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DirecTV Holiday Party pics

December 10th, 2010 by alephnaught

DirecTV Holiday Party pics

We had our 2010 holiday party last night; it was held at Raleigh Studios in Manhattan Beach, and it was a lot of fun – in addition to an ice sculptor and s field of snow, there were ice skaters performing, various foods around including a decorate-the-gingerbread-man area.

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Sunset in the Valley

November 26th, 2010 by alephnaught

Sunset in the Valley

Aviva and I were coming out of Sears and I saw this, so I grabbed my iPhone and snapped a picture.

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Aviva’s studio tour, part of VAST

October 3rd, 2010 by alephnaught

Aviva’s studio tour, part of VAST

VAST (Valley Artist Studio Tour 2010) was this weekend; sponsored by the San Fernando Valley Arts Council, VAST gives its members an opportunity to show off their work and invite non-artists into their studios.  Last night was the reception for the event – quite a number of people showed up, the food was good, and […]

My mom’s 85th birthday

August 16th, 2010 by alephnaught

My mom’s 85th birthday

Aviva and I boarded Iggy for his first extended overnight (we did a one night test run first) and flew to Columbus, Ohio on Southwest Airlines for my mom’s 85th birthday on August 15; I brought along my copy of Presentation Zen Design: Simple Design Principles and Techniques to Enhance Your Presentations which I read […]

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Birthday dinner – Firenze Osteria

July 3rd, 2010 by alephnaught

Birthday dinner – Firenze Osteria

We’ve eaten at quite a few Osteria in Italy – those eateries are typically high quality but offer a more limited menu than restaurants; we’ve usually had great success eating at osterias. And Firenze Osteria is no exception! Here is the description from their flyer: A stone’s throw from Universal Studios, Firenze Osteria is setting […]

Like button stamp

June 30th, 2010 by alephnaught

Like button stamp

Nation, a design studio, decided to make Like and Dislike rubber stamps that mimic the Like button from Facebook. When I saw them, I had to have them, so I ordered them. And they arrived today – here’s a sample: I can’t wait to stamp a paper at work with the Like stamp!

Image transfers

June 28th, 2010 by alephnaught

Image transfers

Aviva has been trying out using image transfers as an underlying part of her latest artwork; this involves copying images onto special “paper” and then using turpentine to transfer the resulting decal onto canvas. Since I know how to use Photoshop, I scan and muck up the images (mostly reducing contrast and blurring them a […]

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Aviva’s studio

June 25th, 2010 by alephnaught

Aviva’s studio

I’ll be posting pictures here of the progress getting Aviva’s studio addition built (Aviva’s mom wanted me to start this post so she could see – the power of the internet in action!). First the slab – they had to dig twice because they didn’t go deep enough the first time for the inspector (there […]

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More photographs

June 20th, 2010 by alephnaught

More photographs

More pictures I’ve taken this week, mostly with my iPhone; hope you enjoy them! DirecTV had its Programmer’s Day – the companies that provide our programming bring their swag and set up in tents for a 2 1/2 hour party; it was cool to walk around and check out all the varied content DirecTV provides. […]

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A week in pictures

June 13th, 2010 by alephnaught

A week in pictures

Various pictures I’ve taken this week.

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