Archive for March, 2010

Stella the Gray (Up Close & Personal)

Posted in Photos, Stella on March 18, 2010 by trapperKeeper

Some close-ups of Stella, my favorite subject.  Who could say no to fur so soft and eyes so big and bright?  Clearly, not I.

Suburbia (Culture War)

Posted in Photos with tags , on March 18, 2010 by trapperKeeper

Laundry (The Beauty of Bricks)

Posted in Photos with tags , on March 18, 2010 by trapperKeeper

Colors (& I’m Not Talking Penn, Duvall, & a Killer Soundtrack)

Posted in Art with tags on March 18, 2010 by trapperKeeper

The spirit has been visiting more lately as evident by the playful splashes of syllables materializing into words and my photoshop experimentation.  Some of it is the result of taking care of more pertinent, concrete tasks.  Some of it is finally breaking out of the funk of last week.  As much as one would love to always be in touch with the Funk, or whatever you prefer to call the spirit, it isn’t possible.  I guess you could argue that by accepting the fact you aren’t always in touch with the essence of the universe you are, thus, always in touch with the essence of the universe; however, being aware of the separation is significantly different from being ensconced in the vitalizing juices of the peak state.  Responsibilities and distractions from the outer world interfere with the transmissions.  This is not a bad thing.  In fact, it is a good one.  Too much information at once leads to an overload.

Alright, the flow has departed for now.  The time is late and tomorrow marks a great date, the opening day of March Madness (I’m aware there is now an opening game on Wednesday, but this game doesn’t really count…not that any of these games matter anyways, but it’s nice to pretend.)  Photo editing has been going smoothly; a system is now figured out.  So I expect to be productive the next few days while editing photos and playing with visuals on one screen and watching games on another.  Before I depart, I have to thank my parents for practicing a love of reading and writing.  Because of them, I rarely have to actually use spell checker.  I love words; people used to suggest I go into law.  This also had to do because I enjoy arguing.  Yet, I find using verbal games to obfuscate justice, whether defending a client or the state, distasteful and, even, unethical.  Words are fun to play with no doubt, but words shouldn’t get in the way of facts.  Enjoy the color works.  There will be more art soon, though it may be dramatically different than what you see here today.

Dog, Park, Sunshine

Posted in Photos with tags , on March 14, 2010 by trapperKeeper

Here are the rest of the photos from last month’s trip to Discovery Park with my friend and his dog.  I actually figured out a good method for getting busy on the editing task of photography.  Not only did the method, which involves resting in bed while having basketball or movies on in the background, prove efficient, but has been easier on my back and mind.  Photo editing can get really monotonous, thus making it hard to even get started on the task.  However, this method has been fun so far.  Without the wireless mouse and keyboard, I wouldn’t be able to work from the comfort of my bed.

I worked on video collaging today as well.  I’m going to be able to do a lot combining all the different software.  The video projects are still being worked on though.  For now and a while more, there will just be photos.

I Can’t Stand This Feeling When It Hits

Posted in Photos on March 11, 2010 by trapperKeeper

I’m feeling a bit under the weather today, so I’m actually getting into bed early.  Plus, I have errands to handle tomorrow and evening and late night fun planned.  If it is to be accomplished, I cannot be sick.  Today, it didn’t prevent me from hauling 3 loads of laundry up the hill.  While waiting on the machines, I checked in at a framing shop, which gave me some ideas.  Ideas that will not be written here for fear of a potentially original idea getting ganked.  But while I was in there, neurons fired and an idea was created.  When I asked about the possibility of achieving the concept, the people there said that no one had ever asked them doing that and they had never even thought about doing it.  During hard economic times, ingenuity, originality, and experimentation are your friends.  Anyhow, it is time to rest.  Here are some photos from a few days ago, including some more of the stairwells of Queen Anne neighborhood.

Captain, Oh Captain (What’s Happened to the American Republic?)

Posted in Art, Photos, politics with tags , , , , on March 11, 2010 by trapperKeeper

O Captain my Captain! our fearful trip is done,
The ship has weathered every rack, the prize we sought is won,
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring;
But O heart! heart! heart!
O the bleeding drops of red,
Where on the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.

O Captain! my Captain! rise up and hear the bells;
Rise up–for you the flag is flung for you the bugle trills,
For you bouquets and ribboned wreaths for you the shores a-crowding,
For you they call, the swaying mass, their eager faces turning;
Here Captain! dear father!
This arm beneath your head!
It is some dream that on the deck,
You’ve fallen cold and dead.

My Captain does not answer, his lips are pale and still;
My father does not feel my arm, he has no pulse nor will;
The ship is anchored safe and sound, its voyage closed and done;
From fearful trip the victor ship comes in with object won;
Exult O shores, and ring O bells!
But I, with mournful tread,
Walk the deck my Captain lies,
Fallen cold and dead.

Dedicated to Abraham Lincoln, the first American president to embrace tyrannical rule, forever altering the balance between the three branches of government.

And to the corporate thieves who’ve taken more than their share while subverting the already perilous process of governing…Fuck Y’all, Drop Dead.