Friday, December 30, 2011

Playing with the blues

I think I'll call it "Get off my lawn!"

Sunday, December 4, 2011

No hiking

I broke my toe on Friday. Boo! Boo, I say!
This guy amply illustrates how I felt at being confined to walking Bean in the neighbourhood parks all weekend.

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Blog slacker

"Blog Slacker" sounds like a mythical beast that I would slice'n'dice with my dual swords in Skyrim instead of me just being too busy to post. Lots of arting and hiking and... other fun things going on to take my attention off the computer. Which is new. The computer that is, not my attention being off. I managed to kill the old XP machine - both mine AND the one spare we had kicking around. I have a mini-tower now that ought to do the trick for a bit. Lost every single photo I had, though. Le sigh.

Here's a few new ones.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

T'is the season to be fungal

I'm hoping to keep hiking all through winter, but Mt. Work had me wondering this morning. It was so chilly when I started out, though by the time I hit the summit I was warm enough and then some.
I don't have any spectacular fall foliage to share; my eye got dragged downward and I discovered that fungi were have a big old party all over the mountain. Once I started looking for them, they were everywhere! 

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Most boring meeting EVER

Lots of doodling was accomplished, however.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sunset with Bean

Captured on my phone again.

Monday, October 24, 2011

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Clearing out photos from my camera

... and a bit of art.

Yesterday's hike was a wet one, though I'd been lulled into a false optimism by early morning sunshine. I didn't want to risk the Nikon, and I hadn't properly charged the phone, so this is all I got:
Witty's Lagoon Oct 22 2011
I take a lot more urban photos with my phone and I like how some of them turn out.
Early morning Douglas St

One way... like most streets in the downtown core

Pioneer Square
I've been working in my art journals a lot. Finished a couple and bought a new one to celebrate. Here's the front cover and inside front:
Front cover - extremely mixed media

Inside front - one of my carved stamps and a sketch.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Fog on the Brain

My head feels foggier than these hill shots this morning and I wish I were off hiking instead of off to work.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Colour Riot

The only kind of riot I fully endorse.

Stream of consciousness in Pitt pens

Experimenting with watercolour on fluid acrylic

Pencil crayon on top of fluid acrylic, iirc

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Much love for Daniel Smith water colours

... especially Natural Amazonite  and Serpentine.
A little zombie and demon as we gear up for Hallowe'en.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Sunday, October 9, 2011


John Dean Park Oct 8 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

Fall Fell

Saturday morning with the Bean was very obviously The First Hike of Fall. Nature was being really over-the-top about it with the colours, smells and mist everywhere.

I found a free download of GIMP and so far it's pretty decent for something that makes me think of the uncomfortable scenes from Pulp Fiction. Especially since it's free and not seventy bajillion dollars like Photoshop.
Tonight I'm hooking it up to the scanner to see how it works for art stuff.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

September Sunday

I've been trying to cut back on the amount of photos I take on my hikes. East Sooke Park really tests my resolve... and then breaks it into tiny pieces and scatters it to the winds. I think I took over 200 shots and I still have no photo editing software. Brilliant planning on my part! Good thing I live with graphics geeks.

New carved stamp of some generic carp-like fish... in white ink on canvas book cover.

Part of another book cover that's too big for the scanner.