Monday, March 31, 2008


Kim of laketrees in OZ has a sister and her sister and has a dance company and Rose danced for that company.

I wanted for this one to feel light - limber - like the toned step of a dancer.

Sunday, March 30, 2008


Woke up early Sunday and in the still dark heard a Northern Cardinal singing nearby outsode in the cold morn. There a was sliver of moon and a couple of bright stars out my window, framed by my still bud less white dogwood's branches. It is not quietest just before the dawn.

This image depicts the warming soil - the melting pot for crocuses, then daffodils, soon tulips followed by azaleas. And then the white dogwood - my favorite spring tree.

Friday, March 28, 2008

The demands of job and home are such that I cannot continue the almost daily posting of new art. My vision has grown so much in this community. I will post less frequently and will try to still comment often. Thank you for your continued support.


Thursday, March 27, 2008


Based on serene photograph taken by Trijnie of a snowy field and distant tree line - a calming landscape outside her window.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008


Myspace snorkling photo inspiration. Bit of a Lisa sunset sun in there.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008


Recycled ears, and also goes back also to a John.Sue.Irene colloboration for inspiration. Also a lovely NZ cloud.

I appreciate all your comments and also am inspired daily by your posts and creativity. My best.


This one is good. cloud and reflection.

Monday, March 24, 2008


From bunny ears emerges a fish tank is going to be a busy week, catching up with life and work after the flu.

Sunday, March 23, 2008


The better image is at recycled.lint. This is a paid political advertisement.

This weekend we watched "Across the Universe" - a movie musical based on Beatles songs and set in 1968 in NYC. It came out this past Spring or Summer. The DVD has grown on me - both for the more than adequate versions of Beatles songs(so hard to do given how ingrained the originals are), but also because it captured the era with tenderness and zeal.

I give it four and a half peace symbols. All you need is love.

Saturday, March 22, 2008

It has been a while since we (we?) have given a coveted mon.key award. Today we (we?) will bestow it on Irene and her perky dog, Jesker.

Irene was one of the first blogs I linked and she writes daily in a manner that astonishes me. She is honest, kind, thoughtful and brilliant. Her mandalas brighten my daily commute to the city and then I see them later in their full splendor on a flat screen.

Irene has lived in the States and knows the power of American litigation. It is more important here than making a better mouse trap. Almost a sport.

So, Irene, this one is just for you (click there):

I wish I could supply a banana split and a dog treat with it. Our best.

Friday, March 21, 2008


My best wishes to your for the Easter weekend, the first weekend of our Spring. I will be taking a few days off this blog, no art posts, but I do intend to have time to comment.

Finally back at work, only have the f of the flu so I guess I am better. Horrible flu and I can only imagine how others sicker must feel.

I have not been religious for so many years, but if you are I hope you have a blessed weekend. Regards,


Thursday, March 20, 2008


Marginal use of Lisa's new Tuscany painting. Older sister is here.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008


Spring arrives late tonight - I am still fighting off the flu - the worst cold/flu I have had in maybe ten years. I have missed three days of work, although have been on conference calls and regular BlackBerry emails a lot. Cough - email. Cough - email. Sneeze - email.

This image was created from a photograph I took last April in the Everglades. Bit of sampling but the DNA is inexplicably lost.

Happy Spring, happy Fall. Happy trails, blogfriends (to quote a blogfriend).

Monday, March 17, 2008

Sue's photo that I manipulated and then became the starting point of Sue's mandala as further interpreted by Irene with more than a pinch of Andrea's just desert. Shaken not stirred.

Much colloboration.


Northern and Southern California blended together.

I have started another little blog - one where I might just place images - old or new that will exist with titles and no commentary. A place to play and explore - recycled.lint.

Sometimes an image gets saved as I continue to work and then it gets lost and forgotten. Sometimes I just want to post it and see how the work plays. Like a politician kissing babies, or a bank passing out sub prime loans. Or just having some fun.

Please come by this basement if you are curious or need a haven where to play your old 45's. Or, if you need to do some laundry. Sometimes it is just nice to watch the clothes in the drier tumble. They almost float like angels when dry. Then you get to roll up the lint into a small ball and toss it. Some lint is red, some light blue and some an ugly grey. Silly putty for the poor.

I have a horrid cold today, but I do see the light at the end of the mucus. Yuk.

Friday, March 14, 2008


Lisa's New Zealand sky and Babaloo's Irish forest. Hemispheres become more united as we approach an equinox. A blink, a pause and a reflection


Babaloo and Lisa elements return. This happened fast, then slowed. Nature is good to me.

So, I am back at work.


I am currently artistically distracted with the NY governor/escort story - in part because it took down someone who might have become president and because of my somewhat ambivalent interest with media attention and what makes for a good fifteen minutes of fame, possibly fortune. I have downloaded the escort pics from her MySpace Music site (she has more than 7 million visits) and have incorporated them here and in some images below.

A picture of nothing, somewhat blue and empty. Going to MOMA at lunchtime - I have not been there for weeks.

Renamed image because I was inspired by Lisa's latest collage. Blue hearts. Happens to everyone sometime.


I thought I had posted this yesterday. More plug and play.

Thursday, March 13, 2008


Pulled out of the ashes - a little old phoenix.

Feel like in a bit of a posting multiple images.


This one has been sampled into oblivion and mostly samples are in the ether - there are traces of Kris' video heart....


There are so many choices in pursuing art - whether it be music, dance, painting. Sometimes we fail. We as artists compete always with Investment Bankers. Lawyers. Thieves.

Sometimes it is easier to judge than to survive. Live long and prosper.

Wednesday, March 12, 2008


Kim of laketrees posted some photographs of a dancer associated with Kim's sister's dance company. A Rose by no other name.


International sample. Hope you are all well.

Tuesday, March 11, 2008


Sampled from Holland - beautiful old Dutch house in the Northern Netherlands.

Also used a refresh snapshot of photograph of Trinje's grandmother posted in Yesterday's photos.

Have MS Paint back on home computer and will try to use more and more. It is like riding a ten speed instead of my little Paint trike.

An Easter egg of sorts, here today. No candy inside, though.

Postscript - image darkened a bit - it was too light on BlackBerry and on home monitor:

Monday, March 10, 2008


No Paint, yet. Colder, again. Life goes on.

Spring forward, fall down.

Do they have daylight savings time in Holland, Australia, New Zealand, Canada.Dry. Britain, Texas?

Sunday, March 9, 2008


Paint less - yikes. Which cord pulls the parachute?

Watched "South Pacific," the movie on old VHS tape - more than twenty year old VHS tape. One of my favorite musicals - I think it is the best. Need to buy DVD. Adding CD to my iPod tonight.

"Once you have found her, never let her go...."

What are your favorite musicals?

This has a bit of Sue palm and I am not sure of the rest.

Saturday, March 8, 2008


Kim of laketrees provided image of dancer - I played a bit with it this morning, The link I added is to her poetry site. I seek to confuse and otherwise illuminate. Play hide and seek. Spin the bottle. Sip decent wine. Add great songs to my iPod. Have the kids sleep late.

Rainy day here. Buckets fell overnight and will fall again today. Finally got to the flower show and the cut back on the plantings. Bought sugar snap and sunflower seeds. Also some hyacinths that barely pushing out to the potted soil.

Kim also raises an interesting question at her art blog - should portraits be representational - a good likeness of the subject? Is it more about the subject or the artist?



Removed my word verification for comments - I hope this pleases everyone. But, also somehow removed my Microsoft Accessories programs which includes - gulp - Paint so I am a wingless duck right now. Need to get disks form guy who built my computer.

I downloaded a program called, but it has other features- the worst issue is I can only have one image open - no multiple windows. Other tricks are missing or hidden....some features are better than old Paint so might be able to use this as a third important tool.


Friday, March 7, 2008


Dutch house and trees - removed and diluted. Also just a taste of Northern California palm frond.

Thursday, March 6, 2008


A running series of images to improve relations and to garner sweet comments.

In this one a math student uses rules of physics to enhance personal ballet abilities. Form follows formula, not function.

I do enjoy ballet and a most fascinating experience was attending San Francisco Ballet final rehearsals years ago.

Wednesday, March 5, 2008


Gorgeous day - bright sun and Cardinals were singing. Not San Diego weather, it still is a zoo though, and I will take what kind southern winds offer me.

Crocuses on the lawn exploding. I love planting them - when I moved to NY the first winter was so cold and I remember the first crocus I saw and how I fell in love with it.

This is made from simple samples, and some screenshots - not sure if anyone can determine sources.....

All trees cut and pasted down for now.

Have a great day.

Tuesday, March 4, 2008


Babaloo, again - funny , but this was also the title of a song by Desi Arnaz - a Cuban man living in New York. "I Love Lucy."

Image also has Lisa clouds and also a NZ refresh snapshot(inverted color lines).

Digital Lego's, if I may.

We have one open trumpet daffodil out. Maybe 100 crocuses blooming in the lawn.


This past Monday at noon outside our second floor office cafeteria window was perched a cedar wax wing in a wintry ornamental plum tree. Alone and lost to its world. Waxwings are normally birds that flock, very social away from their breeding grounds. It looked healthy. Hopefully tonight he will continue north and find cousins outside and beyond our cruel cold concrete canyon.

I think I saw my first cedar waxwing at Cape May, New Jersey years ago in the fall. The largest flock I ever saw had maybe a thousand birds.

Good luck, lost waxwing. In two months you will be farther north and in beautiful spring plumage, ready to breed and raise young. No TV or McDonald's for you. A steady diet of insects and berries. Eating slightly fermented berries by next fall. Waxwings can get drunk and they do it, socially.

Sampled from an usual suspects.

Sunday, March 2, 2008


Babaloo tree and man.i.pulated refresh screenshots of Andrea's and my blogs....


Sampled from marsh photo Sue provided. Sue's graceful pic of the week is in prior post - marsh awakening in Northern California - Digital Paradiso.

Blue areas made from sample of a Lisa photograph taken of a lake at what likely is sunset.

Simple treatment - water color like. Summery cold - a simplistic explanation of Spring.

Saturday, March 1, 2008


Debi sampling - as we march on. Double post day. Also tree limb fragments from Babaloo.

Been out a lot today - indoor soccer and errands. Wanted to go to a duck decoy show but had other commitments,. Do hop[e to get to flower show tomorrow - very large indoor nursery like eight barns.

I like decorative gardening and this show has forced blossoms so for me it is wild to see at peak tulips next to perfect roses near hostas and lilacs near sunflowers. All portions of a summer merge and overlap - dream like.

I like the complexity and harshness of this adaptation. This one foams.


Another Sue photo - similar marsh as with egret picture, see below. Sampled into a simple quilt, above.