Macy's hosted a big event featuring Thierry Mugler's "Angel" fragrance. A number of people arrived from New York including an artist and engraver to decorate the customer's purchase. My favorite were the Etoiles, the star shaped faceted glass bottles. The embellishments were beautiful and I appreciated the tiny details.
Wednesday, July 24, 2013
I don't know what it is that I love so much about windmills. When I was a kid I also was fascinated by pinwheels and would get dizzy from blowing them and watching them spin. When I got older I mounted one on the handlebars of my first two wheeler and rode as fast as I could down the longest street in our neighborhood. . The idea that wind could create energy was magic to me. So it's no surprise that I love to photograph them as well. This one is in the Heritage gardens, the first place we took our friends Sharon and Steven when they came to visit. I love how the shadow creates the fourth paddle here. Thankfully it was a slow spin kind of day...
Tuesday, July 23, 2013
I've been teaching a children's art class called "Fun With Paper" in which we've been doing a variety of activities including paper mâche. I thought it was interesting that this was the activity everyone was most excited about yet no one had ever done it or knew what it was. As we crumpled paper to make the base one 8 year old boy, Jack, announced that his was going to be a VW Beetle as he loves vehicles. The next day as we prepared for the 2nd layer of newspaper he announced that it really looked more like a turtle so proceeded to make some legs. On the 3rd day he announced that he liked hamsters better than turtles so that would be his new direction. So on the 4th day we mixed the perfect shade of brown. On the last day, when we would be adding final details, he announced that he wanted to make and outfit for his hamster. Perhaps a sweater? Never mind that it's a 90 degree day! So I pulled out the fabric scraps and llama fleece and he went to town. When he finished the sweater he decided some jewelry might be in order so I found some pearl strands. He then added a flower to disguise the fact that the pearls weren't long enough to fit around her neck. The final addition was a huge pink smile that he drew on her face. It nearly matched the size of his as he admired the end result.
Monday, July 22, 2013
Wednesday, July 17, 2013
My sister, Cathy, recently gave us her hammock declaring that she hasn't used it in 20 years so perhaps it would get more use at our house. I tried it out the other day. Why did it take so long to discover this wonderful thing???? And who needs any other furniture?
Friday, July 12, 2013
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Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Monday, July 8, 2013
Sunday, July 7, 2013
Yesterday I discovered the Art Museum at Heritage Plantation, a small exhibition space with a few noteworthy pieces. This scrimshaw was the most intricate that I ever seen. I just kept trying to imagine drawing something with this much detail, never mind on a slippery, rounded surface like a whale's tooth. Who thinks of things like that?? That's the reflection of the back of the tooth that you see behind it. Wow.
Saturday, July 6, 2013
Oh, how I have waited for this moment - the first burst of blooms on our hydrangeas! Now we KNOW that we live in Cape Cod. Each one is like a present as we had no idea what color to expect. The blues have unfolded in the front and south side of the house, and the whites are beginning on the north side. Plenty to cut and enjoy inside, too!