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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.



All made with ArtRage 2.5 and Picasaicon.  Help yourself!


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?