Working on this site requires a good deal of sitting on your ass, looking at shit. After two years, I’ve realized that this shit can be neatly broken down into two categories:
2. Shit I have to own
Unfortunately, I buy a good deal of number two (see what I did there). In fact, I have come to realize that I am now buying at least one incredible object every week. I like to think of it as an eclectic, lighthearted collection of pop culture iconography, as opposed to a down payment on the house I’ll never have.
To celebrate my poor judgment, I’ve decided to share my most fantastic finds with you from time to time. Think of it as a cautionary tale.
On Tuesday night, as I was getting ready to shut down the site for Wednesday’s SOPA protest, I happened to see this tweet go by:
Needless to say, I immediately went to check out the link, and nearly swallowed my tongue when I saw this:
SET PHASERS TO STUNNED
As I was tripping over myself to get my wallet, I had a sobering thought. If she painted Sulu… did she paint other members of the crew? And more importantly, were those paintings still available?
A quick check of her store revealed that the answers were yes, and yes.
Of course, now the answers are yes and no. Because I bought all 5 of these beauties, and it sucks to be you.
- Star Trek portraits by Gram’s Art on Etsy