at Lucky’s Market Columbus Ohio.
People at Work Series
at Lucky’s Market Columbus Ohio.
People at Work Series
We wanted to sew a dinosaur hoodie for Charlie. The sewing machine stopped sewing on my last visit.
Googled and found Sewing Machine Repair-Columbus OH in your home.
Steve arrived in less than an hour. Fixed the broken bobbin case and bracket, added a ballpoint needle and gave my daughter and me a tutorial on what went wrong. And how to maintain it. Sews like a dream and no lugging it to a shop or waiting.
Fortunately it’s a timed challenge practice drill and not a real rescue situation on the Ohio River yesterday. These men and women do important and difficult work.
I’d taken two grandkids to the Carnegie Science Center and we had just toured the submarine docked behind the Center.
Watching the diver dive into the river while tethered to the rope as it unfurled, was something to see. Another diver waited on deck, ready to help if diver one got into trouble.
You have to be a paramedic first before any further training can begin. The instructor was patient and answered all Jack’s questions.
On the Ohio River
“USS Requin, a Tench-class submarine, was the only ship of the United States Navy to be named after the requin, French for shark. Since 1990 it has been a museum ship at The Carnegie Science Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania”. Wikipedia
The mayor has a Response Center set up and you can call 311 and complain or report a situation that needs attention.
I’ve called about excessive litter at the base of the Duquesne Incline, a hornet nest on a city tree , a streetlight was out and needed to be replaced and last week I called about stop sign on Larimer Avenue that was blocked by tree branches snd it couldn’t be seen.
This morning I was driving to Zeke’s get coffee grounds for my house guests and look who was working hard to rectify the very problem I reported!
Meet John (everyone calls him Johnny)
Thank you for responding, John!
Here’s Chuck Wise again, manning the controls of the Duquesne Incline. He’s been operating the incline for twenty years. During the day he delivers flowers. He ‘graciously allowed me to photograph him again and you can tell there was a Pirates Game Wednesday night.
Here is the orginal post. . Blog Post -Incline Operator in January 2013.
Artist. Designer. Illustrator.
You may have seen his artwork in Forbes Magazine or Playboy but didn’t know it! or click his name and see his walls, canvases and illustrations
We ran into him at an artist’s evening at the Croatian Design Superstore in Zagreb last week. My son introduced us.
He’s holding a book created for a humanitarian effort, restoring a church fresco. (Reminder to self; always carry notebook and writing implement to record important/accurate details)
Slaven just sent me this updated information
I found the text “The book ‘Adris Foundation – contribution to Croatian society since 2007’ presents funded projects – each project is described and illustrated by one of 26 illustrators. The ‘Danse macabre’ fresco by Vincent of Kastav from 1474 has always simultaneously fascinated and dreaded me so it was a logical choice for me. Project name: Laboratory examination and protection of the Beram frescos / Project bearer: Juraj Dobrila University of Pula, Project leader: Dr. Sc Emina Pustijanac”
Slaven with his father, whose excellent English made easy conversation for me at the Croatian Design Superstore.
one example of his wall art from his website
Meet Sophia and Aphrodite.
Last week I made arrangements to photograph Aphrodite for the People at Work Series. Steve and I’ve known Aphrodite for more than 23 years now. Sophia asked me if I knew what Sophia meant and I had to admit I didn’t.
But I do now! Wisdom. And Aphrodite means Love.
I ordered two eggs over medium, dry wheat toast with butter on the side and potatoes with the well done crispy bits. Coffee and a glass of water.
I asked Sophia if I might photograph her, too, and she graciously agreed. I forgot to ask Sophia how long she’s worked at Ritter’s Diner but I know Aphrodite has worked there for 39 years!
Chances are if you’re from Pittsburgh, you’ve had the good fortune to meet both of these wonderful women.
Sophia and Aphrodite
Sophia at the cash register
A Pittsburgh Landmark just a block away from Shadyside Hospital
“I’m Celebrating Life as a Clay Artist.” Bernie Pintar
Meet Bernie Pintar.
Today I went to see him in the Sculpture Studio in the basement of the Pittsburgh Center for the Arts.
He graciously agreed to be in my People at Work Series.
Originally from East Pittsburgh, he’s a 1972 graduate of the Ivy School of Professional Art which was a six story building in downtown Pittsburgh Market Square ( no longer there)- I looked it up and saw that Artist Activist Keith Haring went there, too.
And here is the amazing part of Bernie’s story- He started in clay in 2009. WOW!
So here is how Bernie packages his stunning ceramic artwork-
he has “nests” for them and see where it says HEAD? He learned how to package his artwork like the Television Repairman who used to come fix his mother’s Zenith- Frank G. smelled like mothballs he remembers
He’d come with a box and say “I have the tube for your set.” and it was in a box with handles, just the way Bernie now makes his carriers. That’s where he learned that method. Frank G the TV repairman.
The Piece below is titled Da Burgh
an entry for upcoming Pittsburgh Society of Artists- da Burgh Show to be held at the FrameHouse and Jask Gallery in Lawrenceville Friday June 9- Friday June 30, 2017
That tiny piece that looks like wire or spaghetti? It is CLAY
Everything on the sculpture moves
From Homer to Seldovia, Alaska. People at Work.
Thursday, I was going to meet a new baby and wanted to take a gift.
Called around and found wooden milestone blocks/cubes and in the colors of the nursery!
A helpful man answered the phone and said there was one set at their store- Contemporary Concepts.
When I got there I took a look around. Found a couple of Christmas gifts to purchase, too. A very eclectic mix of gifts from elegant tableware to crazy socks .
The colorfully printed Pittsburgh dish towels caught my eye for those who have moved away. Lots of interesting toys and potential baby shower gifts, too. They feature cool Pittsburgh neighborhood t-shirts Neighbor Teaze designed by Julia DiNardo- an elementary school classmate of my son Matthew.
(I won’t go into how the store moved 6 months ago to the Trader Joe’s building, pretty close to my house-that’s another story. Of course, I drove to the old location in Squirrel Hill first. The new location has free parking)
But I finally arrived and was thrilled to find the right present waiting. And in the colors of his nursery, too. Yes, I said it twice cause it was a Serendipitous find!
“Would you like it gift wrapped? “
Now the thought of complimentary gift wrap evokes nostalgia for customer service of yesteryear- and what a lovely touch.
Meet Abby. She did the beautiful gift wrapping.
I asked her if she’d mind being included in my People at Work series And she agreed.