Saturday, August 26, 2006
Thursday, August 24, 2006
Wednesday, August 23, 2006
I'm finally finished (kinda) and got the thing in the water today. It was great! I could easily paddle it like a canoe, and it sailed fine with my little polytarp sail, although it has a leeward helm (the center of lateral resistence is obviously abaft the center of effort). More modifications to come, but for now, I can have some adventure. Woo-hoo! It's everything I've wanted. Stable, unsinkable, paddle-able, .... Sweet.
Saturday, August 19, 2006
Saturday, August 12, 2006
Ok, some of you know I have a sailboat, some don't. Anyway, here it is! I bought it (very) used about a year ago, and have been slowly making repairs and modifications. It's a "US-1" racing dinghy, 15.5 feet long, but narrow, like a canoe. It has a BIG sail and tall mast. I decided long ago that if I wanted to enjoy it, and relax in it and fish and even go "camping/cruising" in it, I would need to make modifications. So, I've made a smaller sail and mast, and I've made outriggers, which you can see in the photo. The outriggers aren't quite finished yet, but almost! Plus, I've purchased "2-part floatation foam" with which I'll completely fill the interior closed spaces (although not the cockpit), which will make the vessel unsinkable. So I'm very excited. I desperately needed to find something to get me out of the house, you know, and get some sun and exercise. I really, really need this, and I mean desperately. I'll update with on-the-water pics soon!
Well received, but the little boy kept running around saying, "I look weird! I look weird!" And, I should say I tried some "composition" in that one, with the boy LEANING in toward his sister, and his sister pushed against the far border and looking back at her brother with suspicion, which seemed to be the relationship. I did a similar thing the night before with a boyfriend/girlfriend drawing; the guy was over-the-top, and the girl kept quiet and leaned away, in a sense, it seemed to me.
Friday, August 11, 2006
Ok, this is what a blog is for: LIVE CARICATURES! Woo-hoo! These are some of the ones I did tonight. I'm still not pushing the exaggeration as much as I'd like, but it's improving. Some of them are quite FUNNY at least, I think. (Sorry for the lousy photography. The flash completely washed-out the drawings. The colors are much richer in reality. Even the line work is affected. Damn.)...