Friday, September 26, 2014

Arc-en-ciel: Fading

It's that time of year where leaves are changing and color is fading.  
Though I fully enjoy these crayons, 
I feel like they are following the fall flow too.  
Vintage can be oh so lovely. . . 

[ item came from Etsy shop: Cut from the Same Cloth ]

Gardening: Near the End

It's decidedly so, near the very end of the growing season. Still there are some gems peaking their heads and others bleeding themselves red. We'll take what we're given to the very end!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Another NY Venture

I've posted about the Pollack Krasner House and our trip to Montauk.  Today: it's all about our trip to the Longhouse Garden Reserve.  It's in East Hampton, NY and was created by Jack Lenor, a designer who wanted to combine art and nature and share it as living art or perhaps phrased better, living with art (as apposed to mass produced goods that lose there authenticity).  I highly recommend you take a look at the Longhouse Reserve website for all the details, stories, programs, and of course, if you get to East Hampton, check it out in person.   The gardens have permeant sculptures but also changing exhibitions and when we were there it was about unique handcrafted outdoor furniture.  I took a load of pictures, but I'm only posting the ones I enjoyed most, which mostly involved nature, texture and form.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Arc-en-ciel: Home


Still longing for the day where I have a place that feels like home.
One where I can go out and travel, but always come back to.
One where love lives in many forms.
One where art resides.

[ from the Little Canoe Shop on Etsy ]

Friday, September 5, 2014

Arc-en-ciel: Nap

Let's take a nap on a cloud of rain. . . 

[ from the Picklehead Shop on Etsy ]

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Work in Progress: Update!

Yes, I'm duplicating this posting a bit, but I wanted to be able to share some of the carving process.  I typically don't start with a full on plan, but I have an idea of what I want it to be like and it grows and changes as I go.  The movement has been slow, but still, plenty of progress has been made.  Currently, I'm trying to decide how and what to print it on.  As you can see, I'm doing a little hand coloring at the moment, but printing on this kind of paper can be tricky and leaves white spots thanks to the paper's texture and dense nature.  Time will tell what becomes of this piece . . . 

Summer Trip: Montauk

The end of July was my "big" vacation to the brother's house on Long Island, where we kept busy each day visiting various places [I've shared the Pollack Krasner House already].  The weather may not have been textbook beautiful, but we enjoyed ourselves non-the-less.  It was rather nice to stay in and relax during the rain, but it was also wonderful to get out and hike along the coastline leading to the Montauk Lighthouse in the misty drizzle.

[ our path ]

[ a long way down, & plenty of signs warning to keep 25 feet back]

[ the beach below the lighthouse ]

[ not many shells, but plenty of other interesting things to see. . .  ]

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