Tuesday, August 29, 2006
We are back from vacation, although we are still on vacation.... which means I can focus on some art. I have come to the conclusion that I need to be in a place that has more trees than people.
I think everyone is friendlier there because they have more space... breathing room and fresher air too!
It's more colorful there. I took pictures of Tannersville and Woodstock. If you're in Tannersville, you should check out Maggie's Crooked Cafe... Delicious.
I did some art but spent most of the time behind the camera and just refreshing myself with new ideas. Found some great fabric in Woodstock too. A new gallery called Lotus Fine Art opened in Woodstock and Jamie who owns it was a student of Ulla Darni. She does reverse glass painting and it is eye candy to the 100th degree. I bought a small piece to hang in the window. She's affordable unlike Ulla's work, at least for now....
Now. The Power of Now is the book I took with me. I bought this book about 4 years ago on vacation in the Catskills. I would like it to be easier to be in the moment and not worry so much or rehash the same old stuff. What brings me into the present like nothing else??? Art. Creating. Making stuff.
Saturday, August 19, 2006
I always wondered how they got the rocks to balance. I thought maybe some glue or something. The magic is... tiny little pebbles placed at crucial positions. I always am intrigued by these sculptures and one of my watercolor drawings, Water Walkers, was inspired by them. (on the other blog).
Another temporary art form.