My Bioshock Infinite Fancast:

Jon Hamm as Booker DeWitt 

Ashley Greene as Elizabeth Comstock/ Anna DeWitt

Helena Bonham Carter as Lady Comstock

Zoe Saldana as Daisy Fitzroy

Ewan McGregor as Robert Lutece

Christina Hendricks as Rosalind Lutece

Donald Sutherland as Zachary Hale Comstock

Daniel Day-Lewis as Jeremiah Fink

Anthony Hopkins as Cornelius Slate


Joan found Shirley MacLaine’s character in the film deeply sad, passed around among the men in her office “like a plate of canapés.” As with so many other moments like this on Mad Men, Joan doesn’t seem to realize she’s speaking of herself as readily as the person she thinks she’s talking about. But this is clear by episode’s end. As the two get in the elevator to head down, Bert asks her to push the button for the lobby, and the connection between Joan and the movie character is clear: Both have wasted some part of themselves on men who, fundamentally, don’t love them, because they’re hoping for something better out of it and simply not finding it. And from the look on Joan’s face, she gets this just as well. (x)


Final weekend for The Detroit Institute of Arts’ “30 Americans” exhibit, a showcase of contemporary Afro American art. The exhibition features 55 paintings, sculptures, installations, photographs exploring gender, political and historical identity in contemporary culture. Artists included are Barkley Hendricks, Kerry James Marshall, Carrie Mae Weems, Lorna Simpson, the late Jean‐Michel Basquiat and Robert Colescott, Kehinde Wiley, Nick Cave, Mickalene Thomas, and Kara Walker.

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First time taking copper and adding patina to it. Started out with a clean sheet - well almost clean.

Used a lemon and a bit of salt to clean the top. Surprising how shiny it got.

Then took a salt and vinegar mixture and brushed it on.

Left it overnight - and oh my, it got green. Wound up with a thick spidery coating on it. Within 48 hours of applying the salt/vinegar solution it was fairly well dry.

Took it outside and washed it off with water to stop the reaction and get a look at it. Got it to the last pic within 48 hours. 

It continues to patina and change just a bit, but have not sealed it yet. Letting it run its natural course now for a bit longer until the client says it’s gotten to where they want it to be.