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Photo Walk...gearing up to paint

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
 Here's some photos that I've processed into digital art.  Spring is doing it's thing right now so I'm out taking photos.  In other words, I'm gathering up subjects to paint in the hot part of the summer, rain of the fall, and cold of the winter.

 Just a plain photo...I just really liked the color of these flowers...
Later Gators,

Fine Art Friday...iPad Art

Friday, March 23, 2012
 I never thought that I could do digital art but with the new iPhone and iPad apps, it can be
 The below is from a fractal app.  I still don't have it down yet.  Fractal a bit more complex that I gave them credit for. 
 The above is a fractal...I still have some work to do on this program.
The above and below are the same fractal...the above was ran though a couple other programs. I also see the possibles for painting wit the above.  
 The below started out as a city photo that I merged a fractal to and then ran it though several programs.
 The rest are eye candy for you...enjoy the colors!

 Have a great weekend...

Mixed water media on Yupo...and some iPhoneography

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

 Well...I'm almost done with my Bast series.  I've got one more on my desk and I'm done.  It is time to move on for a while.  I've got a couple of projects that I want to get done.
 I really miss glass and it's time to go back.  There have been times that I hear my torch calling me. :-)
 If I didn't have to sleep, I might have enough time in the day to get all the things done.  I don't so I have to make choices with my time.
 The below is total iphone...
 So is this...
During this time away from glass, I've learned a lot...mostly about color and photography.  Photography used to be the bain of my, I enjoy it.  It's like a frozen piece of time.  It's done me good to work on my skill base but glass is whispering....

Later to get done,

My Sunday Exploring...

Monday, March 19, 2012

Beatiful Bob and I went to McCloud Nature Park for a couple of hours with Briggs.

Later Gators,

Dogtona Fundraiser Event

Saturday, March 17, 2012

These were some of my best happy shots of the day.

Have a great weekend...


A Photo worth a thousand words...

Shot on Mass Ave at vesper..

Later Gators,

Briggs, the wonder sheltie

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Untitled, originally uploaded by Moon Stumpp.

Briggs, with a new haircut, is out enjoying the sunshine.

BTW, this pic was taken with a simple iPhone...ain't it grand!!!


The Burning Times are back… the war on women from a 50+ yr/old woman looking for sanity …

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

As sit back and read my daily screen time of the news, I’m appalled of what is happening.  I’m mystified of why there is such a need in government to worry about happens in a woman’s uterus.   

Arizona recently passed a bill dubbed the “wrongful birth” bill, which basically allows doctors to withhold information about potential birth defects to prevent abortions.   Aren’t people connecting the dots here…this type of information withholding can threaten both the mother and the baby’s life.   It’s also skip the BS…it’s a law that shields gross medical misconduct.  OBs and Gyns have always had high medical malpractice insurance premiums in the medical field.  They normally rank in the top five.

So how about all those forced ultrasound bills?  Or Oklahoma’s “heartbeat” abortion bill?  A similar initiative in Mississippi was defeated by the voters last year. 

While the debates (and new laws are being passed) regarding pro-life issues, there are still the debates on stem cell research that isn’t being talked about.   Stem cell research is embryonic.  Don’t get me wrong  here, I am very pro stem cell research.  It might be the direction that will give the answers to the cure or treatment of countless diseases from everything to Parkinson’s to Type-1 diabetes.   BUT for 8 ½ years, a faith-based ban kept the scientific community from researching this tangent.   Finally in 2009, Obama signed an executive order that would make “scientific decisions based on facts, not ideology.” 

So what does all of that have to do with women’s reproductive rights?   Or Mitt Rommey’s pledge to “get rid of Planned Parenthood”  but seen supporting that organization in 1994 and what he said (onYouTube)Rick Santorum’s birth control is “just a few dollars”…or the insanity ofnew sexual laws?  Plus Texas’ choice tolose it’s funding for a women’s health program that serves low-income families.  Reality check here…the last time I checked, women just don’t spontaneously reproduce.  I haven't seen three wise men is an election year. :-) 

Let clarify here...I don't always believe what I read on the internet but there seems to be a trend here.

It all has to do with stem cell reasearch???  "Scientific decisions based on facts, not ideology”  isn’t happening.  I’m not even going to chat about the debates regarding gay marriage…if you are still reading this, you can connect the dots.

I’m viewing this issue on a logical format here…we have a Christian favored Taliban currently in our country.   It’s both in State and Federal government.  Why?  Could it be a smoke and mirrors for the real issues that are happening?  Like unemployment…education…global economy…immigration…energy issues and the list goes on and on and on and on.

This whole who’s got the biggest-baddest imaginary friend is pathetic.  Some of what I’m reading would make McCarthy proud and that is simply scary.

My point is that I’m for sanity and common sense but I’m having troubles finding it.


iPhone my neck of the woods

The below photos were captured with my big girl camera but were processed though iPhone & iPad apps.  I'm playing around with new filters, that can be used as an interesting photo and a piece of frozen time that I can paint.

Later Gators...gotta get Briggs to the groomers!

More Bast Series on Yupo

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
 As I said, I'm almost done with this series.  I still have a couple more cats drawn that I need to finish up...then I will be more to another mixed water media series.

I'm off to process some pictures...I was out and about today with my camera.

Later Gators,

Bast Series-Mixed Water Media on Yupo

I'm still working on my Bast series. I'm coming to a point that I'm just about done with the entire series...