Monday, August 31, 2015

some art and a crappy camera

Trying a post from my Samsung Galaxy Tab somethingorother tablet but the camera quality is awful. I didn't buy it for the camera but it's still annoying as hell. I've had good luck with the multitude of Samsung products I've owned but I don't recommend one if you want good quality photos. That said, this tablet is a few years old. Maybe they're better now.
Anyway, I made some art recently - a couple postcards and 2 ATCs. Only showing one of the postcards now until the recipient gets. Will post it later.
The postcard has a painty paper towel background and some ephemera from the 1948 May issue of Popular Mechanics, one of a handful of old magazines found in my father - in law's stuff when he died. My well-trained husband brought them home for me.
The ATC backgrounds are used teabags with ephemera from the same mag. The circles were punched from gelli printed deli papers. Nice to be doing some art. I've been in non-arty mode for a while now. Got hooked on watching the West Wing on Netflix. What a marvelous show. Smart snappy writing that you have to pay attention to, unlike 90% of today's moronic tv. I sure hope that turns around in my lifetime, but until then thank god for Netflix.

Thursday, August 13, 2015


I'm a bad blogger. Sorry to u folks who signed up to follow me, then got nothing but dead air. I instagram all the time and cross load to twitter and fb, so u can go follow me there for a lot more content. Not sure why the blog doesn't grab me any more.
But anyway, here's a grim version of a bridge in Bruges, sketched from a pic in a book. I really need to practice cause my perspective is dreadful.