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Iron Bark, a 35-foot Wylo II. This boat and its owners spent winters frozen into the ice in both the Arctic and Antarctic.

Still not able to do the entire inking process on paper....all the art was hand drawn, but the frame borders, speech bubbles and text was added on the computer.
Want to spend less time editing digitally, as even software like Krita take up quite a bit of processing power. Next page I'll try and plan better, as to require fewer digital adjustments.

Favourite way to eat oatmeal: I add ground black sesame seeds and buckwheat groats, left-over from the evening tea of the previous night. Delicious.

"The satisfactions of manifesting oneself concretely in the world through manual competence have been known to make a person quiet and easy.”


Dying with fresh indigo leaves. Indigo is anti-bacterial, repels insects and even acts as a flame retardant.


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utopian future in the 1980s: flying cars
utopian future in the 2020s: no cars

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Our request for a visa extension for Japan was granted!

:D :D :D

"A Magnus rotor used to propel a ship is called a rotor sail and is mounted with its axis vertical. When the wind blows from the side, the Magnus effect creates a forward thrust."


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In the last week, a pair of swallows has been actively tossing mud at the marina bathroom wall, trying to pile it on to make a nest. The mud wouldn't adhere to it. They quickly abandoned the idea, leaving a lovely mud stain on both the wall and floor.
Such entertainment. They keep chasing each other around the harbour, manoeuvring around masts and dock pilings.

Ah, I love birds :>

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Merveilles is a community project aimed at the establishment of new ways of speaking, seeing and organizing information — A culture that seeks augmentation through the arts of engineering and design. A warm welcome to any like-minded people who feel these ideals resonate with them.