We had a dim premonition that power-mad gangsters would one day
use art itself as a way of deadening men's minds. (Hans Jean Arp)
Crazy time around here these days. Pepper is being tortured in his own head, we are both busy and have no patience for coddling him- coaxing him out from under the bed to eat but he won't because he sees Molly's feet shadows under the closed door. I am knitting the new shawl and love the yarn so far. But the shop suggested a metal needle and I can't use it because it glints and glares- I forgot that was why I hate metal needles! I have about 6" done, just enough to keep the back of my hand warm.
And my Koigu embroidery yarns arrived for more hexagons- about 11 yards of each of 50 colors (thought I have found four or five duplicates, no problem) I'm winding three or four related colors together so when I need just a bit more there is something already in the ball that is close enough. Last night we had a friend for dinner that is going through a divorce and it exhausted me listening to his list. Guess I won't be looking for a divorce any time soon. Poor guy. There are a bunch of kids involved too. Then today TY suggested we take the dogs into the city (12 minute ride), walk the Rose Kennedy Greenway and eat at one of the food trucks. Beautiful day out, we drove and drove looking for a parking place and finally gave up and went into a 6 floor garage. We wound our way up up up and there wasn't a single vacant space, we wound our way down down down and then had to argue about how much money we owed for being IN the garage. Finally we made him understand the place was full, and we went on our way touring about an dodging duck boats and trolly cars and tourists with fanny packs dashing across intersections. Headed back to the burbs and stopped at a park along the Charles for a doggie walk. Nice day. Very disappointed I didn't get at a food truck though. We dumped the doggies for a nap and went out for a Reuben though. And there you are.
What, you ask? Is this a food blog now??? Nope. Enjoy the amazing realism in artist Marsha Chandler’s watercolors, and be sure to visit her website to see more of her exquisite work.
More food, you ask? Nope. What we have here is a DONUT CAM. I don't think this is terribly effective because it would crunch when you bite it, and how could you see it and not bite it? Geesh. Better do an asparagus cam, I wouldn't touch it.
2014 Farm Dtour crochet challenge, INFO HERE. The idea is that we help out buy crocheting kudzu leaves and get them to the artist. The first picture is last year's challenge, the second is this year's proposal to decorate and old farmhouse.
In his series “tautochronos”, German artist Michel Lamoller takes multiple photographs of the same place at different times, then prints and layers them, physically carving them into one image, sculpting two-dimensional space into three-dimensions. By then photographing the transformed image Lamoller returns the work to two-dimensions, playing with space and volume, echoing the compression of time and place in his work. The deconstructed figures in the resulting photographs are a visual reminder that people are always changing and never fully revealed.
This is a good one--- (You may want to silence your computer unless you really like organ grinders)