Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Neglectful Blogger

Hello? Anyone still checking this blog?

Well, for those of you still reading, I'll try to update more often! I have some fun upcoming announcements, as well as a dash of "adventure" to throw into the mix (this blog is billed as "art and adventures" after all).

In the meantime, I've managed to have my Reading 'till Dawn drawing framed, and I think it looks pretty nice!



I've also been reading a really wonderfully illustrated book called Medieval Costume and Fashion by Herbert Norris. It seems like I've been learning all kinds of surprising things about medieval life lately, but what struck me most in this book was the amazing proclivity of crazy hats. Observe:



Age of Reason? Pah! Age of Exploration? Feh! Give me the Age of Hats any day.

18 comments:

Annie said...

I think the letter "D" in the second row would suit you nicely. It could be your kind of signature hat. Did you take the drawing someplace else, or did you-know-who finally get it done?

Anonymous said...

Yes, Ben, I still check your blog. I love checking your art work. Good job.

Aunt Anna May

Ben Hatke said...

Thanks Aunt Anna May!

No Annie, you-know-who (Lord Voldemort) never did manage to frame the turtles. He must have been too tired. I finally just went and took them back. When I came for them he said he could "do it today" but I told him it was too late for that.

Then I burned down his gallery.

WondrousPilgrim said...

i love the framed picture. bravo!

also, top row, B is FANTASTIC. but you'd have to be insane to wear top row A.

i always check. :)

Ben hatke said...

Really? I thought top row A was perfect for John Bertolini...

Eric Orchard said...

I'm still here! I don't blame you for your absence, you've got lots going on.Lovely drawing!
I love hats too!I'll check that book out.

annemcd said...

proclivity--good word. I'll have to use it today. . .

Ben hatke said...

Yeah, Anne, you should never forget about proclivity.

Thanks Eric for hanging around! As I said, I'll be posting more often coming up here in the next month...

Nick-dog said...

Dude, when I check my blog, I usually check your blog.

Yeah, proclivity. I can't remember the last time I heard it.

--Nick-Dog

House Art Journal said...

Hi Ben! I check in every time I have appendicitis and am sitting around in the hospital, like I am now.

Oh, yeah, I check other times too. Love your stuff.

Ben Hatke said...

You have SO MANY APPENDIXES.

Wait... what's the plural of appendix?

Steak said...

Wow. People still read this blog?

Dude, Ben, no offense but I stopped reading this blog, like, a YEAR ago.

ben hatke said...

Steak, you and I are SO SIMILAR.

healthily sanguine said...

I like your blog! . . . though I don't really know you, and in fact of the people you know, I know Christine most and also Josepha. :) Appendices, by the way.

LeeAnn said...

The Norris book was one of my favorites to check out from the university library. I eventually shelled out the money to have the whole thing photocopied and spiral bound. (Now I could probably get the thing for $5 on Amazon!) I think there are three or more volumes?

Lena said...

Greetings!Very art poetic picture! I wish your of good luck! Elena. Moscow

Ben Hatke said...

Ah! Moscow! Dschenghis!

Cor Mariae said...

I think it's funny how you resolve to post more than you continue to post three posts a month for two more months...then 6 posts, then 3, than 5 then 3 then 2!!! just kinda strikes me as funny... ;D then again practically everything about your blog makes me laugh... ;D