Feels good to get the sketchbook out again. Also feels good to hang out by the pool drinking margaritas!
There have been 118 posts since 2019, but I've been complaining on the internet since long before then. Scroll at your own peril.
The days before a vacation when you're starting to pack, trying to eat everything in the fridge, and the airline is sending you emails about preparing for your flight... delightful. Getting ready to go away is like anxiety, but the fun kind.
Sometime this morning, one of the cherry shrimp in my aquarium molted and left behind their too-small exoskeleton. I think this is the first successful molt in this tank, though I’ll soon be adding some crushed coral to try and raise the water hardness to make molting easier in the future for them. In the meantime, this just looks gross, especially once the snails found it and crawled inside to eat the thing.
I started saving pictures and videos of sunsets earlier this year with a very clear image in my head of a page where I could scroll through all of them at once. And so, I present: https://bartlett.pro/sunsets
I’ve been enjoying the process of creating this little watery ecosystem in a glass box. Even though so far it’s mostly just an empty tank, it’ll be ready for a fish in a few weeks when I’m ready to get one.
Starting an aquarium is an exercise in patience.
8x8 or 9x9 or so, I forget now. Painted as a gift for a friend.
Yes by all means let’s start another painting when there are 4 pieces in progress waiting to be worked on. Great idea!