Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Artistic Polar Bear Challenge: 100 Ways In 100 Days. #65 - Tertiary Triad

As I logged onto Blogger to begin to scribe today's bear update, I noticed that the dashboard read '99 posts' as of July 19th. 

  That means that, as of today, I've done:

*sound trumpets here*

I feel woefully under prepared for this momentous occasion.  By all accounts, today's page should be monumental, filled with elegant rapier wit, razor sharp observation, keenly penetrating insights, and masterful timeless art.

Instead, you get a digital cupcake and a psychedelic bear.

Oh well.  Here...I'll cut up the cupcake and we'll all share a piece as we examine the tertiary triad.

This is my mostest favorite triad of all, probably because it contains blue-green.  The colors for this occasion are a wonderful golden Diarylide Yellow, a vibrant Cobalt Violet, and a stunning Phthalo Turquoise.

 Tertiary Bear

Looking at the bear now, if I were to do this color scheme again, I'd use the turquoise for cool light on top of the bear, the yellow for the shadow area, and grey down the violet a bit for the background.  I think this guy has always looked his best in a cool light/warm shadow environment.

And now, (having no keen insights or timeless art to entertain you), in honor of this Centeni-blog, I dug up some fun facts all having to do with the number 100.  

  • Polar bears can swim up to 100 miles at a time.  (Of course that had to be the first one.  And I could swim 100 miles too, provided the polar bear was right behind me...)
  • If you laugh 100 times, you get the same cardiovascular benefit as riding a bike for fifteen minutes.  (Woo-hoo!  Time to put the bike in the basement, sit on the couch and watch comedy movies!)
  • The biggest pizza ever made was baked in Norwood, South Africa in 1990.  It was a massive 100 feet across.  (How many times would I have to laugh in order to burn off all of those calories?)
  • There are about 100 billion neurons in the human brain.  (Some people seem to only use about 50 of them at a time.  And I'm usually behind one of them in the check-out line.)
  • A scallop has approximately 100 eyes around the edge of it's shell.  (Ewww.  Remind me never to do anything embarrassing around a scallop.)
  • Eskimos have over 100 words for 'ice'.  (Around here, there are over 100 words to describe the tumbleweeds of dog hair that roam freely around the house.)
  • Cats have over 100 vocal sounds, dogs have about 10.  (What?!  Sorry, I can't hear you!  The dogs are barking again!  I never have this problem when the cats meow!)
  • Cna yuo raed tish?  Olny 55 plepoe otu of 100 can.  (Ok, dats enuf fer wun day.)
Is all that stuff true?  Why, it must be...I found it on the Internet!  :oD


RHCarpenter said...

Happy 100th post!!! Still loving the bears and have to catch up after our short trip away. I enjoyed the virtual cupcake (no calories) this morning with my coffee.

Earthula said...

Congratulations! triadic bears.

and the wit is pretty keen!

Lisa Walsh said...

Thanks Rhonda. Virtual calories rule!

Hi Earthula, and thank you.

debwardart said...

Congrats on having reached this milestone - I look forward to 100 more (posts, not bears!!!!)

Lisa Walsh said...

Thanks Deb. The thought of 100 more anything right now is making my eye twitch. :D