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#8: Orchard In Bloom.

#8: Orchard In Bloom.

This has been a Herculean battle painting  for me,  who am not used to painting landscapes. I had to restart three or four times, I wept and tore my hair out, but I persevered and finally overcame… I think. Anyway, it was an experience.

It was when I painted the Monet copy that I entered into his spirit and saw what he meant by an ‘impression’. Put into practice for this painting, I decided to…

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Building a solar heater with recycled cans.

Building a solar heater with recycled cans.

From faircompanies.com:


Building a solar panel heater out of aluminum cans is not as far-fetched as you might think. A company in Canada, Cansolair, Inc., specializes in building these units and has won awards for their design.

Their heaters have been described as “green energy and recycling all rolled into one”, and have proven to be very cost effective and efficient as well.

How do they work


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