My morning view on April 4th. Very powerful alignments with Full Moon Eclipse this morning.
I opened the blinds and the ice is flowing, sun shining and wind is blowing.
Spring is definitely in the air!
April 4, 2015. Narrowsburg NY
Click on the green square to see the holiday gnome swinging in the Christmas Pines
My garden gnome is now enjoying the winter out of the cold river winds. His favorite place is on top of the studio bookcase where he has a picture window view of the Delaware River.
Wishing you a joyful Christmas and Holiday Season
Jan posing as Roundout Sea Captain at the Hudson River Maritime Museum http://www.hrmm.org/
Jan and I have been friends since our daughters, now in their 30’s, were in an art class together in Lyndonville, Vermont. Over the years, we’ve all moved around quite a bit and sometimes didn’t get to see each other for a year or more, but we’ve always kept in touch. It’s the kind of longstanding friendship that anyone would treasure. The kind where no matter how long it’s been since you last talked, the conversation continues like it was only yesterday.
We’re both living in the northeast again so it’s a bit easier to actually see each other in person and we are getting better at putting dates on the calendar to be sure that happens. So, this past week we met in Kingston, NY, which is conveniently about a 2 hour drive for each of us. Perfect for a girl’s day out for lunch at Hoffman House and several coffee breaks*, walking along the Roundout, a bit of shopping and dropping off the old iMac at Tech Smiths to see if it’s worth reviving.
Deb behind the pink cutout at the Hudson River Maritime Museum http://www.hrmm.org/
We stopped in at several shops along Broadway in the Roundout area. Was hoping to see Erik Richards to see canvas options for a new series of images, but I neglected to plan ahead and The Storefront Gallery was not open when we stopped by.We continued down the street and met Karen Berelowitz at KARMABEE – the graphic designs – especially the turtle was calling me in and when we realized the shop name is a combo of ‘Karma and Bee’ it was a direct sign to enter! (See my honeybee posts 😉
Our last stop was at Olivieri Art – a very eclectic space filled with great art supplies like RF Encaustic Paints, a Café and some of the most resourceful functional art by artist/owner Felix Olivieri who runs the place with his wife Sarah. I was especially intrigued by the 3D printer which was creating a bust while we were there. This is the first one I’ve seen in person so of course this was my top pic at this stop!Will be back to Kingston when I get the iMac diagnosis.
Felix Olivieri posting with his built in, functional wall storage made from interior of an old refrigerator door! www.olivieriart.com
Hope to see a few more new and familiar faces on the next visit 😉
September 2014 Oreo out for his morning hunt along the Delaware River
I’m writing from my studio with an absolutely priceless view overlooking the Big Eddy on the Delaware River. Early on this September morning I woke to the sounds of geese practicing their travel honks and flight formations. The fish were joyfully leaping out of the river and a small flock of ducks was out for their morning swim. The warm sun and cool air carries the message that the autumn transformation is approaching quickly. I can already see hints of color on trees across the river. The cool weather is energizing and of course with the sights and smells of autumn is the sense of urgency to complete garden and yard tasks before… winter arrives.
But today, with the fresh air and nature sounds so prevalent, I’m feeling energized and in a bit of a planning ahead mode. I’ve known for the past 2 months that I want to refocus on the creative work that I love and to be honest, I’m finally very concerned about the story I’ll be telling over the next 20 years.
Nature is and has always been my source of inspiration.
Another September photo of ducks our for a morning swim in the Delaware River