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Wednesday, July 8, 2009

We Were All Waiting for the Train

This was done with the PaintBook App on my iPod Touch (I used a photo for reference).

My shortish review of Paintbook is:
Cons: I don't like Paintbook's palette, it doesn't have an eyedropper, there's undo but no redo, and all the line types have a hard edge.

Pros: Very high resolution for an IDraw app (This drawing is 1706X2048), you can change the size of the 'paper', you can turn the 'paper' in addition to zooming, and there are two kinds of opacity - one where you can lighten a dark color, ie like transparent acrylics, and another where you can only darken, ie watercolors. The latter allows me to 'paint' washes that overlap my black lines without affecting the lines themselves.

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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Sisters

'Sisters' pen self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) Well, January is over, and I think I'll give the childhood series a rest for now. It's been more challenging than I expected - I'm not going to be signing up to be a child-portrait-artist anytime soon.

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Monday, January 26, 2009

I Gave Her My Rapt Attention

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Happy to be With My Big Sis

Friday, January 23, 2009

I Was Glad Grandpa Was Interested in Stocks

Friday, January 16, 2009

iDraw: The Big Presentation

Friday, January 9, 2009

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Daddy Sticks His Tongue Out

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Mini-Me

The New Year always makes me reflect on time passing, so here's a flash from the past. However, these days I look more like my dad did at my age than like the little girl in a velvet dress that I once was. (I guess even feminist mom gave in to the cute factor on occasion)

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Sunday, August 3, 2008

Ocean Beach

Landscape is not my natural subject but it's always an inspiration. A week or so back printmaker Ruth Paesch and I bailed on waiting for the museum to regain power so we could see the Frida Kahlo show, and headed out to the beach instead.

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Sunday, June 1, 2008

The Bus Was Very Crowded

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Something's Afoot on BART Today

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Awhle Ago on the BART Platform

Thursday, March 13, 2008

The Higher You Climb...

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Koshi-Nage in Technicolor

'Koshin-Nage in Technicolor' self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) This was better before I 'fixed' it. And how often is that true in life?!

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Tuesday, March 11, 2008

The Joy of Flight

'The Joy of Flight' self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) Thank you to Melissa for the really cool mid-air picture, and to O'Sensei, Gambell Sensei, Guy Stevens & all my training partners for the gift of flight.

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Monday, March 10, 2008

Guy's Shodan

'Guy's Shodan' self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) OK, so if I straightened out and stood up, I'd be 1.5 times Guy's height, when in reality he's taller than I am. Ah, well, it was Guy's test, but it's my portrait project

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Sunday, January 20, 2008

Minori-Chan's First Portrait

'Minori-Chan's First Portrait' self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) Or first painted portrait, I know there are already many photos of her. It was great meeting you today - welcome to the world, sweet one!

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Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Folding Our Hakamas

'Folding Our Hakamas' self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) Cliff Bernstein and I, folding our hakamas after the third day of Kan Geiko at East Bay Aikido. And thank-you to Guy Stevens for the photos. Can't wait to see Cliff and Guy's black belt tests - soon, I hope!

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Sunday, January 13, 2008

Not So Early Morning

I was barely awake, but our good friend Tor, King of the Singing Contractors, was already hard at work installing a light fixture.

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Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Postcards from SE Asia: Pai Airport

'Postcards from SE Asia: Pai Airport' self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) Pai turned out to be an over-run hippy town filled beyond capacity but the flight there in this little 15-seater, 2-prop plane was great. It was open cockpit and no overhead bins or stewardesses. But it was a clear, still, day and we had great views of the mountains.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2007

I Was the Only One Who Had Not Been Up. and Playing, for Hours

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Double Birthday Fun, Redux

Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Double Birthday Fun

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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Saturday, August 4, 2007

We're Having Fun at East Bay Aikido

Friday, August 3, 2007

Diane and I Were Fooling Around at EBA

'Diane and I Were Fooling Around at EBA' contour line self-portrait in ink by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) EBA is East Bay Aikido, where I train in the wonderful Japanese martial art of Aikido. Diane, thanks for being willing to be in this project, Isa, thanks for taking the photos! (And, no, that's not a Darth Vader hand, it's my wrist brace!) Detail of 'Diane and I Were Fooling Around at EBA' contour line self-portrait in ink by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)

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Saturday, July 14, 2007

With the Birthday Girl

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Late Night at the Bail Bond Salon

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

In the Hall of my Ancesters

Thursday, June 1, 1995

Down on Their Luck