Ephemeral Enemy Tee by Pete Janes

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“FMRL NME” refers to Death, the untouchable, irreducible, inevitable nemesis of life, which appears unbidden, does its work, and vanishes.

I’ve been playing around with this phonetic for years. Recently, while hiking in the Coast Range here in Oregon, I came across a bleached bird skull (most likely a Steller’s Bluejay) and the images I took matched up with the phrase perfectly.

Created in Gimp.


bird, skull, ephemeral, enemy, petejanes, cool, industrial

Organic produce slinger by day. Automatic Scribbler and Deliberate Renderer by night.

“Pete Janes entertains the macro insect crowd with meticulous gouache and watercolor specimen pieces, while his more imaginary illustrations seem to be glimpses into faraway realities.”—noted art critic and Portland bum R. Terialspray

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  • Marsha Elliott
    Marsha Elliottover 4 years ago

    Very clever!!!

  • Thanks Marsha!

    – Pete Janes

  • Ken Powers
    Ken Powersover 4 years ago

    Nicely done Pete! Great work!

  • Very much appreciated, Ken!

    – Pete Janes

  • Warren Haney
    Warren Haneyover 4 years ago

    Had to look up ephemeral ..But i get it now…so oo clever !!!!!!!!

  • Doing my part to boost my fellow RBers’ vocabularies! Thanks Warren!

    – Pete Janes

  • redqueenself
    redqueenselfabout 4 years ago

    Very Cool! Very original!

  • Very much appreciated, redqueen!

    – Pete Janes

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