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Rather than bury one another under a mountain of clutter, Tina and I make cards for each other. I think I have run the course of angry or ironic Cupids so I decided to go weird for this Valentine.
I fired up the free, cross-platform, image editing software known as GNU Image Manipulation Program or GIMP and had a bit of fun with this photo I shot of an industrial building at the corner of 12th and Jackson in … Continue reading
I have a few more thoughts bouncing around my brain pan on cancelling my Netflix subscription which I thought I would share with you. I have been a Netflix subscriber since the end of the 20th Century and practically all of … Continue reading
Along Broad Street in South Philadelphia
The center aisle of Saint Rita of Cascia on South Broad Street off of Ellsworth in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Cranes above a construction site at Broad and Washington in South Philadelphia.
I thought I was being quite clever when I came up with the idea for replacing my favorite but sadly exhausted Sketchbook from Heaven. My idea was to get a larger sketchbook and chop it in half so it more … Continue reading
This terrific map is from the 1982-83 Philadelphia College of Art catalog which I uncovered amid my clutter and marveled at the terrifically clean graphic design done well before anybody had heard of Illustrator, Freehand or CorelDraw. This was all … Continue reading
Having basked in comic books and old movies my whole life, architectural details were what cities were supposed to be about. On a morning like the one above, the ornamentation would catch the light and look glorious. These details also … Continue reading
We have recently told you of the work on the Civil War-era train shed at Broad and Carpenter Streets in South Philadelphia. Work continues as roofers scrape away the 20th Century modifications revealing what the building once was in the … Continue reading
Beating up a boring photo with GIMP and Affinity Photo.
The Sketchbook from Heaven is fading fast. I only have a couple of blank pages left as of this writing. I’ll soon be moving on to the sketchbook I cleaved in two in order to approximate the aspect ratio of … Continue reading
Here is another doodle with Derwent Dark Wash pencils. This one was done in a Canson XL Mix Media pad which I will be using regularly just as soon as the Sketchbook from Heaven is exhausted which I’m sad to … Continue reading