Monthly Archives: March 2015

Storm Drain Near Gateway High School

Back in the 1980s, I went to art school, and I along with all of the other illustration majors were required to take a minor course in photography. We had to shoot the photos as well as process the negatives … Continue reading

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Strawberry Pie

Another chilly weekend – Mother Nature must have missed the memo. I put my winter coat in storage, stubbornly reasoning that it’s spring – big mistake! However, there were some beautiful looking strawberries in the market, and strawberries = spring. And … Continue reading

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Friday Five – Number Seventy Eight

Seventy-eighth in a series creating a collage using five elements.

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Among the forgotten

Back in the 1980s, I went to art school, and I along with all of the other illustration majors were required to take a minor course in photography. We had to shoot the photos as well as process the negatives … Continue reading

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The Magnificent Seven

Another photo restoration of an old photograph of my grandmother – Rhea Garceau, seated in the middle. I’m not certain who the other women are – but being that two of them are dead ringers for my cousins, I think it’s … Continue reading

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Live and in Poison

More whacky illustrative hi-jinx with my new favorite vector program Affinity Designer.

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Ricotta Gnocchi with Tomatoes, Olives, and Capers

Making gnocchi is something I’ve always shied away from – perhaps because I’ve eaten very good gnocchi as well as warm mounds of elementary school paste. Then I remembered that my son and his classmates made gnocchi in sixth grade. Which … Continue reading

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The Grey Man Update

Yesterday marked a year since The Grey Man – Vignettes was published. The first in a series of action adventure stories by J.L. Curtis with covers by yours truly. The book, has sold remarkably well – which is no surprise since it’s a solid … Continue reading

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Friday Five – Number Seventy Seven

Seventy-seventh in a series creating a collage using five elements.

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Self-Portrait Circa 1982

Back in the 1980s, I went to art school, and I along with all of the other illustration majors were required to take a minor course in photography. We had to shoot the photos as well as process the negatives … Continue reading

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Take A Walk on the Irish Side

Since it’s St. Patrick’s Day, I thought I’d give the Irish side of my family some equal time. This photo is of my grandfather, George Bradley (seated on the left) and his family, taken sometime in the early 1930s. The … Continue reading

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Blueberry Bread with Orange Glaze

My Sunday plans for blueberry pancakes were vetoed in favor of French toast. Best laid plans, and all that. Plan B was a blueberry cake with lots of orange zest, and an orange glaze. Adding orange zest to the batter compliments the blueberries … Continue reading

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Friday Five – Number Seventy Six

Seventy-sixth in a series creating a collage using five elements.

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Affinity Designer

I’ve been playing with a ten-day trial of what for me is going to be the Adobe Illustrator killer. It’s called Affinity Designer.

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