finally made it to the o'keeffe show at the brooklyn museum. i love stieglitz photographs of o'keeffe, but i love her paintings more. i would have preferred more painting,less photos.
speaking of photographs, i took a bunch of blurry pix at the exhibit .
i have this recurring dream: i finally make it to Paris but i can't get out of the hotel room .the scenarios change each time...a different reason why i can't get out.
sometimes the doors and windows are locked. i can see the iconic tower but i can't get to it. once the building was under terrorist 's control;once under government control. often times its because i have no money and fear an encounter with the concierge . sometimes its just because of my daily living anxiety...how hard it is for me to just go outside. those times i am alone,but occassionally i'm with someone who is preventing me from leaving the room.
always i am fully....achingly aware that i am only here for a short time which adds to the frustration and desperation to get out/ the time in paris won't last long and all i can do is gaze out the window and watch the city from inside. how like life...so short...and still,i observe far more often than i participate.
i've lived most of my life in boxes...big brick buildings;tall, square rooms.;heavily .barricaded from the outside world.....except for the glorious years in national city where i had an outside life with real earth under my feet and space to make art everyday. many thanks to jeanne and quentin where ever they are.'
i've hidden my self in boxes, too. Large and sharp edged, packed in layers of flesh as substantial as brick.
Understanding Exposure, by Brian Peterson, is just what I needed to get a
grip on understanding the many important things about exposure; typically called
The Exposure Triangle (apeture, speed, and ISO). The book is filled with good
photographs that give examples of how a picture can change when these settings
are changed. That was a good teaching tool. As a beginner, all this
information can be a bit overwhelming, but with a lot of practice (i.e. picture
taking), and this tool in my pocket, I'm sure my photography will improve little
by little over the years. There is a good section in the book that explains
some special techniques, using polarizing filters and graduated neutral density
filters. There is also a comprehensive section on using different types of
flash in your photography. I'm sure I will refer to this book many times, and
am glad to have it among my reference books on photography.
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This book,Wonderland;a coloring book inspired by alice's adventures,by Amily Shen is just beautiful. The illustrations are whimsical and great fun to color. the pages are bright and the perfect weight for use with markers as well as pencils. Even the dust jacket can be colored.
i can't say enough great things about this book. my only criticism is the omission of a major Wonderland character , the caterpillar. Aside from that, Wonderland is a very fun coloring book.
what can one say about a coloring book? this is an elite coloring book, as fun as it is charming.From it's gorgeous cover of gold on brown, Paris Street Style , a coloring book by zoe de las casas, is pure entertainment.. the book is an elegant size with the feel of a journal. complete with a bookmark and elastic band to keep it closed. once open, the pages are covered with whimsical drawings, detailed enough to be interesting but not so detailed as to make your eyes hurt. the fashions are diverse and beg for color!!