Not sure what number of the photographic series but Saturday morning I was in Oakland,(Pittsburgh) shopping at Top Notch Art Store for the 40% off sale on the Prismacolor Pencils-
and all of a sudden the driver of a USPS truck is waving at me.
I looked through the door to the silhouette and and recognized him.
He pulled around to the curb and it was fun! I’d never seen him at work. I learned about the
OD green boxes on the corners. Working all day Saturdays.
Thanks for letting me photograph you, Greg. You are always nice to me about my photography!
Just got back from this wild event, the 18th ART ALL NIGHT in Lawrenceville.
Saturday morning I went down and registered a photograph that is hanging there now and I’ll pick it up Sunday afternoon. This is the first year I’ve participated. What a crowd!
Here are some of the patrons waiting to get into the warehouse to see the hundreds of artworks displayed. There are artists creating “LIVE ART” that will be auctioned or sold at noon Sunday.
Thanks for allowing me to blog you and your dogs! Here are some Lawrenceville “neighbors” of the event.
The Warehouse shot earlier in the day
I think this is the line for the Free Beer
there was a lot of MOTION at Art All Night
This afternoon my son Mark sent a few photos of the Zeigler House in Frankfort Kentucky.
Individual or group tours can be arranged with the homeowners (by appointment) and if you click the link above you can hear interviews of the owners telling what it is like to live there.
It is the only Frank Lloyd Wright building in Kentucky.
Here are the photos, thanks Mark.
A baby simulator to be exact!
Saturday, at a surprise birthday party for one of my daughter-in law’s friends, I happened to see one of the teenagers with what looked to be a real baby in her arms.
Nope, a FAKE baby! (But it sure looked real)
I felt compelled to photograph it and asked a few questions of the “baby minder”
She told me about the project for a Child Development Class in Steel Valley Senior High School. Each student is issued a baby (both male and female students). They take turns caring for the “baby” for a week.
Baby simulators are expensive as I looked them up.
Don’t even think about leaving the baby unattended.
From across the room, it looked real to me!
The “caregiver” explained how one night the baby cried ELEVEN times!
You have to insert the proper key in the proper hole in the back of the fake baby to get it to stop crying.
You can see the labels on the various keys to insert into the right hole in the back.
Years ago, I remember hearing about a project of attending to a five pound bag of flour for a week, carrying it with you wherever you go, not letting the bag split. The baby simulator has lots of technology and the data is monitored and recorded from what I understand.
When I went to pick up my order at my favorite framer, Panza Gallery in Millvale, I saw these lights aglow.
They are “lights not lamps“, Mark Panza said. “You can leave them on all the time and they don’t get hot.”
They caught my eye and I asked Mark about them. Turns out he makes them and not to share his trade secrets but he uses his signature combined dual images containing architecture, figures, and or nature. He constructs the base from frame scraps, builds a glass or plexiglass box, adds an LED light and then Mark lines the box with his image. Each one is unique.
In some of the pieces you can see recognizable architectural details from the William Penn Hotel downtown Pittsburgh and Sacred Heart Church Rose Window in Shadyside.
You may have seen previous posts with Panza Gallery featured.
Panza Gallery is “dedicated to the Pittsburgh artist”.
Millvale, PA has a lot happening.
Good point, Mary.
Now I get it!
TAKE BACK YOUR PRIVACY is what it says on the DUCK DUCK GO page here
Have you tried this search engine and if so, what do you think? If not yet, why not try it?
Recently my friend Steve ran into an acquaintance who’s about 25 years younger than we are.
I mention the age difference as I’m sure it’s one reason I’m just hearing about it.
The guy is totally into computers and does well although I can’t tell you what his business is exactly except when they were talking about search engines he recommended the search engine DUCK DUCK GO.
The selling point (no charge) is they DON’T TRACK YOU.
Have you ever searched for an item and then received emails and ads in a variety of places with said item?? I am always being offered an opportunity to receive an online master’s degree in Art Education. It’s well known I look at shoes. And now it’s baby items.
My friend V was researching a blender purchase and I helped. Whoa!
I can’t tell you how long I got promos and ads about blenders. They KNEW I hadn’t purchased a blender yet! I’m offered photography books all the time. And equipment. Let’s face it, Amazon has my #.
This just happened to me today. Again.
Suddenly they’re offering me FREE SHIPPING on printed invitations. (Thanks a lot-a tad late- I already ordered printed invitations the other day and paid for shipping)
There’s an excellent article about Duck Duck GO by Harry McCracken at TIME magazine who calls it the In-N- Out Burger of Search Engines. You’ll still use Google for images and books. But there is definitely “reduced clutter.”
It took me seven years to find you.
Maybe a few more fans will like your privacy factor (for the good).
Oh yes, they’re hiring, too.
I know this is primarily a photography blog but I didn’t want to screen shot their logo without permission.
You know how I’m always looking for signs.
And there it was at the Auto Glass Store.
Driving from school, stopped at the red light.
Written on the portable sign.