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!

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Trucks A-Z 2019 begin April 1

 

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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

#AtoZchallenge 2018 Exit Ramp

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It’s time for what the April A to Z Blogging Challenge crew call the Reflection post.
Where I contemplate how my A-Z went et al.

To put it succinctly, April was a busy month.

To go into specifics:
3 blog challenges: A-Z Trucks here, A-Z Fluevog Shoes there, and a fake journaling project that this year I only posted to a private Facebook group.
Not to mention my usual 2 day jobs and a burgeoning obsession with weaving.

Most of the truck posts were completed in February and March, which made all the other activities easier to complete. I also did Sunday posts, because, why not.

I’ll now copy what I wrote on the Fluevog Conclusion because I’m feeling lazy:
A-Z, it was good.
They had Google Doc spreadsheets, they were good.
I met some new blogging buddies, that was good.
I didn’t have time to visit many new blogs. Not so good, on my part.

Big thanks to the A-Z Team for coming up with a great new format for the links and helpful tips on the A-Z Blog. You made the ride much smoother this year!