Thursday, November 19, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Monday, September 28, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
"Illusion of " 42x32
"Exaggeration " 32x41
" Beneath the darkness" 45x35
I did get a few days out to explore the area and went to the Hopewell Rocks near Hillsbrough. It was a beautiful day and there is just something about walking on the floor of the Fundy that was inspiring.
3 Ps in the mud (Wayne, his Mom and his Aunt)
This looked liked the only way to really enjoy the experience of the tide out. But you had to have seen the expression on his Mothers' face.
Sunday, July 5, 2009
Joggins is the home of Joggins Fossil Cliffs a UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site.
My pictures are not the best but do check out the web sites. http://museum.gov.ns.ca/fossils/index.htm
If you are in to fossils it is the place to go but it is also a great area to get inspired in any creative work. Since fossils are all over the beach (can't take any) rubbings would be the next best thing.
I hope to go again this summer if the sun stays out for more then a couple hours.
Joggins will be one of the stops for Articulation's annual study tour in September of 2010.
Not sure if its eatable Could have picked enough for supper but no bucket
Haven't eaten them since I was a kid and have no memory if they were good or not. I think they were sort of gross really. Bigger then my head and in near perfect condition
The history a lone is mind boggling
Sunday, June 21, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
The original picture is a closeup of Rudy's eye. His is watching the birds out side the office window.
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Another one of Niomia's , cute but I'd be afraid that the wings may droop in a few years.Nephew Patrick has a number of different tattoos and this is a new collection that he is just starting on. I'll have to check it out again at the next family gathering to see how it's going. I 'll also have to ask more question next time to find out who the artist/designer is and the meanings/inspiration.
I'm not really into Tattoos but it is artwork shown in a different media. I may have to do a bit of investigation on the subject, already the ideas are flowing.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
I started to unpack my stash and sort supplies right away. I had to rearrange a few things to make room and as always the Studios' staff were there to help.
April was busy with a trip to Saint John to see Fredericton Fiber Artist Paula Keppies' Exhibit Wedding Revisted at the Saint John Art Center. Stunning work and it was good to see someone else could use cheese cloth differently. A week later I was in Fredericton to see the exhibit of Sussex Artists Alice Whitney (pastels)and Pat Mecer(watercolour). I did make a lot of trips back and forth to Saint John, Fredericton and a few side trips to Moncton. Nice thing about living in Sussex , 45 minutes to an 1 hour to any one of the cities.
I did join the Saint John Art Club http://www.saintjohnartscentre.com/ the oldest art club in Canada.
I also was able to find time to attend an Ann Balch http://www.annbalch.com/ workshop here in Sussex. Great work shop and it was a very good reminder on all much I enjoy working with watercolours.
May always starts with a celebration somewheres around the world and it is no difference in our family because the 1st is my parents wedding anniversary. This year it is 61 years and they can still make each other laugh.
Marjorie and Murry Graves May 1st 1948
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
I started the day pressing off the last dyed cottons. Got a great range of colours.
At 7:30am Donna, Wendy, and I went to the lakes just out side of Banff and caught the sun just coming over the mountains.
We upset a Canadian gander who was very noisy. There were a couple of geese at another lake that were totally ignoring him.
After breakfast Donna took me on a tour of the area. Our first stop was at the falls . The path was very slippery and only made it to the first falls( there are 7 along the trail.)
Donna taking photos.
Mid afternoon we were at Lake Louise and here I am with the lake and Victoria Glacier behind me.Late afternoon we were back in the Banff area checking out the birthplace of Canada's national park system, Cave and Basin. My first experience to hot springs and I found it very fascinating. A whole new world to explore that I think is very interesting so I do have to come back.
The marsh below the springs
Donna was a great guide and made sure I got to see a lot in a short time. I have over 200 photos to work threw but right now I am trying to pack and that is a major challenge.