Digital Artist:

Tom Bagshaw


“My contribution to the inaugural group show at Haven Gallery in Northport, NY. The show starts on 15th August and features works from a great lineup of artists including: Matt Dangler, menton3, Kari-lise Alexander, Nicomi Nix Turner, Dan Quintana, Shaun Berke, Tom Bagshaw, Naoto Hattori, Zoe Byland, Brian Mashburn, Regan Rosburg, Aunia Kahn, Caitlin McCormack, Rose Freymuth-Frazier, Redd Walitzki and Nom Kinnear King.

“The Haven Inaugural Group Show features the work of 16 representational artists exploring the concept of “haven”. The exhibition engages a myriad of styles, mediums and techniques by artists from around the globe and examine significant personal tales and universal tenets.

Artists will work with the concept of haven and explore the physical, emotional or spiritual place in which solace is found. Such sanctuaries can be found in a place, person, feeling, memory or something entirely abstracted or amorphous.“

‘Hideaway’ is a hand embellished, one off digital painting on cotton rag stock, mounted on board, varnished and framed. 10x12″ excl frame and is available from the gallery. For purchase enquiries please contact the gallery: info@havenartgallery.com”


MOVIE NIGHT! Grab some popcorn and your favorite blanket!

Hi everyone!! Tonight I am going to be streaming Dōbutsu no Mori, otherwise known as the Animal Crossing movie! It’s in Japanese with English subtitles. There’s also a little comment feature, so you can chat with other crossers while you watch! I’ll be posting a link on my blog at 10:30pm CST tonight (August 3rd) and the movie will start at 11:00pm. It runs for an hour and a half, and the stream will go offline at 12:45 CST. If you can’t make it tonight, no worries, I plan to be streaming it again sometime soon! Hope to see you all there!! c:


BIGBANG’s BANG BANG BANG is featured as BGM on The Big Bang Theory’s episode preview!


“There is nothing quite like browsing through a store filled with miscellaneous books and London’s Word On The Water is no different – except for the fact that it floats on water. Aside from its everyday title, the shop is also known as The London Bookbarge, emphasizing the fact that the business is part bookstore and part boat.”


The recent ask about Jamie’s night at the brothel in Book 2 (Dragonfly in Amber) reminded me of this textbook Jamie and Claire conversation at the very beginning of Book 4 (Drums of Autumn):

“Mind your pocket, Sassenach,” Jamie murmured in my ear…

“I sewed it shut,” I assured him…“What about yours?”

He grinned and tilted his hat forward, dark blue eyes narrowing against the bright sunlight.

“It’s where my sporran would be, did I have one. So long as I dinna meet with a quick-fingered harlot, I’m safe.”

I glanced at the slightly bulging front of his breeches, and then up at him. Broad-shouldered and tall, with bold, clean features and a Highlander’s proud carriage, he drew the glance of every woman he passed, even with his bright hair covered by a sober blue tricorne. The breeches, which were borrowed, were substantially too tight, and did nothing whatever to detract from the general effect—an effect enhanced by the fact that he himself was totally ignorant of it.

“You’re a walking inducement to harlots,” I said. “Stick by me; I’ll protect you.”

Legionnaire’s Disease is in the news again

Cuz I’m old & my parents let me watch way too much television as a kid, whenever I hear about this awful illness, I think of the 70s TV show, Quincy, ME

It featured a two-part special on the disease. He was attending a forensics investigators’ convention in Lake Tahoe when the casino was hit by the disease. These two episodes are how, as an 8-year-old, I learned the disease could be spread via air conditioning units. Who needs real science when you got shows like Quincy, ME

My love of this show was probably a precursor to my obsession with the Investigation Discovery channel. 

Admittedly, I also liked the show because it starred Robert Ito. There weren’t a lot of Asian actors on TV. And he was hot. So win-win. 


Happy Birthday, Jourlie.

Jourdan Dunn and Karlie Kloss not only share major catwalk crudentials, they also share a birthday. The pair have been close pals since their modelling careers hit the big time, posing next to each other in campaigns, sharing catwalks across the fashion capitals and featuring in numerous editorials together. As the Vogue cover girls celebrate their 25th (Jourdan) and 23rd (Karlie) birthdays, take a look at the best Jourlie moments ever. 

British Vogue, by Naomi Pike.