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.

Monday, September 12, 2011


My blog attendance over August has been abysmal, but I see from my blog roll that I'm in good company. We finally saw some summer-esque weather around here in the past few weeks and I've been wringing all the sunshine out of it that I could. This Friday's hike showed signs of fall, even if Saturday's kayaking burned my poor shoulders to buffalo wings. I wish I had photos of the kayak trip, but neither of my cameras nor my phone are waterproof in any way.

Maple leaves on Jocelyn Hill
Here's my sign of impending autumn, though.

I'm still without Photoshop cd... I believe it eloped with my blue sock and my last working fine line black marker. If you see any of them, please let me know.

Until I break down and start looking for a cheap alternative I have to steal moments here and there on Axel's machine so I haven't too many art shots. Nature photos are a lot quicker to edit, for some reason.

Carved rubber stamps - wild rose and fir cone

I have been arting a fair bit and having huge fun carving my own stamps still. The two pictured were inspired by some of Patti's amazing botanical photography.

I do have more shots, but Blogger is burping on these two as it is. I'll hopefully get some more up later in the week. Probably not, though. ;-)