Hopi dance rattles, Snow Maiden Kachina, ram skull, Navajo doll, but especially the last rays of a setting sun, serve to decorate our simple adobe fireplace.



Bouganvilla and Chamisa.



A new geranium blooming in our kitchen window.



Here's a shot that needed very little in the way of processing. I cropped it, tweaked the ambience slider a bit, same with the details slider, in Snapseed. Then I played around with framing in Photogene, and it was ready to share.



Here's a bit of beauty I found on our kitchen counter.



An early delight from Thea's garden now gracing our dining table.



I fumbled around with a near dead battery in my iPhone this evening, and completely missed out on this woman and her dog as they left their vehicle. Luckily, my phone was recharged enough to capture this shot when they returned from shopping. I then cropped and tweaked it in Snapseed on my iPad, like I usually do.

See you tomorrow…




HE'S BACK! / iPhone 6s Plus / Snapseed

As we were having breakfast this morning, the low hanging sun dipped below our portal roof, peaked through our kitchen window, caressed our kitchen burro, and said shoot this! So, of course, I did.

Something has gone haywire. Blogsy, one of my favorite and most often used apps, the app I use every day for posting to this blog, has been telling me, as it usually does, that my post has been successfully published. It hasn't. Not just yet, anyway.

The first time it happened, I tried three or four more times before giving up and going to bed. The next morning, there it was. It had posted twice at around 7:30 am. Same thing yesterday.

We'll see what happens with this post. I've tried a couple of fixes, and if they don't work, I'll try a couple more.

Hasta mañana.



iPad4 / as taken

Here's that candid portrait I promised yesterday. It was taken around three years ago, on my iPad 4, with its five megapixel camera. This is what I had to say about the shot at the time:

The best camera is the camera you have with you! I was in the Barry Norris Studio a couple of days ago to proof a large print for the Kachina Show (see below). I usually have my iPhone in my pocket, but on this occasion, it was out in Betsy, being charged. I had my iPad4 with me, though, and when Barry was talking with another artist and the light was right, I used it to grab this candid portrait shot.

I see a lot of people slamming iPad photography on the internet, but I also see a lot of perfect, yet perfectly boring, photographs taken with top-of-the-line cameras.

As a stealth camera, the iPad is less obvious than a camera, in spite of its size. People just don't tend to think of it as a camera. Speaking of size, the iPad is hard to beat as a viewer, making framing, composition and lighting of the shot much easier. Of course, it also serves well for reviewing, adjusting and enhancing images.

Sometimes it's just plain fun to work within a camera's limits.

Hasta mañana.


BACKBAR / Daily Painting #1391

Backbar / Oil on Panel / 6 x 6 Inches / Daily Painting #1391

I was having a tacos and a beer and listening to the old-timer regulars one evening in the Ocotillo Bar in Bouse Arizona, near Quartzsite, in January, '13, when this found still life caught my eye. I thought of a couple of other names. ’55 Chevy, Faded Memories, Bouse, of course, or maybe His Truck. Coming up with a good name for a painting is often the hardest part for me.

What do you think? What would you have named it?

Thanks Annie D, Cheryl, and Thea, for your stories based On “Almost There”. That was really fun! And to Doris, thanks for your comment, but would have loved to have heard a story from you, too. Anyone care to take a shot at building a little story around today's painting?

As you can see, there are some changes going on here; new layout, new and revised menu, updated pages, and that's just the beginning.

Or maybe you can't see. If you are receiving this in an email, you may be receiving a stripped down version of the blog.

If you enter afarnsworthaday.com in your web browser, you will see the full version, including thumbnails of past images, and a lot more that you may have been missing.

More changes and fine tuning are on the way. Stay tuned…


  • Starting bid $200
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  • Bidding will close at Noon, MST, September 02, 2014
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