Observations: shapes and lines

While I was in Kyoto, I was taking pictures of many, many things. Things that didn’t look as if they had any similarities before are now having properties that are related to each other in special ways.
I love connecting the dots, so if you’d like to see bigger images, you can head here.

PikaPackage Project: July Reminder!

Hey there!

I’m popping by to let you know that this is our last call for participants to send in their contributions for the July Edition of the PikaPackage Project. (You can ignore this email if you’ve already sent out yours!)

1. If you’ve signed up for a spot, it would be best to send out your contributions as soon as you can, to make it in time for the deadline by the last week of June (most packages arrive within 7 to 10 days of shipping);

2. If you haven’t joined in, you can still hop on board as long as you can meet the deadline (the last week of June);

3. If you’ve sent your contributions already, it’s probably making its way to me right now — don’t fret!

… And that’s about it — thanks for tuning in!

If you have any questions, please email me at pikapackage@pikaland.com, but in the meantime, happy packing!


Brian Patenaude

Portrait of Whazlowe (I love their names!)

Something strikes me about Brian Patenaude’s work — his bright use of colors, his unique subject matters, and above all, his amazing linework. I’ve wanted to write about Brian for the longest time, but had wanted to add in his contributions for the PikaPackage Project into the post, and now I can — because I finally got some sun through today for the photography session. (I’m gathering some stuff to make myself a lightbox, one of which is the most important component — a big box!)

The Smurf Color Remix in Grey

Brian Patenaude's prints!

His contributions to the PikaPackage bunch — full sized prints of his paintings which are mostly limited editions of 250.

He is now working on his Smurf series of prints, which you can see if you hop over to his shop. The Texas-born artist is now residing in Kirkland, Washington and blogs often too. Check out the rest of his contributions on our Flickr stream!

….. lights please.


I am back on home soil, and I’m glad to report that everything is now on schedule after recovering from a bout of fatigue and lethargy after my hectic last week in Kyoto (pictures to be up soon too!) One big problem, however, is that the weather has been a little erratic and I can’t seem to get good, consistent light to take pictures for the contributions I’ve received for the PikaPackage Project. I’m seriously thinking of building myself a makeshift lightbox to take pictures in.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to build a simple one, perchance?