Saturday, December 19, 2009

Diego & Frida

Been inspired lately by my place of work. Made a Rot of Diego Rivera and his lovely wife Frida Kahlo, in happier times, of course.

You gotta love the eyebrows.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Slightly Irreverently Twisted

New URL on Facebook: It's all possible because The Rots got enough fans on their page to become eligible for a unique URL. Thanks to everybody who fanned them!

Monday, December 07, 2009

Rots photo album

I have that Rots© photo album up on Facebook now if you want to take a look. It's just a mixture of some of the stuff I've been working on the past few years. Take a look around, but what would be totally cool is if you would take the time to become a fan. If I can get 25 people who are willing to admit they like The Rots, I'll be able to get a cool URL for the page that would be easy to use and remember (not like the one that comes up right now).

And if that weren't enough, I've also been Twittering!

Follow NoraThompson on Twitter

It's all good!

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Ed Rendell

As some of you outside the Commonwealth may know, our governor signed a smoking ban into law (if that's the exact terminology) a year ago Sept. 11. As somebody who frequents those affected public areas I gotta tell you, it feels incredible to be able to breathe when you eat (or sit at the bar). I didn't realize how badly that shit smelled until we walked through a couple people puffing right outside the door on our last visit to Sharky's (Latrobe, PA). Only way to get to the parking lot was straight through.
Thank you, Ed!
My hair doesn't smell now when I get home.
My clothes don't reek.
My lungs and heart thank you deeply.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009


The Rots© have a page on Facebook. Not sure yet where that will lead, but you can become a fan. I did. Actually, right now I'm the only one. Kinda hard to advertise being on Facebook when you don't really have anything to show on the page. Eventually I'll get some images on there. Looks like a tomorrow job...

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


I had been trying to find the short film 9 by Shane Acker* shortly after it was nominated for an Oscar, but was going the "download" route rather than just the "watch" one. I have to say, both the short and the feature versions of the movie are breathtakingly beautiful, and I only wish I had figured out what I wanted to do with my life a long, long time ago.

Of course, we went to catch the feature 9-9-09.

If you haven't seen the short, no excuses:

For the record, the movie belongs to Shane Acker; Tim Burton produced, he did not direct.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Monday, June 29, 2009


As many of you know, I've taken on a new "day job" as a tour guide at Fallingwater (the Frank Lloyd Wright house) which, also as many of you know, has taken up a lot of my time. So. I've skipped the Spring issue of The Rots newsletter and will attempt to pick up the next issue as scheduled.

On the positive side, the job's been good for me. It's certainly keeping me out of trouble.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Norwin High School

Thanks to Norwin High School for letting me invade their library!

My drawing tablet @ Norwin High School, 251 McMahon Dr, North Huntingdon PA.

Monday, February 02, 2009

Bleeding Black & Gold

I know people who don't live in or around Pittsburgh probably wouldn't understand (well, maybe Yankees fans might), but when the Steelers play the Super Bowl, it's an extension of the holiday season. I only ask for the T.V. 16 days of the year unless, of course, the Steelers make the playoffs. And in that case I'll need an extension.

I don't think enough has been said about the schedule we were dealt this season. We had to play eight of the 11 other playoff teams from last year (the Steelers were #12). Half our season was the
Patriots, Colts, Chargers, Jaguars, Titans, Giants, Cowboys and Redskins. Thankfully Cleveland and Cincinnati are in our division, which eased the blow a little. But I would like to thank the rest of the NFL for eliminating from the playoffs all the teams that beat us through the regular season. That was very nice of you guys.

Anyway, I've left Rots in a lot of restaurants around the area, and many have been of both Steelers' players and fans. I put together a collage of those Rots and posted it here in honor of Number 6.

Six long months until training camp.