Friday, June 12, 2015
I have lived here for more than four years now and I am still in awe of the natural beauty of the woods and waterways of Buzzards Bay. Such a beautiful area of the world.
Fifty-one years ago I was born and then adopted in Boston. Six years ago I found my birth mother, a wonderful and beautiful lady whom I love very much. It turns out that my ancestors have been living on Cape Cod, in the village of Buzzards Bay for many generations (back to the Crossing Of The Pond in 1634). I was unexplainably drawn to the area and could not leave during an unstable time in my life. On my own, I have settled here and absolutely love it. Over time I have discovered my family roots and the strong bond to this area. It is indeed a special and magical place to Be.
The beaches are chalk-full of shellfish and fish. The water is always cold...refreshing. During the summer the beaches are full of tourists. When the tide is changing, people flock by foot and boat to harvest the shellfish, which are incredibly prolific. This year I bought a fishing permit, and plan to get a somewhat expensive shellfish license. In the long run, a year-long $35 shellfish permit is much less expensive compared to a dinner in restaurants. So much gratification with making a seafood meal on your own.
I tend to eat some of these straight from the waters. The little periwinkles, the oysters and clams are so tasty when plucked from the waters and eaten right there. Briny and fresh and delightfully flavorful they are. A real treat they are.
Monday, May 25, 2015
I finally got a new Moleskine brand sketchbook. I just love these little books. The paper is thick and buttery smooth. The size is perfect, 5.5 x 7". These pages will inspire me to make more art. It's like reuniting with an old friend.
Friday, May 22, 2015
Thursday, April 16, 2015
Thursday, March 12, 2015
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
I love the energies of nature. I rarely venture out without my camera. It's an obsession of many years. I must have a gazillion photos that no one ever seen. Photography is the anatomy of composition that expresses the beauty of this world.
Monday, March 2, 2015
Sunday, February 22, 2015
Electric Avenue Beach. A few blocks from home.
A good reminder that the water is shallow at low tide. Diving could be quite dangerous.
Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Monday, February 16, 2015
Friday, February 13, 2015
A small sketch, 3x5"
Friday, February 6, 2015
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
This marks the 700th posting on my blog.
Electric Avenue beach on Buttermilk Bay in Buzzards Bay, Massachusetts.
Sunday, January 25, 2015
Saturday, January 17, 2015
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
watercolor, color pencil and ink. 5x7"
Wednesday, January 7, 2015
8 x 10 x 2". Bristol board, watercolor, color pencils, ink, plastic straws and Elmer's glue. I've yet to come up with a name for it, which is unusual for me.
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
This art is made of three layers of painted masonite board. Between the raised layers is a string of lights, which in effect, backlight the art between the layers. In daylight it is bold and graphic. In the dark it's ambient light becomes etherial and dream-like.
I always create such art while working outside. This piece was made at least ten years ago. At the moment, I have no place to work outside, so smaller 3D art made of paper are created in my studio.
There is an actual string connected from the fishing pole to the fishing hook on the edge of the art. This was exhibited and sold during an art show.
I would customize a string of lights to proper length and placement of the bulbs. There have been several shocking experiences from doing something wrong while wiring the strings of lights. Not fun. The art can be turned on by a rotary switch that I would add. A simple, effective design when done correctly.
Saturday, January 3, 2015
I found this cribbage board at a second-hand shop, brought it home and painted parts of it. It turns out that the saved pencil nibs fit nice and snug with a bit of glue. Recycled art it is. It lost its function as a game piece but became a decorative wall art.