Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Uranium Glass Marble Christmas Tree

Here is a picture of some uranium (vaseline, carnival) glass marbles that are arranged in a Christmas tree pattern. The top marble is an orange-reddish fluorescent under ultraviolet (UV) light. The fluorescent activator could be magnesium. The trunk marble is just a brown swirled glass and has no fluorescent properties.

The tree glows when exposed to black light from a compact fluorescent bulb.  See one here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Ultraviolet-UV-LW-Black-Light-Bulb-Fluorescent-calcite-mineral-uranium-marbles-/110785264269?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item19cb50fa8d#ht_981wt_1365

See the Christmas tree pattern marbles here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Christmas-Tree-Pattern-5-UV-Light-Fluorescent-Uranium-Vaseline-Glass-Marbles-/110785256231?pt=Marbles&hash=item19cb50db27#ht_663wt_1365

Christmas is coming

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Sound of silence and CTNX

I am leaving today for CTNX, the Creative Talent Network in Burbank.
I'll be visiting Otis College of Arts and Design on Friday morning.

See you sometime next week

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Stage Coach

I know this one looks a lot like the Hot chocolate one I did a few days ago... I just like playing with this type of image right now.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Animation of Queen Tears Flower Blooming

Here is a video I created from a series of images taken on 11-11-11 over a span of several hours at 7 minute intervals.  The plant is called Queen Tears or Billbergia nutans. The video is dedicated to my Aunt Nita who gave me this flower many years ago.


First snow