Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Hut hut. . .

While reading a book about Norway, I started doing a little research on Nissen Huts and found this great picture of one at the Air Force Museum in Dayton Ohio.
The first time I saw it was with my dad back about 20 years ago, and while standing there looking at it he said, "This is the same hut that was in Debden when I was in the RAF."
How cool is that! My dad had been in this one during WWII!
 Debden was one of the airbases near where he met my mom.
Read the story of the hut here;  350 Hut

'New' mouse image. . .

Mickey Mouse

To me, these pencil sketches are better than the finished creation.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Rod: The Autobiography - a review.

I have never been a fan of the Rolling Stones (although I did see them in concert once, and I still don't know why) Same goes for Aerosmith and some of those other 1970's early rock bands. I don't think I was ever mature enough for there stuff. Probably still am not.

But Rod Stewart has always had a few songs that I like.
So when I heard him in an interview on NPR talking about his new book, I was intrigued.
In the interview he sounded like the kind of person you would want to sit across from in a pub and enjoy a good football game with.

The book is much the same way.

Unapologetic and open, but not without a little name dropping, the book is a fun insight into his life.

One he seems to express that he is grateful for.

I enjoyed it.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Simplicity and economy of lines. . .

Just found this sketch on-line today by Michael Cooper ( I still need to find out more about him).

Just like a good writer, says a lot without wasting words.

Enjoy. I think this is him.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

QS 360 - Barn on IPAD

this is a barn I am also doing on canvas, and should complete soon.
Thought I would try it on IPAD.
So. . . . here it is.
Local barn, actually has a 'for sale' sign on the side of it.

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Budding artist, proud dad.

Daughter has been wanting to go with dad to 'art class' for a while now.
So with mom working last night and options being going or staying home, . . . well there really was not an option.
So we got out her new art kit (which she had got for a birthday), found her a bag to carry all her stuff in, found a couple of canvases for her and off we went.
She had been with me a couple of times, but only till mom was able to pick her up.
This would be the first full session, . . . .with paints.

What did I have to worry about, one kid, eight adults. No problem.
(We even took the movie player, just in case).

We took an old tee-shirt for a painting smock (grandma, maybe you can help her make a real smock with her new sewing machine?).
First she practiced for a while on the dry-erase board.
Then we set her 'canvas' and organized her paints and brushes.
Hard at it.
We were there for almost two hours and daughter concentrated on painting the whole time.
Finished and on display.
Landscape and nutcracker.

And she wants to go again.

Of course we celebrated later with ice cream.