Friday, April 27, 2007


I "remember" that crazy little thing called love.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007


This morning I strolled through my front yard and snapped a shot of this wildflower called Pestomine. Not sure if that's how its spelled. Then I played around with the color correction curves in Mirage. Mirage is the same program I designed the animated kaleidoscope with in my previous post. I got a kick out of the results, so I decided to post it to my blog. Thank you all for your kind comments on my blog!

Friday, April 06, 2007

Think Green

Hi Everyone! This morning upon learning that this weeks Illustration Friday topic is "Green", I decided to dabble in animated GIF's again. I'm in awe of how beautiful my new surroundings are here on the outskirts of Tucson, as Springtime spews forth her "Green" bounty.

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Two Illo Friday posts!

This is the first of my two Illo Friday posts today. I "Snapped" a photo of a Cactus Wren in an Ocotillo last week and decided to do a little illo of the critter singing a "snappy" little tune.

At first I had a tough time coming up with an idea to suit the "Snap" topic. Then I remembered a flyer given to me by a park ranger at the Saguaro National Park a few weeks ago. It had a section describing what to do should you encounter a Mountain Lion. I've decided to post an older digital image I created of a Puma (or Mountain Lion) .So if you'd rather not see these critters "Snap"... Here is a list of a few of the recommendations advised by the Parks Dept.
DO NOT approach the cat.
DO NOT run. Running triggers their chase instinct.
DO NOT bend over or crouch down. If you pick up small children, do so without bending over
or turning away.
MAINTAIN EYE CONTACT with the Lion at all times. Never look away.
MAKE YOURSELF APPEAR LARGER and more aggressive. Open your jacket. raise your
arms, and throw rocks or sticks to discourage predatory behavior. Speak loudly and slowly.
REPORT the sighting to Park authorities.