Saturday, March 31, 2012

caballo blanco


First I painted and posted this, then the news came out. 

I thought I should change the title.

 Boulder ultra-runner Micah True, 
a.k.a. Caballo Blanco,
 was last seen on Tuesday 
at the Gila Wilderness Lodge in Gila, New Mexico.
The best-selling book, "Born to Run", recounts
 Micah's time running the Copper Canyon in Mexico 
with the Tarahumara Indians.
Four days later, there still is no sign of him. 
The search continues.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012


Remember when I said,
"Frankly, I'd rather be painting."?

Meet Frank.

For now, I'm painting.


I need help.

All of the "paintings" I've done on my iPhone
 using my Pollock app are stored on iPhoto on my Mac.
For that matter, so are all of my photos.
Many of them are already put together as slideshows.
I'd like to upload download overload those slideshows,
preferably onto the sidebar of my blog.
I know it must be at least as simple as I am. 
I am not technologically gifted.
Hell, I'm not even technologically interested.
But I do loves my blog, your blog, all of our arty blogs.
If any of you can email assistance, boy do I need some.
I am lost in space.

Frankly, I'd rather be painting. 

Sunday, March 25, 2012

string theory

Hey, beats me.
I just like the way it looks.

Friday, March 23, 2012


Yup, it's Friday.
Time to let this sleeping dog lie.

Monday, March 19, 2012

fair trade

Never miss the chance to make the virtual real.
Crossing over from cyberspace to face-to-face
can be extraordinary.
Last weekend, Katherine Van Schoonhoven and I
 did just that. We met near Boulder, 
shared a good meal in a restaurant with our husbands,
and continued a conversation we had already carried on
 for three years on our blogs.
It was like meeting an old friend for the first time.

Katherine generously surprised me with a sketchbook,
like those she fills with the wonderful drawings
 you can see on her blog.
As icing on the cake, she also included three cool pens.

I had also gotten her a little gift,
a fair-trade organic Chocolove
 73% cocoa chocolate bar with currants & almonds.

Sadly, I ate it before she ever got here.

My apologies, Katherine.

Hey, I got you some virtual daffodils.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

best old friend

A friend emailed an excellent batch of dog pictures.
This one looks exactly like my old first best dog.
We traveled everywhere together.
He balanced stuff on his head, too.

Sorry to all my other dogs, but Al set a high standard.
He still makes us all try harder. 

Sunday, March 11, 2012

road trip


Who doesn't like a road trip?

Friday, March 9, 2012


When the wind blows downslope here,
it blows so hard it can twist the sunset. 

This same angry wind turned into 
the tornados that recently killed so many people 
1000 miles east of here on Leap Day.


Monday, March 5, 2012

a dog's rainbow

Casey Klahn has posted an interesting pastel on The Colorist,
called "Dog, detail #1". We couldn't pass up the opportunity.

According to Psychology Today, Jay Neitz at the University of California, Santa Barbara, tested the color vision of dogs and came up with a nice chart.

We have a question...

What's psychology?

Saturday, March 3, 2012


Happy Birthday to Hallie Farber!

Friday, March 2, 2012


Sometimes when I'm falling asleep I get the urge to paint 
and wish I could quickly slap up some color.
That's when I'm likely to grab my iPhone and
 tap on the Pollock app.
Last night, I fell asleep twice while trying to
 polish off an apple.

I found this on my phone this morning.