I feel an urge to get back to art after not doing anything for two years. I pulled out an unfinished carving, but it may not be a good place to restart. The concept always felt too big for the stone, and it was damaged in one of my many moves. So maybe I should let it go. I spent a couple of minutes this evening contemplating it, and an image of taking my hammer and pounding it to dust kept flashing through my mind. That'll happen eventually, but maybe I shouldn't be the one to do it.
From last night and this morning. The cat was parked in his usual spot waiting for the show of jays and squirrels. He and I are the only ones stirring at the moment.
After the upgrade to Mastodon 2.0.0 for social.coop, some people's avatars seem to be missing in the timeline and on their profile pages (I'm using the web interface). For example, this is what I see on mine. It's most obvious when looking at local timeline. Anybody else seeing this? http://social.coop/media/GCHoNyPn_6oMSKd8GFM
Making things last Show more
This has been on my todo list for over a year, but I finally got around to making an adaptor for my FirefoxOS ZTE so that I can use Android earbuds (my previous earbuds irreparably died a couple of months ago). I know I will eventually have to replace this phone, but today is not that day. https://social.coop/media/IBrmvjYH7f2Kz8-LlvQ
Wife's birthday gift Show more
Today is my wife's birthday. For her birthday she wanted me to take the day off and go hiking with her. That seemed like a splendid gift. She chose to hike to Burnt Lake around Mt. Hood. Luckily it was an easy hike as we are both recovering from being sick, and I am nursing a torn hamstring. There's a lot going on in the world, but I want to take a moment and be grateful for all the good things in my life, like my wonderful wife, awe inspiring nature, and cute nature.
Muralist Fin DAC's technique Show more
An article in the PDX Tribune descirbed a mural by Fin DAC. I couldn't find it online, so I included some photos of the paper. The mural is interesting and beautiful, but I also thought Fin DAC's technique was interesting: "Instead of a grid system he uses spray paint to draw hundreds of cartoon faces on the blank wall. They are unique, quick to draw and easier to read and align than dots." http://findac.tumblr.com/
Remembering somebody I never knew Show more
I recently prepared for potential evacuation from my home due to nearby wildfires. I had the opportunity to consider what things I would want with me if the worst happened. One thing I grabbed was the book you see below. The name in the lower right is my grandfather's. I never knew him. He died when my mother was 14. But he was an important presence and role model in my life because my mother told me many stories. https://social.coop/media/shGoOnqHa57oqK3dFco