Monday, March 27, 2017

This Week's Rock of the Week

The color is white, and all the glow paint is white.However, when the lights are out and the black light is turned on, a whole other color profile appears.The second slide is what it looks like under a black light, and the third slide is what the rock looks like in complete darkness.It is exciting to observe these transitions while building the design for the rock that is featured here.A new product has emerged on the scene which comes in a Montana spray can, which is called UV Effects. This product goes on clear, but when exposed to a black light, the spray painted area appears blue. If you are a graffiti artist who wishes to remain anonymous, this product is for you.In other words, you won't be able to see you markings against a building until you put a black light beam on the results. Good luck with your tagging exploits.It looks like this can of UV Effects will bring about some creative challenges moving forward.Artistry comes with practise.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

This Week's Rock of the Week

Okay, so I've been somewhat slack on getting these rocks online, but it's not because I haven't been busy.This past week has been tumultuous.My studio and apartment have been painted, rugs and linoleum replaced. Wow! what an ordeal when you have to move a quarter of a century worth of stuff from one room to the other.Whew! Anyway, because of this, rock painting has been scaled back to a minimum.The good news is that I have a pretty cool one to show.It is my hope that you enjoy it.It's called "Blue Star" for obvious reasons.The center is a foil star that was added and the outside is blue interference paint.This rock is a keeper and will sit on my nightstand until someone makes me an offer I can't refuse !

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Marching on through winter

Next Monday I am having my humble abode painted. This has presented a bit of a stall with the contractor who has other apartments to complete before he gets to mine.

We are still expecting rain here in the northbay and this has put a damper on projects like sprucing up an apartment that has acquired 20+ years of rugged use.

February has been the wettest month on record said the reporter on the car radio this morning.Today however,is beautiful and sunny.It is the beginning of March,and somehow this past winter not been the most joyous season for a lot of people.Several wish that they could go hibernate in a cave somewhere,sometime after Halloween; Happily re-emerging around St. Patrick's Day! Spring and Fall are favored because of the usually moderate temperatures and longer days.

Visiting the beach has been hampered by large waves and severe weather.Russian Gulch is blocked by a river (which is usually a creek) because of the accumulated rainfall.It will probably be the middle May before it will be safe to wade across a lower level stream to get to the beach.Once there,the crashing waves and abundance of vitality makes this a sacred place to visit.Try this for a way of rejuvenating your drooping spirit.

If you so choose... a landscaping company on River Road sells smooth Mexican Pebbles to use for rock painting upon returning home after a cold and wet winter day at the beach.Pictured above is the inlet from the Ocean to the creek that has been mentioned in this post.