Category Archives: Art

A First Time For Everything

I hate the ads in Facebook and Twitter with the white hot, fiery passion of a thousand blazing suns. I routinely and automatically, even reflexively, delete and block every ad. Even companies or products or people I support and like get blocked if they start spamming and advertising my feeds.




Never an exception.

Until tonight.

This might finally be the thing stupid enough, tacky enough, tasteless enough, and NEEDED enough to make me break my rules for the first time.

I’m trying to remain strong.



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Form & Color Cousins

Last night’s sunset pictures were taken while I was leaving the CAF SoCal hangar in Camarillo. Across the street from the hangar is a vacant, dirt & gravel lot that’s used mainly for overflow parking for our events and the annual airshow. The airport and others will occasionally us the lot for storage or parking things.

There was some spare traffic control equipment stored there (they’re starting to do work on some of the taxiways and the runway) and the grouping and color and forms struck me as familiar…

What did this remind me of?

What caught my eye?

What made my brain say, “Hey, that’s interesting! It looks like…”?

Oh, yeah.

THAT’s what it was!

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Make Art – January 05th

Things to remember:

Big things come from little things.

Compression levels matter.

A hundred years from now, no one will know, no one will care.

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Make Art – December 18th

Good plan – except that Adobe has decided to disable and destroy my old version (CS3) of Photoshop, which I’ve been using for years. Apparently my only options are to buy a new version at hundreds of dollars or to “subscribe” to the online version at something like $20 a month.

Which feels like the proverbial straw…

What will irfanview do for free?

Some days it’s either force yourself to do something artistic or just go stand out in the middle of the street, naked, screaming at the top of your voice until they Taser you.

Today I made art.

Tomorrow’s another day.


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Fine Arts Week

Apparently it’s semi-officially “Fine Arts Week” at the Willett Compound. First it was Depeche Mode at the Hollywood Bowl, now this little known play…

BTW, the Pantages remains a stunning venue!


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Make Art – September 27th

When again you don’t know what else to do and again you can feel the edge of panic setting in – make art. Again.

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Make Art – September 4th

When you don’t know what else to do and you can feel the edge of panic setting in – make art.


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