at the midpoint

somewhere between actually working and actually resting. This blog is random but includes authentic ball-jointed dolls, figurative sculpture, dance, smatterings of astronomy, archaeology, anthropology and biology, light dustings of music, literature and politics, and very little personal bullshit. Also, anthropogenic climate disruption is a real thing and I will post about it, especially if it pertains to California or the Pacific.

NASA Soil Moisture Mapper Arrives at Launch Site

spaceexp:

Pasadena CA (JPL) Oct 20, 2014
A NASA spacecraft designed to track Earth’s water in one of its most important, but least recognized forms - soil moisture - now is at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California, to begin final preparations for launch in January. The Soil Moisture Active Passive (SMAP) spacecraft arrived Wednesday at its launch site on California’s central coast after traveling from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Labo
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yldenfrei:

Jump Shot by Ylden
For some reason little Frei wanted a jump shot. And not just a let’s-hold-you-in-a-jumping-pose-and-comp-my-hands-out jump. No. A full-on let’s-throw-you-in-the-air-countless-times-until-we-get-a-good-looking-jump-shot. And please-get-out-of-the-frame-while-you’re-at-it.Orz

yldenfrei:

Jump Shot by Ylden

For some reason little Frei wanted a jump shot. And not just a let’s-hold-you-in-a-jumping-pose-and-comp-my-hands-out jump. No. A full-on let’s-throw-you-in-the-air-countless-times-until-we-get-a-good-looking-jump-shot. And please-get-out-of-the-frame-while-you’re-at-it.

Orz

Got all caught up to the rest of the parts! I’m much happier with the second try even though an airbrush clog made the last layer a bit splattery. Not a problem on this project. I was a little concerned that the face wouldn’t match the headback, but with all of the parts assembled, he looks great!

One more layer of darker browns along the edges, and then I can move on to the text, sigils and face-up details.

Ran out of that color at nearly done, so that’s done. Needs to dry for a bit since even blowing clean air on it isn’t accelerating the process much.

Ran out of that color at nearly done, so that’s done. Needs to dry for a bit since even blowing clean air on it isn’t accelerating the process much.

Liking this second try better already. Used the color from layer one mixed with some portrait pinks to add more life to his face.

Liking this second try better already. Used the color from layer one mixed with some portrait pinks to add more life to his face.

Tabula rasa

Tabula rasa

yldenfrei:

#inktober day 20: A Fungus Contemplating the Self 
#doodle #drawing #sketches #freehand

yldenfrei:

#inktober day 20: A Fungus Contemplating the Self
#doodle #drawing #sketches #freehand

asylum-art:

At Joshua Liner Gallery, New Works from Tiffany Bozic.

For this work, Bozic remembers a trip to Mount Lassen, California, with her husband. Recalling the experience—even though several years had passed—Bozic finally sat down to create this painting, remembering her imagination of “deep sea organisms slowly drifting up into the sky from the black current of the water.” She also notes, “I suppose the image stuck with me because it could be a metaphor for a lot of my different emotions… some light and warm, some deep and cold.” The contrasting tones and shades lend themselves to this mood, with negative dark space and dark trees emerging from the solid white snow forms. The ethereal sea shapes preside over the scene.

In an attempt to relay her consciousness’ perspective, this body of work is a rich account of Tiffany Bozic’s incredible encounters with nature. Bozic describes the source of her inspiration as a “complex and inexplicable world.” However, with Qualia, Bozic’s world is within reach and beautifully discrete.

I have seen a few of these paintings in person and photos really can’t convey how lovely they are. Had I not arrived terribly late to the gallery opening night, I might have come home with one, but all of the pieces I liked in my price range had been snapped up.