Archive for the 2D Category

Bag and brush

Posted on Thursday, January 7th, 2016 at 11:29 pm

No explanation needed.



A Halloween meow

Posted on Friday, October 30th, 2015 at 6:45 pm



Posted on Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 at 1:34 pm

Today was clean up after the remnants of Patricia day. It’s still too wet to rake the few fall leaves, but dry enough to blow and sweep the porches, decks, and brick walks.


One of the victims of the 6 inches (16 cm) of rain was Myka’s grass dish. Being a catch tray, it has no drainage other than a 90° tilt. The grass is still alive, but none of it is standing upright. A poor sight indeed. When it dries, I’ll give it a haircut and maybe throw on some more seed in the bald spot Myka made digging. Then again, I just may let it go and try some winter rye in the yard’s bald spots for the coming season.




Posted on Tuesday, October 20th, 2015 at 11:23 am

I pulled the DXG vidcam out of the suitcase and am charging the neglected batteries.  I checked on flash disks, and I’m amazed at how cheap they’ve gotten.


Shot a short vid of Myka watching a squirrel outside the window.  The only action was her tail.

Desk Director

Posted on Wednesday, October 14th, 2015 at 2:08 pm

Keeping the workflow on its toes.


Speaking of toes: The Muk Luks finally arrived today, 11 days after I ordered them.  They will definitely keep my toes warm.



Sleeping Monsters

Posted on Thursday, September 24th, 2015 at 8:14 pm


End of the World

Posted on Sunday, September 20th, 2015 at 4:38 am

The world is ending on September 28th, an asteroid crashing on Earth, ending life everywhere on the planet.  It happens to coincide with a lunar eclipse and blood moon.  To celebrate the event, we’re having a party.


The name Why Day comes from Skeeter Davis’ hit The End of the World (1962), where most of the lines in the lyrics began with the word why.  (Skeeter passed away in 2004, so it will be a long party.)



Blounts 2

Posted on Thursday, April 9th, 2015 at 2:27 pm

Photos of the bloom (blue bonnet photos are considered to be so gauche among Texas photographers.)









Walking wounded

Posted on Tuesday, March 31st, 2015 at 11:04 am


The Good, The Bad, and The Guilty





Posted on Wednesday, February 18th, 2015 at 3:54 pm

Well, Alpha and Myka are getting a chance to sniff each other out through the screen door.  So tensions are on the wane from a tense meeting the other night.  Myka gets the yard in the morning, dogs in the afternoon.  And the door is open in the afternoon when it warms enough.


So Myka is hopefully going to learn to deal with the new dog, and she can be out full time during the day again.  I don’t need all that daytime maintenance.  After dark is more than enough.



Myka Cheesecake

Posted on Friday, February 13th, 2015 at 6:09 pm

Went out and bought a cheesecake, to celebrate this cheesecake of Myka.  (Any excuse for cheesecake will do.)





Posted on Friday, January 23rd, 2015 at 9:43 pm

A couple of photoshops, one new, one from Thanksgiving (Gracie).




Posted on Friday, January 16th, 2015 at 6:26 pm

*nom nom nom nom*  Coconut pudding with whipped cream (the pie hasn’t been cut yet, eating the leftover ingredients first).  Can’t buy this stuff in a store.  Pizza too, though it was split into a double semicircle, as the crust was wider than the oven.  So it has been a celebration of Π today, though a complete circumference has not been seen yet (at least in digestible form).  Π are round!


Got the hood latches on, same style hasp latch as seen on hand held tool boxes.  They are on the front edge of the hood, not to be seen from the drivers seat.  The locks are paper rings (think loose leaf).  Wondering if it will pass inspection.  But it holds the hood very well.


I have the weekend off.  It will be in the 60’s in the afternoons.


Myka is not concerned with any of this.



A parting of wallets

Posted on Wednesday, December 24th, 2014 at 5:37 pm

Yesterday, the wallet I ordered from Amazon arrived, and it now resides in my pocket.  The old wallet has been retired, for obvious reasons.


This is my third traveler’s wallet.  The first I acquired in the mid 70’s from a craft shop in Colorado.  It was definitely a hippy wallet.  The second (the tattered one shown below) was a Christmas present in the early 90’s.  Now my third one.  May it last twenty years, like its predecessors.


3-1 4-1 1-1 2-1


Posted on Friday, November 28th, 2014 at 11:06 pm

iPad camera and Photoshop.



Assault cat

Posted on Thursday, October 30th, 2014 at 8:54 pm

Can you see the gears turning in Myka’s eyes?  (She is grounded and trying to make me pay for it.  I gave her a quick outdoor preview, and she abused it by escaping to the front yard and into the street, ignoring my calls to her.  Brat!)




Posted on Sunday, October 12th, 2014 at 10:06 am

In my third week of house sitting, first in Austin, now in Bryan.  I spent ten days in south Austin caring for Pinot and Grigio (see below), a pair of very young rescued kittens, along with the tootoo girls.  Four bottle feedings a day…


Now I’m in Bryan, caring for the parrots and China Mae and Blackie (aging dogs), in the midst of rainy weather with cooling temperatures.  Fall is finally here.


Been downloading gigs, fattening the need to burn backups.  I will need to buy a new spindle of DVD blanks.  Fortunately, I have the funds.


I can only wonder how Myka is doing.  She gets spayed shortly after I get back to Brenham, which is Friday.  Then I get to go back on meds.  I wonder if construction is happening at the house in my absence, as stated.



Myka in the Garden

Posted on Thursday, September 25th, 2014 at 7:18 pm

iPad camera, Photoshop.



The Rise and Fall of the Mynasten Dorito

Posted on Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 11:02 am

Created on the iPad.












Got the WIFI Extender locally today, will set it up in a bit. That’s the last of the major expenditures for the time being. Myka got her follow up booster shots yesterday. Next month’s major expenses are less than $400, which includes the spaying (postponed), a lot cheaper than September has been.

Myka’s second portrait

Posted on Tuesday, August 19th, 2014 at 7:57 pm

Another painting style image of Myka.




Posted on Monday, August 11th, 2014 at 5:48 pm

I am sometimes awed at viral  waves across the internet.  Then again, sometimes they demonstrate just how few of us are truly educated or anywhere near it.


Case in point, on August 5th, a GIF was released by @cjzero (CJ Fogler), his handle layered on the print frames.  The sequence showed a young woman at an Arizona Diamondbacks game, talking to her boyfriend and showing a marked reaction.  CJ claimed that he had no idea what was going on with her.  If you can’t find it, then you don’t understand viral and meme.  If you find it once, photo search it on Google images to see how it’s spread.  I don’t blame anyone for not trying.


For anyone who has witnessed a seizure in progress, the symptoms are unmistakable, face, neck, left arm.  About six or seven out of some four hundred replies that I saw  recognized it and made note.  But they were largely ignored, with most of the comments relating to vibrating panties, flatulence, diarrhea (usually misspelled), turn on/turn off instant switch, cleavage in the background, and all sorts of argument and sexist innuendos, few displaying even the slightest level of intelligence.


Sometimes, I do worry.  Then again, it keeps them out of trouble, hopefully, for a short while.

Myka 1930’s Painting

Posted on Thursday, August 7th, 2014 at 1:30 pm

Cut my hair today.  Not bad for a single mirror and a laptop camera.  The Wiss scissors did an excellent job.


The conversion from photo to painting.


myka 30's paint

Myka 1930’s

Posted on Saturday, August 2nd, 2014 at 10:37 pm

Post #500


Myka on the iPad camera with a touch of Repix and Photoshop, sepia and other effects.  She looks so innocent.




Posted on Sunday, July 20th, 2014 at 7:24 pm

Got a good deal on the Repix master upgrade on the iPad.  I like the brushes.  For the price, a hard one to resist.  (Shot in PhotoBooth, using light tunnel, then finished off heavily in Repix, trying out a bunch of the new stuff.)



The new ruckus, sans needle sharp claw tips

Posted on Monday, July 14th, 2014 at 2:27 pm