Archive for the ‘Week 29’ Category

Week 29- Caron Thomas

Posted: October 18, 2011 in Caron Thomas, Week 29

Week 29- Sue O’Connor

Posted: October 17, 2011 in Sue O'Connor, Week 29

Week 29- Robyn Anne Piper

Posted: October 17, 2011 in Robyn Anne Piper, Week 29

I submit to you two versions of my Picture’s Worth for this week’s submission.  While I know my brother will like the first quote I chose, I decided to make him his own special version with a quote from Banksy.

Unfamiliar with the graffiti artist known as Banksy?  Go here:, or here:, to edify yourself.

The original version:

and the one for Bill:

Week 29- Photobug Shar

Posted: October 17, 2011 in Photo Bug Shar, Week 29
Self Destruction

Not sure where this came from this week…

Started drawing something else but this is what I ended up with.


Week 29- Kelly Bennett

Posted: October 17, 2011 in Kelly Bennett, Week 29




Childhood you’ve stomped

Through my life; twice

I’ve lost you and promises


Say you’ll leave again. Waltzing

Through, stirring up the ballroom,

And leaving faster than Cinderella,


On the mother who’s just

Getting started. One day, you’re

Crying, needing every thing,


Clinging to sweaters

When I try to leave.

Lasso that moment


And the moon. I’ll read

Love You Forever

One more time


Before your shoe

Tumbles down

Behind you as you run.

Week 29- Devin Eldridge

Posted: October 17, 2011 in Devin Eldridge, Week 29

This is a photo of my cousin and her Daughter on her wedding day.


A loving embrace from a mother to a Daughter

Week 29- Brian Weeks

Posted: October 17, 2011 in Brian Weeks, Week 29





My inspiration for this piece was the over-the-top glitz/glamour of the 1980s –  I used a variety of different paint sheens (flat, eggshell, semi-gloss, high gloss, metallic) to add depth and texture. I chose the color palette first, cranked up some Duran Duran on the iPod, and let go…

Week 29 – Amber Perkins

Posted: October 17, 2011 in Amber Perkins, Week 29

Pumpkin 3 Bean Chili

Culinary arts continuation…


2 yellow peppers, diced

1 ¼ c onion, chopped

½ c shallot, minced

4 garlic cloves, minced

1 can 100% pumpkin (Don’t use the pie filling. It makes it runny.)

1 can diced tomatoes

1 can black beans, rinsed

1 can kidney beans, rinsed

1 can chick peas, rinsed

3 c vegetable stock

3 tsp chili powder

3 tsp cumin

1 tsp cayenne pepper

1 tsp crushed red pepper

2 tsp cinnamon

2 tsp Italian seasonings (mixed oregano, basil, parsley)

sea salt and white pepper to taste

1/2 stick (1/4 cup) unsalted butter

1/2 cup dry Sherry

3 to 4 tablespoons Sherry vinegar



Sour cream and coarsely chopped lightly toasted pumpkin seeds



In a 6-quart heavy kettle cook onion, yellow peppers, shallot, garlic, and spices in butter over moderate heat, stirring, until onion is softened and beginning to brown. Stir in beans and tomatoes. Stir in broth, pumpkin, and Sherry until combined and simmer, uncovered, stirring occasionally, 25 minutes, or until thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Just before serving, add vinegar and simmer soup, stirring, until heated through.


Serve soup garnished with sour cream and toasted pumpkin seeds. It’s very easy to make. The Sherry vinegar is an absolute necessity! Wanna get really fancy and super duper impressive? Serve it in a hollowed out pumpkin.


This started 3 years ago from two other recipes. It keeps evolving. I’ve varied the spices here, too. It called for parsley. I couldn’t care less about parsley, so I put in the mixed Italian seasonings that I had on hand. The original recipe did not have cayenne, red pepper or cinnamon. Nutmeg would probably be nice, too. If you add meat, subtract one can of beans and one of the peppers.


Week 29 – Ashley Davene

Posted: October 17, 2011 in Ashley Davene, Week 29

lalalalalalala I dont want to talk about it – enjoy

The sweetest taste 

Sweet amber dust dips on the night

Rolls down the streets to that room

There in the dusted sunlight

Where books are stacked and papers drape over piles and hide under furrowed scratches of lovers tongues through hands met, paper, steadied by present thought through finger tip there and only there lay seen by any other then the heart, these want desires these longings for the time when cheek is pressed against neck, tongue against heat that reaches to your ear and softly whispers lover I am here these fevered scribbles lay open fading in the sunlight against the paper as the intensity of truths meet with the sun each morning in the garden and insist that the flowers bloom the same intensity that forges every river, the same drive that tempts the water onward to carve and caress to possess each thing in its path, to offer up its watery home, the same drive that blazes the fire the same want that urges it to die when deprived and stripped of its oxygen – the love that lays on those willowing papers the same love that I fear walks with me each step I take home the same love that denies me breath if not to breathe each breath taking in you

Week 29- Kevin Contreras

Posted: October 16, 2011 in Kevin Contreras, Week 29

Day of the Dead skull…  I would love to trade this!

Week 29 – w.c. pelon

Posted: October 14, 2011 in w.c. pelon, Week 29

I recently picked up a copy of Daz 3d Studio 4 rendering software (the basic version is available for free).  I’ve dabbled with Poser, Bryce  and 3D Studio Max a bit in the past, but I found the early versions  I used to be clunky and difficult to learn.  Daz Studio uses a feature set very similar to Poser 4, with an interface that is relatively simple to learn for anyone with experience with Photoshop or other graphic editing tools.  I’m not one for reading software manuals, so I decided to jump right in and cut my teeth on 3D rendering with a few TGAP submissions.

Software: Daz Studio 4, Photoshop CS5. Resources: Aiko 3 Model, Catgirl for A3 Morph, Whisper Clothing figure, AR Hermann Font. Click the image for full view or to save the file to use as desktop wallpaper!


For this week’s submission, as I did in week 27 and 28,  I just tinkered with some figures in Daz, added color/texture/lighting/shading effects in Photoshop, and created a quick background for the figures to create some desktop wallpaper.  As I become more comfortable with the software, I would like to take a stab at rendering full 3D scenes, and eventually animation.




Week 29- Michael Mooney

Posted: October 13, 2011 in Michael Mooney, Week 29



































Week 29-Elizabeth Fox

Posted: October 13, 2011 in Elizabeth Fox, Week 29

Week 29 – Betty Jarra

Posted: October 11, 2011 in Betty Jarra, Week 29
memento mori

much harder to grasp than the infinite
is the finiteso definite