I tell you, taking a break from the blog is a lot like working out after you haven’t for a while. You’re kinda cranky, sore and tired. But in a couple of weeks it like you never stopped working out.

In case you’re wondering what I’ve been up to, I’m working on two studies. One is acrylic. The other oil. I want to make sure that I’ve got a good handle on the mediums before I post what I’ve done. I would rather my still lifes and self portraits not look like a melted Loch Ness monster being eating by a unicorn. So please bear with me.

I’ve still been obsessing about many things that are Japanese. Don’t get me started on anime or J-Pop, J-Rock or Hip Hop. So here’s another crest for your viewing pleasure.

The kanji (a japanese form of writing), are the symbols in the center meaning 30 and 7 [San Juu – Nana]. The shape around it is another crest.