Posts in category: Behind These Hazel
Mediocre Twitter Poetry Theatre

I’ve done quite a few of these silly things in recent days.  Figured I might as well collect them here on the ol’ blog again.  I know there have been a few people who seemed to enjoy it when I’ve dropped rhymes on here in the past anyway.  It’s all pretty random, just what happened […]

From Conception to Completion

Over the past week or so, I’ve been plugging away at this sketch of New Zealand-based future wrestling legend Evie.  A short while ago I finally, mercifully finished.  Not that I can actually explain how I shade with so much detail (pretty much completely self-taught), but I grabbed progress pics after each session.  Just thought […]

Gone, but not for Long

Looks like I hit my wall even faster than last year, unless the flurry of posts to close out 2014 count.  But I’ve no plans to disappear until the end of the year again.  Whenever I get around to scanning stuffs again, I’ll have fresh card posts to share.  In the meantime, I’ll see about getting […]

One of those Nights…

It’s a cold, lonely night And I’m stuck in the past again Lost in memories Of what I thought could have been Can’t stop replaying All the things I should have said to you Everything I felt back then You know it all still holds true ♫ It never was I know it never will […]

My only eBay Purchase of 2015 so Far

That’s right, most of my money has gone to COMC this year, with a little to loose retail packs of 2015 Topps and a couple repack boxes.  I’ve only bought one thing on eBay in 2015, and it wasn’t even a card.  It was this: I picked up this great addition to my Raven art […]

30 Day Anime Challenge: Overview

Paul got me doing this fun thing on the twitters, even though I haven’t watched much anime in awhile.  So I thought I’d take it to the blog to elaborate on my choices, and just reminisce.  Here’s how it goes. I won’t do these posts every day, and I’ll try to sneak a few card, […]

Ending January on an Artistic Note

There were three more sketch cards in January’s shipment from COMC, so let’s end the month with a quick post showing ‘em off! The kinda iffy, if you’re feeling exceptionally diplomatic about it, Hit-Girl only cost $3, which more-or-less made up for the rad Lady Demon and She-Hulk pushing the edge of my spending comfort zone.  I […]

The Diamond King Last Chance Contest Pimpage!

There’s a new blog in town… that actually seems to have started before even my first six long since deleted posts from March/April 2008.  But after a 27 or so month hiatus, The Diamond King is officially with us again, and is holding a contest to promote this most auspicious occasion.  There are seven big […]

It’s a Sketch Card Kinda Day

Huh?  What’s this? A post with recentish sketch cards completely ready to go?  Did the blog fairy type this up when I wasn’t paying attention?  No, I vaguely remember doing this myself for a rainy day.  So seeing as it rained steadily all day today, let’s post it!  All cards for sale or trade. Me […]

The Trading Post: CamClow of Cardboard Heaven

‘Ello ‘ello, old chums.  Back with another trade post.  This one is from CamClow of Cardboard Heaven.  Only three cards in this, but they are all great ones. As far as plain jerseys go, nothing beats a Donruss jumbo swatch, I tell ya.  It’s hard to explain, but they just do it better.  Maybe this […]

The Trading Post: Marie of A Cardboard Problem

Hey all.  So I guess I’ll start with the most recent trade to arrive and work my way back.  This package arrived sometime between Tuesday and Thursday this past week from Marie of A Cardboard Problem. A nice mix of specific Cubbies I collect.  The only one here I might have already is the ’10 […]

Million Card Giveaway Haul

Forgot about this until I saw them amongst some undownloaded scannage still sitting in my inbox.  Here’s what I ended up with: Pretty nice haul considering how little I had to work with.  No complaints about condition either.  Only the ’60 and ’72 had any damage, but except for a certain 1965 card from a […]

Odds, Ends, Updates and Highlights

Hey.  Wassup?  Got some random stuff to hit on, so here goes. First, there is one slot left in The Daily Dimwit‘s Ovation Case Group Break!  One team of your choice and a second to be randomed off, for $30.  Go for it! ~~~~ Next, I’ve gotten into trade talks with all of the following […]

The League

Finished the rest of my Justice League sketch cards.  Timely too, being as I am down to $29.00 for the rest of the month (even a cheap computer isn’t cheap).  If anybody has ever considered buying any pre-made cards or commissioning a piece from me, this would be swell time to do it!  Anyway, have […]

Flea Market Finds #13: Tenth & Eleventh Binder Page

Almost done! We’ll get two of the last three binder pages done today, and finish it off just before I head out on Saturday.  Also, I blew the days in a row streak again, due to being up pretty close to 24 hours into yesterday afternoon (thanks in part to coloring sketch cards), and sleeping […]

Flea Market Finds #12: Ninth Binder page + Mojo

Ugh, mojo is such a dumb word (unless we’re talking super intelligent monkey supervillains or card blogging hands), but I digress.  While the weather is hitting record highs, so to are my blog hits.  And I’m closing in on posting every day for a week straight for maybe the first time ever in the history […]

Quick Sketch Card Post

I finished up the couple sketch cards I started the other night, so I thought I’d share them real quick since they pertain to some of you. Busted out my new watercolor pencils for the first time on this one.  The only markers are on his name in the corner, the pic itself is all […]

Flea Market Finds #10: Seventh Binder Page

Less than a week away from the next flea market and still a few more posts to go.  I’ll try to post the upcoming event’s swag in a much more efficient manner, but if I play my cards right (heh), I may be able to get the rest of these flea market posts in under […]

Free Comic Book Day 2011

And what a fun one it was.  It did get off to a rocky start, due to me getting back so late from the parents’ place the night before, which pushed everything back a bit and put them a little behind schedule to head out of town to attend the 1st birthday bash of my […]

She Can Warm My Bench Anytime

Yeah, that’s a lame title, and I apologize.  I’m not sorry enough to not go with it though.  Anyway, I stumbled upon this hot little number with a low price on eBay with about six minutes left, but nearly blew it due to having so many tabs open my internets had slowed to a crawl: […]

From The Final Frontier to the Great Hall of the Justice League

Yes, it’s a sketch card post.  No, I’m not sorry.  Although you do have my apologies for this post going up two days later than intended.  Maybe some pretty pictures will get my mind off the nagging questions and thoughts about the state of our world after last night’s shocking revelations for awhile though.  Anyway, […]

Flea Market Finds #7: Singles to Mingle

So, I finally got the singles I picked up at the flea market edited down into bite-sized chunks recently, and after the power going out at some point while I slept the other day, when I started things back up, my keyboard was working again.  So, I’m back in business. First though, a quick note.  […]

It’s Always Something…

Apologies for starting to drop off the posting pace again, it isn’t for lack of content or anything to say.  To put it briefly, as of early Sunday morning, my keyboard is on the fritz… yes I somehow managed to kill another one.  Anyway, this is being written via crummy on-screen keyboard, which is no […]

Flea Market Finds #6: Fourth Binder Page

I’m starting to get on a roll, might even get close to finishing before the next show!  Here is the 4th binder page: Why Purchased: Because I collect Frank Robinson, and also for the Alex Rios RC & A-Rod Thunder insert. Keepers: Just the Frank Robinson I guess. Notes: There’s something unflattering about Willkie’s photo there, […]