Posts Tagged ‘trippy’

Pyramid or back of an envelope?

November 5, 2011

Imagine the envelope is leaning away from you...

TGAN by gregvanderlaandotcom

August 20, 2011

A Science Fiction Story: Chapter Zero.

“You are under arrest” said THE MAN.

“Eat Lead, Copper.” said Merle Wayne Day.

and THE MAN did…

They were at a remote marijuana plantation in Humboldt County and Merle was not about to let Federal Law Enforcement interfere with his profit.

Too Bad, So Sad for THE MAN’s next of kin but everyone voluntarily selects their own career… It appears that  THE MAN’s choice was not the most brilliant idea.

The next puzzle was how to dispose of the body… Ecologically…

This area of the woods is home to BEARS and BIGFOOT… Someone was going to get a free lunch… and here comes one now…

“DANG” exclaimed Susan “These reality TV Shows are SOOOOO predictable… The criminal always gets caught in the end. BORINGGGGG. I’m changing channels right now. ”

CLICK.

“Whoosh” went the speaker in the TV set.

“Oh Boy, A Space Opera. ” said Susan.

“Whoosh-whoosh” went the speaker in the TV set.

“Who are you talking to?” aske Bob as he entered the room with a pizza, six pack of Sierra Nevada Beer and a big ol’ bag a weed…

“Nunya Beeswax” said Susan.

“Whoosh-whoosh-whoosh-KA BLOOOEY!” went the speaker in the TV set.

“Wow, Look at that!” said Bob.

“The SLIME from the dead alien is dripping onto the floor” said Susan.

“And it stinks” said Bob.

“That’s ABSURD. These new TV sets from [product placement] with ‘SMELL-O-VISION’ are more trouble than they are worth.”

CLICK.

TALKING HEAD: “In other news, Dr Ron Paul has accepted the Republican Party Nomination for President of the United States.  We go live to the convention floor where a riot has broken out. ”

CLICK.

“Wait a second, go back to that news report. That’s an event that DID NOT HAPPEN.”

“Oh don’t be surprised, it’s FOX news… they often write fiction and present it on the TV as news. ”

“Are you sure? They seem so sincere.” said Bob

“Yep, they have meetings, get blasted on mind altering substances and write collaborative fiction…” replied Susan

“Sounds good to me. Would you like a puff?”

“Yes. We’ve got some fiction to write ourselves… because this story is starting to drag.” Exhaled Susan

“Hey, I’ve got an idea!” Let’s watch CNN, they tell the truth…

CLICK.

“In other news, President Obama Legalized Medical Marijuana today. Stating, “I was wrong… I asked my doctor and she said there IS medicinal value to Medical Marijuana… So we have stopped the DEAth Squads… ” said the talking head.

Oh… CNN has gone NATIVE also… have we a distortion of the spacetime continuum? asked Susan.

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To be continued… Same Bat time… Same Bat Channel…

cITY OF THE fUTURE aNIMATED gif

July 24, 2011

Think 4 Yourself and Question Reality

Psychedelic Poetry

June 30, 2011

ceremony and ritual: a story…

OUR MINDS HAVE BEEN FUSED INTO ONE SHIMMERING
COLONIAL ANIMAL…
FLOWING IN THE
CURRENTS OF THE MUSIC…
adrenaline, seratonin,synapses on fire !

IN THE SHADOWS,TORCHES FLICKER IN THE BREEZE.
THE ORACLE BEGINS TO SPEAK,
FEEL THE HEAT…
adrenaline,serotonin,synapses on fire!

WE DANCE OUTSIDE OF THE TRADITIONAL
REALM OF TIME AND SPACE.
THE CROWD ERUPTS IN OUTBURSTS OF FREE-FORM MOTION
AS THE INTENSITY OF THE JAM PEAKS
adrenaline,serotonin,synapses on fire!
MY BODY IS TRANSFORMED INTO A PINBALL AND
I RICCOCHET AROUND THE SPECTRUM
ARENA BOUNCING OFF THE FLASHING LIGHTS.
A CROWD OF DEADHEADS
SURROUND ME INTENT ON TELLING ME STUPID JOKES…
THEY JUST…know… THAT I WILL LAUGH…
adrenaline,serotonin,synapses on fire!

GOD…THE ‘BIG G’ WALKS RIGHT UP TO ME AND SHAKES MY HAND. HE ANSWERS ALL THE REALLY BIG QUESTIONS…
OF COURSE, BY THE NEXT MORNING I FORGOT THEM ALL!
NO PROBLEM ….
THEY WERE PROGRAMMED DIRECTLY INTO MY DNA
AND I’LL KNOW THEM UNTIL
THE END OF TIME……..

THANK YOU DR. ALBERT HOFFMAN
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This was written after attending a Grateful Dead concert in JFK Stadium in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. I was sitting up above the crowd in the bleachers and could see the dancers move more enthusiastically during peaks of the music… less motion during gentle passages… as the dynamics of the improvization ebbed and flowed, the dancers moved accordingly… like sea anemones moving in the currents of the ocean… I also mention the Spectrum in Philadelphia… It has many blinking advertisements for Atlantic city casinos in the area where refreshments were being served…

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Kinetic Sculpture Race 2011 Arcata CA

May 28, 2011

Art Bicycles Travel over Land, Sand and Sea…These pictures were taken at the Manila Cultural Center where the Sculptures change wheels to SandWorthy Tires for a run thru the dunes and on the Beach.

Duane Flatmo Dragon

Gloryopolis

Rutabaga Queen (left) Mushroom Sculpture

CD Sparkle Fish

Whirrled Peas

Tiger Amazon

WASA Space Shuttle

Banana Slug

Magic-Elf

These Vehicles are Human powered ART bicycles some with as many as 8 people pedaling. Amazing. The mechanical engineering is quite complex as some people sit sideways and the chain drive is coupled together. They float and use paddles to propel the machines… also, they travel on sand dunes and down a very steep sand hill nicknamed “Deadmans Drop”… If we could just use this engineering knowhow to build a better auto, we could use less foreign oil.

Official website of June Moxon, Ken Biedelman and Duane Flatmo:  http://kineticsculpturelab.com/

Dreadlocked Lady admires a Kinetic Sculpture

Private Eyes Kinetic Sculpture

Milk Wagon

Checking Chain Drive at the Kinetic Sculpture Race

Compact Disc Swirling behind Magic Leaf.

Compact Discs and Magic Leaf

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Image for sale as a Mousepad, Postcard or Greeting Card.

Math… It’s handy for ART… Not Just Rocket Science…

May 16, 2011

We need to fund teachers. Stop funding WAR.

One of those MATH shapes automatically generated by polar-coordinate distort

WordPress delivers higher ranking on Google Image Search

May 16, 2011

It seems to me that images published HERE show up more than any other free webpage.

Thanks,  Wordpress. I’m promoting my webstore. http://www.zazzle.com/gregvan* 

I figure with the TINY sales actually made on my zazzle webstore, advertising for pay is out of the question. I tried the $75 free Google adwords and have received many visitors… If I was actually paying for that service I would be taking a loss on my store everyday… While I recommend the free trial, be sure to cancel before they start charging you real money.

Learn MATH... It will serve you your whole life...

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Yes, I had a fun evening playing with my image manipulation program… I could have wasted my life with a video game but it has been delivering error messages instead of fun. One fact of life to consider, If you do “cloud computing” all your work has to travel thru the internet to the server where your program resides. If you use WHAT’S INSIDE THE BOX, you do not need to wait for all that communications software to perform. Often, the internet is simply broken here in Eureka, CA due to the fact that there is ONE fiber optic cable connecting us to the world. Conclusion: Think  Inside the BOX. Do your work on your own machine, save it on your own hard disk and then later… PUBLISH.

Avoid computing “FADS” and do what works best. Sure, I appreciate the fact that other people will give me disk space for free. Thanks. That way I have a safety backup if my machine fails. No, not IF… When. It is a certainty that my machine will fail so it makes sense to store your stuff “in the cloud” in many places…  Picassaweb, Office Live, Yahoo… Remember, if you just store it in one place, they can delete your files at any time. For example: GeoCities… So make multiple copies and store in many places… GEE, that sounds like the Human Brain and Holographic Memory.

Gregvan Tutorials Image Manipulation

May 10, 2011
Create a Winged Heart from any Picture. Or a HEART. Photoshop.
https://gregvan.wordpress.com/2010/02/06/potatoshop-tutorial-winged-hearts-from-any-picture/

Create a Rainbow Squiral using Photoshop Actions. 
https://gregvan.wordpress.com/2009/10/13/photoshop-tutorial-create-a-rainbow-squiral-using-actions/

Make people look more beautiful: Really!
http://taxhemp.tripod.com/photoshop-tutorial-beautiful-people.html

Letters in a circle: Handy for making Buttons with words. 
http://gregvanderlaan.com/letters.aspx

image search gregvanderlaan

May 7, 2011
Go ahead... do the image search... gregvanderlaan

feel free to copy and paste this image at will

Shameless self promotion… or… just good business… visit my webstore for psychedelic art and JOKES printed on zazzle gifts…

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Mandala on a Tesla Background

April 30, 2011

Just Relax and Enjoy The Art...

NO NUKES Send a message to President Obama.

March 18, 2011

We should spend less on Promoting Atomic Energy and more on Solar. http://www.whitehouse.gov/CONTACT/

Know Nukes Unclean Unsafe

Depleted Uranium has a half life of 4.5 Billion Years and must be guarded the entire time. If an ‘Errorist stole Used Nuclear Fuel they could make a “Dirty Bomb”.  A “dirty bomb” uses conventional explosives to distribute radioactive debris over a wide area… ANYONE could create such a device in the comfort of their own home.  Imagine the cost of employing security guards to watch the radioactive waste…

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We Are All One NECKLACE.

January 2, 2011

There is room in our tent for you. Inspired by my GBLT friends… BUT it certainly applies to all…

We are all one

There is room in our tent for you.

Psychedelic ART available for sale as jewelry… or a button…

http://www.zazzle.com/we_are_all_one_necklace-177898549756052102

http://www.zazzle.com/we_are_all_one_button-145550982646262257

Full Moonrise over a Cosmic Planet… art…

January 2, 2011
 

Psychedelic ART painted on a Coffee Cup

http://www.zazzle.com/full_moonrise_over_cosmic_planet_mug-168877701418718081

4/20/11 “Overgrow the Government” March on Washington.

December 19, 2010

Everyone come to the giant protest march at our nations capitol. It will be a fun time for the whole family. Legalize Marijuana Nationwide.

OR…

You could organize your own local protest march… Here in Humboldt County California we traditionally meet at the JAIL~~~> 5th & ‘J’ Streets, Eureka…

Starting 1/1/2011 possession of less than an ounce is a $100.00 ticket in California. No jail time, No court appearances, No bail bonds, No criminal record… and you do not have to leave the event you are attending… OH HAPPY DAY… Decriminalization of Marijuana is the LAW. Thanks Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. You are Numero Uno!

Legalize Marijuana Worldwide

Legalize Marijuana Worldwide

Free the Kind Herb!

legalize marijuana worldwide

legalize marijuana worldwide

Kinetic Sculpture Race May 29, 30, and 31 Eureka, CA

May 24, 2010
Kinetic Sculpture Race Eureka California

Kinetic Sculpture Race Eureka California

Math Joke… Jailbait Equation…

December 4, 2009
Jailbait Equation

Are You Over 18 Cutie Pie?

This artwork is for sale printed on a T-Shirt… http://www.zazzle.com/gregvan*

It reminds me that Numbers have flavor, meaning and emotions attached to them… Like: 61 makes me think of Highway 61 a song by Bob Dylan and sung by Johnny Winter… also the main Northern migration route from the South to Chicago or Detroit… Many people moved along this road to take JOBS in the city. 5150, Number 9, Love Potion #9, 42, 420… many numbers have flavors of their own… for a complete list read: http://gregvanderlaan.com/numbers.aspx

Photoshop Tutorial: Create a Rainbow Squiral using Actions.

October 13, 2009
rainbow squiral

AFTER: rainbow squiral

BEFORE: Redwood Forest in Eureka, CA

BEFORE: Redwood Forest in Eureka, CA

Photoshop Tutorial: Create a Rainbow Squiral using Actions.

Window:Actions allows you to memorize series of commands to be played back later. In this example we will play back an action 42 times.

Open a SQUARE image. Like this Redwood Forest… 1536px by 1536px
Layer: Duplicate layer: OK
Edit: Free Transform: 90 percent both vertical and horizontal: click check mark…
Layer: Layer Style: Outer Glow:
select from the drop down box Structure: a rainbow gradient,
drop down box Elements: Technique: select precise,
set size to 79…OK

(size is related to picture size-try different numbers)

Layer Style Photoshop

Layer Style Photoshop

Now we have a rainbow edged layer…

Rainbow Edged Forest Layer...

Rainbow Edged Forest Layer...

Click on Window:Actions to open the menu.
Click on the three tiny lines in the upper right hand corner.

actions menu

actions menu

Click on NEW ACTION from the drop down box…

Give it a name and click on RECORD button.

new action

new action

{record all these mouse clicks to be played back later…}
Layer: Duplicate layer: OK
Edit: Transform: Rotate:
92 percent both ways, -12 degrees, click on the check mark…
Image: Adjustment: Hue/Saturation: -25 hue, OK
Filter: Blur: Blur

Stop recording by clicking on the square at the bottom of the Actions Menu.

actions-stop-play-buttons

actions-stop-play-buttons

Click on the name you gave your action in the list of all possible actions…
Play that action again by clicking on the triangle at the bottom of the actions menu…

rainbow forest after a couple of rotations...

rainbow forest after a couple of rotations...

play that action about 42 times… YES, 42 times!

Layer: Flatten Image
File: Save for Web and Devices, SAVE, give it a name, SAVE

This is a Archimedes Spiral. Not a Fibonacci Spiral… that one is interesting too!

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peace button: art designed to relax the viewer

July 10, 2009

For sale as a button… click here to see many, many more…

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printed on a necktie...

printed on a necktie...

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rainbow squiralism

rainbow squiralism

May 30, 2009
I've been facinated by rainbow Squiralism for years. Squares rotated and resized.

I've been facinated by rainbow Squiralism for years. Squares rotated and resized.

In this case, I took a picture, then resized it slightly smaller and rotated it slightly. Then repeated those actions. In paint dot net it’s a ctrl+shift d z once you set up the factors… SQUIRAL… Learned the idea from a “basic” programming book designed to help TRS-80 users. I really liked basic… and made screensavers to demo the computers I sold when working at Radio Shack… One thing about the RS Computers, they really hit the nail on the head with “The Sensation”. That was the first computer for sale to the public that had a cd-rom drive in it… quite a good idea!

On a different subject, I googled the name of this blog and find that it’s a common slogan… Earthday Everyday

http://www.energy.gov/energytips.htm

here is a link the the US Department of Energy… and a lovely Illustration in that “isometric” art style…

Rebus: a Wingding Picture Puzzle…

May 7, 2009
a Wingding Picture Puzzle asks: What Rules the World?

a Wingding Picture Puzzle asks: What Rules the World?

Hidden under the yellow Wingdings is the answer in

Backwards Writing-gnitirW sdrawkcaB.

Print picture and hold it up to a mirror to see the answer…

Not only do you see the words, but you also see an example… Yourself!

Sure, Chemistry and Physics are powerful forces… but without an observer…

Who would admire their greatness?


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