Monthly Archives: December 2018

It’s All Relative

It’s New Year’s Eve, a time for reflection, and a time for plans. Let us first address whether this whole deal is simply a human construct. Certainly the ball dropping in NYC is a man made thing. Even the calendar … Continue reading

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More Techniques

A couple more of my favorites, that deserve some tribute work. I learn so much about the piece when I struggle to recreate it. Of course, this is where practice can help create less hideous pieces. It’s tempting to stay … Continue reading

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Durer Explained

I suppose this might be my first tribute piece done digitally. I love Durer’s work. He is widely known as the Master Engraver. Generally, he cut copper plates with a burin, then printed a limited edition, then destroyed the plate … Continue reading

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Practice

Hmm, practice makes perfect? Gosh, if only that were true. Practice all you want but if there is markedly no improvement then perfection is still a long way off. Besides, my goal isn’t perfection. Ha! Not even possible! It should … Continue reading

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More More Tribute

I’ve been busy with techniques. I love the sketching, and have become a big fan of the solid graphite pencils. They are a little messy but a lot better than charcoal. There is a big problem though. The chemicals in … Continue reading

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Want to hear God laugh?

Tell him your plans. i’ve been thinking about planning, which is our attempt to make sense of the world, and possibly change the future. In the most common usage, planning is really quite easy. We plan to get up in … Continue reading

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Colors

I found an amusing book that deals with some of the oddities of the English language. Here is a sample… 1. Every cloud has a——— lining. 2. ——- tape 3. He looks at the world through ——— colored glasses. 4. … Continue reading

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No Poetry Between

‘‘Twas the night before Christmas…”. Well, actually this is the morning after Christmas, but I was thinking about the poem. For many homes around the world it is a family tradition to read the poem to their children on Christmas … Continue reading

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Fifty Years Ago

Fifty years Ago this week I was Santa Claus at our local Macy’s. I did not volunteer. I was happy to find seasonal work on the college job board. I was hired to sell womens shoes. It was a lot … Continue reading

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Gut Life

I just watched a YouTube video, and I find myself again cursing the net, and adoring it at the same time. This video made the bold headline statement of “35,000 Different Bacteria Species Living in Your Gut!”. This is disturbing … Continue reading

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Helping?

I’ve been pondering the word “help”. At first it seemed so simple, then it got way too complicated. Helping is assisting. The perfect image definition is a man pushing a car to the gas station. You see this, you jump … Continue reading

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A Goal

Spontaneity, besides being difficult to spell, might be defined as action without a plan or purpose. That’s a rough concept. It includes an image of a room of mouse traps and ping pong balls. Or if I was a Beatles … Continue reading

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Attack!

77 years ago a foreign nation dropped bombs and strafed our

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Klimt Impression

These are not by Klimt, they are just an impression of Klimt. Gustav would get the humor. This next one is about 80% done.

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What do you know?

What do you know, and when did you know it? This was the major question during the Watergate investigation. The question was asked of President Richard Nixon. If he didn’t know anything about the Watergate conspiracy until much later, then … Continue reading

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