Vegi Patch is a compost of thoughts on graphic design, life and knitting from an american graphic design teacher in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. I've enabled comments for everyone or you can Email me kate at kcarlyle dot com.

Tuesday, May 30, 2006


Finaly, a use for the cake decorating class I took the summer of 8th grade. It's the end of the semester, today is the last day of classes. The student show is in two weeks. Summer session starts in 3 weeks. Some how it doesn't feel like it's been a whole school year.

My cake is dedicated to Noha, who is moving into her new house this weekend.

I updated my site and reorganized (put the blog in a better directory) if you have me bookmarked you are landing in the old directory and I will be deleating it this week. Please update...

cheers, seriously, more later.


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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Angels and Devils

Blue Devil Fish - Paraplesiops bleekeri and a Flame Angel Fish - Centropyge loriluca.

Blue Devil fish live in exposed reef from 3-30m deep. They range from Montague Island NSW to the gold Coast in QLD. They range in length and can grow to a maximum of 40cms.

Centropyge is a genus of marine angelfishes. Marine angelfishes are a type of perciform fish of the family Pomacanthidae. Found on shallow reefs in the tropical Atlantic, Indian, and mostly western Pacific Ocean, the family contains seven genera and approximately 86 species. Species in this group do not exceed 15cm in length. My little fish is a Flame Angel, Centropyge loricula

Extremely unlikely these would ever be seen together, and the idea was triggered by my guilt over not completing the under the sea topic. End of the semester is two weeks away. My illustration this week was roughed out while talking over the Internet to Erik. The nice thing about computer to computer phoning is it's ok to go for long periods with a steady clicking and no talking; something you don't do when you're paying .47 cents a minute.

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Thursday, May 11, 2006


The Yellow-bellied Marmot (Marmota flaviventris), also called the rockchuck, is a ground squirrel in the marmot genus. It lives in the mountains of the western United States and Canada, including the Rocky Mountains and the Sierra Nevada. It inhabits subalpine and alpine regions, typically above 2000 m of elevation. Yellow-bellied Marmots usually weigh between 5 and 11 pounds (2 and 5 kg) when fully grown. They get fatter in the fall just before hibernating. A marmot’s habitat is mostly grass and rocks with few trees. Their territory is about 20,000 to 30,000 square metres (about 6 acres) around a number of summer burrows.

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Sunday, May 07, 2006


The first thing that popped into my head when I saw the IllFriday topic of Robot was Rowbot, and it stuck.

My dad is a sailor, and had a thing for wooden boats; this is a tribute to all things watery. One of the first models I built in 3D was a rowboat, and my first animation was a charming little robot with the sky in her eyes.


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