Tag Archives: around the neighborhood

being serene on deadline

Anybody else on deadline?  I’m on deadline.  I hope to have some images for you next week from the three (count ’em, three) projects I have on the drawing board right now, but for the moment nothing is fit to … Continue reading

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polar vortex special, part 2

They used to call it a “cold snap”, or tell us, in the voice of sage old sayings that “as the days begin to lengthen, the cold begins to strengthen”.  As February nears and the sap starts to rise in … Continue reading

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hulk winter poem

Our resident poet, the Incredible Hulk, branches out from his usual haiku (Hulk-ku) form in this poem he wrote on Wednesday, in the depths of the Polar Vortex.  The temperature at the time was -18 degrees Fahrenheit. When super cold, … Continue reading

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friday after thanksgiving bonus: handprint turkeydragon creature.

(It’s not Black Friday related!  It is free and you don’t have to go anywhere!)  Yesterday I drew and posted my annual Handprint Turkey.  And then I went to lunch at Steak and Shake– one of the few restaurant chains … Continue reading

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the martian toy camera

Sometimes a lens can give you more than a field of view– it can give you a change in perspective.   So can a change in your work process– you could try automatic writing, or automatic drawing.  Or automatic photography? One … Continue reading

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(pajama) shark of the season

Happy Autumnal period!  It’s hard to define the beginning of fall in the Northern Hemisphere, at least until the first of October makes it “official”.  But there’s always a weekend in September when the days getting shorter, the crickets slowing … Continue reading

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more spider time

It’s September, it’s glorious (when it’s not 90 degrees F with 90% humidity) and I’ve been spending a lot of time with my dogs– and my spiders.  It’s spider time, which is my favorite time of year.  This September I … Continue reading

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zebra philosophy

I think we all sometimes feel like the only zebra on a colorful cosmic carousel where everyone else is a horse. And art is the funhouse mirror that lets a zebra look at its own tail.

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car spotting: alfa romeo gtv6 2.5

The distinctive shape of this “late 20th” Alfa called to me from across the parking lot at the big box store.  My first take was “Alfetta”, and I wasn’t entirely wrong: GTV6 2.5 was the name given to late model … Continue reading

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the source

This is where it all comes from: the act of walking around a corner and finding a bunch of concrete pavers stacked around a tree in somebody’s front yard. And the pavers are dyed subtle earthy colors and the grass … Continue reading

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