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Sunday, November 22, 2015

Germany in Nuts

Working on some baking prep work I got a little crazy with the hazel nuts before roasting. Germany in Hazelnuts. 

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Getting better at macro photography

Up close and personal this looks like a mountain of pumpkin seeds. In reality it is just a small handful in the bottom of a glass dish.

Reality is a bit tweaked though. I almost feel as if I was able to be standing in the bowl taking the shot as well as viewing the shot. Sometimes the macros turn out and sometimes they don't. I haven't yet figured out the magic to the art of macro photography. But I think that part of the key is to not think TOO hard what you are doing.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Font Showcase

I love this movie. It is actually my favorite Hugh Jackman movie. And personally, I think Karl's poor bewildered Friar Fraidypants totally makes the movie. Without his sense of fear, self preservation and surprise this would be just a bunch of great costumes, graphics and melodramatic posturing. Karl brings the reality.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Taking Care of the Art

It isn't finished but I put it in a frame anyway. As long as it is tucked away I will never finish it. And I need it safe while it is out. So here we go... framed and sitting on the little bookshelf by my bed waiting for me to figure out how to work the issues.

Part of me really likes this the way it is and doesn't want to futz with it too much. In person the pillars really glow and the tile is starting to shine a bit. The issue I have is that the face isn't complete on the fountain head so it doesn't really look like a lion to me. Also... the background doesn't recede enough for my liking. I'll figure it out.

And while I am figuring out the painting. I will figure out what kind of words I will add to it. I almost think that is half the problem. After all it was the title page for an article in a travel magazine and the blank spot is where the title went. Perhaps that will be a gouche situation. Maybe in gold or an aged bronze.