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translations for mal

My last name starts with “Mal”. I wrote it on my sandwich bag in the company fridge. A co-worker told me “mal” means “bad” in spanish. Cool. Here’s how other languages translate “mal”. There’s quite a range. Afrikaans mold Albanian mountain Azerbaijani beef Catalan bad Dutch mold Filipino kapok French evil Galician evil German times […]

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2011 Christmas card

2011 Christmas card

The title of this hand-drawn open edition card is “Above the Christmas Tree”. Initially this card was intended to represent the view of a Christmas tree from above. The center point is a treetopper star and the circle forms are the tree. My four-year old daughter simply said it was a star. Now there’s some […]

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2009 Christmas card

2009 Christmas card

LEGO and cardboard were this year’s inspiration. The basic forms of the tree were replicated from LEGO set 10069 (a Christmas tree). A full explanation is at Flickr along with hi-res images. The original LEGO set was about 3″ tall. My cardboard version was about 18″ tall. The reverse side of the card featured a […]

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2008 Christmas card

2008 Christmas card

This year’s card features the little known Christmas Lights Monster. He’s the one that makes it impossible for you to straighten out your Christmas lights when they are tangled up in twisted up knots. It’s quite rare to see this creature in person. He’s amongst the ranks of Bigfoot, the Loch Ness Monster, and the […]

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2006 Christmas card

2006 Christmas card

On the morning of December 1st, 2006, there was a perfect snowstorm. It was the kind of snow that is perfect for making snowmen or making custom Christmas cards. I looked out the window, saw the snow and I immediately knew what that year’s Christmas card was going to be. It wasn’t that hard shoveling […]

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2004 Christmas card

2004 Christmas card

Now this was a fun card to produce. I bought a big pack of Christmas ornaments and smashed them. The resulting pieces spelled, “Have a safe Christmas”. A teaser on my website led up to the mailing of the cards. First a photo of the pack of pre-smashed ornaments was shown with a tag asking, […]

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