Monday, June 13, 2005

Optical Fun

Today's image is inspired by the recent documentary on Guido Molinari. Some of his paintings have fantastic optical effects.

This one is called Optical Fun.

Friday, June 10, 2005

If I Could Talk to the Animals

Here's an interesting article in Wired. Apparently Prairie Dogs have a rudimentary language. John Placer, a computer scientist at Northern Arizona University, is working on a device that will someday be able to translate the language so that someday we might be able "talk" with them.

Thursday, June 09, 2005

Beethoven's 9 Symphonies

BBC Online is making all 9 of Beethoven's Symphonies available for free online. The first 5 are available for download now with remaining available by the beginning of July.

I have been listening to them all day as I have been painting. The image below reminds me of his 5th Symphony, especially the introduction.

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

The Infinite Matrix

There's a great little Scifi website called The Infinite Matrix. It has great stories by writers like Cory Doctorow, Richard Kadrey, Carol Emshwille and many more.

Upcoming writers are heavy weights like William Gibson, Rudy Rucker and Pam Noles

It's free, but they accept donations.

Get it here.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Roach Inside

Roach Inside

Now this is funny. Garnet Hertz has invented a car for cockroaches.

Can an Roach Indy 500 be far off?

"The cockroach is placed on top of a modified trackball - a computer-mouse-type device - that is hooked up to some electronics. The cockroach is held gently in place above the ball so that when the cockroach moves it makes the ball spin: a little bit like a two-dimensional treadmill. The electronics (optical encoders) within the trackball send out small electrical pulses to some electronics that make the motors move in a similar direction to where the cockroach is moving on the ball."

Monday, June 06, 2005

Women Rule

Woman Power
An interesting article on CNet says that Online merchants are catering more to women. I think this could be good news for artists who sell their art online, as I suspect that Women are more likely to buy art than men.

The Machine that can Copy Anything
I want one of these. CNN has a story about an inventor who has created a machine that can copy anything -- including itself!

I don't think this is April 1st!

The Art Fix
There's a great newsletter for Art lovers that I subscibe to. It's called The Art Fix. About once a month they send out an issue featuring a number of fine artists. You can read it online, or subscribe to it here.

Before and After
One thing about my apartment: I get some great sunsets.


Some people have commented negatively on the smoke stack and I suppose the urban landscape doesn't appeal to everyone so we'll just delete the smoke stack and click the just-add-water-button and voila!


Perhaps this will be my new view after global warming kicks in. Yikes!

Sunday, June 05, 2005

New Art Gallery

Completed a new series of paintings that I call The Mystic Mountain Series. They remind me a lot of Canadian Artist Lauren Harris paintings of Mountains. I love the textures in this series. Here is one of them.

New Web Site
I finished my new webstore at This will be used to sell my Fine Art Prints. It was a lot of work and there is going to be a lot more work ahead doing marketing for it.

Search Engine Optimization
I just finished reading an article on search engine optimization (aka seo), and discovered I will have to go through my previous sites and update them accordingly. It's a great article.

Saturday, June 04, 2005

First Post

I decided to move my old blog from my Website to this new format as it is much easier to keep up-to-date. I also want to generalize a bit more. While my main interest is art, I also have many other interests and want to include them in my daily writing. To see the old blog, click here.