Friday, December 22, 2006
Happy Holidays! Let's drink turpentine!
The lovely wife and I seem to be developing an annual tradition of spending way too much time and effort making presents that we could have bought for a quarter the price (Oh, Mr. Smith, when will we learn?). This year, it's flavored liquers. "Liquers" is the polite word. "Combustibles" might be the accurate one.
For me, this project was all about getting to make stamps for the labels. We had a lot of fun looking up old snake oil and voodoo labels for reference.
Of course, now our brew is all bottled and ready to go out the door, to bring happiness to our friends and all their furniture-stripping needs, but we still have these groovy-but-project-specific stamps.
I should find another use for them. Maybe a comic strip starring a sailor named "Scurvy Abater" and his hard-nosed pal, "Gut Tonic." "Piquant Tipple" would be the would be the foppish hobo who lives in the alley behind their house with his scruffy dog, "Floor Wash." And on Saturday, they all go to see their favorite band, "Vanilla Cure & Catharsis."
Anyway, Happiest of Happies, y'all. See you in the New Year.