One good thing about getting older is that winter seems shorter compared to when you were little. Now we are a month and a half into the new year and near the best celebration day of all- the day the majority of this planet's living species start their dances and rituals to celebrate love ... including a massive frolicking in the wild seas, forests, lakes and prairies!!! Just last night I watched the series of Blue Planet and saw the squid mating dance!!!! The males change colors as they perform a ballet for the females. Isn't that fabulous?
Jim Dine, I pushed the pigment as a squid dances and made this year's collection of outgoing cards.
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Sunday, February 7, 2016
Saturday, February 6, 2016
In partnership with the Grovehouse artists this weekend, Deering is hosting the annual plein aire event on the grounds of the historic estate. I didn't feel well enough to participate fully, but I did swing by to check out the artists at work. They will be there tomorrow as well. It's fun to see how each artist frames their perspective of the place. Back at my studio I played with my own version on a 3 inch by 3 inch canvas. I've set it against a frame of splashy colors; all fun shapes in both pigment and pulp.
Check out these two artists: Patricia Cummins and Jackie Gopie
|Jacqueline Gopie's painting|
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Monday, February 1, 2016
|Deborah Mitchell points out a work of art along trail|
Saturday, January 30, 2016
|I've always wanted to be an astronaut|
|Al Worden Command Module Pilot for Apollo 15|
We visited the launch pads and I was so impressed by the size of the Vehicle Assembly Building, (the largest single story building in the world), and the Crawler, that I forgot to take a picture. It was mind boggling.
The music through out the park really manipulated our emotions and students spoke of both goosebumps and tears.
At the Journey to Mars Pavilion we learned about all that has been going on to get the facts of life about the planet and learn something of it's evolution. There are already 4 American rovers on the planet. (We have left three vehicles on the moon). It was fascinating to learn about the development of each vehicle. http://mars.nasa.gov/mer/home/
|The Opportunity landed on Mars over a dozen years ago|
Thursday, January 28, 2016