Saturday, June 30, 2018

Day 2165: ... leaving the original untouched.

young Frida: old photos, collage, acrylic & digital

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                                     As you may have noticed, I love old photos.

I also love Frida Kahlo, and have a collection here.


And, I think this photo is perfect. 
To me, a young, direct, determined Frida.


     But, I wanted to play, leaving the original untouched.


This is one of my favorites.

In the "did you know" department.
Did you know you can watch explore livecam from Alaska?
Thanks to Austin Kleon, I went here and watched live,
a brown bear at Brooks Falls - Katmai National Park, Alaska.

I watched him rest then look around, the he got up and 
I thought I'd lost him. But the livecam followed him into the water!

The livecam followed and even zoomed in as he went for lunch.
I wanted to catch him catching his lunch, but I took a call 
and when I went back the livecam was tracking him in the hills, 
every so often you could see him moving through the bushes.
I wasn't alone, 1644 were watching too.

Then I went to Walrus Beach, Alaska 
and am listening to the soft rapids live as I write.

They have another called meditation, featuring animals along
with the sounds of wind, birds, water and occasional grunts.
I'm betting this could lower blood pressure considerably.

I only captured a few of the stunning shots.
I went back to check on my bear, and he (or a friend?)
was water-side again as if waiting for a delivery.

Intently scanning the water, he gave up a few minutes later 
and decided to go to the source.

I left him to his prospective meal, and went to make my lunch.
I did bookmark the site. I think it's amazing to live in this age where you can visit Alaska live, at the click of a key.
Just sayin'

4 hours layer I decided to check in, he's in the water, but seems 
to be relaxed and enjoying the turbulence as a Jacuzzi? 
I guess I should warm, this may be addictive.

A smile for Saturday ...

Friday, June 29, 2018

Day 2164: An adoption of sorts.

Louise Crawford & Willie: old photo, photo & junk mail collage

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"Louise Crawford & Willie", was a rescue photo.
You know, the abandoned old photos for sale at a flea market?


Fun to study and see what you can determine. 
Mother and son? Proud grandmother & grandson?
The names were on the back, which is a real plus.

back of photo

If they don't have a name, I feel compelled to name them.
An adoption of sorts. Welcome to the family.

Puppy Update:

Superman & WonderWoman had a business dinner, 
so I came over for 4 hours to puppy sit.

Zo is now 12 weeks and 15 pounds.

Laker is 7 years . . .

Zo has endless energy & she constantly challenges Laker, 
who is gentle & patient as he growls. 1 min video here
This goes on and on.  
Eventually, around 8 pm, they crash.

My favorite time.

A smile for Friday ...

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Day 2163: Buy 6 save $3.

$3: junk mail. photo & digital.

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81 degrees, Sunny, Santa Ana, CA

Demura Sensei taught today and after ...
had lunch with 5 students @ Uoko.
He leaves tomorrow as guest of honor at the 
2018 AAU National Karate Championships in Florida.

For FB Throwback Thursday ...

Old honbu dojo, 1986:  Mr. Ivan, Sato sensei, Demura sensei, 
Dwight Lomayesva, Doug Ivan, Jim Koch, Taro Miyazawa, 
Kristie Koch Adamson, Nanette Taylor,  Jeh Hildebrand, 
David Walker, Kevin Suzuki, Hernan Ricaurte, Greg Suzuki, 
Norm Besterling, Greg Collier and more.

A smile for Thursday ...

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Day 2162: 2 differences between WW and me!

trees: junk mail & old photo collage

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Just 2 differences between WonderWoman and me.

I met WonderWoman at 12:20 for the matinee at the local theater.

We were to see Ocean's 8. I wasn't expecting 
it to be great since GH#3 said it was just okay. But I was 
looking forward to seeing the fashions at the Met Ball.
So, #1 difference, WW saw the entire show, 
her Mom fell asleep before the Met Ball fashions.

. . .

Recently when house & puppy sitting ...
I took a picture of a post-it note on WW's mirror.

Obviously, the #2 difference. 
I'll let you make up your own punch line?

In the "Too good not to share" department ...
 in my most recent newsletter from UPPERCASE,
they featured this artist, Jennifer Broemel.

I so appreciate and love art with stitches ...

whether hand stitched or machine.
I thought you might like to see it too.

A smile for Wednesday ...