Saturday, October 16, 2010

New art, lots of it

Wow I haven't updated this blog since May. Lots has happened. I spent most of my time training my puppy, drawing, painting and managing my Swap-bot groups. Vacation was a 10 day cruise to Alaska to see the glaciers before they all disappear. I have lots of pages of watercolor sketches of food. I will scan them soon and upload them here. Food is a major activity on a ship. Seeing the glaciers  was incredible. We took Dandy my 10 pound wonder dog. Few believe he is a service dog until they see him work. He got lots of chances to chase after my pens aboard the ship. He was also the ships unofficial therapy dog for both passengers and crew. Everyone who had left a cherished pet at home wanted to pet Dandy and get their "dog fix." He heard "he is so cute" so many times he would go into his "pet me" position without being told by the 3rd day.
 I finally wore out a Mac. I knew the Mini Mac was getting tired, It was over 5 years old. I had  upgraded its OS  last year and recently transferred most of my files to an external hard drive. It just kept getting slower and slower.  One day it was having trouble and I gave it a restart command and well it couldn't do it. All its magic smoke had evaporated and it died. I had it checked out at the Mac store and they confirmed it was dead. I came home with a new Mini Mac.  I did loose a lot of scans I had just prepared to transfer when It died. Oh well It was only a months worth of work, about 40 pieces. Here is what I have done most recently.
 This group was for a fall  theme swap.
3 Gourds, 4x4inches,  watercolor
Pumpkin and a Gourd ATC

Pumpkins at  the Fence, 4x4 inches, watercolor
Apple Tree ATC

Bartlett Pears 4x4 inches, watercolor

Bin of Pumpkins ATC
Fall Blackberries ATC, Inktense pencils, watercolor

Fall leaves, watercolor and Inktense pencils

Fall Field, watercolor and ink

Fall Fence, ATC
4 Pumpkins ATC
Bartlett Pear ATC

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