Willy! Another new friend.

Annyth and I are celebrating the Christmas holidays outside Columbus, OH with family. All of the people, young and old, are creative, generous, intelligent, and talented; but there’s one who stands out above the rest: Willy, a magnificent Portuguese Water Dog.
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A new friend, Alani

Alani’s one of four beautiful dogs, including Caula, a Miniature Dachshund; as well as Shiloh and Nova, Toy Labradoodles, who are sisters. There’s a cat too, Hula, a loyal Tabby. Now back to Alani, AKA Lani, Alonzo, A-Lonzo, who spent a lot of time on my lap. She’s a Mini Labradoodle offspring of a Rare Red Labrador and a Poodle.

My interpretation of Alani on an iPad using Sketch Club.

Here’s the rest of the cast:

Caula

Nova

Shiloh

Hula

The photo reference for Alani

By the way, Annyth and I are stopping off in Tucson, AZ to visit family, pictured below. Lilia, on the left, and Tracy (my niece), on the right, along with about 60 other un-pictured people, were celebrating the 18th birthday of their daughter, Makena.

Lilia, Makena, and Tracy

Oh, one more action shot of Alani:

Alani, expecting…

What a wonderful visit. Annyth and I love you guys!!

Demographic Quicksand


18 minutes in Sketch Club.

Speaking of quicksand, take a look at this 1967 performance by comedian Jackie Vernon. Some of you will be old enough to remember Jackie Vernon and his use of state of the art technology in his deadpan stand-up act, which in this case revolves around quicksand.

33 Extra Minutes with Ed Greb

Professor Edward M. Greb, June 16, 1933 ~ January 18, 2021 (age 87)
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I got to spend an additional 33 minutes on my iPad in Sketch Club with Dr. Greb this Spring morning. He played quite an influential role in my personal growth and early professional development. His Introduction to Anthropology course there at Washington & Jefferson College was my introduction to anthropology in real life. In his syllabus he quoted Don Quijote de La Mancha, which I was reading in Spanish for the first time that same semester. He gracefully escorted me into the early stages of adulthood.

Kick back

Kick back

I was looking at videos on O Coruña (La Coruña), España, and when I saw this sculpture of Galician novelist, poet, playwright, and journalist, Álvaro Cunqueiro Mora, my mind wandered, and I felt like executing a rendition of it in Sketch Club on an iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil.: CLICK HERE to see the statue.