X-Men in Santa Barbara?

I recently (is six months recent?) wrote about a poster I own. Yesterday I was watching “X-Men: Days of Future Past” and had to hit pause at around 39 minutes into it.

That same poster was on the wall of Quicksilver’s room. I only own 3 concert posters from that era, and that’s why I had to pause. One of the other posters was also on the wall!

Both are by Frank Bettencourt, and I got these images from his site. Both are promoting Santa Barbara’s Earl Warren Showgrounds concerts that happened in 1969.  Continue reading “X-Men in Santa Barbara?”

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Reflecting on all the rain

We’re still in a drought as streets flow with rainwater and freeways flood. It’s illegal to run the sprinklers. That makes sense, but it makes automatic sprinklers require a lot of manual intervention during the rainy season.

At least it got me to take a few photos. I’m not why I like this one enough to post it.

It’s good for me do these now and then to remind myself of the process. Between working on the photo and working on WordPress (because everything needs updating again) there are over 20 steps to making this post. Okay, I made up that number, but there are a lot of details to take care of.

A doodle, can I stop now?

I started this doodle on a camping trip. I usually take pen and paper with me when I travel, but rarely use it.

This time I did another one that I considered complete, but only got started on this one. I’ve been adding to it now and then for a few weeks, and figured maybe if I scan it I can stop doing that and put it away. Like most doodles, it wasn’t planned, which makes it easy to keep adding something.

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Colored Tile Illusion

Tiled Block

No wonder it’s so hard to make paintings. The brown tile in the center of the top face and the yellow tile in the center of the side facing left are the same color.

This is one of many illusions from Beau Lotto’s LottoLab Illusion pages. They say that their “AIM is to explain and explore HOW and WHY we see what we do.”

Colored Tile Illusion

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