A Little Splash (water droplet no. 1)

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Kinda’ makes me want a Coke. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Bobby Boucher: “Now that’s what I call high quality H2O.”

– Adam Sandler – The Waterboy

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 300D) lightly modified in Adobe Photoshop

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Jules Verne

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Apparently my computer doesn’t always ‘work’ these days. So, if I suddenly disappear, that’s probably why. Also, here’s my drawing of Jules Verne.

Jules Verne Drawing: “Imagine, if you can, a world filled with lighter-than-air machines… of submersibles… capable of exploring the greatest watery depths…”

Me: “Or, if you can, imagine a technology that always works… just as it’s been designed to do… with the simple push of a button!”

Jules Verne Drawing: “Dude! You are totally blowing my mind right now!”

About this image: charcoal drawing on Bristol Board

Barn and Flag – Rural Michigan

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When we were up north last summer I finally caught this barn in the sun. Have a great weekend, everyone!

Cameron Tucker (of his mother): “She raised four kids, two barns and a whole lotta’ hell…”

– Eric Stonestreet – Modern Family

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 300D) lightly modified in Adobe Photoshop

Mackerel (gum bichromate)

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This fish seemed like a good candidate for my first attempts at gum printing –  (original digital mackerel here). Still a lot to learn / improve upon, but things seem to be going okay… so far…

Oseary Drakoulias: “…you must swear, legally swear, that you will not kill that shark, or whatever it is, if it actually exists.”

Steve Zissou: “I’m going to fight it… but I’ll let it live. What about my dynamite?”

Oseary Drakoulias: “Phillip, dynamite.”

– Michael Gambon & Bill Murray – The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 300D) lightly modified in Adobe Photoshop and printed in negative  – negative contact printed on 9″x12″ watercolor paper with/in gum bichromate

Bald Eagle

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Patriot (from the World Bird Sanctuary) was extremely cooperative. Very kind, don’t you think? Have a great weekend, everyone!

Sweet Dee Reynolds: “Callin’ me a bird all night… makin’ fun… sayin’ names…”

– Kaitlin Olson – It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 300D) lightly modified in Adobe Photoshop

From Russia with Love

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I’m painfully slow, but this painting took f-o-r-e-v-e-r. Due to its scale I used a pin to paint quite a bit of the background (St. Basil’s Cathedral –  a building I’ve always had a crush on). Partially inspired by ‘From Russia with Love‘ and instant film  it seems pretty cool that 1963 was significant in the history of both… (according to my… um… ‘research department’, anyway).

Tatiana Romanova: “The mechanism is… Oh James, James… Will you make love to me all the time in England?”

James Bond: “Day and night. Go on about the mechanism.”

Daniela Bianchi & Sean Connery – From Russia with Love

About this image: acrylic painting on 16″x16″ MDF panel – ‘faux photo frame’ built from 1/2″w x 1/16″d wood strips, textured by pressing window screen into coat of molding paste, painted & distressed with acrylic – ‘date-stamp’ is a gel medium transfer of digital text

Administration Building, University of Notre Dame (faux wet plate collodion)

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Regulars might know I’ve been watching Notre Dame football since I was about 8 years old. Needless to say, Monday was a rough day for me (not the best ending to an incredible undefeated season). If any Bama fans are looking-in, congratulations on a very well deserved win. Crimson is predicted to be a popular color again next fall… I can see why… but no matter what happens I’ll be sticking with gold.

Have a great weekend, everyone.

About this image: digital photograph (Canon 300D T.T.V. of Kodak Duaflex II) heavily modified to replicate wet plate collodion