Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Monday, October 22, 2012
All summer I've been meaning to make photos of the schoolyard birdhouses. They're a collection of lively colors on a stick in the wildlife habitat the school has created in back of the temporary classrooms. I love the whimsical nature of the painting, the arrangement, the fact that some of the birdhouse sticks jaunt off to an angle while others are straight and perpendicular. Here are some of the better photos I made on our first overcast day. Our neighborhood school, Llewellyn Elementary, rocks!
Friday, October 19, 2012
Feeling itchy to groove off inspiration from those art works, I photographed a few graffitied windows and slashes of purple paint drips. I blurred Christmas lights in the hardware store window. I piled them together on a piece of watercolor Id made, fidgeted them this way and that. Fiddled with filters or shadows--adding, taking away, moving throwing out. Hid a number in there--because it needed something and because Carol would. :)
Not sure I like it; not sure I don't. Put it down as MY art and call it a day.
Friday, October 12, 2012
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
If you're interested, here's who:
Back row: #1 son, Andy; future SIL, Drew; #1 grandson, Zack; SIL, Erik
Middle row: #2 son, David; DIL, Nina; #2 daughter, Sarah; #3 daughter, Carolina; #1 daughter, Joanna
Front row: #2 grandson, Sean; DIL, Yukie; #3 grandson, Ewan; Hubby Extraodinaire, Hugh; moi; granddaughter #1, Abbi
More photos on our family site here.
Monday, October 8, 2012
Sunday, October 7, 2012
The two owners of the shop had a fun assortment of piano works stashed in the back, including a wall of soundboards (harps) shelved up on the wall near an open door. I loved the curving detail of the strings, felt and pegs on this old Wurlitzer harp.
These guys go collecting old, junk pianos listed on Craigs List for free. Then, they gut the works to make computer desks out of the cases which are often made from exotic woods, especially the centenarian pianos. The harps they encase in a box, add legs and plexiglass. What you have then is a giant coffee table, train table, or dining nook table. As to what they do with the keys (the action), which are pure ivory, I've no idea. But what a recycling process!
End Of The Road Antiques, Falls City, Oregon. I was going to post a link to their store. Alas--there are still some businesses in the world who haven't developed a web presence. Imagine!
Saturday, October 6, 2012
Friday, October 5, 2012
It's beginning to look a lot like Fall around here. Hazy skies from forest fires plus the marine layer are making for some spectacular sunsets--and sunrises. Here's the way things looked from Seaview, WA, one morning when I was rushing to meet up with the Astoria photo group. I loved how the sun looked caught in the wires as well as the utility pole silhouettes on the left. Mmmmmm.....where's my coffee?