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Stella & Stella

Posted in Stella on March 10, 2010 by trapperKeeper

Stella had been getting outside a bit, but then winter decided to show up for the first time in a while starting Sunday evening.  Here are a few recent pictures.

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The Adventures of Stella Cat

Posted in Photos, Stella with tags on March 2, 2010 by trapperKeeper

Here’s some recent pictures of Stella cat, who immensely enjoys munching on the grass in the back.  It’s been spring in Seattle for a month now, which has led to much, mostly cute, whining to be let out, but Stella’s love of crawling through the underbrush means most of her time outdoors is on her harness, which isn’t her favorite accessory to sport and, thus, causes her to come indoors faster than her free range self would.  As much as it pains me to restrict her freedom, I can’t deal with the inconvenience and heartache her disappearance would cause.  I tell myself that ultimately she appreciates the restrictions on her freedom because they ensure a longer life and the comfort provided by a consistent source of food, shelter, and affection.

Then, I think about how that arrangement is no different from the arrangements humans construct for themselves and how this arrangement based on reaching comfort ultimately leads to stagnation and extinction.  Who knows what Stella would be capable of if she were forced to fend for herself.  The same concept applies to many of us in affluent America, where even most of the poor have a higher standard of living, at least based on access to material goods and credit, than most of the rest of the world’s poor.  It’s late and I’m not yet tired, but it’s time to start shutting the brain down for I have work tomorrow and need to get in early to get my check and take it to the bank so I can pay my rent.  Existentialism sometimes has to take a backseat to the here and now.

There are a few cats that roam around the area, including a black and white one Stella always freak out and hisses at.  There are times where I’m crashed out in bed and get woken up by her rush to the window through the blinds and her hissing.  Although, when I let her out when the other two cats were out on the stairwell, she and the black’n’white cat cautiously walked towards each other, sniffed and then the black’n’white pussycat departed.  Stella is protective of her space, a reason I haven’t added a companion for her.  Anyhow, cats love to stare at each other and love to have their bellies tickled, so make sure to show some love when you have the opportunity.

Welcome Back, Seattle Drizzle

Posted in Photos, Stella on December 14, 2009 by trapperKeeper

Having finished tidying up the photo archive, I am free to move onto editing and uploading to flickr.  Here are some random recent pictures of Stella.  I’ve been working on music, both ableton and the electribes, the the past couple of days with good results.  I’ve even got the Axiom keyboard hooked into the system.  There isn’t anything to share as of now.  I’m trying not to post rawer pieces, but will occasionally put something out just to sate an inner desire to release.

Photoshop work will come sometime soon, perhaps even tonight for a bit.  A band is interested in using some of my artwork for their webpage and visual show.  Plus, I have a couple of portrait opportunities with a few other musicians and I think a line on some wedding photo editing work.  In short, things are falling into place, so I really need to be putting in work.  With that in mind, I bid farewell.  Check back for more soon.

Winter Light (Not Too Bright)

Posted in Art, Kaleidoscope, Photos, Stella on December 1, 2009 by trapperKeeper

Some weekend fun interrupted the workflow a bit, but I am getting back into the swing of things.  Here are the latest creations.  I’ve been going through all my pictures and discarding ones not worth keeping to make photoshopping easier.  Although, I’ve spent more time on music the past few days than on photography.  Sometimes, a break is necessary.  Seattle has another sunny day with the usual nice winter lighting, but I’m not feeling overly inspired to get out and add to the editing pile nor shoot with the point and shoot.  A new camera should be finding it’s way into my hands soon, so I think I will exercise some patience.

I’ll leave you with a joke.  What did the zombie say when it saw Sarah Palin?  No Brains!

Battle of the Mutton Chops

Posted in Stella on June 15, 2009 by trapperKeeper

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Stella and Martin Van Buren share at least one thing in common, extraordinary facial hair.

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Relaxing on a Lazy Afternoon (Greenspan’s Underwear Fetish)

Posted in Art, Cats, Photos, Stella with tags , , , , , , , , on April 8, 2009 by trapperKeeper

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These are two images I created in photoshop using the night time photo below.  As nice as it has been to get a good amount of job applications out the past few day, it is even nicer to step away from that task for the day and work on creative endeavors.  Taking a walk is another relaxing way to pass the day.  Even more than that, walking restores us to a more natural state.  Check out this enlightening article, http://www.salon.com/env/feature/2009/04/08/walking/

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