I Survived Irmageddon

I’ll make this short, because I’m using someone’s hot spot.

I still have no power or internet at my house. Water must be boiled to be drunk (fine thing to be telling people with no power, eh?). I still have a good amount of bottled water, and hopefully more will be delivered in the next week or so.

I moved in with a friend who had her power restored 36 hours ago. There is finally a/c, and we can cook! You have no idea what a difference that makes. And I can read in the evening again.

I’ll say this: the hurricane was easier to survive than the aftermath is proving to be. I’m stressed, exhausted all the time, can’t sleep, and I find I can’t concentrate well enough to do any work. 😦 I’m hoping that improves, now that I can get online once in a while.

I’ll post more about Irma when I return. See you then.



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Photos: 9.8.17

Hope y’all had a wonderful holiday weekend. I’m back with more art pieces. Yes, I think of them that way now, because they aren’t just photos, and it takes time to achieve the final effect.

It’s really kind of strange. I look at a pic right out of the camera, and it isn’t finished!

Well, I always thought that, but I’ve taken it a step further. Now it has to be tarted up. Heh. All pics are clickable for uploaded size.  Continue reading

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Photos: 9.1.17

I haven’t been doing as many of these as usual lately. There are three reasons for that: 1) Properly removing the background requires a lot of wrist and elbow motion, and if I do too much of it, my right arm aches; 2) I’ve done enough of these now that I only want to spend time on photos that offer a challenge. I can’t always tell if something will work until I’m well into the process; 3) I’m writing again, and there’s only so much time in the day. I really want to finish this book, so right now my priorities are work first, then writing, then art.

Fall is right around the corner. I can’t believe it’s September already, but after the summer we’ve had, maybe that’s a good thing.  Continue reading

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G+ Rant

Someone posted this meme on G+:

I did not laugh. I did not even crack a smile. I find this shit abhorrent and demeaning to women.

The conversation between me and the poster:  Continue reading

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Photos: 8.25.17

We’ll start with Captain Jack Sparrow’s boat. 🙂 That’s how I think of it, anyway. Not the fully rigged Black Pearl, but that little boat in the first movie. The one that sunk in stages until he steps off onto the dock? Yeah, that one. I took the picture in Garrison, MN, loving the look of it. It’s just a cool old wooden boat, don’t you think?

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