Jeffrey Brunner’s Artwork a Hit at the Shower- Photo by Guest Blogger Toni K

The minute I saw this painting, I knew it would be perfect in the nursery.

My friend and blog follower Toni K. took this photograph Saturday 5-30-15 at the shower.  Thanks for sending it.

Here’s Laura with the Night Forest Elephant and Bird piece I bought at the PERSAD Art for Change 2015 Auction.

Jeffrey Brunner of Hey Beast Studio in Pittsburgh is the artist! He’ll have a booth at the Three Rivers Art Festival next week.

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Photograph taken by Toni K at the shower

Laura is sporting the gift of Chewbeads that double as a necklace and a teething ring for baby…..Thanks Marlene!

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You can see Maura and my SIL James in the reflection 

(Note to self: photograph art without glass)

And here it the book I bought with the stunning illustrations by Mr. Brunner.

Available at ETSY

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One more fun illustration by Jeffrey Brunner

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St. Mary of the Mount- Grandview Avenue- Pittsburgh PA

When we were walking around the Three Rivers Arts Festival, I looked up and saw this church on the top of Mount Washington.

The lighting really stands out.

Here are several views to give the perspective.  St. Mary of the Mount

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Extra, Extra

This week’s challenge of Extra, Extra is defined on WordPress

“A beautiful photo is one thing, but a photo with an unexpected detail has personality and pop. This week, share a photo that has a little something extra. writes Michelle W…Draw us in with a humorous detail”

Last night at the Point, where the Allegheny River and the Monongahela come together to form the Ohio, I saw this group of young people sitting at the edge.

 

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Looking out at the Carnegie Science Center at sunset.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Don’t Throw- Don’t Drop- Don’t Bruise-Fragile!

Last Saturday night, Steve and I were walking around downtown at the Three Rivers Arts Festival.

Behind the line of food tents at the Three Rivers Arts Festival, (actually renamed the  Dollar Bank Three Rivers Arts Festival– who knows how much they shelled out to include in the name ) this pile of fifty pound bags of potatoes caught my eye.

The sliver of orange shirt was a man who didn’t want his photo taken but I said “Don’t worry. I just want the potatoes. ”

As far as identifying what state the potatoes were grown, I looked up Top ‘O The Harvest brand and found a distinctive bag in an agricultural museum c. 1960 and if they are still in business, it looks like they came from Unity, Maine.  The label says Special Frying Potatoes.  Wish I could have found the cooking oil containers to accompany this shot.

Piles of Potatoes

 

Here is the beginning of the line of food tents- the signs seem so generic this year.  Like a supermarket brand, to me.  They seem to have lost the individual character, a certain sameness except a different color.

Festival Food Tents