Thursday, November 29, 2012

free draw/self portraits

some days are better than others!!!

Friday, November 23, 2012

Monday, November 19, 2012

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Friday, November 16, 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012

185 free draw, still life

We are starting on free draws now, instead of free writes, because we ran out of things to write about!  I failed to publish the last few freewrites because I forgot to type them up, even though I have them.  May publish them at a later date.


Thursday, November 8, 2012

177/coney island

(freewrite and photographs done in October, prior to Hurricane Sandy)
it was a cool, gray day today.  barbara and i went to coney island.  we took lots of pictures of the of the last of the great wooden roller coasters.
we took a ride on the wonder first time ever.  it has cars that are stationary and some that swing.  ours was stationary. it was enjoyable ride till it stopped at the very top.
later we walked on the sand and watched the waves roll in.  i had wanted to bring some seashells to put back in the ocean for a change, but i forgot them.
afterwards we dined at nathan's.  it was a good day.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

177/2012 election

congratulations barack obama!!  i am so happy to see this country going forward not backwards especially in terms of women's rights.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

176 houses

My biggest dream is to live in a house again.  i miss having a backyard, a lawn to mow, weeds to pull.  i live in an apartment now with no quick access to out doors.
So many wonderful kinds of houses from antebelum to Victorian, Queen ann syle, ranch.  Phil Johnson's glass house and Wright's prarie house -- I admire them all.

Monday, November 5, 2012

175 fantasy

I am traveling in Europe for the Fall, writing postcards.  The topic today is fantasy.
I'm thinking dragons and fire lizards, cities of amber.  I'm thinking Merlin and Arthur and the lady of the lakes.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

174 shoe boxes

Shoe boxes are the perfect size for storing stuff like art supplies and treasures.  I have several for photographs that never made it into an album.  Shoe boxes are sturdy and can hold lots of paper;; old letters and such.  Used creatively they can transform into a million different things.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

173 traveling

I like the idea of travel, but i hate the reality of traveling.  Waiting on airport lines is not my idea of fun.
traveling conjures exotic images of places i would like to see, but not enough to pack and schlep my belongings around the world.
Train travel sounds exciting, like something from a movie, but again, not enough to put out the effort.
Automobile trips are good.  my mom and i drove to Colorado when i was a kid.

172 traffic

I hear more air traffic than street traffic where i live.  people going long distances.  i think of the band, Traffic, and I think there was a movie of the same name.  You don't know traffic till you've been in new york traffic.  Worse even than L.A.  When it takes 2 hours and 40 minutes to go 14 miles you know you're in traffic.

171 birds

When i was little my friend got a blue and yellow parakeet.  it was out of its cage, going from finger to finger. When it came to me i tried to cuddle it.  it pecked at me.  when i realized birds don't want to be cuddled i kind've lost interest.  Birds would never be my pet.
Wild birds are another story, their color and their flight something to marvel over. Freedom.