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Power to the People – uPdate

March 10 2021

We are happy to report updated information from the 2020 U.S. Energy Production Statistics.

It seems as though things are looking up.

Below are the statisticts from our previous report from 2016:

According to here is a breakdown of  U.S. Energy production.*

  • Coal = 33%
  • Natural gas = 33%
  • Nuclear = 20%
  • Hydropower = 6%
  • Other renewables = 7%
    Biomass = 1.6%
    Geothermal = 0.4%
    Solar = 0.6%
    Wind = 4.7%
  • Petroleum = 1%
  • Other gases = <1%

*Above statistics for year 2016

Source: U.S. Energy Information Administration

Love, Peace & Happiness

December 4 2020

Love, Peace & Happiness has been a hopeful adage and pursuit for as long as we can remember. Many musicians have written and sung about this topic – The Isley Brothers, The Chambers Brothers, Orlando Julius. Look them up.

The accompanying depiction isn’t suggesting the sentiment is not nobel or worth pursuing. We believe it is. It’s just that most of the time, it seems that it doesn’t often work out too well.

Let’s keep on trying.

Drawing Lesson No. 10

November 13 2020

Once again, we feel compelled to offer yet another bit of advice and instruction regarding the pursuit of drawing. If you have spent any amount of effort attempting to draw a picture at another’s request, you’ll soon discover a possible gulf betwixt them and you. Someone may ask you to draw a picture of a dancing couple, and you may well reply – ‘I’d be happy to draw that for you.’ This request could be the beginning of an enjoyable project with a beautiful outcome, as long as you remain calm and cool. Always remember the client usually has a vision as to how they expect the art will look. And since they already know your work style, they probably have expectations that the picture should look similar to other works you have previously done.

In some cases, your patron might attempt to scribble a drawing to show you their thoughts. Whatever the specific details are surrounding the project’s launch, you might think it wise to offer a preliminary sketch of your planned design. Be gentle with your client, patient, and understanding. Remember, everything in life is a work in progress.

Here is a preliminary sketch of our dancing couple entitled, ‘Let’s Dance”, with notes from the dear client. And if you like the sketch, perhaps you’ll like the final art also found here.

Quote of the Week

October 25 2020

“I look for trouble and I found it son
Straight down the barrel of a lawman’s gun
I tried to run but I don’t think I can
You make one move and you’re a dead man friend
Ain’t living long like this
Can’t live at all like this, can I baby?”

Jerry Jeff Walker, Song by Ray Wylie Hubbard

Quote of the Week

August 8 2020

“I try so hard to remember the things I want to forget.”
-Elvis Swift