Annyth and I are once again happy to share our annual Christmas letter, a tradition many of you look forward to all year long. This year it’s F. Happy holidays from everyone here at portfoliolongo.
Face Value* by comparison.
*…with several significant exceptions.
Croz has been collaborating and harmonizing with some beautiful voices lately; namely, Becca Stevens, Michelle Willis, and Michael League, the Lighthouse Band. Listen to all four do Woodstock (live) here.
I started with Croz and Becca on my iPad Pro in Sketch Club (Google images reference photo).
Then I moved on to Becca, Croz, and Michelle in the same way (reference photo by new friend Valerie with permission).
One of these days I’m gonna get Michael League in there!
I’ve added a few posts about Merced Art Hop in the last few years; check out the PHOTO GALLERY for sure to get a feel for this quarterly, downtown Merced, CA event. Saturday, October 20, 2018 was Art Hop’s 10 Anniversary. The October Art Hop is always fun. It’s cool enough for kids to show up in costumes, get their faces painted, and engage in some hands-on activities.
I brought my iPad and a projector and invited a few local artists to share their talents with everyone at Bob Hart Square that evening.
About a week ago, a mobile/digital art friend of mine, click here to meet her, posted an evocative photo of a succulent, bulbous tomato on Instagram:
The image reminded me of Karl Malden’s nose; and so for several days I walked around, semi-entranced, with that image on my cognitive back burner…until last night:
Technical: I drew this freehand in Sketch Club on an iPad Pro with an Apple Pencil. Mas o menos, eh? Sketch Club produces a cool statistical summary of the images you create. You can see in this summary that I played around for about an hour. The summary doesn’t show how I used iColorama to slightly darken and sharpen the image, which only took a couple of minutes.
Lately, I’ve been enjoying the sounds of G Street Revolution whenever I have a chance. A few of the musicians are colleagues of my wife at UC Merced. Check’em Out on Facebook or here.
At the Merced County Fairgrounds:
At Vista Ranch and Cellars:
Just a snippet at Five Ten Bistro:
Pretty sure all these were done in Sketch Club and iColorama.
They were sitting still long enough, them and their features’n stuff. Plus, I stopped listening.
iPad Pro, Apple Pencil, couple’a hours, Sketch Club, sharpening in iColorama
…on the way to Santa Barbara to see David Byrne’s 100th performance (8/24/8) of the Utopia Tour held at the Santa Barbara Bowl. See tiny snippet of performance below.
I know a little bit about the bible. I have an M.Div. for Christ’s sake; it’s one of three graduate degrees for Pete’s sake! I may no longer be an ordained Benedictine monk, but I sure as Hell sat through my share of biblical studies, theology, even Greek courses. Most of them were fascinating. I had a brilliant seminary professor, one of several like that, in fact, who approached the study of sacred scriptures from a literary-criticism perspective, steeped in critical hermeneutics, semiology, and philology…right up my alley. He planted the following image in my mind (I’ll let you draw your own conclusions.):