The coolest thing happened- I have been posting along about Banksy's 'Dismaland' project over near Bath and one of my good friends just happened to be on a vacation trip near by so they went to check it out. And found me a squirrel!!! Glad you're having a good time Deanna! And thanks!
House is coming along- all the toilets are in and the closets are being outfitted. The pool is dug and waiting for it's finishing, and the cupboard builder is in and out putting on drawer fronts and doors. It's really all coming together quickly. We picked out some carpeting the other day only to find our first choice was discontinued so have to re-do that Tuesday. But finally I can actually envision how we are going to live in there. My son came down to FL for a few days and we took him over to see it and hopefully he'll like it a bunch and come down more. Today I found a beanbag for the secret kids room- I seem to e spending more time on that than is practical BUT it's small and manageable and not any permanent statement! Besides, what kid doesn't love a beanbag? I have been looking on line and at places like Walmart and Target but they were really ugly or too hard or too big but mostly Too $$$, but today I found a large squishy one with fake fur that doesn't stick to my fingers for under $45. When I add all the extra pillows I have in there they will sure be comfy!
And now I will worry more about another room or two.
So how about some art for a change?
Berlin-based artist Nike Schroeder has developed ‘intimate portraits’ a new series of embroidered paintings. Her unique style crafts human faces, figures, bodies and body parts by applying the use of thread on canvas. A dynamic perspective is added to her work by incorporating a mixture of paint to merge material and structure to create a sense of realism. Her artwork is conceived with natural accuracy and impressive dexterity, bringing the figures alive through personal association.
For her “Sewnnews” series, San Francisco Bay Area artist Lauren DiCioccio hand embroiders photos she finds in The New York Times, presenting the embroidery on a muslin wrapped edition of the source newspaper. The original image and surrounding newspaper text are faintly visible through the muslin, adding a ghostly effect to the embroidery. DiCioccio created the series in 2006 and 2007.
Daytona Beach back in the day.
Happy Labor Day