Rain Rant

I wrote this in April (while commuting) during an April deluge. It’s raining again today, and iScriblr is doing a Rain themed challenge, so here you go.

How To Drive In the Rain

Speed. Faster is better

Turn signals are for the weak.

Leave your lights off. Be invisible!

Conversely, deploy the brights. See every rain drop.

Document the journey!




Trucks A-Z 2019 begin April 1



Ready, set, GO!
My third year of A-Z digital watercolors of trucks commence April 1st.

The images are the back end of trucks that I photograph during my morning commute. After I get to work, I process them through a phone app called Waterlogue and post to Instagram and other social media.
The best way to view the entire ongoing series is on my Tumblr.

The A-Z Blogging Challenge is a fun way to discover new blogs.
Read more about it here.

[A few hours after posting]
OOPS! Color me confused! Wrote another post yesterday on the same topic and forgot that I’d already scheduled this one. Double the fun!

#AtoZchallenge 2019: Keep on Truckin’

Still with the trucks. I have not yet tired of this highlight of my morning commute.
2-26_selfieI have already found most of the alphabet. I have a stickie of the stragglers on my car’s  console. Might have to do some truck chasing.
a-z console

In case you’re new to this series, here’s how I create these:
The A to Z truck images are created with an iPhone app called Waterlogue.
I take the photos during my morning commute,
either going really slowly on an onramp or stopped in traffic.

Curious about the A to Z Challenge? Read more here, on the A-Z Blog, and consider giving it a try! I’ve discovered new blogging friends and have created lots of new art through it.

My past A-Z challenges:
A-Z Trucks 2018
A-Z Trucks 2017

A-Z Fluevogs [shoes] 2018
A-Z Fluevogs 2017
A-Z Tartans 2016
Southwest A-Z 2015
Enid in the Scarf Closet A-Z 2015

Liquid Media

Two ideas about liquid.

First, in 2015, I used the Waterlogue App to turn photos of food and drink into “watercolors”. I did it every day for a #100dayProject Instagram challenge and went way beyond the 100.
Screen Shot 2018-05-18 at 8.33.12 PMLink for series on Tumblr

Second, today I used real watermedia (watery gouache) in another app that I usually use to convert my day job outfit textiles into circular compositions AKA #tinyplanets.
Screen Shot 2018-05-18 at 8.38.49 PMI see potential for a new path of exploration!

These were both originally posted on Instagram, but I like the Archive feature on Tumblr better for finding old Instagram posts.

Post inspired by the Daily Post’s weekly Photo Challenge,
this week’s challenge is Liquid

About Me


This is one of those #artistVSart blocks that flooded Instagram a few months ago. I made the above to introduce myself to a Facebook group.
My various creative facets!

Explanation and links, left to right, top to bottom:

  1. Fluevog shoe repeats. I’ve completed two A-Z challenges (2017, 2018) using these as a theme. Which means I have 52 possible artworks to sell on my Print on Demand sites — Redbubble, Society6, and Spoonflower.
  2. Big Orange Cloud, pastel on paper. See more pastels on my art website.
  3. #dailytruck series — you know it well!
  4. Selfie, fashion sketch. I will be showing a bunch of these in July in Riverside, CA.
  5. Selfie (the format of #artVSart was to put a selfie in the middle of one’s artwork).
  6. ’70’s silkscreen, recolored for today.
  7. Syd Straw, ink drawn from life
  8. Raspberry Jam, waterlogue. I make it. I make art with it.
  9. Upcycled tee shirt weaving. The start of a renewed obsession, weaving.

Post inspired by the Daily Post’s weekly Photo Challenge,
this week’s challenge is Place in the World

Tech note and query: I published a Photo Challenge post on my [WordPress] art website’s blog and it wouldn’t link up to the challenge page. Anyone have tips? Is it the wrong structure on the website? I also lost the “Like” star, and I think that’s the fault of the template I chose. Sigh.