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People at Work Series

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!

Greg Mutinelli USPS


18th Art All Night 2015 Pittsburgh PA

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.

Hailey and her dogs

 

Thanks for allowing me to blog you and your dogs!  Here are some Lawrenceville “neighbors” of the event.

 

 

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The Warehouse shot earlier in the day

 

 

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Veggie Kittyby Celeste Marie Pagano

 

 

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Body Paint

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I think this is the line for the Free Beer

 

 

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there was a lot of MOTION at Art All Night

 

 


Frozen Motion

Weekly Challenge by Jen Hooks is MOTION

As I scour a portion of my archives, I see lots of frozen motion.

Today’s post is the four grandchildren in various motion shots

maura running

Maura running

 

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Michael jumping into the pool for a heat

 

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Jack kicking in a puddle at the Columbus Zoo

 

annaAnna caught midair off the diving board

and below in a more recent dive

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Notes on a Steel Drum

Steel Drums in the High School Band Room

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I’d never looked at a Steel Drum close-up

 

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Georgia on My Mind Sheet Music on the stand

 

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steel drumsIn the band room at school

Listen to The Girl from Ipanema played on Steel Drums

 


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Kitchen Stool Light- Wordless Wednesday?

Kitchen Stool Light


Frank Lloyd Wright – Zeigler House- Guest Blog from Frankfort Kentucky

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.

Zeigler House Frankfort KY

 

 

Historical Marker

 

 

back of historical marketYou can read an article written by Tom Eblen of the Lexington Herald-Leader Frankfort home is all that’s Wright in Kentucky


Turns Out it was a Fake Baby

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.

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From across the room, it looked real to me!

 

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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.

 

keys for the key pad for fake babyBurping it and rocking it are part of the plan. Not sure of the effectiveness rate in pregnancy prevention but it seems like a valuable experience.

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.


Meditation Lights Created With Dual Image Photographs

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.

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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.

 

 

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They looked even better when Mark switched off the gallery lights.  There was still a lot of daylight from the door but they really glowed.

 

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You may have seen previous posts with Panza Gallery featured.

Mark (and his lovely daughter Jennifer) always do a great job framing my photographs and artwork.

Panza Gallery is “dedicated to the Pittsburgh artist”.

Millvale, PA has a lot happening.

 

 


Me: That’s a lot of trash! My Sister: Yes, look up and see where it comes from.

Good point, Mary.

trash nyc

 

 

 

 

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Now I get it!

 


Early Bird

Literally.

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The weekly photo challenge is Early Bird  The golden hour BEFORE sunrise.  This is just at the moment of sunrise on St. George Island State Park, Florida where I was visiting dear friends last summer.  The last morning we were there we drove and then walked to the end of the Island.  It was a beautiful sunrise.

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Another early bird- in  a tidal pool, not at the State Park but by the house where we were staying.

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“For this week’s photo challenge, get up early and explore the morning light.”

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