Sunday, June 30, 2013

Jellies Not in my Belly, New England Aquarium

Jellies are hard to photograph. I used my Macro lens. I was so happy I was able to get these shots at the New England Aquarium. I love to see them move and swim. It is very calming and beautiful.

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Thursday Adventure, Boston

Mom and I's adventure started out at South Station in Boston. Starbucks was giving out free iced coffees, yeah! Mom took full advantage. Then we walked over to the South Station farmer's market. I bought a tasty mango sorbet. Very refreshing. My first photograph of the day was this nifty bike and and went from there. We walked the Greenway, listened to some fun lunchtime music and visited the New England Aquarium. The penguins are back at the Aquarium. Nice treat! Our lunch was tasty lobster sliders and a bit of rosé at The Reef Cafe. Then a dash to the train home.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Destination Union Square, Somerville

I will be at this show, showing my work. Stop by

Our annual Somerville art and craft extravaganza is almost here!
Saturday, July 13, 2013, 3-7pm
(rain date of Sunday, July14)
Celebrate everything art and craft!
The Boston Handmade Marketplace is a curated collection of local, independent artists
selected as the best creative talent the area has to offer featuring
handcrafted, original, one-of-a-kind and limited edition works.
This year 25+ exhibitors will be showing and selling jewelry, ceramics, 
fine art, textiles, paper goods, handspun yarn, housewares and accessories.

You Do It. We show you how.
An array of hands-on activities and craft demonstrations will be presented by 
individual exhibitors and also by local arts businesses including... 
from Somerville: Mudflat Studio ceramic artists and Muskat Studios printmakers, 
there will be yarn happenings with Stitch House
and The Common Cod Fiber Guild,  
also, explorations of paper and book binding with The Boston Paper Collective.
Shopping locally and buying handmade goods means you are supporting
local small businesses and strengthening your hometown economy
while building a stronger and more vibrant community.
Be a local Handmade Hero, and say hello to Boston Handmade.

Want a preview?

Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Aquatic Life

Today we had a Boston Adventure. Music, food, art, nature and the fishes. We went in the newly renovated New England Aquarium. More photos soon.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Jeffrey Gibson, ICA. Boston

My husband and I saw this exhibit a few weeks ago at the ICA in Boston. It is work by Jeffrey Gibson

Jeffrey Gibson’s paintings and sculptures deftly combine geometric abstraction and Minimalism with the traditional materials and motifs of his Native American heritage. From the ICA site

I was really impressed by this exhibit. I took a look without reading the information on this show right away. I was intrigued by the shape and color combinations. Once I read the description the meaning of the art made it even more interesting. The artist is using a Native American motif and pushes color and shape. The art is part of a heritage but, very much in the present.

Monday, June 24, 2013

To Boston with Love, MFA Boston

I visited Boston and the MFA with friends, yesterday. We ate out lunch in the American Café located in the Shapiro Family Courtyard. To Boston with Love is displayed in the courtyard. There are 1700 hand sewn flags dedicated to Boston. It is remembering the Boston Bombing and it's victims. The flags were both beautiful and also moving. It runs until July 7th.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Cleopatra by Michelangelo

By Michelangelo Buonarroti, Cleopatra. Black chalk. Florence, Casa Buonarroti, inv. 2

Her history here. This beautiful work is at the Museum of Art, Boston. 

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Four Legged fun

Last week, on Father's day we visited a horse farm. The above photo is a beautiful horse named Dylan. He belongs to my father's girlfriend, Genie. He lives on a 60 acre farm with other horse companions. It was fun to watch them run and get excited about a newly opened field for them. The field was  overgrown on purpose. The had a new place to eat tasty grass. They were all very excited.

Friday, June 21, 2013

World Ocean's Day, Lots of sharks teeth

World's Ocean's day was June 8th and The New England Aquarium had a fun booth on the Greenway in Boston including a huge blown up whale. It was fun to see this against the skyline. I loved the fish and shark teeth examples. It would really hurt to be bitten by all those teeth. Yowsa!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

Veg Out

Some of my favorite ingredients to any dinner or lunch dish.

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Nature Visit, Canton, MA

After dropping off new photos at Cristina Hurley Gallery in Canton Center I stopped by Museum of American Bird Art at Mass Audubon. There are trails, museum and just a beautiful spot to wander. The park is 124 acres and a wildlife sanctuary near Boston. I pass by the park often and finally stopped to take a look and enjoy the wonderful weather.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Purple and Yellow

From a walk around Dedham. We have had some rainy weeks. More sun this week, woohoo!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Barry McGee, ICA, Boston

"It's pure chaos, claiming a territory that doesn't belong to you to state your own identity. It's like saying, 'I've got no other way to say I exist."

Last week, we made a visit to the The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA). I had wanted to see the Barry McGee exhibit. McGee developed as a graffiti artist. He started his art in his home city of San Francisco under the tag name of "Twist".

At that time the San Francisco was reeling from a bad economy. People often took to the streets to protest societal problems in the City. McGee was inspired by this activism and the more politicized forms of protest graffiti. More here

I recommend seeing this exhibit. It was a happy surprise and very interesting. I loved all the drawings  and the use of creative typography in many of his artworks.

It runs until September 2nd. See it for yourself


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