Saturday, March 5, 2016

He’s Back; Chuckles . . . . . . . . . . . . . 'To The Rescue'

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It has been (Holy Time Shift Batman) two (2) years since I posted to Painting A Day.  Computer glitches, travel, and whatever are responsible (The piano has been drinking, not me, not me).
On the road, for me, lends itself not to canvas and paint. I need a space to splash my paint around in.  Therefore cyber space has been a replacement.  Actually, replacement is not the accurate word.  Digital art is a Way in itself.  It can be equally as painterly as acrylic on canvas.  It is not as tactile but it is an art medium in its own right. On the road I have worked with zeros and ones. Computer doodles have been an amusement and a way to keep the artist happy.

You may click on any photo to view it enlarged.

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I began in Hanoi.  The first of my digidoodleedoos in what seems to have become a series, was more or less born there.  As of this typing, there are 296 official digidoodles.  However, the number is much higher because I make variations.  Therefore, I have hundreds on file.  A few I post on Facebook and even fewer on Twitter.
The one at the beginning of this posting I created yesterday (March 6, 2016).  A friend asked for some elephants in the pics so I obliged friend. I do love elephants.  I titled it shortly, “To The Rescue” which seems to cause a Bob Marley tune to sing in my head;
“Sun is shining, the weather is sweet, yeah / Make you wanna move your dancing feet now / To the rescue, here I am / Want you to know, y'all, can you understand?” – bob marley

click this link to enjoy the sounds
To The Rescue . . . Sun is Shing

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You will notice a rather republican elephant in the image. It is not an accident. The nonstop American presidential election happenings impinge upon reality these daZe.  In particular I refer  to the latest episodes of The Apprentice.  I have my thoughts. To The Rescue is my expression of bewilderment, astonishment and whoknowswhatment regarding the happenings south of the 49th parallel.  Dog Save America. ha . . . #makedonalddrumpfagain. Oops, I let loose the phycho politico.

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Now I’m hearing another Marley song; Misty Morning . . .”straighten out my tomorrow! . . .”  America and All, we come to our rescue. I think that’s why we see bugs in my doodle.  He wears a maple leaf but he is America.  America come to your rescue, To The Rescue.

click this link to enjoy the sounds
Misty Morning . . . straighten out my tomorrow

This new version of Windows Live Writer is Open Sourced WLW.
Unfortunately, it doesn't allow for photo albums so I post detail crops below.
The Big Micro soft brains stopped allowing WLW from connecting with blogger in December 2015.  This open sourced version is blessed by Microsoft but it doesn't have some of the features of the original version due to some licensing issues I read. It is ok but its more clunky.  It may be time to hunt for another program...

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Well, dear friends, it is the moment to bid you adieu.
I will be back soon with more zeros and ones and chuckles to the rescue.
Remember this you can do;
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John Redmond
Ottawa  on the loose, on the run

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Monday, February 24, 2014


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Congratulations Dara; Team Dara; Team Canada;

Team Ma and Pa;  Doug ‘n Dee Howell.

Team Grandma and Grandpa; Jack and Jacquie Howell.

It is Sochi Golden in Huntsville now.  WoW! 

2014 Olympic Champion; Slopestyle skiing.
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It is just too CooL; Amazing Flying Slopestyle Olympia and on . . .

We are Howlin’ for you.


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Hot smileI’ve been away from my blog for a while as I have toured in Hanoi teaching.  I’ve put pen to paper but I have not put paint to canvas since I arrived here in March 2013.  I have played with my computer’s digital art capacity and some fun doodles have arisen.  I will begin to share some of them with you in this blogger world of ones and zeros. 

I’ll share them in no particular order.  I t may take a few moments for me to figure out how to use this Live Writer again… I’ll have to adjust the sidebar info as I’m not doing too much eBaying and all that (what’s eBay?) forgotten jazz.

I make these little doodles with my computer’s camera, Sketchpad 3.3, Photoscape editing and a few oddly functioning brain cells.  There may be a few other twists in there but this is the secret revealed.
All You Need Is Love;


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Aum  . . .

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Hat tips to Tom Wilson.

Ah, and to my good friends Wicked Grin who, having won the Ottawa Blues Society ‘Road To Memphis’ competition, shone in Memphis, TN representing the Ottawa region at the The 31st International Blues Challenge.

Wicked Grin recently released their second cd titled Shame On Me.

This is my salut digeedoodle.
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From Wicked Grin’s cd Shame On Me

Find more Wicked things at


If you are a Facebooker you can see my world wiz by as a dream.  You might be able to view it…hmmmmmmm….

Have a great day; ‘Till this evening is this morning life is fine.’

John Redmond (Traveller)

John Redmond Art

Thursday, January 31, 2013

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Postcard size doodle made by John Redmond at the Rainbow Bistro in Ottawa, Canada.


Hi Every Body and Spirit,

It is 2013 and it has been a wee while since I posted.   I have been on the move.

I am having fun with some doodling on postcard size water colour paper.  The postcards come in small packages and are very convenient.  When finished they do not fill up an apartment.  They are real postcards.

I used whatever pens and markers were in my bag at the time.

Remember; you can click on any photo to view it enlarged and the albums are fun to view as a full screen slide show.



It is all very amusing.  Notice the rather cosmic symbolism.







Doodling is great.  Just get some paper and whatever, put a mark on the page and away your go.

















This doodle was made the same afternoon in January 2013 at the Rainbow Bistro, Ottawa.












Here is one last doodle for the day which I made last evening.  I was testing out some new Sharpies that I had bought in the afternoon.


























Have a GREAT daze and remember; ‘Riley has been fed’.*


(*the universe is unfolding as it should)


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Jordan at the Rainbow is immortalized in gif.  That Doodle Day Afternoon at the Rainbow I asked him to wave so I could test my camera.  He was very obliging and kindly waved away for me.  I made the pics into animated gif file.




John Redmond

Ottawa, Canada


and my ancient Madog Redmond

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Thursday, July 26, 2012

Shoes Fly Don’t Bother Me & Down By The Lake


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Hi All,

It has been a winter and a spring  and a summer heat wave since I last posted. Time flies when your computer is not happy.


Here are my Monday morning greetings to all – from Peninsula Lake; June 11, 2012.  Located just outside Huntsville, Ontario is the lake of friendlies and family.

Monday Morning On The Dock Of The Bay; Peninsula Lake, Huntsville, Ontario


Says it all eh . . .

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Happy Hunting Ground . . .

My latest artsee project has been to  paint some white running shoes 1960's psychedelic for Green Tambourine Band member Ricky Roy.  It seems that they went Strawberry Fields.

If you are a Facebooker, or even an UNfacebooker, you can view my photo album documenting the process.  The link will take you to the most up-to-date photos.  The photo album below has photos showing the shoes during their grande finale.

Timothy Leary Walking or Hey Tambourine Man Where Are My Shoes?


Y'all can check out my book of my acrylic paintings, songs and poems at a full preview can be had with a click click clilck.

"The term psychedelic is derived from the Ancient Greek words psihi (ψυχή - psyche, "soul") and dilosi (δήλωση - "manifest"), translating to "soul-manifesting". A psychedelic experience is characterized by the striking perception of aspects of one's mind previously unknown, or by the creative exuberance of the mind liberated from its ostensibly ordinary fetters. Psychedelic states are an array of experiences including changes of perception such as hallucinations, synesthesia, altered states of awareness or focused consciousness, variation in thought patterns, trance or hypnotic states, mystical states, and other mind alterations. These processes can lead some people to experience changes in mental operation defining their self identity (whether in momentary acuity or chronic development) different enough from their previous normal state that it can excite feelings of newly formed understanding ranging from revelation & enlightenment to the opposing polarity of confusion & psychosis. Psychedelic states may be elicited by various techniques, such as meditation, sensory stimulation[1] or deprivation, and most commonly by the use of psychedelic substances. When these psychoactive substances are used for religious, shamanic, or spiritual purposes, they are termed entheogens." – Wikipedia

Ricky Roy and his band mates  in Green Tambourine perform 60’s top 40 hits.

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Timothy Leary Walking; Hey Mr. Tambourine Man Here Are Your Shoes

The above video shows the shoes completed.


Bye for now,

John Redmond

Ottawa, Canada




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