Tuesday, May 09, 2017

Coffee lightfastness test

coffee lightfastness test


Here is the result of a light exposure test for drawing or painting with coffee. This ran from March 19 to May 8.  I was surprised that there was so little fading (the bottom half of this paper pictures was on my dashboard the whole time, and the top half was tucked inside my sketchbook).  I will keep it on my dashboard longer to see how much it changes.  But right now, I would consider coffee to be relatively lightfast...but I might have to revise that if it all just disappears, which I guess could still happen.

I am doing this because, for some reason, I just don't see anyone else testing this, even though I know some people use coffee for artwork.











Wednesday, April 19, 2017

lunchtime walk



Took a walk at lunch today;
Outpaced the negativi-tay.
It rained a bit, and it was gray,
But I ejoyed flowers. Yay.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Sessions: Pandemic and Monopoly

Pandemic:  I lost.  The black disease swept the Middle East on the same turn I found a cure for it, so I lost the game.
 Monopoly: We played "fast rules" which sped things up pretty well.  I came in second out of six.

Cemetery at Turkey Run



Oil landscape details





Metal detecting finds 4-1-17...

...a bunch of junk.  The best bits, in my opinion, are the three partial metal car toys, including the half of a light blue die cast car.

This was from an 80-year-old back yard.  I also found three pennies, all of them 1970s or later.

This was my first metal detecting excursion in a long time.  I guess it's been close to a year? I'm not sure.