Friday, May 15, 2020


The point of a Trifle is that it fits in an A2 envelope and is folded to stand after it arrives.

The recipient can keep the art for awhile on a desk, shelf, countertop, etc. No need for a frame.

Trifle is a synonym for love note. Sweet and simple.

A Trifle Personalized

Saturday, May 2, 2020

Sterilite paint palette

Sterilite paint palette

This post is a couple pictures sharing a little idea about using the cover of a storage container as a paint palette. 

In the first photo, the one with the tape measure up along the top edge, shows how little I’ve used my paints and my markers. 
Everything is almost brand new. 

Mostly I work in small formats in a very tight space and this is an idea about me painting bigger. 

The watercolor sheet in the cover is a 9 x 12. In the very lower right is an organizational pill container from Walgreens. Very common.

I thought about one of those as it might make a lovely set of closable pans for watercolor paint from tubes.

Just an idea. Just like the Sterilite container cover might be a palette for a larger set. 

This cover comes from a 56 quart container which is approximately 23 x 16 x 12“ tall. Perhaps a smaller container might make a better pallet? This is the one I have. 

It happens to also fit conveniently on my desktop easel which you can see in the second picture. Front and back. In this picture the pad of watercolor paper is 11 x 15”.

As to whether it could be used as a pallet while standing up at such a rakish angle has all to do with how much water is in use. And you could tape a work sheet down and move it easily for drying somewhere else. 

Partner Bingo

Making games, puzzles, and activities is what keeps Pat up at night. I swear if we could hook her up to a converter we could probably light the house. But, given that she’s up in the middle of the night maybe we don’t want the lights all up anyway.

"Is this a football play or crime scene or…” I asked when she first showed it to me.

“Partner Bingo,” she said. So bingo it is.

And she talked it through and saw where I was speaking it out loud to herself was different than her talking to herself in her own mind. She an adjustment or two to be made. Happy to help.

As I say, when this woman is working on new puzzles, the numbers and letters simply vibrate into position. She herds them into their places with antique version of QuarkXpress page layout software.

Partner Bingo

Friday, May 1, 2020

Input Output

Kool Aid (tm)

Kool Aid (tm)

I personally don't need
much sports, movie,
theatric, or musical,

I don't need the tickets,
concessions, and

I'm a hit in the kitchen,
on fire in the family room,
and I am especially fond of
home-style, house blend,
slow-roasting in my
creative cubby.

I'm booked. With
special permit parking,
I am entertainment itself.

Using approved logo cups,
my fans drink the koolaid.

I am the juice.

David L White
Late 4/30
Early 5/1

David L. White

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