From pancake making Sunday morning
Franklin Park Conservatory and the Columbus Main Library have creative model train displays created by Applied Imagination (click for article) a company founded by Paul Busse.
Here’s the Enchanted Express Garden Railway at Franklin Park in Columbus Ohio. You can see the Three Little Pigs Houses, Rapunzels Tower and the Old Woman in the Shoe House and Cinderella’s Castle to name a few.. I think Charlie could watch the display revolve all day long, waiting for the trains to reappear, around and around.
We went to COSI- Center of Science and Industry in Downtown Columbus Ohio and saw the exhibit Jim Henson Imagination Unlimited
I couldn’t believe The Muppet Show started in 1976, Where does the time go? I remembered my son Mark had Ernie bedsheets in 1978.
and for more information here’s an article in the Columbus Dispatch by Eric Lagatta
You can drape a blanket over the back of a chair or two, add a pillow in the floor. Enter the tent you’ve created.
Magical half light.
Accompanied by a soft, huggable toy bear. Liftoff to space. A cabin in the woods. A racecar or castle. Whatever, wherever you wish it to be.
Thursday night as I was hanging up my coat at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh, I met the nicest couple who had just driven in from Indiana, PA.
And when I left to put on my coat to go home, there they were and I met them again, this time with Erica.
Erica who painted Monochromatic Plague using coffee!
Erica 18, asked which work was mine ( I thought it was kind of her to ask) and I told her and then she showed me hers. I asked if I might photograph her and blog her and her artwork. Everyone agreed it would be fine to do.
She’s a senior at Garrett High School. After graduation when fall comes, she’s headed to the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. living in the dorm.
Thank you Erica and family for allowing me to post you and your piece today. Your early work! Looking forward to updates and following your art career.
“The Art Institute of Pittsburgh will feature local high school art and media educators’ artwork in a month-long exhibition to celebrate their creativity, and thank them for positively affecting the lives of so many students.” The show is in the gallery for a month. Check it out if you are in the city.
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