Hand Fantasy

Most of this past week, I have been fascinated with hands. My younger brother is an accomplished pianist, and I’ve been watching him intently as he played, during his visit. We talked quite a bit about music and the connection between hands and the brain with music as the intermediary. As a direct result of […]

Made-Up Art

There is art all around us. I’m always on the lookout for interesting visuals. The photograph below is another in my series of ‘street art’, pictures of the pavement adorned with paint. This one is more curb than street. Its scope is wider than just macadam and concrete. It includes dried leaves and a sprinkler […]

Craggy Lines

What would happen if an abstract expressionist had a job painting parking lot space indicators? S/he would have to stay inside the pattern (no thinking outside the box in that job). Perhaps applying thick paint, scraping off and re-applying would be one technique that could resist a supervisor’s frown, while being true to an expressionistic […]

Patchwork

It is difficult to draw a free-form design without a preconceived image. I started the pattern below with just a couple of ideas in my mind: curves that open up to the edge of the page; wavy curves. The raw pattern sketched in pencil enclosed many areas of varying size. However, for the most part, […]

Cactus Protection Scheme

I don’t know if it is too late to save my succulent (see Damn Squirrels). But I have an idea for how to protect the next one, should I choose to leave it outside with the devil squirrels that think it is a dispenser of snacks. Below is my no-so-engineering-like visual description of my scheme. […]

Stylized Squirrel-Eaten Succulent

I’m still annoyed at those squirrels who ate my succulent (see Damn Squirrels). I saw one standing right in the pot, munching nonchalantly. Fortunately (for him) I didn’t have a tennis ball within reach; he left when I rapped on the window. The scrawny succulents had a very stable platform for those squirrel vermin. I […]

Damn Squirrels

Now it could be one or more of them. I can’t tell them apart. But they (or it) like(s) to much on my favorite succulent. I don’t mind that the squirrels eat all the figs, although I do fear for the branches when some of the fatter ones sneak out to the furthest leaf to […]

Pavement Lines

I’m not sure that the photograph below is recognizable as the deteriorating lines painted in a parking lot. To me, it seems the only possibility. Could one see it as an abstract composition?  Probably it could, to someone who has not looked at parking lot lines very closely.