Saturday, July 25, 2015

Waffles & OJ, a Breakfast

This past weekend I got a chance to visit a long time friend and her first son to celebrate his first birthday! I really enjoyed spending the whole weekend with the whole family, but I especially enjoyed watching their son show off his skills, being cute, making messes, playing with him and generally experiencing him being a one year old. Of course, I took a fair number of photos :) These are from a breakfast of homemade waffles and orange juice, which he enjoyed as well in his own ways!

more orange juice!!!!

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Constant Watching

I kinda love that sitting in my living room currently includes views like this:

I've been working on this painting for the last few weeks.... with so many colors and 12" x 12", this one was quite time consuming, but I like how it turned out (I wasn't sure for a while there.)  I decided to just do the black center for this one vs. the mirror, although I do like the reflections in the mirrors in the foreground.

Saturday, July 4, 2015


Last year I spent time on the 4th drawing eyes.... this year it's painting eyes among other errands (because you know, I just can't stop working, even on the 4th!!!) Go Amercia!

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Bus Walk

The first photo above was shot while I was approximately in this area looking East. As I approached, I noticed a crow hanging out on this railing. As I got even closer, he swooped away and I focused on taking other photos. Out of the corner of my eye I noticed another bird on the railing but this time it was a  hawk. Before I could take any photos, the hawk dove down towards the river, then did a U turn and started flying after a crow who was in those trees along the river. In this photo you can see the crow slightly below the car in the no-parking allowed curb area and the hawk just slightly above the green sign above the car. It makes me wonder what part of the bird drama story I missed!

I can't figure out what exactly happened with this stuff. It appeared on the sidewalk here and another location a couple weeks ago when the planty areas nearby were being cleared out. At one point one pile included a large number of bike parts and this one included a few tables, giant framed art as well as all sorts of other random stuff. The other pile gradually was organized, although I never saw anyone nearby. This pile just started shrinking and I saw people stopping to look at it often. Then in the last couple of days I've finally seen people sleeping next to the things. Mysteries of the semi-urban environment when you bike/walk in it every day!