Sunday, October 30, 2011

A beautiful painting

I was in the lounge on 4 West and saw this disabled woman painting.  She was an incomplete quadriplegic so she only had limited use of her hands.  Her canvas was a ceiling tile.
This is another chunk of the same painting.  She made me feel uplifted in spirt because I could see joy on her her face as she painted.  I want that same feeling when I take pictures.

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Today I was verticle!

This is from the hot tub building in the UDistrict.  I hope they haven't torn it down because this is one of the first places I'm photographing when I get out of Harborview Hospital.

Today I was vertical twice.  I got to sit in my wheelchair for a total of 30 minutes.  The feeling was so surreal I got dizzy and had to have my blood pressure taken.  Tomorrow I get an hour and a half.  I don't care if it's raining, I'm going outside and I'm also going downstairs for a coffee.  Give it 12 days and I should be home. I'm chomping at the bit to get out of here,

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Love Penn and Teller

 You should watch Penn and Teller on you rube .  Their opinions on the death penalty and the bible are brilliant.
I will be out of the hospital in a week or so.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

Cock in a box!

I got a cock in a box from my friend grant.  This morning I gave it a good lick.  The delivery guy from Jimmy John's sandwiches saw it on my bedside table, he said,"I see you got cock."  I would have rather got cock from the delivery guy.  Jimmy Johns have got some really sexy looking men delivering their subs.

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Seen at Denny Park bus shelter.

I of course photoshopped this picture as it had chunks of wood missing from it.  And I tried to make it look like a Mondrian painting.

I got a dick in a box and some nuts from my best friend Grant.  My mom sent me Stargazer fkowers and I got Godiva chocolates and almonds from Harborview Hospital nurses.  So my burthday was okay.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

So you thunk.

So you thunk what?  I don't know what to thunk!  I saw this in an alley near Glazer Camera Supply on Republican St. 

If you are into photography and you haven't been to Glazer, you're in for a treat.  Glazer has three buildings to shop in.  One building has cameras, Epson paper, bags, tri-pods, flashes and cables.  Another building has everything to do with lighting and sweeps.  And finally the last building has everything rental.  Want to try out a lens or camera body before you buy it?  Most rentals are fairly inexpensive.  The staff at Glazer are extremely knowable.

On my last trip to Glazer I went to the lighting building, they built me a tri-pod out of table clamps and a camera arm.  The tri-pod mounts to my wheel chair so now I am a rolling movie camera.  Can;t wait to get out of Harborview to try it out.

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Its all about me!

I found this bit of graffiti in Fremont on 34th.  I find the best graffiti in alley ways and old buildings.  There is a building in the U-district That used to be a hot tub place and now its got some the best art I've ever seen/  If you like graffiti check this place out it's on Roosevelt near Trader Joes.

I okay still laying in the special floaty bed.  I got another week before I can sit in my wheel chair again.  And next week is my birthday, I will be 42.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Capitol Hill sidewalk graffiti

I saw this graffiti on Boren St,   Its either from someone falling In love or from someone jumping.  I like to think its from a couple madly in love.

Got my butt fixed for the third time, hopefully for the last time.  I haven't been outdoors in two months.  I came into the hospital in summer and will be leaving in winter.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Start a Project

Another way to improve your photography is start a project.  Projects could be as simple as photographing silverware or the vegetables in the fridge.  It could be a bigger undertaking like documenting graffiti or seasonal changes in a local park.  Make a list of things that interest you or search around your house for a collection of objects to photograph. 

One of my projects is documenting graffiti in downtown Seattle.  Another project of mine is photographing all the colors in Pike Place Market.  This photo is part of a bigger mural and I might not have found it if i hadn;t started a project.

Having another operation on Monday.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Seen on 4th Ave near Pioneer Square.

My favorite thing I like to do to get ideas for photography is to pick a neighborhood and wander.  Try exploring a neighborhood you don't normally frequent.  Shoot during early morning or evening when the light is the best.  Keep an open mind as to what makes a good photo and take lots of pictures you can always erase later.  The best pictures often happen when you least expect them.

I don't expect to be released anytime soon from the hospital.  I am happy Ann, a really sweet nurse; bought me a midnight snack of sushi.   Rosemary, another really sweet nurse; brought me a Diet Coke for lunch tomorrow.  I am so loved here at Harborview Hospital.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Ulgy Screaming Face

I saw this face in Fremont at a funny car show.  This is my face if I spend one more day here laying on my butt. I keep thinking tomorrow I'll find out what is happening in my care but I never find out.  Living in Harborview hospital sucks.  I counted and I think this year I will be spending more days in the hospital than my own apartment.

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Sagging rotting faces!

My butt opened up and that is a major set back.  My rehab was cancelled because the doctors don't want to make my wound any worse.  I should know by Tuesday what is going to happen: I may need more surgery. I am so sick of hospitals, hospital food, hospital gowns and hospital beds! Thank-god for delivery food like Jimmy John grinders and Pizza Slut pizza; without them I'd go mad.

I saw these pumpkins on 15th in Ballard.  I like they're sagging rotting faces, they look like they are singing on the fence.