Sunday, February 21, 2010
"In Deep Thought"

I finally got the travel archives done. Last to go up were photos from my trip to San Francisco in 2004. I found the old file of photo originals and was able to improve many of them. That let to renovating the photo gallery of items from San Francisco's Center for Asian Art and Culture.

I was curious to what this fascinating photo cropped out:

So I went to their museum website to find out. They have small, but quality photos, for they withstood much enlarging in the browser, keeping decent clarity. I'd thought it was a portrait of an old monk, but found it was "the Buddha Shakyamuni as an ascetic", in gilt bronze from China. I'm certain it was it based on a real monk, for he has such personality in his face.

Rather than use their photos, I sketched from them:

Perhaps my drawings and photo will have you curious to see this piece in person!

Monday, February 22, 2010 A
"Webcam Snaps"

I finally got the webcam installed on the new computer yesterday. We had fun testing it out:

Julia looking a bit serious

This is how we were seen later in the evening through a friend's view
(That thing that looks like feathers coming out of my head is a striped towel draped over the water bottle.)

Monday, February 22, 2010 B
"Yesteryear Snaps"

Aunt June, my Dad, me and my Gramma enjoying looking at photos, July 4, 1972
(I know the date, for it is written on the old polaroid.)

I received a nice surprise in the mail today. My cousin sent me this old photo, which I scanned at 400 dpi. I will make 5x7 prints of it later.

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