Month: January 2016
Winter Afternoon Rainbows
Light through the dining room chandelier in Ohio.
I was folding sheets and towels, fresh from the dryer.
The afternoon sun streamed in, through the window and then the dangling crystal, onto the door jamb and the sweater drying on the laundry room door. The ceiling, too.
Vibrant gallery 2
Xanadu Gallery Hosts a Vibrant Scene
Scottsdale, Arizona. My midwinter break. Last Thursday night’s Artwalk.
We peeked in the Xanadu Gallery on Main Street and heard Pat Roberts and the Heymakers making vibrant music.
Delicious chocolate brownies and wine served in the back amidst vibrant artwork.
The weekly photo challenge is vibrant.
Xanadu’s show is Diamonds in the Rust- features artist Dave Newman’s new works – painting shown on wall from Thunderbird Series Dave Newman
Musicians are Pat Roberts and the Heymakers. Amanda Lee on bass and Tom “Hacksaw” Coulson on drums. (according the the info I found on their link-hopefully correct)
A vibrant scene, Main Street, Scottsdale Arizona.
I read the fine print and am not allowed to post my photos of artist Bruce Munro’s vibrant Water-Towers, at the Desert Botanical Garden but if you click on this link you can see his perfect photo of his light installation.
Grateful for the Deicing Crew
Not certain that’s a word, deicing,de-icing but before Pittsburgh takeoff, a team sprayed down the plane.
Flying in January can be feel iffy in northern climes.
The beginning of my midwinter break last week. Preparing to leave winter for a lovely warm week, part one. Grateful for the crew who deiced the plane!
Weekly Photo Challenge: Optimistic
This week show us something you’re optimistic about, or perhaps a talisman that helps you stay positive and hopeful, regardless of what life (and the weather!) throws your way.- Krista at WordPress
I remain hopeful and positive all will follow this seed’s lead.
Optimistic defined at Wikipedia –
Being optimistic, in the typical sense of the word, is defined as expecting the best possible outcome from any given situation. This is usually referred to in psychology as dispositional optimism. It thus reflects a belief that future conditions will work out for the best.
It’s good to be back after a restorative break. Thank you for all the good wishes.
Letters at Home
ALPHABET : The Weekly Photo Challenge
I looked around the house and found letters in several places.
Old wooden baby blocks on my desk in the front hallway.
Alphabet rubber stamps I used to use in the Art Room, dust and all.
Plastic canvas and yarn baby blocks I stitched for my son Mark in 1976.
Crewel Alphabet Sampler I stitched in 1975. If I could have removed the linen from under the glass with ease, I would have done so for a better photo .
You Can Still Buy a Hanky
Last week in Von Maur Department Store in Columbus OH, I saw these handkerchiefs for sale.
Seeing them reminded me of the little ironed squares my mother kept in a lacquered Chinese box.
My father had larger ones, not as ornate.
Nowadays you don’t see much handkerchief use.
Here are the hankies for sale in 2016.
My mother’s box of handkerchiefs
A handkerchief I received from a student when I taught nursery school in the late 70’s. I framed it!