In this smile…

In this smile, this beautiful creation, joy bursts forth from the form of her comely curves. From lush strokes of warm pink she speaks harmony into the world. Her song fills this place.

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In this painting…

In this painting, lines of truth emanate. Light bursts forth, shattering a rigid picture, reaching beyond grasp, in bold strokes, defying a frame.

In its edged background, darkness seeps through. Something corrosive. Staining. But wherever the light reaches, there is darkness dispelled.

In its fierce foreground, a radiant star-burst flares forth from the form of a cross. At its center, a deep blue, shining, as arms and hands. They fly to the east and to the west, to the north and to the south, transforming from bright blue to blinding white.

Between these arms fly a thousand rays, reflecting their source, in hues of yellow and tinged orange. They warm instead of dazzle, and they draw the eye to their graceful metamorphosis from one strong arm to another.

In this painting, I see you. The artist I see in motions of creation, hovering over the surface, applying a foundation in broad, full strokes, and your hand, in dance, as you guide the light, and fill in the empty spaces. I see your moves in symphony and concert with love, shaping what will be, and exhausting care and consideration into a painting, radiating in the act of reflecting its maker.

In this painting is the source of which was said, “sunshine can be seen breaking forth from the frame, does strike my face, and warms again my heart to hope.”

Sick of Inkjets? Willing to give up colour? Here’s the plan…

I love Inkjets for the print quality and colour but I grew sick and tired of them clogging up simply because I didn’t use them often enough. I went through a few printers, hundreds of dollars, many ink cartridges, horrible cleaning episodes, and then I just had enough. I picked up a hundred dollar HP LaserJet P1005 and I’ve never looked back.

I love Inkjets for the print quality and colour but I grew sick and tired of them clogging up simply because I didn’t use them often enough. I went through a few printers, hundreds of dollars, many ink cartridges, horrible cleaning episodes, and then I just had enough. I picked up a hundred dollar HP LaserJet P1005 and I’ve never looked back.

Kudos to dad for finding the P1005. I watched his good experience with it and jumped on it myself. It’s laser and it just does black and white. But it can sit for months on end and not foul up. And when its cartridge runs out, just buy a whole new printer. Trust me, if you can afford a printer, you can do $100 every year or two. Besides, you’re paying more for ink in that span of time anyway. The good news is that colour laser printers are coming down in price. The one’s I’d trust are $150-$250 right now. If they come down to $100, the we have our Inkjet replacements.

If you’re on the fence and anxious about colour printing, just go down to the local copy/print place, like Kinkos or Staples. The cost per print is going to be much lower than if you had bought your own ink.

Black Bloc needs a White Wall

Been watching the G20 coverage on CBC and CP24 for the past few hours. From what I can tell the Black Bloc, a group of black-clad individuals, has been causing mayhem and violence. If this Black Bloc is giving the government an excuse to take away our freedom to protest then I propose a White Wall: A group of citizens acting against Black Bloc individuals to prevent their mayhem, to stop and apprehend and contain these individuals. In other words, good citizens acting against bad citizens.

Been watching the G20 coverage on CBC and CP24 for the past few hours. From what I can tell the Black Bloc, a group of black-clad individuals, has been causing mayhem and violence. If this Black Bloc is giving the government an excuse to take away our freedom to protest then I propose a White Wall: A group of citizens acting against Black Bloc individuals to prevent their mayhem, to stop and apprehend and contain these individuals. In other words, good citizens acting against bad citizens.