Agree or Disagree

This pour painting was done on a round canvas. I have been trying to decide if I should add something to it; like a mandala or flowers or….

I posted a picture of it in one of the Acrylic Pour groups and the responses was: leave it along; they like it as is; don’t mess it up. What do you think? If you disagree with them, do you have any suggestions?

Success! Well somewhat!

This is probably my first successful drawing using alcohol ink pens, well somewhat. Alcohol ink dries quickly but it bleeds very badly. One tip I read with using alcohol ink was to outline the area in matching color pencil.

This drawing is a mixture of Faber Castell Pitt Pens, Prismacolor Pencils, and Chameleon Pens.

Walking Baton Rouge – No. 1

My favorite place to walk in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is the Cohn Arboretum.  There are walking paths, trees and more trees, bamboo, a pond, grapevines, and lots of flowers.  It is usually not busy, except when the workers are there.  It is well maintained and peaceful.  It is also on the way to the my No. 3 spot, so I usually catch both on the same day.

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This is Baton Rouge, so remember wherever you go; your bug spray and water.  However, pests have never seemed to be a problem here.

Walking Grand Island – No. 2

My second favorite place to go walking in Grand Island, NE is along the John Brownwell Trail.  It is best if you start the walk at Sucks Lake and go right.  Just go right.   If you walk around the lake, the ducks and geese will get out of the way.  However, their droppings do not move.  It is best just to head towards the Cemetery; again go right.

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I rarely walk to the cemetery, instead I select the path to College Park.  About 1.5 miles along the trail Sothmann Park will be just off the path.  There you will encounter more geese and their droppings.    You will also get to see one of the best trees in Grand Island.

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If you choose to walk the 4 miles to Hall County Park, you will pass the Stuhr Museum and will see more trees.  There is one problem with walking the 4 miles to Hall County Park; you will need to walk the 4 miles back to Suck Lake.

Rescued Houses – Part Three

After two weeks of being back from my long trip, I realized I missed painting my little plaster houses.  It is something that I believe that I am good at doing.  I am also good at painting walls too.  I finished these three houses and started painting three more.  I typically paint three houses at a time, so others can be drying as I work on one.

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Thatch Roof House

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School House

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Library

If you would like to know why I called them my rescued houses, check at this blog post:  Rescued Houses – Part One

Sketchbook No. 3

Today I filled up my third sketchbook.  It was a difficult decision which topic I would share today, but I decided this would be the first.  There maybe other topics today.

First about the sketchbook cover.  I read a article about how kids draw and as we grow older we want our drawings to become more realistic.  Today, I decide to draw the stick figure of myself, like I have been drawing it since elementary school.  The hair has gotten longer over the years.  The house and tree definitely has more detail.  Draw, draw anything.  The good, the bad, the ugly, the pretty, and the amazing.

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Here are some of the pages from Sketchbook – Volume 3.

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Walking Baton Rouge – No. 2

My second favor place to walk in Baton Rouge is the Highland Road Park.  It is located south of downtown, south of LSU, south of the Mall, but north of the Ascension Parish line.  The 2/3 mile walking trail is located on a hill.  Yes!  This area of Baton Rouge has hills.

But, don’t stay on the concrete walking path.  Go for an adventure.  Take the paths the cross country athletes use for training, or walk the area the disc golfer use.  It will take you into the trees, over bridges, to the tennis courts and splash pad.  Beware, their are two dangers here:  one rolling down a hill; and two to getting your shoes wet with dew if you are out early morning.

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Walking in Grand Island – No. 3

My third favor place to walk in Grand Island, Nebraska is Eagle Scout Park.  There is a lake in the middle of the park with a 1.01 mile walking trailing.  One of the benefits to walking in Eagle Scout Park is you are able to go in circles with no one judging you.  Unless, you have gone around in circles many, many times, then people have started talking about you.  Or, they have finished their few trips around the park and left.

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During the walk around the park, you are able to look at the trees, the waves on the water, and watch the corn grow in the nearby field.  There is a couple of things you need to be cautious about while visiting the park: one Wascally Wabbits; the pole wielding, capped homo sapiens perched on the lake’s edge, who occasionally emerge from the grass carrying their catches; and the swing sets that temps you to bring out your inner child.

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Eagle Scout Park almost made it to second favor walking location; however since they are building a huge sport complex next door, I predict the traffic and noise level at the park to increase which will hamper the peaceful walk around the park.

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Walking In Baton Rouge – No. 3

My third favor place to walk in Baton Rouge, Louisiana is the Baton Rouge Zoo.  In the mornings, during the summer months, it was not overly crowded.  You could keep up a good pace.  You may have to deal with the animals staring at you.  Also, keep a eye out for the 5 to 6 foot tall hooded homo sapiens wielding a garden hose.  They can be spotted in the early morning hours in many of the enclosures.    Another plus to walking in the zoo, is you get see monkeys and tigers showing off their lounging skills, and giraffes and rhinoceros demonstrating their eating skills while you are exercising.

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Drawing at Chick-fil-a

My goal is to draw something everyday on a 3 1/2″ tile.  The something does not necessarily has to be good, just something so I am putting pen to paper everyday.  Which is difficult when you are traveling.  I have found that drawing and breakfast at Chick-fil-a is a great way to start your day.  Here are some of the drawing that were created at a Chick-fil-a between July 6 and July 25 in South Louisiana.  I can’t tell you which location, because there were four locations that were convenient to my daily activities.

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July 6, 2018

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July 10, 2018

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July 11, 2018

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July 16, 2018

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July 19, 2018

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July 23, 2018

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July 21, 2018

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July 24, 2018

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July 26, 2018

 

Why Chick-fil-a verse the other options?  First, I don’t drink coffee or tea, so no coffee house.  Second, the service is good, the food is decent, and the restrooms are clean.  Third, some of their customers have the best conversations.