brucine (broo'-seen), 1) n. Pharm., Chem. a bitter, poisonous alkaloid, C23H26N2O4, obtained from the nux vomica tree; 2) n. Bruce Bortin's 'low-impact' weblog

Monday, April 28, 2014

Wiener Dog

On Sunday we walked down to the lake

The Bachelor Strips Bare to do Laundry, Even

Watercolor, ink, acrylic,  dryer lint on paper
11" x 15 "

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

Alvin Graph Pad test sheet

Alvin Graph Pad test sheet

white china pencil, koi coloring brush pen, TEST, graphite, nylon tip, whiteout, 4/16/14

Jhonny Amygdala 14

Jhonny Amygdala 14

Jhonny’s having a problematic day.

Alvin Graph Pad No. ALG16 5.8 by 8.3 inches

Alvin Graph Pad no ALG16 5 point 8 by 8 point 3 inches

Made in Turkey

Common Table Salt


Okay, who let Maxwell's Demon into the salt cellar? Because now all the sodium ions are on one side, and the chloride ions are on the other and this just tastes wrong.

Red Dog Spring Greens

Red Dog Spring Green

Thanks for doing our taxes, Cathy!


Ex coll. Eddie Baker, around 1992, maybe?

Vines at Pacific Coast Brewing

Vines at Pacific Brewing

Watercolor, ink

4-3/8” x 5-5/8”

Mary Did Easter Eggs

Mary did Easter Eggs

One of each color.

New Sketchbook

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$5.00 from a Tibetan gift shop on Haight. What is this figure called? The eyes with the dot and the squinky nasum? Anybody know?

Ahh. Buddha Eyes. Thanks google image search.


Plate a

dumbeast@dumbeast 13h

Slumped, painted glass.

~8" diameter.

Signed БОРТИН 88

12 Lines, 66 or 67 Dots

12 lines, 66 or 67 dots a

Christofo Columbo on BART

Christofo Columbo on BART a

Naples, Prussia

Prussia, Naples

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sriracha at Le Cheval Xmas 2013


Sriracha at Le Cheval xmas 2013 a

Right before I knocked over the water glass.

Turquoise & Mica

Turquois & Mica
Acrylic. Thanks, Cathy! Thanks, Mary!

Saturday, April 19, 2014


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Watercolor, cigarette wrapper

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Ohne Titel

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Monday, April 14, 2014

Jane's Remains

Protected by ¤Hungry Ghost¤

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Hungry Ghost

Hungry Ghost 3


Sister Martha is out for Holy Week

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Fred's Bowl

Needs reinforcement. See Now things have gotten out of hand

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Needs reinforcement.  Going with corrugated cardboard under two opposite quadrants:

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Build note:
I primered the shiny printed surfaces with acrylic ultra-matte medium to make the hot-glue stick better. This seemed to work.
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Wednesday, April 09, 2014

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