01/12/18 Diary: The Grindstone Previous | Next First Strip Original Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent Previous | Next First Strip Original Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent We worked this week. So good, I barely remember it. Here’s one of the pictures I took of the needle ice. First Strip Original Series | First Strip Second Series | First Strip Current Series | Archive | Most Recent 01/05/18 Diary: New Years Eve 01/19/18 Diary: Brief Path Diversion 11 Comments Jude January 12, 2018 at 5:06 am 9 months ago I never knew those ice formations had a name so I’m grateful to find out. I read about and checked over photos of needle ice which led to looking up hair ice and ice flowers (both the kind forming on dead wood and the kind that forms on sea ice). To me, the dirt sticking on the top of needle ice detracted from its beauty. The photos of the hair ice are incredible with some having strands of ice as thin as hair! Is there any way we could look at Cedra’s art without traveling to see it? I’d love to see her work. What medium does she do her pictures in and are they coloured? I can’t imagine someone drawing a varied thrush without using colour since colour is essential to identify them. They’re beautiful birds. I’ve photographed them a number of times. Christopher Baldwin January 12, 2018 at 11:15 am 9 months ago Here’s her website. Although she hasn’t updated it with these recent drawings yet. Once she wakes up I’ll ask her if I can post the thrush drawing. http://cedrawood.com/work/ She totally said I could post it. 🙂 Galane January 18, 2018 at 5:12 am 9 months ago Wow. That almost looks like a photo. 🙂 Galane January 18, 2018 at 5:11 am 9 months ago Same here on the ice. I spent a good couple of hours delving into wild and weird sorts of ice formations. War Pig January 12, 2018 at 8:07 am 9 months ago If you think your bodies are betraying you now compared to when you were 18, buckle up kids! Wait until you hit 65! You’ll have a whole other litany of creaks, aches, groans and kinks to deal with. Old age is not for sissies. Herandar January 12, 2018 at 9:07 am 9 months ago Surely there is an ergonomic solution where you can create your art without hurting your back?? War Pig January 12, 2018 at 10:20 am 9 months ago Michelangelo did his best work laying on the flat of his back. Christopher Baldwin January 12, 2018 at 11:18 am 9 months ago Yes! But it involves working 8 hour days rather than 12. 😉 (Also, when living in the road, you have to male the best ergonomic decisions you can with what random and little you have to work with). mouse January 12, 2018 at 8:01 pm 9 months ago Oh my, “A High Wind in Jamaica” – just added that to my ‘have to read again’ list. And then look up the movie – are you familiar with that? Anthony Quinn starring, as a rather bemused pirate. It is a strange book, as I recall – interesting take on what children are about. Muzhik January 16, 2018 at 12:53 pm 9 months ago Two things: Back in the 80’s (I SAID, BACK IN THE 1980’S … YEAH, THAT’S RIGHT — 8-0 NOT 1-8. NOW LET ME FINISH MY STORY… damn kids … interrupting their elders …) ANYway, back in the 1980s there was a craze for “kneeling chairs”. These were furniture that combined sitting on your derriere with kneeling rather than having your feet on the floor. My now-ex-wife and I lucked out when we bought our first one to use at the computer desk — it was a “fixed” model, non-adjustable, and comfortable as all get-out. The design forces you to sit with your back erect, and allowed us to spend lots of time doing desk work. She kept it until fairly recently, when it was too broken down to justify moving. You can find a modern example at varierchairs.com. After our breakup, I couldn’t find a replacement for that chair, so I bought an “adjustible” model, which I eventually gave away as just too uncomfortable. Motto is to try before buy. (Also, the fixed models don’t fit in with the transient lifestyle.) Second thing, is that I find Cedra’s work reminiscent of the work of Maria Sibylla Merian. I’m looking forward to seeing if she can do a colorized version of the thrush; maybe in watercolor looking like an Audubon print. Galane January 18, 2018 at 5:16 am 9 months ago Free plans to build your own kneeling chair. http://www.craftsmanspace.com/free-projects/kneeling-chair-plans.html Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.