Recovering from the Holidays

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Today we are going to Muse about making a painting.   If this is your first visit, welcome to Musings. If you have been here before, welcome back. Over time we are going to talk about many things: the past, the present, perhaps the future, travel, art, society and more. Wherever my musing takes me. I hope you will come along with me.

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Recovering from the holidays.

And it was a time to play

And it was a time to play

Some years are quiet years.  We are with family and a few others and the holidays slide by like old friends, languid and undemanding.

This was not one of those years.  This was an on-the-go year, a never-slow-down year, a see-everyone-you-know-or thought-you-knew-or-might-possibly-like-to-know year.  Exhausting!

In the last five weeks we have attended a birthday party, seven dinners, two Christmas dinners, a New Years Eve party, a New Years Day Party, 2 croquet events and one three-day croquet tournament.  And, we hosted the Feast of Seven fishes on Christmas Eve.

I’m dragging.

Today it is raining.  That is not usual for our area this time of year, but it is welcome.  Gives us a pause.  Today I stayed away from the Croquet courts relaxing because of it.  Unfortunately, tomorrow, and the day next, I am scheduled  to take part in two croquet events . . . a member-guest match and then an inter-club challenge between the West Hampton Mallet Club and the Beach Club.  If it rains that won’t be ideal.

So I will show you a Painting

With all this going on, I still managed to produce a watercolor I am happy with.  I thought I would show some of the process and the result.

When I travel I take lots of photographs, pictures I can use as reference.  Most reside in the computer and come to nothing.  Occasionally I dredge one up and use it for inspiration. That is how my painting started.

I came across this photograph.

Uphill

Uphill

 

Its depth caught my attention.  Florida is flat and most places you cannot see further than across the street unless you are in the Everglades or on the water.  This drew me in. I liked the thrust of the street toward the houses on the crest.

There is a lot going on in this photograph, more than I wanted.  Cropping the photograph focused my attention.

Narrowing the view

Narrowing the view

This was much more to my liking.  But the color was a problem.  My plan was to create a unifying glow to my painting and the color was distracting.  So, I eliminated it.

Color -- Be Gone!


Color — Be Gone!

This was much better.

However,  I decided to narrow the focus even more because I wanted to  introduce a human element.  This is a great photograph but it  is all about darks and lights and intersecting lines.  This was not exactly the scaffold on which I wanted to hang my painting.

More to my Liking

More to my Liking

I cut it down to this.

The photographs are wonderful.  They stand on their own, especially the black and white compositions.   But in this case they were part of a process.

Now, it was a matter of painting, a whole subject in itself.

Here is the result.

Summer Sky

Summer Sky

more to come

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1.  Click on this link: thomas-tribby.pixels.com
2.  Click on one of the galleries to open up the page of images.
3.  Click on an image you like.  It will open up a side bar with a number of options.
4.  Click on “HOME DECOR“.  It will open up a menu of products.
5.  Click on the product and it will open up a sizing slide so you can adjust the image.

Have fun.

My work is available as traditional prints on canvas, paper or metal, but it also available on greeting cards, phone covers, tote bags, shower curtains,  t-shirts and more.  It makes for some very personalized gifts.  Below is the link to the site.  When you click on an image in the site,  a menu of products will appear.  I hope you like it.

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 Works available

Happy Hour

Happy Hour

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Blue Diva

Blue Diva

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Lady in Red

Lady in Red

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Are You Ready for All This?

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Today we are going to Muse about the future.   If this is your first visit, welcome to Musings. If you have been here before, welcome back. Over time we are going to talk about many things: the past, the present, perhaps the future, travel, art, society and more. Wherever my musing takes me. I hope you will come along with me.

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Are You Ready for All This?

Happy New Year

Happy New Year

First, let me acknowledge the start of the new year, 2018.  My hope is that it is peaceful and that we enjoy good health . . . physical health, spiritual health and ethical health.

Here in Florida we are bathed in warmth.

At the Beach

surf time

surf time

umbrellas on the Beach

umbrellas on the Beach

and on the courts.

On the Courts

On the Courts

New Year's Eve

New Year’s Eve

New Years Eve Croquet

New Years Eve Croquet

Other parts of the country are not faring as well.  So . . . come on down.

Are you ready for for all this?

A friend sent me a summary of “a talk by the Head of Daimler Benz”.  I am sharing it with you now because I think you will find it quite interesting.

He wrote it is

A bit mind-blowing to say the least!   He predicted an interesting concept of what could lay ahead.
 
In a recent interview, the Head of Daimler Benz (Mercedes-Benz) said their competitors are no longer other car companies, but Tesla (obviously), and now, Google, Apple, Amazon ‘et al’ are……
 
Software will disrupt most traditional industries in the next 5-10 years.
 
Uber is just a software tool, they don’t own any cars, and are now the biggest taxi company in the world.
 
Airbnb is now the biggest hotel company in the world, although they don’t own any properties.
 
Artificial Intelligence:   Computers become exponentially better in understanding the world.   This year, a computer beat the best Go player in the world, 10 years earlier than expected.
 
In the U.S., young lawyers already can’t get jobs.   Because of IBM Watson, you can get legal advice (so far for more or less basic stuff) within seconds, with 90% accuracy compared with 70% accuracy when done by humans.
 
So, if you study law, stop immediately.  There will be 90% less lawyers in the future, only specialists will remain.
 
Watson already helps nurses diagnosing cancer, 4 times more accurate than human nurses.  Facebook now has a pattern recognition software that can recognize faces better than humans.  In 2030, computers will become more intelligent than humans
 
Autonomous cars:  In 2018 the first self-driving cars will appear for the public.  Around 2020, the complete industry will start to be disrupted.  You don’t want to own a car anymore.   You will call a car with your phone, it will show up at your location and drive you to your destination.  You will not need to park it, you only pay for the driven distance and you can be productive while driving.   Our kids will never get a driver’s license and will never own a car.
 
It will change the cities, because we will need 90-95% less cars for that.  We can transform former parking spaces into parks.  
 
1.2 million people die each year in car accidents worldwide   We now have one accident every  60,000 miles (100,000 km), with autonomous driving that will drop to one accident in 6 million miles (10 million km).  That will save a million lives each year.
 
Most car companies will probably go bankrupt.   Traditional car companies will try the traditional approach and try to build a better car, while tech companies (Tesla, Apple, Google) will take the revolutionary approach and build a computer on wheels.
 
Many engineers from Volkswagen and Audi are completely terrified of Tesla.
 
Auto Insurance companies will have massive trouble because without accidents, car insurance will become much cheaper.   Their car insurance business model will slowly disappear.
 
Real estate will change.  Because if you can work while you commute, people will move further away to live in a more beautiful neighborhood.
 
Electric cars will become mainstream about 2020.  Cities will be less noisy because all new cars will run on electricity.   Electricity will become incredibly cheap and clean:   Solar production has been on an exponential curve for 30 years, and now you can now see the burgeoning impact.
 
Last year, more solar energy was installed worldwide than fossil.   Energy companies are desperately trying to limit access to the grid to prevent competition from home solar installations, but that can’t last.  Technology will take care of that strategy.
 
With cheap electricity comes cheap and abundant water.   Desalination of salt water now only needs 2kwh per cubic meter (@ 0.25 cents).   We don’t have scarce water in most places, we only have scarce drinking water.  Imagine what will be possible if anyone can have as much clean water as he wants, for nearly no cost.
 
Health innovations:   The Tricorder X price will be announced this year.  There are companies who will build a medical device (called the “Tricorder” from Star Trek) that works with your phone, which takes your retina scan, your blood sample, and you can breathe into it.
 
It then analyses 54 biomarkers that will identify nearly any disease.   It will be cheap, so in a few years everyone on this planet will have access to world class medical analysis, nearly for free.  Goodbye, medical establishment.
 
3D printing:   The price of the cheapest 3D printer came down from $18,000 to $400 within 10 years.  In the same time, it became 100 times faster.  All major shoe companies have already started 3D printing shoes.
 
Some common spare airplane parts are already 3D printed in remote airports.  The space station now has a printer that eliminates the need for the large amount of spare parts they used to keep in the past.
 
At the end of this year, new smart phones will have 3D scanning possibilities.  You can then 3D scan your feet and print your perfect shoes at home.
 
In China, they already 3D printed and built a complete 6-storey office building..  By 2027, 10% of everything that’s being produced will be 3D printed
 
Business opportunities:  If you think of a niche you want to go in, ask yourself:  “In the future, do you think we will have that?”, and if the answer is yes, how can you make that happen sooner?
 
If it doesn’t work with your phone, forget the idea.  And any idea designed for success in the 20th century is doomed to failure in the 21st century.
 
Work:  70-80% of jobs will disappear in the next 20 years.   There will be a lot of new jobs, but it is not clear if there will be enough new jobs in such a small time.
 
Agriculture:   There will be a $100 agricultural robot in the future. Farmers in 3rd world countries can then become managers of their field instead of working all day on their fields.
 
Aeroponics will need much less water.   The first Petri dish that produced veal is now available and will be cheaper than cow produced veal in 2018. Right now, 30% of all agricultural surfaces is used for cows.  Imagine if we don’t need that space anymore.  
 
There are several startups who will bring insect protein to the market shortly.  It contains more protein than meat.   It will be labeled as “alternative protein source” (because most people still reject the idea of eating insects).
 
There is an app called “moodies” which can already tell in which mood you’re in.  By 2020 there will be apps that can tell by your facial expressions, if you are lying.    I magine a political debate where it’s being displayed when they’re telling the truth and when they’re not
 
Bitcoin may even become the default reserve currency … Of the world!
 
Longevity:   Right now, the average life span increases by 3 months per year.  Four years ago, the life span used to be 79 years, now it’s 80 years. The increase itself is increasing and by 2036, there will be more than one year increase per year.   So, we all might live for a long time, probably way more than 100.
 
Education:   The cheapest smart phones are already at $10 in Africa and Asia.  By 2020, 70% of all humans will own a smart phone.  That means, everyone has the same access to world class education.
 
Every child can use Khan academy for everything a child needs to learn at school in First World countries. There have already been releases of software in Indonesia and soon there will be releases in Arabic, Swahili, and Chinese this summer.  I can see enormous potential if we give the English app for free, so that children in Africa and everywhere else can become fluent in English.  And that could happen within half a year.

Are you ready for all this?!?!?

more to come

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1.  Click on the link below.
2.  Click on one of the galleries to open up the page of images.
3.  Click on an image you like.  It will open up a side bar with a number of options.
4.  Click on “LIFESTYLE”.  It will open up a menu of products.  If the mat is available for the image you chose, it will be at the bottom of the list.
5.  Click on “YOGA MAT” and it will open up a sizing slide so you can adjust the image.

Have fun.

My work is available as traditional prints on canvas, paper or metal, but it also available on greeting cards, phone covers, tote bags, shower curtains,  t-shirts and more.  It makes for some very personalized gifts.  Below is the link to the site.  When you click on an image in the site,  a menu of products will appear.  I hope you like it.

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Works on Paper

On The Waterfront

Impressions of Florida

These are available at

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On The Boardwalk

On The Boardwalk

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Reading With Grapes

Reading With Grapes

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Turkey Strut Two

Turkey Strut Two

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Thoughts of Christmas

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Today we are going to Muse about tradition.   If this is your first visit, welcome to Musings. If you have been here before, welcome back. Over time we are going to talk about many things: the past, the present, perhaps the future, travel, art, society and more. Wherever my musing takes me. I hope you will come along with me.

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And he flew away through the night

Happy Holidays

Happy Holidays

Tradition

The excitement is building.  Jeanette is in the first stages of preparing Christmas Eve dinner:  The Feast of the Seven Fishes.  If you are Italian this is likely to be familiar territory.  If not, perhaps not.

This is not something in my family tradition.  My people lived in Arizona before freezers were available and before supermarkets were commonplace.  Fish was not an option.  But I am looking forward to the Seven Fishes.

As I reflect, my family did not have  much in the way of Christmas traditions.

Santa, for a child, is a key tradition.  I was five when I made a discovery that sowed a kernel of doubt about Saint Nick.

looking for presents

looking for presents

We put up a tree of course and, when we lived in a house with a fireplace, we hung our stockings on the mantel.  We used real socks.  I was pretty happy when Bermuda Socks were popular.

Christmas stockings

Christmas stockings

But otherwise, I cannot think we had much in the way of traditions. None of our family lived close to us.  In fact, for many years we lived overseas.  So it was pretty much us.

“Family” is a key to “tradition”.  Jeanette grew up around many cousins, aunts and uncles. She tells me they were often together on holidays and special occasions.  Today, her sister has three children which between them have seven children.  They all live in the same general area and gather together for holidays and birthdays.  That means they are pretty much in constant contact.  And they have traditions.  The Feast of the Seven Fishes is one of them.

This is a time for celebration and reflection.  Whatever your belief system, whatever your traditions or absence of the same, we wish you peace, health and happiness this holiday season and in the year to come.

more to come

Fine Art America, a Pixel.com company

Pixel.com is now offering YOGA MATS with reproductions of my artwork.  If you want to check it out, here are the steps:
1.  Click on the link below.
2.  Click on one of the galleries to open up the page of images.
3.  Click on an image you like.  It will open up a side bar with a number of options.
4.  Click on “LIFESTYLE”.  It will open up a menu of products.  If the mat is available for the image you chose, it will be at the bottom of the list.
5.  Click on “YOGA MAT” and it will open up a sizing slide so you can adjust the image.

Have fun.

Pixel.com is producing reproductions of my artwork.  The work is available as traditional prints on canvas, paper or metal, but it also available on greeting cards, phone covers, tote bags, shower curtains,  t-shirts and more.  It makes for some very personalized gifts.  Below is the link to the site.  When you click on an image in the site,  a menu of products will appear.  I hope you like it.

           CLICK ON:  thomas-tribby.pixels.com

If you like Musings, take a moment and click the subscription button on the side-bar to the right so you will be notified by e-mail when I make a new post.

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Works on Paper

On The Waterfront

Impressions of Florida

 

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 Croquet Prints

The Watched Shot
The Watched Shot
Click to see

Black for the Wicket

Black for the Wicket

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The Gallery

The Gallery

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Emotional Support Animal

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Today we are going to Muse about emotional support animals.   If this is your first visit, welcome to Musings. If you have been here before, welcome back. Over time we are going to talk about many things: the past, the present, perhaps the future, travel, art, society and more. Wherever my musing takes me. I hope you will come along with me.

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Emotional Support Animal

Teddy

Teddy

 Last year Jeanette and I made plans to spend a couple of months in Mexico. We like to get out of the summer heat and humidity that settles into our  Florida home.  We decided to take Teddy, our Norfolk Terrier.

When you fly, taking a pet adds a layer of complexity.  Most airlines limit the number of dogs that can be taken on board in the cabin.  I have been told that two is the usual number allowed.  The dog must be small enough to travel in a carry-case that will fit under the seat.

Well, that worked for us.  Teddy is small, weighing about 16 pounds.

So we reserved Teddy’s spot three months in advance of our trip, with reservations for him going down to Mexico and coming back.  I think it was $125 each way.

Sherpa Bag

Sherpa Bag

It was a breeze.  Teddy travels well.  He never made a sound on the trip and he was in his little Sherpa Bag for hours.  During the layover we let him out to stretch his legs and he was an immediate celebrity.

Our two months in Mexico flew by.  We have friends where we go and they have parties.  So we partied.  We had guests join us and we squired them around.  And we took cooking classes and out-of-town excursions.  We played croquet and we dined in fabulous restaurants.  We shopped at tiendas fancy and not.  We liked our visit there.

But eventually it was  time to think about going home.  And, wouldn’t you know it, we were scheduled to fly into Florida just as Hurricane Irma was reshaping the landscape.  We had seen this movie before and knew we would likely have no power for what could be many days.  So, last-minute,  we decided to fly to Los Angeles to stay with a friend until we knew the electricity had been restored at home.

But there was the issue of Teddy.  We had a reservation to fly him to Florida, not California.  We worried, that with a limit of two dogs on a flight, last-minute we might not be able to get him on the plane.  Cripps!

We were talking with our friend, Janet, the friend we were to stay with in LA, telling her we were worried about Teddy.

Janet on the left and Jeanette

Janet on the left and Jeanette

She said“You should get him certified as an Emotional Support Animal (ASE).  My dogs are Emotional Support Animals.  They can go anywhere: restaurants, hotels, stores, planes.  Its Federal law.”

“Really!?”

“Yes”, she said. ” I’ll email you the address of licensed professional who can certify Teddy as an Emotional Support Animal.  They will interview you by phone and, if you qualify, they will send you a letter to show the airlines that certifies Teddy as an ASE.”

So we did.  We sent an expedited application, paying an additional fee for a 24 hour turn around.  Jeanette was interviewed by phone.  Among other things, they asked how Teddy provided emotional support and I told her to tell them he helped her deal with the results of the recent election.

Emotional Support Animal

Emotional Support Animal

Teddy is now certified as an Emotional Support Animal.

Getting him on the plane was not an issue.  There is no limit on how many ASE’s may be on a flight.  We did not have to pay the $125 pet fee to fly to LA, or the fee later to fly from LA to Florida.  So, the certificate paid for its self.  What a deal!

The only inconvenience was on our return from Los Angeles to Florida.  The airline had a policy that required ASE’s to be held on your lap during landing.  Teddy had to be out of his Sherpa bag.  This requirement was particular to this airline.  There was no such requirement when we flew a different airline into Los Angeles.

So, what was the issue?  Seated next to me was a young woman who had her own ASE, a little cat.

more to come

Fine Art America, a Pixel.com company

Pixel.com is now offering YOGA MATS with reproductions of my artwork.  If you want to check it out, here are the steps:
1.  Click on the link below.
2.  Click on one of the galleries to open up the page of images.
3.  Click on an image you like.  It will open up a side bar with a number of options.
4.  Click on “LIFESTYLE”.  It will open up a menu of products.  If the mat is available for the image you chose, it will be at the bottom of the list.
5.  Click on “YOGA MAT” and it will open up a sizing slide so you can adjust the image.

Have fun.

Pixel.com is producing reproductions of my artwork.  The work is available as traditional prints on canvas, paper or metal, but it also available on greeting cards, phone covers, tote bags, shower curtains,  t-shirts and more.  It makes for some very personalized gifts.  Below is the link to the site.  When you click on an image in the site,  a menu of products will appear.  I hope you like it.

           CLICK ON:  thomas-tribby.pixels.com

If you like Musings, take a moment and click the subscription button on the side-bar to the right so you will be notified by e-mail when I make a new post.

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Books by Thomas L. Tribby Available Click on title below to preview

Works on Paper

On The Waterfront

Impressions of Florida

 

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 Croquet Prints

The Watched Shot
The Watched Shot
Click to see

Black for the Wicket

Black for the Wicket

Click to See

The Gallery

The Gallery

Click to see

For information about these or other original works of art, please feel free to contact us:

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Second Look at Drinking

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Today we are going to Muse about drinking.   If this is your first visit, welcome to Musings. If you have been here before, welcome back. Over time we are going to talk about many things: the past, the present, perhaps the future, travel, art, society and more. Wherever my musing takes me. I hope you will come along with me.

 

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On the subject of Drinking

Now I cannot claim credit for the following.  It was sent to me by a friend.  It is amusing. Several years back I posted it but, on the chance you missed it, I have decided to share it with you again.

His message to me began,
I finally got the tree up.

It took me all weekend, but I finally got my tree up!

Christmas Tree

Christmas Tree

“Sometimes when I reflect back on all the wine I drink I feel shame. Then I look into the glass and think about the workers in the vineyards and all of their hopes and dreams .. If I didn’t drink this wine, they might be out
of work and their dreams would be shattered.


Then I say to myself, “It is better that I drink this wine and let their
dreams come true than be selfish and worry about my liver.”

 

 

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may leave you wondering what the hell
happened to your bra and panties..
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“I feel sorry for people who don’t drink. When they wake up in the morning, that’s as good as they’re going to feel all day. “
~Frank Sinatra

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may create the illusion that you are tougher, smarter, faster and better looking than most people.
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“When I read about the evils of drinking, I gave up reading.”
~ Henny Youngman

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may lead you to think people are laughing WITH you.
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“24 hours in a day, 24 beers in a case. Coincidence? I think not.”
~ Stephen Wright

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may cause you to think you can sing.
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“When we drink, we get drunk. When we get drunk, we fall asleep. When we fall asleep, we commit no sin. When we commit no sin, we go to heaven. So, let’s all get drunk and go to heaven!”
~ Brian O’Rourke

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may cause pregnancy.
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“Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.”
~ Benjamin Franklin

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol is a major factor in dancing like a spaz.
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“Without question, the greatest invention in the history of mankind is beer. Oh, I grant you that the wheel was also a fine invention, but the wheel does
not go nearly as well with pizza.”

~ Dave Barry

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may cause you to tell your friends over and over again that you love them.
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To some, it’s a six-pack, to me it’s a Support Group.. Salvation in a can!
~Dave H owell

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may make you think you can logically converse with members of the opposite sex without spitting.
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And saving the best for last, as explained by Cliff Clavin, of Cheers.
One afternoon at Cheers, Cliff Clavin was explaining the Buffalo Theory to his buddy Norm. Here’s how it went:

” Well ya see, Norm, it’s like this… A herd of buffalo can only move as fast as the slowest buffalo. And when the herd is hunted, it is the slowest and weakest ones at the back that are killed first. This natural selection is good for the herd as a whole, because the general speed and health of the whole group keeps improving by the regular killing of the weakest members. In much the same way, the human brain can only operate as fast as the slowest brain cells. Excessive intake of alcohol, as we know, kills brain cells. But naturally, it attacks the slowest and weakest brain cells first. In this way, regular consumption of beer eliminates the weaker brain cells, making the brain a faster and more efficient machine. That’s why you always feel smarter after a few beers.”

WARNING: The consumption of alcohol may make you think you are whispering when you are not.

More to come

Fine Art America, a Pixel.com company

Pixel.com is now offering YOGA MATS with reproductions of my artwork.  If you want to check it out, here are the steps:
1.  Click on the link below.
2.  Click on one of the galleries to open up the page of images.
3.  Click on an image you like.  It will open up a side bar with a number of options.
4.  Click on “LIFESTYLE”.  It will open up a menu of products.  If the mat is available for the image you chose, it will be at the bottom of the list.
5.  Click on “YOGA MAT” and it will open up a sizing slide so you can adjust the image.

Have fun.

Pixel.com is producing reproductions of my artwork.  The work is available as traditional prints on canvas, paper or metal, but it also available on greeting cards, phone covers, tote bags, shower curtains,  t-shirts and more.  It makes for some very personalized gifts.  Below is the link to the site.  When you click on an image in the site,  a menu of products will appear.  I hope you like it.

           CLICK ON:  thomas-tribby.pixels.com

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Majestic Elephant $95

Majestic Elephant

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Monarch $95

Monarch

 

elephant calves

elephant calves

For information about these or other original works of art, please feel free to contact us: 

 

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