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Make Art – October 08th

Missing my muse…

Tonight, no matter how much I tried to add color and be vivid, the results kept being asymptotic with grey, silver, tan.

Maybe the muse was telling me something I wasn’t listening to.

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No Context For You – September 25th

If you’re tired enough and squint they start to look like trombones.

Are there seventy-six of them? Is Ronnie Howard running around with a lisp?

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No Context For You – September 18th

What’s a guy got to do to get a day off around here?

What? You’ve got to be freakin’ kidding me!

Oh, okay, if I must…

 

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Make Art – September 13th

Learn from your mistakes.

One mistake, for example, might be picking an “innocuous and innocent” picture to post from your Camera Roll since you’re busier than god and short on time to write something – only to end up with your subconscious going off on a rant in a direction that you never saw coming.

Doesn’t mean it wasn’t true. Doesn’t mean that it didn’t need to get said. Doesn’t mean that I’m sorry I said it.

But it was interesting in retrospect. An extremely complex yet potentially chaotic system there between the eyeballs and the ears. You never can tell when a simple input will bring about a massively oversize and unexpected response, way out of proportion to what was expected.

Makes you wonder when that next innocent tidbit is going to go hypergolic and take your cerebellum off on a Nantucket sleigh ride.

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No Context For You – August 31st

Given the subject matter, technique, and equipment used to make this, I’m amazed by some of the effects of the focus, shadows, and contrasts.

That’s the thing about having supercomputers in our pocket with high-quality digital cameras. If you’re conscious of actually LOOKING at the world around you and willing to spend a few seconds trying “something stupid” just to see what happens, it might just be interesting or even amazing.

Make art! You never can tell what might happen.

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LA Metro – Hollywood & Vine

On Sunday when we went to the Pantages to see “Waitress” we started out at the Universal City station. Directly across the street from the Pantages is the Hollywood & Vine station. Naturally, it has a distinctly Hollywood theme to its decor.

 

 

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LA Metro – Universal City

Yes, Los Angeles does have a mass transit system, including subways!

When travelling to downtown or Hollywood it’s actually quite easy to get to one of the stations on the subway, particularly on the weekend or in the evening. We don’t have a subway line terribly close to us (although there’s a dedicated bus line only a couple miles away that goes to the station at the end of the subway line) but it boils down to parking for $3 at the subway station that we’re driving past and $2.75 to get to Hollywood, or driving to Hollywood and paying $25 (or more) to park and having to deal with a ton of nasty traffic.

The LA Metro system, when you’re in that envelope where it’s going where you’re going, can be quite useful.

And a lot of it is gorgeous as well. The stations are all relatively new (the entire system only started twenty-five years ago) and there’s a lot of interesting designs and artwork involved.

When we went to the Pantages to see “Waitress” yesterday, we started out at the Universal City station.

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