Archive for September, 2011

story about a grill 0, whale pencil case 1

So today I was going to post a story about a grill. How my mom loves her grill because “you just get used to how it cooks,” and, “it takes a long time to get used to a new grill,” and, “it’s ok that some of the grill grate is missing because it fell into the flame, that the handle fell off last week and we have to use oven mits to open and close it, and if you close it too hard, bits of it flake into the food.”

And there was going to be pictures and maybe some good laughs. BUT THEN I made this instead:

It’s a whale pencil case! Just the prototype so there’s a lot of room for improvement (like fins and maybe a smile (or frown if it’s dead)) but I did get the hardest part figured out:

Lining! Red, because animals are red inside. Check how great he is at holding things:



Wednesday Whale Love 02

Another Wednesday Whale Love! Check out this picture I found:

I like how much is going on in the picture. And how confused the whale is, ahahaha.

Another practical piece:

(not sure why the border is SO HUGE on this image) The whale is darling and, I mean, c’mon. Couldn’t you use another clock? Like, just one? For the bathroom or living room or ANY room? I love clocks.

Last up, this:

He’s only half a foot high but he looks so awesome. I have so much whale love for this little statue!

Lolita VS Broadway

“Lolita VS Broadway”… A Tragic Whale Story

All her life, Lolita’s mother made sure she felt special.

She encouraged Lolita to dream big and pushed her to go far.

Lolita could do no wrong.

Which is how Lolita came to believe that her life was limitless. “Mom, I’m not going to college,” she said one day. “I’m going to be a ballet star!”
What could a mother say?“Of course you are, Lolita! You can do anything!”

When Lolita decided to reach beyond her physical limits, her mother was at a loss for words. “And I’m going to dance on Broadway!”

“Lolita, honey,” her mom tried to reason with her. “Whales, we need to stay in the water. To survive.”
Lolita couldn’t be swayed. “I want to dance. On Broadway. I will dance. On Broadway. And Broadway will just have to accommodate me.”

But no Broadway director would take her. Their shows called for nimble, two-legged dancers, not big, clumsy, water dependent whales. She decided to crash a show. “I’ll blow them away! They’ll beg me to dance for them after this!”

Lolita sprang up on stage during a production of Cats. She started strong but soon her dehydrating body began to stiffen.

Lolita had achieved her dream of dancing on Broadway. She would never dance again.

Fashion advice from Mom, episode 7

The case of the red belt…

This week on The Tragic Whale…

I’ve got a lot of good stuff for you guys this week. Today I updated the “About” page, making it generally better.  There’s a bit more history now and an updated picture of me (since I got contacts and don’t really wear my glasses anymore!) Anything I missed but you want to know? Get at me.

I also added a “Gift Shop” page with a link to my etsy shop where I’ll be selling Tragic Whale related goods. Check them out! Here’s a picture to help you find the updated/new pages:

I also cleaned up the Categories section a bit aka I gave “Fashion Advice” its own link.

And the line up for the week is (DUN DUN DUN):

Monday: a new fashion Advice from Mom

Tuesday: a new Tragic Whale story

Wednesday: Wednesday Whale Love, the second addition

Thursday: a short about a grill

Friday: book review of Cloud Atlas

That’s right, folks! I’m aiming for a POST EVERY DAY! Can she do it? Check back and find out :)


Wednesday Whale Love

Welcome to my new initiative: Wednesday Whale Love! I obviously love whales, and I love whale related things, so I said to myself, “Kerry, how do I tie these things together?”

Then I had a dream. I dreamed that I was collecting all this whale memorabilia and stashing it in my closet. I started to run out of room and didn’t know what to do with the new things I was collecting. Then my brother Bob said, “If you show it off to people, the size of the objects will shrink and you’ll be able to fit more in your closet.” He didn’t look anything like my brother, but I knew it was him.

When I woke up I said, “Wednesday Whale Love.”

So here we go! (the pictures are links, click ’em to get to the home sites)

I love whales, but I love books even more! Which is why I love this bookshelf:

Look how happy he is to have so many books in him!

My friend makes and sells these Woolie Whale plush things:

I think they’re just adorable. And they come in so many different colors!

And last up for today is this whale’s tail cork screw. Because I love anything practical AND fun:

Imagine having a dinner party and whipping this baby out. “Thanks for the wine, darling, lemme just get that cork out. Oh, this? Just a a little something I picked up while surfing the Web. A whale’s tail, yes. Fancy? Thank you, so nice of you to say!”

Yeah, I went there.

Hello, I’m Kerry! Maker. Sewist. Fan of all things bright.

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