For introverts like me, the social distancing of late has actually brought more peopling than we’re used to. I’m stuck in my house with people who, though I love them with all my heart, I want to distance myself from. I’m never alone anymore and now I can’t even go to a restaurant and eat … Read more Social Distance Enhanced Art
In light of everything going on in the world right now, I’m playing with art. I chose a picture that from about four years ago that gives me warm fuzzies. Original photograph 1 2 3 4 Which do you like best?
This is Lucky. My friend, Amy, shared a Facebook post about him from the Cane Rosso Rescue and I fell in love. Here’s the information from his FB post: Lucky is a fan favorite of everyone at the rescue. He thought he had found his forever home this weekend, but he has been waiting so … Read more Lucky Dog Rescue
I’ve been trying to come up with a logo for My Uncommon Creatures Digital Portraits for several months. First, I found a drawing of a narwhal I liked and applied my process to it to make this: Unfortunately, I then found out that the place I had purchased the original image doesn’t allow their images … Read more Logo Time
I love the book A Boy Called BAT by Elana K. Arnold. It’s about an autistic boy, Bixby Alexander Tam, BAT for short, who loves animals. Since my boys also love animals, I thought this would be a great book for them. SK13 is not going to read anything I suggest. Because 13. SK11, however, … Read more Book Review: A Boy Called BAT
Since it’s been a while since I posted any art, I thought I’d start with a reminder of what I have shown you before: Two of my friends have sent me photos of their bunnies and I love the adorable results. First up is Soul Sister’s bunny Bespin. And this guy is A’s Elliot: I’ll … Read more It Must Be Bunnies!
My friend, who I call Soul Sister, sent me pictures of three of her cats. The first is Nicodemus, the awesome cat she had when we met 25 years ago. Next up is Black Olive, who apparently has a dark soul to match her coat. 🙂 Finally there is Memphis. I was having trouble with … Read more Memphis in Glass
Thanksgiving has always been my least favorite holiday, even before I realized the issues with its origin and the marginalization of Native Americans. I started to write about why, but decided to save that for another blog post because this one is really about one particular thing I’m thankful for this Thanksgiving: my blog being … Read more T is for Thanksgiving and T-Rex Conga Lines
My original intention was to post artsy/random stuff on Tuesdays, calling it Topsy-Turvy Tuesday, and more serious topics on what I would call Thoughtful Thursday. I find alliteration awesome. There have been major website shenanigans that I exacerbated in the effort to fix, so I missed last Thursday as well as this Tuesday. If you … Read more Topsy-Turvy Tuesday on Thursday
I’ve been learning some new artsy techniques with photos. I was using them on a public domain image of a border collie in snow. Here is the before and after: I love the result so much that I decided to use my alluring new wiles on photos of pets and offer them for sale. I … Read more Pet Portraits