Sunday, March 31, 2013

Guggeheim, Gutai Art Movement

On our New York trip we visited the Guggenheim Museum. It was a very enlightening visit. Photos are not allowed but, I snuck a few shots. These photos are part of the Gutai Group Show. The Gutai group was an art movement from Japan, starting in the 50s. The exhibit was interesting and something I have not seen before. I have heard about art movements in America and Europe. It was interesting to see this Japanese Art Movement. Some of the art I liked and some I did not but, I think the goal was getting the audience to think about art and the art of creating.

We also like the other exhibits especially Zarina, Paper like Skin. Worth a visit.

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Reflections, Shadows and Windows

Charles Street, Beacon Hill. Can you tell I like Beacon Hill photographing. I certainly do! I loved how many of the windows were dressed up for spring and easter. The trees don't have any leaves yet so there reflection are pretty stark but beautiful.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Friday Flowers

Spring is on my mind. I took these photos on Beacon Hill, Boston, The Highline, NYC (one of my favorite places) and at the Gourmet Garage. I can't resist.

I am hoping to buy some Nasturtium Seeds for my hubby to grow. We were inspired years ago by the Hanging Nasturtiums Courtyard Display at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston. This happens every year and I hope to visit this year.

Thursday, March 28, 2013

Lights, NYC

My mom, uncle and I meet at Del Frisco's Steak House on Friday night near Rockcenter for a before dinner drink. There was a very lively Friday after work crowd. We made our way to Tribeca for a french meal at Cercle Rouge. Very good food indeed. After Dinner, we headed to Jersey City where my uncle lives. I had fun photographing on the way.

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Made with Love and Skill

A week or so ago, I visited my friends shop Cristina Hurley Gallery in Canton Center. Cristina was hosting jewelry artist Avery Lucas. My mom also works here part-time and loves to be surrounded by all the locally made, artisan made work. 

These wonderful vessels/vases are by my friend Lisa W.B. Walker. Some of the fun items at the Gallery. Lisa has been experimenting with dots and of course she loves to add flowers to her work.

These toys always make me smile

These are two examples of Metalsmith and Jewelry Designer, Avery's work. I bought a set of earrings and I was thinking of giving them to a friend but I am not sure now. I may keep them for myself

Cristina's Gallery also carries handmade scarfs and winter items. Although, with spring coming they are in the shop for a limited time. There are so many colors and choices

These scarfs (bottom photo) are made by Jessica Burko of Reclaimed to you. Colors of the scarfs range from subtle to very bright and cheerful. You are sure to find one to suit you.

Jessica is the leader of of a group I belong to Boston Handmade. There are several Boston Handmade members with work in the gallery. Everything from photography, prints, jewelry, fiber, and more...
I am honored to have also have work in the gallery.

Did I tell you how much I like this weekly post Make it Monday on Punk Projects? I look forward to this everyweek.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Windows of Color

Pylones in NYC

I love to photograph windows displays especially in New York City. My very first photo when we arrived was a Pylones store window. A fun and funky store. It is so bright, it catches your eye right away. It is a beacon of color.

Monday, March 25, 2013

Photographing adventure familiar and not

Four days of photographing is a dreamy thing, well at least for me. My mom and I traveled down to NYC to see my uncle and take in the sights. When we came back to Boston I stayed in the city to attend Silvertone's 16th birthday party. It was a late night indeed. We stayed at the very fun, hotel nine zero. I took the morning to walk and photograph Beacon Hill and Chinatown before heading to South Station for home.

Many more posts to come on my four days of photographing

Friday, March 22, 2013

In a reflection

Taken in Boston the other day, I am going to NYC today for the weekend. Look for my photos when I arrive back home

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Dirty Pictures, Photoshop Fun with Totally Rad

I just bought Dirty Pictures filters from Totally Rad this week. I did use a coupon! I have always had trouble getting the right look with textured backgrounds. This takes my photos to a different place and look. I added in a tilt shift to a two photos. Kind of fun.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Great Frame Up, Custom Art Framing, Norwood, MA

The Great Frame Up at Custom Art Framing in Norwood. I picked up my frame on Monday. I was very pleased with my choice and of course, pleasantly surprised by it. The frames were wrapped out so you don't know what you are getting until you open it. I got a nifty silver one with a great pattern and surface. That makes it kind of easy with photography or maybe not. The idea is to have your art relate to your frame. I am thinking.....

Stay tuned!

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Black and White City

From a walk yesterday and dinner at Petit Robert Central last night. Our dinner was tasty!

Monday, March 18, 2013

Quiet Fields, North Grafton, MA

I made a roadside stop near Tufts in North Grafton. The fields were so pretty and peaceful. I watched these birds for a bit. It was peaceful and silent.

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Yellow Toes...

From a walk down Atlantic St. towards the Harborwalk in Boston. I love the mural by Os Gemeos. I know it will come down someday soon but I hope it stays! It is so different for Boston.


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