View Full Version : Monthly Scumble July 2013

Shirl Parker
06-30-2013, 11:20 PM
Hi everyone! Welcome to the Scumble, our monthly chat thread where we share the happenings of our everyday lives! I hope you will all chime in and look forward to hearing about them.


07-01-2013, 03:02 PM
Hi Shirl! Happy July!

Just to start the week with off topic cool stuff, here's this cat photo:

Ari cat sitting in our power chair. It's his favorite seat if I'm home. Yes, he's on the jeans that I leave in the seat of the chair to put on when I go out.

Interesting brick lightwell that I thought folks might have fun drawing. Both photos are open for anyone to draw or paint same as if I put them in the RIL. Have fun!

Eating my canteloupe, or whatever that orange melon is. It's cut up in a little plastic cup so I have no idea what it was. Tastes good though. Mystery Melon. I guess not all orange melons are canteloupe!

07-01-2013, 10:45 PM
That's a really cool shot Robert. Is that in San Francisco? It doesn't look like the typical architecture there.

P.S. I think you got it right, it's called cantaloupe. I like the green melon even more, we call it Honey Dew Melon here.

This month, I launched my Indiegogo Campaign (crowd funding campaign) to assist with the costs of my upcoming solo exhibition. My first solo show at that! If anyone is interested you can check out the campaign HERE (http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/commonplace-beauty-fine-art-solo-exhibition-catalogue) - No contribution is too small. I appreciate any and everything that helps bring me a little closer to my dream.


In other news I recently purchased a book called "Pastel Painting Atelier" by "Ellen Eagle". Is anyone else reading this too?

07-02-2013, 12:47 AM
That's not only in San Francisco, it's in my building! It's the view of the brick lightwell from the latrine down the hall.

There's two rooms with toilets, each tiny and narrow and deep with high ceilings so it feels like you're inside a giant cereal box. Then a shower room that's sort of square and tall like a milk carton interior with a shower in half of it, and a bath room with a clawfoot tub that's a bit larger but still very high ceiling.

I tend to look out the window when I go in there and on both of them there's an interesting view. One of them it opens up and I can see another building with some space in between and some dying pines. I got photos of that too. This is the all-bricks one and it looks timeless to me. It could be anywhere and other than the air conditioner, anywhen, any city. I think there were brick tall buildings in ancient Rome that had light wells.

I've been thinking of putting a cat in one of the windows and making that view a painting. I've always gotten lost in detail doing bricks, sometimes doing them huge out of scale and still get lost in detail. I want to find a way to do them right, hint at them without noodling over it forever. That may be possible with pastels.

They have patterns too, every seventh row they're turned on end so they all look small. I wonder if that helps the wall structurally?

07-25-2013, 02:02 PM
A funny from The Onion, thought y'all would enjoy it: http://www.theonion.com/articles/frustrated-novelist-no-good-at-describing-hands,33239/?ref=auto

07-26-2013, 03:56 PM
Rob, thanks for making me laugh out loud -- The Onion piece is brilliant!

Best, Evelyn

07-27-2013, 03:16 AM
Glad you liked it!

Today is a historic occasion, at least personal. I finally won Diablo III - yes, I know I bought it a long time ago and that I've been playing it a lot in two different stints. It just takes that long to win a good complicated game like that. Finally got a barbarian up into Nightmare level, where it starts over again but everything's tougher.

Saw the ending. No spoilers, absolutely no spoilers except that the story is good just like the previous ones were. It has twists, but both of the previous stories did. This is in the same style.

Shirl Parker
07-31-2013, 10:18 PM
Time for a new chat thread. Click here. (http://www.wetcanvas.com/forums/showthread.php?p=19731612#post19731612)