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  • Bubba : Drawing on Video

    May
    25
    2009

    I caught a bit of Bubba’s portrait drawing session on camera and put together a video for you if you’d like to watch me (in high speed) applying fur with my sock-covered hand!

    This video captures me working through the forehead, left eye, and his nose & muzzle area.

    Enjoy!!

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    Waking up to Birdsong

    March
    3
    2009

    Just thought I’d share what I hear when I get up in the morning. Mr. Cardinal is still out there singing up a storm!

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    A Christmas Surprise Video

    December
    21
    2008



    For those of you not on Facebook (is there anyone left?) I wanted to share this video with you. We took a surprise trip up to the Chicago area this week to present my Mom and sister with a little early Christmas present. So without giving any more away, enjoy the show!

    Holdman Christmas Show

    December
    16
    2008

     
    View more of the Holdman Christmas light displays here. They’re incredible!

    Ready to Fly

    September
    7
    2007

    Ready to Fly

    I’ve been trying to open the door
    To the secret of my destiny
    And every new road I think is the one
    Seems to lead right back to me

    I’ve looked for a way to be wiser
    A way to be strong
    Now I see the answer was hiding
    In me all along

    Chorus:
    And I’m ready to fly
    Over the sun
    Like a rocket to heaven
    And I’m ready to soar
    Right through the sky
    Never dreamed I’d find something to lift me so high
    I’ve always had wings
    But I wasn’t ready to fly

    Restless, hopeless, and misunderstood
    Like so many others I know
    So busy tryin’ to keep holdin’ on
    When I should’ve been letting go

    I was given the gift to find it
    The spirit inside me
    But I never really imagined
    All I could be

    Chorus:
    And I’m ready to fly
    Over the sun
    Like a rocket to heaven
    And I’m ready to soar
    Right through the sky
    Never dreamed I’d find something to lift me so high
    I’ve always had wings
    But I wasn’t ready to fly

    The answer to all of my wonder
    Was right in my hands
    Now it’s time for me to discover
    All that I am

    Chorus:
    And I’m ready to fly
    Over the sun
    Like a rocket to heaven
    And I’m ready to soar
    Right through the sky
    Never dreamed I’d find something to lift me so high
    I’ve always had wings
    But I wasn’t ready to fly

    I’ve always had wings
    Now I’m finally ready to fly

    ~Richard Marx Site
    ~Richard Marx on Myspace

    Quintin the Funny Flapper

    April
    5
    2007

    Our little Quaker parrot, Quintin, is a hoot. He’s still a baby, 3 months old, and he’s starting to really get animated. We play ball – he “throws” a little wiffle golf ball for us to catch, and it’s really funny. I’ll get video of that after we have a few more practice games. For now, you can see his silly personality starting to come out. Enjoy!

    (don’t have your volume up too loud, you’ll be plugging your ears when you hear my “talk to the cute little birdie” voice!)

    Yes I’m finally figuring out how to use my dang movie maker thing. Yahoo!

    For Everything Stolen, There’s MasterCard.

    April
    4
    2007

    mastercard paypass I saw a MasterCard commercial lastnight that was really disturbing to me. Maybe you’ve seen it? If not, allow me to set the scene for you – (and I’m being loose with the details because I won’t claim 100% accuracy):

    • Man in zoo (caretaker) sneezes.
    • Elephant hears man sneeze.
    • Man goes home with a cold.
    • Elephant goes galavanting around from store to store buying cold remedy stuff for man with the cold.
    • Elephant swipes MasterCard in front of this new little MasterCard PayPass device and without question from sales clerks, leaves with merchandise.
    • Elephant goes to man with cold’s house and with his trunk wrapped around the merchandise, gives it to man with cold sitting in a chair through the window.

    Update: Watch the commercial!

    insert audience supposed reaction: “awwww how sweet of the elephant!”

    insert intelligent audience reaction option 1: “Is MasterCard approving elephants now, and if so, why didn’t they approve me?”

    insert intelligent audience reaction option 2
    : “That elephant just used a stolen MasterCard, charged it up and no one even noticed!”

    No matter how you look at it, this swipey thing is nothing but trouble. When the worlds largest living land mammal can use a credit card in front of a clueless albeit cheerful sales clerk, something is wrong. You don’t do anything but swipe your card in front of a little laser – no ID required. So let’s say you lose your wallet, someone just snags your MasterCard and goes on a shopping spree, and gets away with quite a lot before the card is reported stolen and the perp is found.

    MasterCard claims:

    the concept of a “Tap N Go” way to pay is very appealing. MasterCard PayPass offers added security because the card never leaves your customer’s hand.

    Security for who? Who is going to check the signature, or validate the ID of the person using the card?

    • Faster than cash: handle more customers in less time.
    • Faster than a card swipe: eliminates the trial and error of customers swiping their own cards or handing their card to sales clerks.
    • Merchant differentiation: customers are more likely to return to merchants that accept PayPass.
    • Customers like to use it: MasterCard PayPass is simple and easy to use, great alternative to cash.
    • Higher tickets: MasterCard PayPass will drive more of your customers to use their cards, and their purchases are not limited to cash on hand.

    So they’re promoting the thing as “who cares if it’s a stolen card, you can be hands off with your customers, and make even more money! cha-ching!”

    This whole thing bugs me. Any thoughts on it? And MasterCard people, if you’re reading this, sorry for the bad review. Please don’t cancel my cards.


    [ / end rant ]

    Exhibit Update

    March
    3
    2007

    I’ve finally got all of my painting scans pieced together and uploaded to my portfolio, so I thought I’d give you a quick rundown of what is on display with more quality images than the initial window display photo in my “Now on Exhibit” post.

    I posted the Great Blue Heron scan here in my blog because the image in my portfolio is really pretty small.

    Here are all the thumbs (linked to their painting details in my portfolio):


    great blue heron bird portrait oil painting realism original realistic fine art
    Great Blue Heron


    custom monochromatic red oil painting girl child people portrait original realistic fine art  custom monochromatic orange oil painting girl boy child people portrait original realistic fine art  custom monochromatic yellow oil painting girl child people portrait original realistic fine art

    custom monochromatic green oil painting girl child people portrait original realistic fine art  custom monochromatic blue oil painting girl child people portrait original realistic fine art  custom monochromatic violet purple oil painting girl child people portrait original realistic fine art
    Monochromatic Rainbow Silly Kids


    still life oil painting blackberry fruit food eye ate it series  still life oil painting brown m&m candy food eye ate it series  still life oil painting goldfish cracker food eye ate it series  still life oil painting clear gummy bear candy food eye ate it series

    still life oil painting yellow dot candy food eye ate it series  still life oil painting tootsie roll candy food eye ate it series  still life oil painting rolo rolos candy food eye ate it series  still life oil painting walnut food eye ate it series

    still life oil painting green jujyfruit candy food eye ate it series  still life oil painting choclate teddy graham candy food eye ate it series  still life oil painting yellow sour patch kid candy food eye ate it series  still life oil painting mini chips ahoy candy food eye ate it series

    still life oil painting blue kissable candy food eye ate it series  still life oil painting yellow starburst lemon candy food eye ate it series  still life oil painting purple skittle skittles candy food eye ate it series  still life oil painting green swedish fish candy food eye ate it series
    “Eye Ate It” Series
    View these paintings in my portfolio
    Buy “Eye Ate It” paintings in my shop


    calico cat portrait oil painting realism original realistic fine art
    Kiki the Calico Cat


    All paintings © 2007 Leanne Wildermuth, All rights reserved.

    All of these oroginal oil paintings are available for purchase, feel free to contact me if you’re interested in purchasing any of them.

    Now On Exhibit!

    February
    28
    2007

    If you’d like to “walk around”, click the pic for the (not narrated) video, walking up to the display and all that fun stuff you would get to do if you were HERE. (Update: I converted the thing to a windows media file and it’s much smaller and faster loading, sorry about that humongo file!) I’ll get back over there when the tags go up, in the evening, when there isn’t a funky glare from the street.

    These are all available for purchase, so if you’re interested in any of them you can contact me for pricing and I can give you the number to call MidCoast Fine Arts to purchase through the gallery.

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