SMILE!

So, the time has come. After a year of putting it off, I am having two wisdom teeth (TEEF) extracted sometime this summer.  I say “sometime” because my consultation is somewhere around June 12, and after that, THEN I get to schedule it. Bluh.  Granted, I am READY to get these suckers out.  Top and…

Dawg Days, Issue #1

“Taking dog-shaming photos to the Next Level.” Intro: I love the Fables comics.  A lot.  One of my favorite of favoritest things from the Jack of Fables series are the 1-page bits with the miniature Babe the Blue Ox, who has a Very Active Inner Life. It struck me about a month ago that my…

Dropped and Found

Caution: Contains Profanity.  Artistically. So here’s the game: You follow @NO_FREE_ART on Twitter and Instagram. Set it up on Twitter so that they’re one of your favorites, and you’ll get notifications on your phone when they post something. When they make a Drop, they post a photo of a piece of art created by one…

Follow My Crazy Graphics

I’ve been messing about with some internet design programs lately, like Canva and Picmonkey, just to see what I can do with them.  They’re both pretty good for basic photo editing and layouts, designed to make things easy on folks.  My graphic designer background won’t quite allow me to use their prefab layouts and images BUT you can upload your…

Street Art, Literally (Sidewalk Edition)

If you take a glance up at the featured image there, you’ll get a feel for why, some days, you feel like you can only navigate by foot if you stare consistently at the ground and cast your eye nary another place. Nature tends to prevail, here. The ground isn’t really solid, and the trees…

The Wall

I’d mentioned The Wall a couple of times in entries from this summer, but it was not yet fleshed out or filled up enough to share.  Thus, today, I present The Wall which, I suspect, is more than likely as fleshed out and filled up as it will get while we are here.  Forward momentum…

The Queen of Hearts

…she made some tarts, all on a summer’s day… This is not an entry regarding tarts or any other pastry, despite the fact that there seems to be some sort of Cherry Pie appreciation festival going on here in Loveland this month.  Not cherries in general, mind you, so you can’t go running around town…

Bead Dog Pause

(Heh.  See what I did there?) Approximately 2.5 weeks ago, or so: I sat at the computer in my newest room, this one in Colorado, biting my lip very, very hard.  Freshly wounded from what felt like a failed trip, I nevertheless had an entire stack of New Orleans photographs to edit, and was bravely…

Midnight in Paris

Picture this: After a seriously stunning montage of daily Parisian views, your screen falls completely dark, save for some opening credits. The only sensory input one then receives is the dialogue that opens this film, and this is what you hear: Gil: This is unbelievable! Look at this! There’s no city like this in the…

My Kingdom for a Sketchbook

Or: A Diatribe on Artsy Fartsy Photo Filter Cell-Phone Apps I have WAY too much creative energy on my hands.  I’m not entirely certain why, when packing all of my belongings in preparation for the voyage to New Orleans, I packed every. Single. Sketchbook and drawing implement for safekeeping in storage.  Well, I DO know…

Street Art: New Orleans Era

Good morning, rainy world.  At least, it is rainy here this morning, with those big ol’ thunderBOOMS that the dawg seems to finally be starting to figure out.  At least, every time one rings out over the wet grey sky, he doesn’t jump up, run around, shake, and hide under my feet.  Little guy must be adapting!…

Meanwhile…Hey Look, More Street Art!

The signs of imminent change are beginning to sprout forth, in several different ways.  There are emerging blank spots in our apartment, where things used to be but are now all packed up.  THAT will become ever more the case, starting this weekend, now that we have the Massive Pile of Boxes at our disposal. …