I understand my subject matter but not my students then I will fail as a teacher.

If I understand my students but not my subject matter then I will fail as a teacher.

If I understand both my students and my subject matter then I will become a great teacher.

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I Love the King!

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Nick Wilde of Zootopia has a Beer

Below is a picture of my very small home bar before I decided to Zootopia it! The small bar includes Kahlua and Baileys for drinks for the girls. Whiskey and coke is the drink of choice for most men in Asia. I am a Chang beer guy myself. The Gilbey’s vodka and gin are there more to frame the composition than for consumption. The small home bar was practical but not very exciting visually.

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I bought a Nick Wilde action figure for half price at the Isetan toy department in Central World in Bangkok. Whiskey really should be in the freezer anyway so putting the whiskey in the freezer, opened up a space for the Nick Wilde figure. My last name is fox and there is no way I was letting this impressive fox figure get away! I do collect small PVC miniatures and do have a place for the Nick Wilde and Finnick mini character pack that I bought at the same time.

Nick Wilde of Zootopia has a Beer 2

I don’t really have a place for an action figures in my small studio apartment and never will. I like minis not action figures. I remembered that lots of stalls in Bangkok sell key chains with various miniature beers. The cans are made out of paper and not the same scale as the bottles so I skipped the cans. The bottles and cans include Leo, Sinha and Chang and are made of plastic and there is attention to detail in their production. They come with a miniature bottle opener.

Nick Wilde of Zootopia has a Beer 3

The bottles do have hole in them where the key chain part is stuck on. The holes were used to insert a small cable tie and attach a Heineken bottle and bottle opener to the hands of the figure. Better but still not all the interesting visual.

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I remembered buying some toys at 7-11 a while back and they came in chests. I bought the toys for the chests not the contents since chests are usual for any sort of diorama involving minis. I put the bottle is the chest which is acts as a miniature cooler visually. The best part is I now have an excuse to buy miniature beer bottles of brands around the world as souvenirs in the future! The chest can be replaced with a miniature bookcase(s) down the road. I stuck an extra mini bottle in my coin purse in order to keep future additions more or less to scale. The finished project below:

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