Saturday, October 27, 2012

First Person Plural Looms

Looking forward to First Person Plural  (and having my piece for it done). That hasn't happened yet, but all the graphics for the show are now safely done. Their history is likely of interest to no one but myself, but I really love seeing the evolution of something, so for the two people that may actually care:

The Matlab scatter plot that the concept started with. Ive forgotten exactly how I built it, but I believe it is a couple different Gaussian samples superimposed, each with random sizes of a different mean.

A couple highlights from the sickening range of designs we went through in converging to the final version. Not much of the scatter plot survived, I spent a lot of time drawing extra dots by hand. Of course in the end the postcards wound up cropped totally differently by the printer...

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Wolf Day Two

I put in a good chunk of time on the wolf today during Teaneck Creek's Plein Air painting event. Alas, I missed out on painting but instead made some good progress on the wolf:

Woodcarving Show

Though it sometimes feels like it, no, I am not the only woodcarver out there.

Next weekend I'll be at the Northern NJ Woodcarvers 28th Wildlife Art and Woodcarving show Oct 27th, 28th Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10am-4pm At the Wayne PAL in Wayne NJ. Come check it out. See the website for more details.


Monday, October 15, 2012

Wolf Day One

Much delayed I got by Teaneck Creek this Sunday to put a half day into working on the second of the three carvings, the wolf.  A bit of roughing with chainsaw and gouges later, we're here. It doesn't look like much now but more will come.

In other news I spotted this while walking along the trails. Its relatively rare that I have almost no idea what something is. Fungal I presume, but nothing I immediately recognize...

Sunday, October 7, 2012


My wife and I were at a wedding Saturday, and outside the church was an oak tree completely ringed with bright orange mushrooms.


The pictures don't really do justice to how bright and striking they were in life, just one of those little unexpected wonders. Poking around online I have seen a bunch of pictures of similar ones, but cant quite identify what they are. Made me regret that I am not a mushroom person, and so can't tell an edible from inedible one, was definitely tempted to take a few home with me...