October 24, 2013 found me visiting Seattle to go to a conference. I came a day early so Cheryl and I would have an Art Play Day–and what a day it was! We planned for one destination, but as the sun got lower in the sky, we instead stopped in the surreal basin of the lowered reservoir.
|Nightfall View From a Kayak, Watercolor by Cheryl R. Long|
Painting en Plein Air
My turquoise tangerine
washes cerise chartreuse
in the frangible
of the pear-shaped afternoon.
–Sandy Brown Jensen
Inspired by +Beth Camp, who is doing the October One Poem a Day
Writing Month, I am teaching a creative writing class in poetry
Winter 2014 for Lane Community College, so I am beginning to blog
more poetry to get back into practice.
I follow a website called The Daily Create, and today the creative
“Find a website with descriptive names for colors; write a story
or poem using at least 5 of those names.”
favorite painting practice, which is outdoors--a practice
called painting en plein air.
She and I both love a color called New Gamboge, which looks
You can see her effective use of it in the painting above,
"Nightfall View From a Kayak."
Today’s Daily Create
Draw the Internet! 12 Oct 2013
Give us an illustration of what the Internet looks like you.
Created with Flowpaper.
At first I tried a random network scribble drawing, but that didn’t express my sense of the Internet with all its major hubs. Flowpaper provides a geat sense of visual complexity.