Tuesday, September 16, 2014

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Color Wheels?  Did somebody say COLOR WHEEL???  Here are mine... or you can just access them from the menu up there at the top.  Any time you need a color wheel, ANY color wheel, I'm there for ya, babe.

"A portrait is a picture in which there is just a tiny little something 
not quite right about the mouth." (John Singer Sargent)

I found my future tombstone, just remind whoever might be in charge when the time comes:
Now that's sure something I can die for.  Maybe I can do my will on Tyvek to flap in the jaws of the clothespin forever and ever.  

I've been getting suggestions for toilets, for couches, for sprinkler systems, and for where to hang Christmas stockings (there are none!) since yesterday's contract signing.  Three people have offered their design services, and the ads are pouring in (HOW DO IT KNOW???)  TY has told me it's all my project, but vetoes half my ideas and second guesses the other half.  I can tell this is gonna drive me to a drink every night, better stock up on tequila I see.  Tonight is dinner with a friend who has recently gone through it all and might be of some assistance with my questions.  This is a daunting task ahead, and I've been told it's 'our last house'.  Well, no, that would be the funeral home I think.  This is our last LIVE house.

"The Water Tank Project" is a large scale public art initiative to draw attention to water as a precious resource by transforming 300 rooftop water tanks in New York City into original works of art. Filmmaker Mary Jordan, who came up with the idea for the project, sees the initiative as a chance to educate people about the global water issues. "Understand that we have to reduce our plastic waste, reduce our meat consumption and really conserve our water," she said.  Over 100 water tanks will be wrapped with art by acclaimed artists such as John Baldessari, Jeff Koons, Maya Lin, Andy Goldsworthy and even NYC public school students.

 For a photographer living in a major city filled with iconic architecture, museums, and myriad tourist destinations, the struggle to capture an authentic image is great. This was the exact situation photographer Michael Wolf found himself in after moving to Paris from Hong Kong in 2008. Surrounded in a city filled with sights that could easily be interpreted as cliché, Wolf pointed his camera away from the recognizable landmarks and instead focused on the dense rooftops surrounding the city. Packed with stout chimneys, tv antennas, graffiti, and numerous geometric forms, these shots present a strange abstracted view of a usually recognizable place.

Street artist Pejac (previously) was recently in Paris where he created at least three new works almost guaranteed to make you smile. The first appears to be a figure throwing a water balloon at a wall, but on closer inspection the giant splat contains a painting of Manet’s famous The Luncheon on the Grass. The second involves a pair of children who appear to be burning ants with a magnifying glass in a spot of sunlight, but once viewed close-up the tiny figures are revealed to be small people instead of insects. Lastly he made use of a thick wall crack to form the edge of a ghostly looking door. 

Kind of a shame to waste this nice horizontal image at the end of the blog when there's a perfect long banner spot over on my Facebook page.  Oh well, there are always more squirrels.

The Intrepid Ms. Donabed

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