Thursday, July 31, 2008


Will be taking some time off, most likely - I do tend to be manic, though, no? Need to find inspiration.

It is a privilege meeting all of you and exchanging ideas. My best.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008



Sunday, July 27, 2008


Mariana, my daughter at age two, and a sunrise.

Saturday, July 26, 2008


The post below are snippets of "libre" - the word "free" in Spanish. Cubans call a Rum and Coke with a slice of lemon a "Cuba Libre." My libre is made from the inside of a lifeboat and a beach dune. Makeshift boats have brought many Cubans to the United States, a frightful trip I am sure. At the end of which, they hopefully find warm sand and safety and a different freedom. I came to here on a PanAm plane - much easier back then.

It is an early Saturday morning, a crazed mockingbird is singing outside, and I still have the house to myself - a wonderful time of the day, if I only had a cup of good coffee.

I recently bought two amazing albums - Nada Surf's "Let Go" and the Fleet Foxes' "Sun Giant" EP. Fleet Foxes recently were featured on a podcast on NPR's All Songs Considered Concert series - the band does great harmonies, they play an eclectic range of instruments and they are smart (on podcast there is an interview of one band member at the end).

I have no music life - I rely on NPR and other Public Station podcasts to help guide me to good new music. I almost never listen to FM radio, anymore.

Hope you are all best.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008



Tuesday, July 22, 2008


Monday, July 21, 2008

Sunday, July 20, 2008


Beach sidewalk transformed.

A tilda can exude life, even more so than an exclamation point. The pause that refreshes.

Saturday, July 19, 2008



Friday, July 18, 2008


Altered photos taken in afternoon light on the fresh aired cusp of July. These are good and celebratory in the fading hours left of a good day completed...

All right now.


Thursday, July 17, 2008


Fire.worked, again. Inspired moments. Too much wo.rk

Tuesday, July 15, 2008


Transformed from a sand, fence, dune grass photograph. Details here.

I was not selected for the LA digital art show - fine, my images will get better.


Listening to "Badge" by The Cream. I love this song.

"Thinkin' 'bout the times you drove in my car.
Thinkin' that I might have drove you too far.
And I'm thinkin' 'bout the love that you laid on my table.

I told you not to wander 'round in the dark.
I told you 'bout the swans, that they live in the park.
Then I told you 'bout our kid: now he's married to Mabel.

Yes, I told you that the light goes up and down.
Don't you notice how the wheel goes 'round?
And you better pick yourself up from the ground
Before they bring the curtain down.
Yes, before they bring the curtain down.

Ah Ah Ah, yeh yeh yeh
Ah Ah Ah, yeh yeh yeh

Talkin' 'bout a girl that looks quite like you.
She didn't have the time to wait in the queue.
She cried away her life since she fell off the cradle."

Great bass line and guitars. George Harrison co-wrote the song and also plays on it.

Monday, July 14, 2008


Reworked photo of a lifeguard boat.

Sunday, July 13, 2008


Beach photo - simple modifications, then sharpened, and with a bucket or two of paint.

Smaller version here. I show the image progression here.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Another day at the beach, from a few weeks back.

Thursday, July 10, 2008



Small sized version and then a details. Derived from a photo at the beach a few weeks ago. Sand blasted. Lichen like.

Lichen an organism created by a symbiotic relationship between a fungus and a single cell plant, if I recall my college botany. I loved botany - for a few months as a freshman I contemplated a life studying algae.

I needed a lot of kelp.


Sampled to the point of little re.cog.nit.ion. Calm, dry and faded under a bright July sun.

I have not used the spray paint feature in Paint for a couple of months, it was employed here.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008


This one jumps from Neda's collage, to Lisa's duck reeds to Andrea's fireworks. An international fence. World art.

Tuesday, July 8, 2008


Neda inspiration - inverted, cut, pasted - no glue here....some there. A lovely image by a gifted artist that can be clicked and enlarged. Somehow slivers of Andrea's fireworks crept in too, here.

Lately I work on images very quickly - no time and it is quite bothersome. I do think quality is suffering and see no end in, family, lawncare.

Marie and I watched a most beautifully lit and photographed movie last night on DVD - "Girl With a Pearl Earring." Period piece - impeccable settings and costumes. But what was amazing was the lighting and also the pure love of paint and artists ground and created made their oil paints before there were tube colors. Chemistry.

"You wouldn't think a movie could look like a Vermeer painting, but Girl with a Pearl Earring is filmed with an amazing range of luminous glows that evoke the Dutch artist's masterworks." Amazon.

The cinematography is much better than the storyline, but I can live it that, here.

My best.

Sunday, July 6, 2008


Andrea's fireworks, simply sampled. On the Fourth I noticed both fireworks and fireflies - one doing it on its own power and possibly with the chance of getting lucky....ahh, and without the likelihood of having fingers blown off.

Thursday, July 3, 2008


Sampled small water falling, up close - forget source.

Happy Fourth, all.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008


Quilted from altered photographs of a rainbow, a beach sidewalk and the inside of a lifeguard boat seat. Two of the three photos used are in posts below.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008




Hi, Sue.


Hi, Babaloo.