I am glad Kerfe saves everything and posted the poetry month bookmark from her daughter’s school. At first I thought Chang Liu was a poet of some Chinese dynasty: such eloquence! Then I realized he or she was a third grader at the school. I liked the poem so much I did a little version in a way I thought a third grader would do. There is a little sun coming out right now (7:30 AM) and it looks like a nice day.
I posted a little sketch last week of my daughter and her dog walking through the snowy tundra of Prospect Park, Brooklyn. Today I tried a little watercolor. I don’t really like leaving white paper showing but it’s snow. Any suggestions?
Dance and the world will
move with you, opening. Look:
I can see outside.
See more about “Invisible Eve” at http://www.yousefkhanfar.com/
To see the rest of this series: https://methodtwomadness.wordpress.com/category/faces/invisible-eve/
Today the temperature is going up to 37 degrees so maybe I won’t wear my Uggs. I stuck this piece of tissue-paper decorated glass in the window to make me remember that our landscape here won’t be blindingly white for much longer, I hope. Someone predicted another blizzard in March but I hope that doesn’t happen. Everyone around here is yearning for the rebirth that is spring.
One day last fall I’m walking down Broadway and I see someone painting on one of those metal gates that come down over stores when closed. It’s a bird…I think it’s a crow…cool!! A photographer with tripod is nearby. An art project?
A few days later in the NY Times: a photo of the bird, the painter, and an explanation.
After reading about the National Audubon Society’s “Birds and Climate Change Report”, Avi Gitler, Hamilton Heights gallery owner (Gitler &_____ Gallery), was inspired to commission a series of murals depicting some of Audubon’s birds.
Painted on security gates and buildings on the west side of Broadway between 149th and 150th streets, they add life and color to the neighborhood, as well as hopefully increasing awareness of how climate change is reducing and altering habitats for birds (and–once again I might add–for humans).
It is also a fitting tribute to John James Audubon, the bird artist, who once lived in the area, and is buried in Trinity Cemetery.
You can see my post on Trinity Cemetery here: https://methodtwomadness.wordpress.com/2014/10/29/halloween-countdown-trinity-cemetery/
and the rest of the “Endangered Species” series here: https://methodtwomadness.wordpress.com/category/painting/endangered-species/
I made a card for our landlord and friend, Dr. G. He’s a lovely guy and very talented; happy birthday, Dr. G.
Once again I attempt flowers. Tulips this time.
I’ve done them in years past; on the right, from 20 years ago as part of a bouquet. On the left: last week. I think I’m doing better now.
As usual, with my left and right hands.
I also tried a close up with more detail
and pen and ink.
There’s a short window of opportunity with these flowers before the petals open up and then fall off.
And this is why I never get anything done…(these petals are beautiful…what can I do with them?…a butterfly!…let me take a photo…now it needs a background…more photos…)
and I tried a watercolor too.
Someone on WordPress mentioned Zen doodling (or Zentangle). There are actually a few books on it! To me, it’s just doodling. Here’s an attempt done on the iPad ArtSet app. Kind of fun, huh?