“Arting with the Grandkid” by Richard F. Yates

[This piece was originally posted, 9 Mar. 2020, on the Steem Blockchain, because my BLOG there is my main gig. HOWEVER, because I’m all about SHARING, I thought I’d let you non-Steem folks have a look, too! ALSO—Steem is fracturing at the moment, and a new thing is coming this Friday; a large portion of the SteemContinue reading ““Arting with the Grandkid” by Richard F. Yates”

“Thirteen Hiccups (That Refused to Rule the World)” by Richard F. Yates

The point of creation is… The last click of the clock. My goodness! How frightening! The ceiling was drooping, perhaps from the pressures of… Spider-like, the community scuttled about producing potholes and listening to vibrations and echoes. Webs everywhere… But we knew that Kool aid powder with a little water could make our hair spikyContinue reading ““Thirteen Hiccups (That Refused to Rule the World)” by Richard F. Yates”

“Rene Margarita” by Richard F. Yates

[“Rene Margarita.” Digital drawing over photograph in situ from today’s holiday gathering. 2020.] Today, my family and I FINALLY got together with the Joneses (family friends for decades) for our holiday gift exchange. We met at a Mexican restaurant called Guadalajara, which is a frequent gathering spot for our two groups. Naturally, I get aContinue reading ““Rene Margarita” by Richard F. Yates”

“MUSEUM OF ABSURDITY AND TOO MUCH SUGAR 01”

Art is for touching! Here’s some arts that I and my family have created over the last ten years or so. I’m happy with this junk, even if it ain’t “PERFECT.” Perfect is boring—I like messy! [For a full explanation of this project, check out my POST about it on my Steemit blog!] Museum ofContinue reading ““MUSEUM OF ABSURDITY AND TOO MUCH SUGAR 01””

“Cultural Day” by Richard F. Yates

[All photos by me. The owl in this image is on the roof of Shattuck Hall at Portland State University. I love grotesques and gargoyles—and some day I’ll get a REAL camera so I can take better photos of them! For now, I do what I can with my phone! —RFY] Last Thursday (aka: Halloween),Continue reading ““Cultural Day” by Richard F. Yates”

“George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic @ The Oregon Zoo, 10 Aug. 2019” by Richard F. Yates

[All the photos for this post were taken by me with my phone camera. We are hoping, someday, (maybe once the kids are all moved out), to be able to buy a “REAL” camera, with which Mariah and I will take many wonderful pictures. For now, we use what we have! —RFY] When Mariah andContinue reading ““George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic @ The Oregon Zoo, 10 Aug. 2019” by Richard F. Yates”

“Jake the Alligator Man’s Birthday Celebration (3rd Aug. 2019) in Long Beach, Washington, USA” by Richard F. Yates

[This photo, like all of the images in this piece, was taken by me. It’s an event poster for the Jake the Alligator Man Birthday Celebration, and it was in a shop window on the main drag—that ONE road, which is the heart of Long Beach, Washington… It’s not a big city… But I forgotContinue reading ““Jake the Alligator Man’s Birthday Celebration (3rd Aug. 2019) in Long Beach, Washington, USA” by Richard F. Yates”

“Crypto Art for the End of July (New Work Available at MakersPlace!)” by Richard F. Yates

LET’S TALK ABOUT CRYPTO ART (WHAT IS IT?): Some of you may be new to all this stuff (like me), so here is my quick attempt at explaining what Crypto-Art is all about. Crypto-Art is a neat new thing where artists can put their initials on a piece of digital art and make certifiably rareContinue reading ““Crypto Art for the End of July (New Work Available at MakersPlace!)” by Richard F. Yates”

“No Exit” by Richard F. Yates

This is a digitally modified photo I took, recently, (at the Cowlitz County Fair) of a “dark ride” (which seemed to have some minor rollercoaster elements to it.) I didn’t catch the NAME of the ride, but I loved the blacklight effects and the “horror show” aesthetic. Unfortunately, I didn’t TRY the ride, but itContinue reading ““No Exit” by Richard F. Yates”

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