Project 313 – Post No. 002

Some might wonder about yet another framed photo . . . well, I’m testing my bounds with the tool before going back to various photo presentation formats. For them curious and not having read earlier posts, the tool is Topaz Studio with the Digital Frame plugin.  

The photo:

Project 313 002

In part, I’m trying my hand at choosing patterns and colors that complement the subject matter. I have no formal training in art or colors so I’ve no idea if I’m breaking all manner of “rules” . . . all I know is that I stop when I hit a combination I like.  

Also, for right now, the photos are all phone photos (Samsung Note 8). Some might eventually show up in a post that puts them in context, explaining why I shot the photo in the first place. For now, they’re offered “as-is”.

The jokes . . . well, the first batch of jokes is likely to come from Willy ‘n Ethel and Mr. Boffo as Joe Martin is one of the few cartoonists who bothered to respond about me using his art on my blog. Plus, you know, those two strips rank way up there on my unofficial list of Best Cartoon Strips in the World. His site is HERE. You could do worse than visiting it. 

Over the years, there have been different spellings of Willy’s name (Willye, Willie) and it finally settled on Willy. I think Ethel also had a different spelling at one point, but I can’t confirm that.

Doodles . . . Right now, I’m on an animated doodle GIF kick, so that’s what you can expect for a few more posts. I’m still finding the limits of what can be done with these. They have a size limit as well as an inverse speed limit. For instance, I will run out of space sooner if I draw a slow long line than if I draw a bunch of lines very fast. Go figure. 

And . . . that’s it

Some of these posts will likely be longer as the mood hits me, but most will be thus; short, uninteresting, bland, and relentless.

You can read about Project 313 HERE.

That’s it. This post has ended . . . except for the stuff below.


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6 Responses to Project 313 – Post No. 002

  1. sandra getgood says:

    I like the turtle… or tortoise, maybe. Interesting project, which I don’t exactly understand yet, but I always find your entries interesting. Hope you are having a good week. We haven’t gotten a full-fledged Spring here in Connecticut, but the daffodils are in full bloom and the birds in our yard are singing their heads off, so Spring must be peeking around the corner.


    • disperser says:

      Laziness . . . Project 313 is all about laziness.

      You see, I’m known for writing long posts, be they trip reports, opinions, or just posting the odd two or three-hundred photos.

      Except, that puts a fair amount of pressure on me. I’m getting too old for pressure . . . but with age comes cunning. I figure I make up a Project and give it an odd name so that it sounds important (313 is a cool number and it’s also a prime number) and add a gimmick (one photo, one cartoon, one doodle) and wrap it all up in a few or, when I feel like it, many words. That’s a formula for a simple or complicated post, as the mood strikes me.

      It’s also an excuse to write on a wide range of topics, all the while eschewing politics and other contentious topics.

      As for Spring, I think I saw it lounging on one of the nearby beaches. It didn’t look like it was ready to head to the mainland yet. If I see it again, I’ll give it a kick and send it on its way.


  2. The framed turtle is cute! The frame compliments his color! And the coral color is very underwater-y!

    Ha! I always knew the game Space Invaders was dangerous!

    The animated doodles are fun!

    HUGS and Happy Moan-Day!!!


  3. AnnMarie says:

    The color harmony between frame and photo is quite good and that turtle put a smile on my face both times I looked at it . . .


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