Thursday, October 09, 2014

monomial tropic bunsen

"There is nothing wrong with change," said Winston Churchill, "if it is in the right direction."

A day from hell, and I had every hope that the big red moon would have given me that Get-Outta-Jail card.  Today is TY's birthday so I took on all his chord and responsibilities so he could sleep in.  Took the dogs for their wellness check,Peppers anxiety shot, poop scans, and bordatella and draining a big lump on his leg.  Then IO took them to grooming and picked them up later emptying my wallet of $568, and that didn't include the charges at the pet shop for a 30# bag of kibble and a few bags of jerky made in the USA.  Ye gads. Also included in my day from hell was a Publix run for some semblance of a cake, and a block of ice cream that would make it home to the freezer before melting in the back of the car.  The next task was making Carolina ribs, cornbread, and a chopped salad, and all of those are multi-step and multi-pan projects.  Now we're waiting for friends to come eat cake with us and watching The Big Lebowski. Fun in the tropics.

If I don't get to the studio tomorrow I will be put in a straight jacket and hauled off.  But meanwhile we have to study some rocks:  Yup, today is a ROCK THEME-

 Andreas Kunert and Naomi Zettl have divinely combined their artistic talents and passions to create the most awe-inspiring arrangements of pebbles, stones, and other organic accents. The visionary artists are attuned to the natural flow of life and are guided to place each rock in the perfect position to make the most beautiful mosaic murals. Through their company, Ancient Art of Stone, they take on commissioned projects for interior and exterior designs.

Using a heated Icarus Art Drawing Board, which she invented, Italian artist Ester Roi creates beautiful, photorealistic pictures that explore the interaction of water with nature. Perfectly capturing the depth of reflection and refraction with colored pencils, artist crayons and oil pastels, this series called Rocks and Water is absolutely stunning. She uses the heat of the Icarus board to melt the waxy pigments so that she can blend them like paint to achieve the shine and iridescence that water gives, achieving an unbelievable degree of realism with a magical, almost abstract, effect.

 Italian designer Giuseppe Randazzo was inspired by the outdoor rock sculptures of Richard Long, deciding to create his own renditions based on computer algorithms, some simple, some complex. The brilliant white ‘rocks’ in his pieces are actually photo-realistic computer renderings, lending a level of near imposible precision and beauty to the works. Find out more about his Stone Fields at

hope this little guy isn't breaking a tooth

1 comment :

Mary Beth Frezon said...

"An artist who stops making art is committing emotional suicide. Get off the couch and start painting again."

That's getting printed and nailed to my wall. This week I gave myself two days to sulk and sigh and then I found myself driving to working wondering about inserting bits of fabric into small squares... so I guess it will be ok.