Friday, December 10, 2010

My Life (Right Now)

Words by Stiles. Photo by Camillo Longo.

(And seriously, please visit Camillo's site for some of the best photos you will see all year.)

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Leave Them Kids Alone

Sometimes a song lyric is a perfect six-word tale all on its own.

Roger Waters is out touring "The Wall", and from what I hear it's pretty incredible. My friend Jonathan Goldman snapped some pics from the show. (Nice seats!)

For further reading, here's a great article about the kids who infamously sang on "Another Brick In The Wall (Part II)" and their eccentric music teacher Alun Renshaw -- who by all accounts was anything but a brick.

Words and spectacle by Roger Waters.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Werewolf Idol

Halloween is coming. Time to bring out the ghouls, ghosts and creepy creatures. Andrew Bargeron created the art for this week's tale. If you're a fan of cool horror and retro sci-fi, then you absolutely must head on over to his official site.

Words by Stiles. Art by Andrew Bargeron.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

A Shade Lighter

The art for this week's tale is by my longtime friend J. Oyer Tomas. If you like what you see here, then there is an entire gallery of intriguing works awaiting you at his official site. Please head over for a visit, and tell them Six-Word Tales sent you.

Words by Stiles. Painting by J. Oyer Tomas.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Just Add Words

It's B.Y.O.W. week. I give you the image, you give me six words.

Photo by Stiles.

Thursday, September 9, 2010


As an extra to this week's tale, here are some more photos of the Earthship. We took some pictures of one of the structures still under construction. (*Note the stacked tires.)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Off The Grid

This summer I spent the night in an "Earthship." It's a type of home made out of natural and recycled materials. The outer walls are created out of stacks of dirt-filled used tires. The electricity is harvested from solar panels and wind turbines. All the water comes from collected rain and snow melt. Glass bottles are used as "bricks" for the inner walls, creating a stained-glass effect as the sun shines through.

My Earthship was actually part of a community of other homes like it; a Hobbit village by way of "The Road Warrior." It felt like the past and future all at once.

I look at trash differently now. Our garbage can actually be quite useful. Combined with creativity and engineering, all this waste can become... beautiful.

Words by Stiles. Photo by Juliet Snowden.