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Friday, March 20, 2009

Return of the Handeze

Along with the tingling and pain, when my RSI flares up, it seems like circulation is poor in my arms, and my hands tend to get very cold. Handeze are fingerless gloves made of a stretchy nylon, designed specifically to keep your hands warm while typing. They do come in beige, but I prefer the black.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Many Tapes

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Another Kind of Proportional Divider

'Another Kind of Proportional Divider' pen self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) This one is an extremely useful moderne device which measures a wall and tells you where to hammer the nails when you want to hang a series of same-size paintings spaced evenly on a wall. Recommended for anyone hanging their own shows!

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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Goofy-Earred Hat

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Night Shadow (Outside the Dojo)

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Funky Mirror in Color

Friday, March 14, 2008

First Left-Handed Watercolor

Friday, February 8, 2008

I Work Downtown

'I Work Downtown' self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) From the fourth floor kitchen, the setting sun could still be seen, lighting the skyscrapers Down below, a steady march of people headed for BART (the subway/metro) in complete shadow. Back to work for me.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Funny Hair, Big Bicycle

Monday, September 17, 2007

Bin Shadow

'Bin Shadow' self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) F U CN FGR IT OT U CN GT A GD JB AS N RT CRTC! Detail of 'Bin Shadow' self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)

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Saturday, September 1, 2007

Shadows and Reflections: Birthday Toast

'Shadows and Reflections: Birthday Toast' self-portrait in ink by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) Shadows and reflections of my hand raising my wine glass to toast Joan & my birthdays.Detail of 'Shadows and Reflections: Birthday Toast' self-portrait in ink by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)

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Friday, August 31, 2007

Waiting for My Bagel

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Double Birthday Fun, Redux

Monday, August 27, 2007

Heroically Posed with the Bicycle Delivery Cart

'Heroically Posed with the Bicycle Delivery Cart' self-portrait in ink by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) You may wonder, why did she do that checker-board thing? Well, really, for the same old reason - I wanted to see what it would look like.

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Saturday, August 25, 2007

Home with a Cold, in a Sea of Stripes (Second Inks)

Friday, August 24, 2007

Home with a Cold, in a Sea of Stripes (First Inks)

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Shadow on Studio Floor

'Shadow on Studio Floor' self-portrait in ink by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) I don't know what was going on there in the shadow, but no, I'm not pregnant! Detail of 'Shadow on Studio Floor' self-portrait in ink by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)

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Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Dim Classroom

Monday, August 20, 2007

Flashback to 2001

'Flashback to 2001' self-portrait in ink by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) My interest in shadows is by no means recent. In fact, most of the botanical paintings are based on shadows. (The source photo was taken in 2001, the drawing was done today.) Detail of 'Flashback to 2001' self-portrait in ink by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)

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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Friday's Alexander Technique Exchange

'Friday's Alexander Technique Exchange' self-portrait in ink by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) Last Friday's Alexander Technique exchange included students and recent graduates from all three Bay Area Alexander Technique Teacher Training Schools: The Alexander Educational Center, The Northern California Center for the Alexander Technique and The Bay Area Center for the Alexander Technique. We all enjoyed working together and look forward to doing it some more! Detail of 'Friday's Alexander Technique Exchange' self-portrait in ink by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)

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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Rush Hour Had Started (2)

'Rush Hour Had Started (2)' self-portrait in ink by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) The first one was closer to what the camera saw, this one is closer to what I saw. However, I cannot explain my definite resem- blence here to Michael Jackson. Detail of 'Rush Hour Had Started (2)' self-portrait in ink by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)

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Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Tung Oil

'Tung Oil' self-portrait in ink by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) This weekend, Ann & I applied the first coat of tung oil to our new garden chalet. Detail of 'Tung Oil' self-portrait in ink by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)

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Monday, August 13, 2007

The Dogs Cast No Shadows...

'We Were All Resting' self-portrait in ink by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) ..but mine was huge, at the no-name "rest station" that used to be a gas station, in lovely Noe Valley. Detail of 'We Were All Resting' self-portrait in ink by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)

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Sunday, August 12, 2007

The Balustrade, the Tree, and Me

Friday, August 10, 2007

Late Afternoon Sun: The Tree's Shadow, and Mine

'Late Afternoon Sun: The Tree's Shadow, and Mine' contour line self-portrait in ink by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) I'm glad shadows finally made their way into this project, they're an ongoing interest of mine. You can see their influence all over my work, from the paper cut-outs, to the plant paintings, from the figure photographs to the pet portraits. Detail of 'Late Afternoon Sun: The Tree's Shadow, and Mine' contour line self-portrait in ink by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)

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