Table Topics Chit Chat 14 #27-18


1. What do you think animals know that we don’t?

2. If you could have one super power what would it be?

ANSWERS By: Austin Smith

1. Nothing other than what it’s like to be them at that exact moment.

2. Every superpower has a caveat right? So either invisibility or super strength. (Alternatively just being Superman)

Painting With Finger Paint

painting with finger paint 2

The above picture was painted with finger paint mixed from standard finger paint colors. I painted it, so I’m not trying to insult it. I actually quite like it, though I’m not very good at painting. I’m not going to say it is a great painting, but would one expect it to come from standard finger paint with the standard brick red, blue, yellow, green, purple, and orange?

The entire point of this is that I saw a post a while back that said to make good colors one must use cyan, magenta, yellow, and black, instead of the standard set of colors. Now I won’t say that the finger paint colors are the brightest, or most vibrant in the world, but I would just like to say that with a little bit of general color knowledge, one can make very nice, natural, and realistic (non-brown) colors, even with simple, rudimentary colors available to everyone.

Specifically, people wouldn’t usually think about finger paint being used across a stretched canvas. This was just a fun little thing that took a few hours. I didn’t paint it with my fingers, though: I used a brush. And I would encourage everyone out there to try this out, learn a little bit about colors. Get some simple colors, and then just paint a little bit. It doesn’t have to be great: mine isn’t. But I know that experimentation will lead to superior art, or at least artistic and inventive ideas swimming around in one’s brain.

Don’t be snobby about the material. One can make great art with a simple ballpoint pen if one decides to master it. No one will ever understand the best if they do not understand the worst way to do things.

Speak Your Mind 88 #436-440


1. Do you initials spell anything?

2. Name something you would like to know more about.

3. Have you ever caught a wild animal?

4. Do you think guys should have to do laundry?

5. Do you think people in the united states are going to be overrun by garbage?

ANSWERS By: Austin Smith

1. They spell “sat” if you rearrange them.

2. Everything, just everything.

3. Yes, I have caught many wild animals

4. Yes, I think everyone should do laundry.

5. No, with our relatively tiny population we’ll find a place to put it.

Speak Your Mind 30 #146-150


1. Do you think you would make a good cleaning person?

2. Do you have a drivers license?

3. What kind of jello do you like best?

4. Do you think people on a jury know enough to make good decisions?

5. Do you think you will grow taller?

ANSWERS By: Austin Smith

1. I have been a cleaning person and think I’m competent at it.

2. No, and I never wish to get one.

3. All jello tastes the same to me.

4. It depends on the jury and the case, but for the most part I trust that they do.

5. It seems to be the way things are going.