I stumbled upon this interesting website a bit ago & thought I’d share: WeFeelFine.org. Self Described as an exploration in human emotion on a global scale, this web app essentially crawls the social web searching for emotion based statements. They are all pulled out & compiled in a nifty little interactive interface. I’ve taken screenshots of a few statements that I loved, but there were zillions more to look through. You should check it out.
Heat wave, anyone? Yeah, feels like we are knee deep into summer.
I’ve amassed a small collection of photos from the first half of summer, see below for a few highlights.
This insanely brilliant sunset was snapped on the way to the White Mountains for a last minute camping trip.
A colorful beach umbrella.
You can swim here, but absolutely no shark fishing. This unsettling piece of signage was snapped on Tybee Island, while on a June trip to Savannah, Georgia.
Some small details noticed while traipsing through the woods.
And of course, fireworks set off in Dover, NH. Fireworks are the hardest phenomenon to capture on camera.
A newish watercolor sketch and a few process shots.
First step, pencil sketch (chicken scratch?)
Laying down watercolor paint. I purchased a new set of watercolors recently that I’ve been beyond happy with. Highly pigmented, affordable & in pans! I have a fairly strong dislike for watercolor paint in tubes.
More layers of paint.
A close up. I used a bit of colored pencil, the paper lends an interesting texture.
The final piece, approx 8.5″x11″
Before the unending rain and grey that has accompanied the last week or so, there was a beautiful stretch of warm weather & many vibrant spring blooms to be seen. The following photos are a few highlights from a multitude of walks through downtown Dover, NH and nearby parks.
Oh hey. Anime Boston 2011. Convention was held at the Sheraton / Hynes Convention Center in metro Boston. This was my first anime convention and I was blown away by the sheer creativity and enthusiasm. Aside from what seemed like 5 miles of walking and navigating through extremely dense throngs of people, the most fascinating part of this experience was hands down the costumes that people wore. We’re talking full riot gear, i’ve-been-making-this-costume-for-over-a-year, decked out to the max.
I took photos! Lots. I had some technical difficulties in the form of dead batteries and at one point had to resort to iphone snaps– But I feel the need to release these to the vast great internet anyway, because it’s amazing what people are making and doing.
Caught this on Yahoo front page last week, it’s just so mind blowingly beautiful, I wanted to pass it along. The footage was taken from the highest mountain in Spain during the course of a week this April. Click through the links to read more about the artist & the video details.
Goldfish in water[color]. Not sure if this is finished yet. Process photos after the jump.
This little space whale painting was submitted for the ArtPM Challenge at Buoy Gallery in Kittery, Maine. (If you’re local to the area, the show opening is tonight!)