Saturday, January 28, 2012

Washington Auto Show - Freedom Behind the Wheel

Went to the Washington Auto Show today to spend some time with family at Freedom Behind the Wheel. They have the most awesome simulation setup showing how their pedal-less driving works using the steering wheel they've developed. All controls, including pedal controls are at the drivers fingertips on the steering wheel. I am so impressed and proud of them. Their goal is to help wounded vets be able to drive, including to drive a race car. The Downey's passion for this is wonderful  :)
For more information click this Freedom Behind the Wheel

Amanda & I with the car
driving simulation
Amanda manning the table ready to provide you with info and accept your donations :)
She designed the logo and the printed material by the way.

Sunday, January 22, 2012

I'm missing the little birds

Painted this little ATC tonight in watercolor 3.5 in x 2.5 in. Even though I've been working mainly in pastel in the past few years, I'm getting a yearning for some watercolor - gotta practice though, its a tricky medium to control. It's almost like trying to train a cat to do tricks. I'm going to try to do a few bird pictures, I kinda miss my birdfeeders, which we had to take down do to the appearance of bears in the area. Hopefully I'll have more to share in the next few days.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

An apple a day

An apple a day keeps the doctor away. I must need to eat more apples. A very hectic holiday a combination of visits with family & friends, and hospital visits & fighting sickness, I'm trying to catch my breath. I hope everyone has a safe and healthy new year.