Weapon

The super-duper extra long Kentucky rifle was instrumental in defending the Appalachian frontier.
The super-duper extra long Kentucky rifle was instrumental in defending the Appalachian frontier.

Weapon

Pictured here is the Super-duper Extra Long Kentucky rifle pictured with its inventor Ignacio Broderick Leighton. This little known piece of historical trivia was very important to the early pioneers as they crossed the Appalachians and settled in along the Ohio River.

Village

This week’s Illustration Friday topic is ‘village‘. After much deliberation and procrastination, I have produced this drawing.

Village, a watercolor drawing by author
Village, a watercolor drawing by author

Life on this South Pacific tropical paradise is definitely under duress with the greatest threat coming from rising sea levels.

Cheap Vacation

My idea of a cheap vacation, drawing and photo by author
My idea of a cheap vacation on a tropical isle, drawing and photo by author.

Cheap Vacation

The dead of winter has arrived (especially here in northern Montana), where I now live. What better time than now to take a cheap tropical vacation. Unfortunately, I think I forgot the rum.

Moon

A Mouse Drawing

This picture was created entirely in Photoshop without the use of any actual images. All elements were created by using the variousĀ  tools that are part of the Photoshop repertoire. Some of the tools used include the elliptical tool, the gradient tool, color fill, the line tool and the brush tool. The only drawing tool used was the mouse, which went into making of all parts of this drawing. Presently, I am in the process of creating similar images with outer spaces photographs supplied by NASA.

An image with many moons
An image titled Many Moons