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  • yarrrsky 11:52 pm on August 11, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    concept sketch for carnival painting 

    Chris with his accordion and his talented sideshow chimp :)

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    • Linzi 12:33 am on August 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I love the monkey’s face! :O Is he singing?

    • Sue 5:14 pm on August 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      This is great, the monkey is fantastic. Are you trying out for Work Of Art?

    • yarrrsky 8:22 pm on August 12, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      lol i don’t know about that… :P i’m flattered tho!

  • yarrrsky 5:38 pm on July 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    Yarsky Yadventures-Pics and Story 

    STORY

    Once upon a time, some chick named Caitlin got invited to go live in a villa in the south of France for a whole week in the middle of July. At first, Caitlin thought she had been tricked by Evil Monkey Email Pranksters. However the invitation was soon validated by her stepfather Danny and his wife Laurie, who assured her that no, they were not Evil Monkey Email Pranksters. They really wanted her to go to France.

    This is a trip I will never forget. The day I left was a bit hectic because my bank froze my bank account when I tried to take out money at the Newark airport. And that was a Saturday, after 5pm, so there was no one in customer service to talk to. I finally got someone to talk to me and unlock the account eventually, so crisis averted!

    The trip there was pretty easy, until I got to the train station in Paris that would take me to Avignon. That’s when I noticed something. No one was speaking English! The NERVE!! A few misunderstandings and halting inquiries later, I made it to the train and met Danny and Laurie in Avignon.

    On the ride to Saint Remy de Provence, I was looking out the window and every single thing I saw, from cyprus trees (ever-present in Van Gogh paintings) to sunflower and lavender fields, to old farms and streets and buildings, EVERYTHING was absolutely breathtakingly beautiful.

    The villa where we were staying was huge, and had a pool (where there was a gang of wasps hanging out and swimming in it), and the building was this beautiful stone surrounded by trees and fields and flowers. I know, it’s disgusting, isn’t it?

    I visited the town, which was small and went around in a big circle, with smaller side streets inside the circle. There were street markets and craft fairs a few times during the week, which was full of colors and delicious tastings.

    A note on food- the culture in France is so different. They seem to stop to enjoy life, and don’t ‘live to work’ as we tend to do here. And when they eat, they sit down at a cafe and take their sweeeet time. Everything just moves at a very relaxed pace. Laurie and I spoke as much French as we could the whole week, ordering food and drinks and asking for directions, and buying groceries. The people are not nearly as snobby as we think they are. In fact they were mostly very friendly and hardly ever switched to English when I spoke to them, which was awesome!

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    • Linzi 6:04 pm on July 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I’m happy I wheedled! I’m so beyond jealous of your amazing adventure. Sounds relaxing and beautiful!!! I want to see Van Gogh light! I want to taste fresh bread and cheeses! I want to drink Rose wine! Take me with you…. back in time to France. :D

    • Sue 6:11 pm on July 28, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      OMG take all of us, we all want to go. By the way, you do look french! It must be that big chocolate grin along with the red wine stains on your shirt. Only kidding, it looks fantastic. ♥

    • Shalini 9:52 am on July 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      How dreamy :)

    • lauraishere 10:38 am on July 29, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      J’ADORE CAITLIN!!!!!! <3

      votre histoire est magnifique!! mon français est très mauvais.

  • yarrrsky 2:50 pm on April 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply  

    Carla’s B-Day “Orange Glory” Card 

    Made Carla a card I’m giving her tonight for her B-Day- it’s “Orange Glory” themed, the cafe she works at. :)

    carla's bday card. orange tree growing out of her hair zomg!

     
    • lauraishere 10:43 pm on April 21, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      cute!!

      • Shalini 2:24 pm on July 19, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        Wow this was beautiful! I can’t believe I never saw this until now!

  • yarrrsky 6:57 pm on April 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    My Helping Hand!! 

    Linzi made me this friggin’ awesome hand to help me out in times of great need. It hangs out with us at Workinman and gives very constructive and learned design criticism, and sometimes hands me things like pencils and cups of coffee. What an incredibly helpful helping hand!

     
    • Linzi 7:10 pm on April 14, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      I’m glad you like it!!! Even if I did make you open it in a diner and get weird looks… lol. :D

  • yarrrsky 2:19 pm on March 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply
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    My Future Pooch 

    He will be mine, just you wait…

     
    • Mom 2:55 pm on March 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

      You might want to bring a steak with you ……..

      • yarrrsky 3:12 pm on March 3, 2010 Permalink | Reply

        always, i will always have a big juicy steak in my pocket hahaha

        • Linzi 4:33 pm on March 3, 2010 Permalink

          so the dog will maul you while you’re walking?

  • yarrrsky 11:55 pm on December 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    result of reference photo heaven 

    Niamh of the Golden Hair- old celtic deity

     
    • Linzi 11:56 pm on December 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      I love this painting. :)

      • yarrrsky 11:58 pm on December 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply

        i love your mom’s painting

        • yarrrsky 11:58 pm on December 21, 2009 Permalink

          i mean thanks

    • matt 12:37 pm on December 22, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Thats really gorgeous.

  • yarrrsky 11:50 pm on December 21, 2009 Permalink | Reply
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    Reference photo heaven 

    Meg did some sweet reference pics for me a while back, this is my fav :)

    reference photos in Rochester!!

     
  • yarrrsky 7:25 pm on October 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply  

    retroactive sharing time! 

    Matt and I went to the Renn Fair and tried some turkey legs and mead and fancy outfits :)

     
    • sam 10:56 pm on October 12, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      did you dip the turkey legs in the mead? that sounds tasty

    • Sue 8:02 pm on October 13, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      Are you sure they were turkey?

    • Linzi 1:08 am on October 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      OMG! Caitlin you look so skinny and adorable! I miss the shit out of you! :)

    • Linzi 1:09 am on October 14, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      … and Matt you’re looking very gentlemanly and dignified. ;)

    • lauraishere 10:31 am on October 16, 2009 Permalink | Reply

      gah looks like fun!!

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