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Category Archives: Random thoughtiness

This and that: a catch-all category for scattered brainwaives.

For my birthday this year I treated myself to a new blog title (which means having to create a new blog.)  I needed a title that better fits me and what I post, so here it goes!  Come visit me at Right-Brained Mama and forget-about-it as far as this one goes.  Anything currently posted here (and anything new, for that matter) can now be found at the new headquarters.  See you laters, alligators…

picasion.com_ef857b8441b9e3f3beff06feb158dfdf I think he was originally a Dover Clipart Sample.  Looks like a nice guy but I bet his breath is terrible.

ArtRage 2.5 and Picasion, of course.

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All made with ArtRage 2.5 and Picasaicon.  Help yourself!

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starlightWell, it was The GImp’s animation generator vs. Deviant Art’s strict rule that an icon be no more than 50 px by 50px and 15 KB.  Trying to make a good looking animated gif in tiny proportions with The Gimp was a pain in the ol’ buttinsky.  Picasion saved me (heck, it was even easy) and allowed this little bright star to shine into existence.  The alternative, of course, being a quick trip to the computer’s recycle bin to the discord of much mundane muttering and swearing from me.  All this because I read that silly, irritating blinking icons really do get you noticed at busy places like Deviant Art. It’s not that I want to be famous.  It’s that I’ve offered up a gazillion stock photos that I think people should be aware of….. part of my ongoing effort to beautify the internet with pretty floral photos.  -LW

I spend time every day over at the forums for the ArtRage community….it’s a wonderful place to visit and the members are most definitely above par.   The environment is warm, friendly and gives me quite the creative boost.  Anyway, from time to time I post photos up with a challenge for people to interpret them artistically.  First, I posted flamboyant red parrot tulips.  I was quite surprised at the amount of participation!  Great fun!  So, next, I posted a challenge featuring blue irises.  Again, there were so many interesting and intriguing, as well as down-right stunning, entries that I was a bit agog.

I want to take the opportunity to highlight one submission in particular:  it’s by an artist dubbed Belvrog and I think it is extraordinary.  The first time I glanced at it, I thought it was a fine photorealistic rendition.  On second look, however, I just about jumped out of my seat.

Belvrog’s creation:

And, the original photo (irises belonged to  neighbor):

Nifty, eh?