In my spare time, at least what very little I have, I’ve been trying to revamp and expand my portfolio with new and more diverse projects.
I’ve been playing around with logos and wanted to design one for my future production company Radiant Pessimist Productions. This was great fun to draw!
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Copyright 2013 by G. E. Gallas
I created this post a while back, but I only just now got around to completing it.
The other day, I decided to photograph a series of tchotchkes that inhabit my room. I think you can tell a lot about someone from their room/house, especially by what kind of items are just sitting around collecting dust.
For those unfamiliar with the word “tchotchkes”…
According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a “tchotchke” is a knickknack, trinket, bauble, doodad, curiosity, etc. The word is Yiddish and, according to Wikipedia, “…has long been used by Jewish-Americans and in the regional speech of New York City and elsewhere.” Furthermore, according to Wikipedia, “Depending on context, the term has a connotation of worthlessness or disposability, as well as tackiness…”
I don’t really consider these things “worthless” or “disposable,” because each object comes with its own memory and nostalgia. But, as you may observe, these objects definitely err on the side of “tacky.”
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