This bottle was excavated from my back yard; I've always loved the colors which can only been seen from a certain angle. It's sitting on my kitchen desk/bar--a Danish piece bought in the early seventies (saw it on HGTV once and it was called "vintage"). The grain of the walnut is beautiful--I see cathedrals in it. This painting was done with my fingers in the free version of Sketchbook and still needs a bit of work; I now have a stylus, like this app, and will upgrade to the Sketchbook Pro.
I am still enjoying my iPad. My friend, whose enthusiam for his iPhone convinced me to order an iPad, passed away Sunday; he had helped me with setup, and his name was the first contact on my iPad. He was in ICU for about a week. Since he had his iPhone, I emailed a simple drawing to him each night (some are below). He was a joy to know--an actor, a painter, a sculptor, a musician, a singer, a world-traveler. He leaves a hole in many lives.
A hell of a couple of weeks--death and taxes--and the bottle is empty.