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What I have been up to lately

I do need to get back into blogging regularly. I have been writing on Medium and do need to share my articles here also. 

I have also been working on painting using a program from Escape Motions called Rebelle 5 Pro. They have since upgraded it to version 6, but I have yet to be able to afford the upgrade. I am seriously enjoying it. I picked it up last fall on a special they had for $10 a program. 

Digital impressionist oil painting of a fiery sunset over the Palouse with the sun setting on the horizon with the sky in oranges, reds and pink and the fields and hills in the forefront in deep browns.

Sunset over the Palouse (created in Rebelle 5 Pro)

I picked up two other programs, both particle systems that create some very nice art. One is called Flame Painter and the other is Amberlight.

Abstract design in golds, yellows, browns and white

Shards (created with Flame Painter)

Abstract light painting using particles to create a galaxy effect in purples and pinks against a black background.,

Purple Galaxy (created with Amberlight)

Gardening has started I have a number of seedlings out in the greenhouse. Most are coming along nicely. I will have to restart a couple using a force method that uses a damp paper towel and a plastic bag. I have limited myself in how many varieties of tomatoes I have started. I have been overly ambitious for the last couple of years. Too many plants, not enough places for them. Once I get more raised beds in I can increase what I grow.

Eleven seed starter pots with seedlings and popsicle sticks on a workbench in a greenhouse.

Some of my seedlings in the greenhouse

That’s it for now. I am going to try and blog at least twice a week and with luck more once I get back into things.