Chris Garre Fracks the Fork: Painting Pictures Ep. 28

Environmental activist, improv comic, tango dancer, clergyman, inspector, gearhead, and tiny-house builder Chris Garre joins Painting Pictures to discuss Ute Indians, Paonia populace and politics, and oil and gas extraction.

Chris Garre on Painting Pictures Podcast with Gabriel Roberts

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Joe Gruen in the Sun: Painting Pictures Ep. 27

A very special episode of Painting Pictures featuring Joe Gruen, cohost of the Sacramento Sensation podcast “The Cream and the Clear”.

Joe Gruen and Gabriel Roberts record an episode of the podcast Painting Pictures
Joe and Gabe discuss ISIS, the Oscars, cast iron pans, Valentine’s Day, the sun, and stains on clothes.

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You can listen to Joe Gruen and Jeff Krisko talk sports on the podcast “Homers at the Bat”: http://homersatbat.blogspot.com/

March 2015 Desktop Calendar Background

Hello friends! Happy March! Are you tired of winter? Spring is just ahead…

I’ve been sunbathing in Carmichael, but for all you folks shivering away, there’s light at the end of the tunnel!

This image is from the brand-new monstrosity of Safeway that has sprung up on College Avenue in Berkley. Boy is it big, and like all good grocery stores in an urban environ, it has its own parking garage. I passed the gaping maw and though it might be worth photographing. Note the beautiful Oakland hills in the background.

Click one of the following links to download the background for your desktop: 2880×1800, 2560×1600, 1920×1200, 1680×1050, 1440×900, 1280×800

Creative Vagaries with John Climenhaga: Painting Pictures Ep. 26

Author, actor, sound engineer, scratch golfer, band manager, symphony conductor, and extremely nice guy John Climenhaga joins Painting Pictures to talk music industry, being an artist, and his dream of living in Paonia.

Socal American Reggae Band Crucial DBC. L to R Pete Lester (Bass), Bill Rankin (Guitar Jesus), John Climenhaga (Cutmaster J), Grant Friedrich (Drums), Norm Jones (Lead Vox and percussion, Stan Middleton (Skabone), Paul Howard (Saxes)

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LA Times article on Crucial DBC: http://articles.latimes.com/1991-03-21/news/vl-878_1_reggae-band

You can get John’s book “Nevermind: The Last Temptation of Frank” on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Nevermind-The-Last-Temptation-Frank/dp/0595265227

February 2015 Desktop Calendar Background

Well well well, if it isn’t the little month of February. Folks the winter is almost through! Gee how the weeks fly by. Here’s a background based on what’s happening on the window sill behind the kitchen sink here in Carmichael, CA. Exciting stuff!! These are the last remaining gladiolas from a grandiose bouquet.

February 2015 Desktop Calendar Background Free Wallpaper by Gabriel Roberts

I did some photoshopping, adding a sketch of the same bouquet over the top and playing around with opacity and curves and layers. All strictly on the up-and-up, I assure you.

Click one of these magical links to download for your own desktop: 2880×1800, 2560×1600, 1920×1200, 1680×1050, 1440×900, 1280×800

I hope February is a darn good month in your life on this here planet!

Fun Fact: this marks three years of free wallpapers here at gaberobertsart.com.  It’s been fun, still is fun.  I feel a deepening connection with your computers’ desktops.