Saturday, July 30, 2011

Milestone Monday - Fuel Management Manager

Art went to work like this...

After much persistence and hard work, Art returned home like this, as

Fuel Management Manager.

This a whole new group, he'll be building from scratch, Art, really, is the perfect person for this job, always an eye on the budget and savings with integrity, dignity and professionalism. Art's been saving money and increasing efficiency for a long time now. Art's first year in Indianapolis, he found a way to shave seconds off the flights, resulting in a millions of dollars saved. Art's just hard-wired to save money or spend it wisely. Speaking of budget, Art wanted me to tell you, he'll be managing a fuel budget of a few billion dollars, yup, I said B as in Bravo, B as in "BILLION"!

Needless to say we are very excited with all the possibilities, this new Fuel Manager opportunity is giving him. Art's excited, happy and will be very busy for quite awhile.

Do you think Washington could learn a thing or two from him on their Trillion dollar budget fiasco, I do!


Here Comes the Sun!


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

IPad Line drawing - Guilly's Cottage Monarch of the Glen

Goal - to sketch daily on the iPad, just need to do be consistent every day. I'm starting with the basics of black & white drawings. A few differences & ideas,

1. Using photos & video, mine & tv programs - drawing from real life will create a few setups around the house, draw the animal toys, shells, sailboat, mannequin(yoga poses) etc.

2. Sketchbook mobile app - doesn't react to stylus pressure so line is always the same thickness. Learn it thoroughly, may be a way around it without leaving the drawing. Most accurate app for my drawing ability.

3. Slides or video with music of my work - Tell stories.


Friday, July 15, 2011

Milestone Friday - 1 Year Daily Blog Posting Aniversary

Today is the 1 year anniversary of daily blog postings, hard to imagine, but I've done it. In the beginning, posting something creative every day seemed overwhelming, considering the previous year my blog had been all but abandoned. I knew this project would change me in the best of ways, focus on the creative, the world's beauty, the positive and I knew it would change me in ways I didn't expect, help me to grow. One unexpected shift was I returned to childhood dream of photography, this shift took over my whole creative life after the island sketchbook paintings were finished. Time saving and honing my eye were why photography took such a strong hold on me and my blog.

Now, I post daily to the Art for the Joy of It blog, flickr and Facebook, but I remember, how difficult it seemed to just make the time, think of a creative topic, then post to the blog and separately upload the photos to flickr. Man, I've come a long way, thank goodness for Cellspin and Blogpress, who allow me to write 1 post for all 3 media sites. iPhone & iPad have changed my life in numerous ways, iphone for photos, drawing and watercolor painting on the iPad, etc. Amazing!

Today, I look forward to more creative changes, learning to write much better, but not wordy, just descriptively. More colorful photography continuing closer to my actual childhood dream, which was colorful, underwater reef photography, color always there. I want to combine my watercolor painting, writing and photos into multi-media digital books and sketchbooks. There's digital sketching, doing more slideshows, getting into video/film, because it really is all about telling stories no matter what the media. A lot of exciting learning, whether it be more about myself and the great things I can do, or finding new ways to focus on the positive. A lot more yoga and a little more organization wouldn't hurt either, God has plan and I'm listening carefully.


Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Sunday, July 3, 2011

I just love this photograph!

Moby Shelby Farms Pond July 3, 20116:00 am


Saturday, July 2, 2011

Shelby Farms Pond Path Early, Early Morning


Secret Pond Shelby Farms Camera Fun


camera bag - silver
I like this photo best, the silver(camera bag app) brings the detail out, especially from the lower left corner.

camera bag - infrared

Horror Show Creepy
camera bag - infrared, silver, cinema