Monday, August 21, 2017

Twinchies - Part 2

From Cynthia:

From Ellen MB:

From Nancy:

From Rose: 

From Sue L:

From Veebee:

Chasing The Eclipse

Today is the day!  I am right now on the Optimal Viewing path for experiencing the Total Eclipse of the Sun.  I just found out that there will be a solar eclipse in 2024 so we might get a second chance to enjoy this amazing phenomenon.  Yes, I will be using the ISO-approved viewing glasses which filter out so much more light than conventional sunglasses. 

Pictures from this adventure and any successful attempts at safe photography of the eclipse will be posted on my personal blog, so feel free to check it out in a few days.  NASA plans to stream the event live from various vantage points.  I hope you will have an opportunity to see it. 

Most notable observations:  The temperature here in South Carolina dropped from 102' to 90' Fahrenheit within a half hour. The sky stayed so bright until the Totality.  Just before Totality, the horizon turned orange like a sunset and the street light started to come on. Chickens headed for their coop, then changed their minds. Someone else saw the wavy shadows that look like black snakes, but I missed them.  We could see planets but not the stars.

All in all it was an awesome experience, even down to the thin orange thumbnail before the sun disappeared and when it began to appear again.   

Friday, August 18, 2017

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A Word Of Caution re: Solar Eclipse

Dear Mail Art Friends,

If any people here in North America are planning to view the eclipse of the sun on August 21st, please, please, please purchase ISO-approved filtering sunglasses to protect your retinas. 

The only "safe" viewing with no protection is for about one minute during the Totality, and you would have to be within the 70-mile-wide diagonal path from Oregon to South Carolina, and know exactly when the moon will completely obscure the sun so that no part of the sun (except its corona) is visible. 

Otherwise you could sustain damage (burns) to your eyes.  And we all need our vision to create wonderful art, right?  I would be interested to hear about your experiences afterward.  Safe viewing. Honi 

P.S.  The NASA station plans to run live-stream TV coverage of this amazing event with views from satellites and space station.

White on White Textures - Part 1

Four from Davida:

Two from Inta:

One from Kathy M:

Friday, August 11, 2017

Fractured Stripes - Part 3

Three from Jo-Anne:

Three from Kathie Mc:

Three from Patrice:

Three from Sue L:

Three from Susan A:

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Fractured Stripes - Part 1

Two from Beau:

Two from Inta:

Four from Phyllis:

Two from Rose:

Four from Sarah: