Monday, May 22, 2017

Spring is here



One of my favorite spots in Massachusetts is the Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate in Canton. It is a Trustees of the Reservation property. Last Thursday, we had a photo meet-up. The theme 
was gardens. 

Dandelions are not part of the garden theme but I couldn't resist. Ruby the Llama, also, wasn't part of the theme but, she is hard to resist. She is a funny character with quirky expressions.  

We hope to have a show at the Estate in July of our photos. It is a busy time for the estate, many weddings happening there all summer, Stay tuned for details

A side Note: I live in a neighborhood called the Manor. Manor Neighborhood Association has made great strides in making this a nice place to live.

The neighborhood just received a Little Library! It is next to Terri's Market and is super cute. It was painted by Artist, Cindy Mootz

I was the picture taker and it was an honor

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Call to Artists, Dedham Guild, and other news

My Arty News for you


My photo "Urban Jungle" received an honerable mention for photography 

Taken in Haarlem, Netherlands on a walk
Massasoit’s 8th Annual Arts Festival at the Canton Campus 

Sunday, May 21, 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Rain or Shine. 

Exhibits include the Regional High School Art Competition showcasing Blue Hills Regional, Canton, Randolph, and Stoughton students; the Annual MCC Students Juried Show in the Akillian Gallery; and the Open Juried Show under the tent. The “Our”Story: 400 Years of Wampanoag History exhibit returns courtesy of Plymouth 400. Tour the Milton Art Museum and the George Georgacopoulos Honor Garden in early bloom. 

See Guild Members artworks by Mona Podgurski, Cindy Mootz and Alice Donaldson

 Information here Annual Massasoit Arts Festival 
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See two of my Photos in the "Water Exhibit"




"Water"
The Dedham Square Artist Guild Hosts
A special exhibition hosted at the Dedham Community Theatre
SHOW DATES: May 4 to June 30

Theme: Water is transparent and therefore takes on the colors around it: the blue of the sky, a reflection of a mountain, or the darkness of an approaching storm. We swim in the water or gaze at it from a sandy beach. There is an underwater world and a vastness that comes from sailing on it. What does Water mean to you?

This show will be hosted in the lower gallery at the Dedham Community Theatre! 580 High Street, Dedham, MA http://www.dedhamcommunitytheatre.com

See the show and catch a movie, see what's playing


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Call To Artists, Dedham Square Artist Guild, "Into the Night"
Logo by Mona Podgurski
Call to Artists

"Into the Night"


A special exhibition hosted at the Dedham Community Theatre
SHOW DATES: JULY 13 TO AUGUST 31

INTENT TO SHOW SHEET IS DUE AT THE GUILD BY Sunday, June 18th

Opening Reception: Thursday July 13th, from 6-7:30PM at the Dedham Community Theatre

Black and white silver-toned photography, moonscapes and dark, abstract landscapes. Into the night—New York City bright lights where the action begins. Or into the night—in the country with the howl of a wolf or the crackling of a campfire.


This show will be hosted in the lower gallery at the Dedham Community Theatre! 580 High Street, Dedham, MA http://www.dedhamcommunitytheatre.com

Non-refundable cost for entry is $25. 

Guild members may enter at no cost, but must email dedhamguild.submissions@gmail.com with intent to show. High School art students may also enter at no charge, but must also email dedhamguild.submissions@gmail.comwith intent to show as well as jpgs of work per Prospectus.




Monday, May 8, 2017

It so Vibrant, San Fransisco


I love the vibrancy of the neighborhood, Chinatown, in San Fransisco, California. It is hilly and full of lots of lanterns, old signs, restaurants, stores and more... I will always recommend visiting this part of San Fransisco

San Francisco Chinatown is the largest Chinatown outside of Asia as well as the oldest Chinatown in North America. It is one of the top tourist attractions in San Francisco. You can use this site to learn more about the attractions, culture, history, and events in Chinatown. If you plan to visit us, you can book a Chinatown tour, hotel rooms, and more. From this website

Read more of my musings of this neighborhood







Thursday, April 27, 2017

A favorite spot, Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate,


The Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate in Canton, MA is my of my fav spots to photograph. I didn't know about this place until a few years ago. I just keep going back, in all seasons. I love to wander the estate, woodlands and pastures. It is amazing that this estate is so close to Boston and just off the busy 128 Highway. It is truly peaceful.

Read here way this is a special place and part of the Trustees of the Reservation here






Friday, April 21, 2017

The Golden Gate Bridge, San Fransisco


Golden Gate Bridge - always a must see when visiting San Fransisco. Our group walked halfway across the bridge. the views are spectacular and it was a great weather day. The bridge seems so huge when you walk over it.  We did visit late morning, not a great time to photograph but, I managed some   nice shots.

California had been suffering from a drought but, in the last few months that state has had much needed rain. Therefore. flowers are blooming. Very pretty and lucky for us!





Friday, April 14, 2017

Street Expression, Bay Area


 Don't you love Murals?

I love them and fascinated by them. It can make a neighborhood even more vibrant and colorful. On a trip to San Fransisco and the Bay Area we were able to visit San Francisco's Chinatown and Oakland's. The two neighborhoods had different feel to them.

San Fransisco's Chinatown is very hilly and compact, It is filled with bright murals, red lanterns, gift and tourist shops, antiques and restaurants. We had lunch at San Sun restaurant and really enjoyed it

Oakland's chinatown smaller in feel and a bit more spread out. Although, Oakland seemed to have many more murals, and they were bright and fun. They seemed to be everywhere. A great way for artists to express their heritage

See more of my photos from this trip on my Instagram feed




Monday, April 10, 2017

in Time


My uncles just purchased a Mid Century, home outside of San Francisco. They asked me to take some "before" photos. It is now being redone. The home was not renovated since the 1960's. It was fun to see all the home appliance from back then. All appliances were working and taken care of. It was stepping back in time. This home was spotless. Maybe a movie production house will purchase some of these appliances for a movie or two




Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Rain in a dry land



It is a rainy day here in Boston, Not into rainy days but, the rain is needed.

It is hard to resist taking photos after a rain storm. I recently, visited Sonoma, California on a trip to see family and friends. It had rained quite a bit in wine country. A much needed thing in this part of the country. The nature around me was green and vibrant. On my last visit years ago, everything seemed to be the color of straw.

Visiting Wineries and taking photos is an ideal trip for me. It did not disappoint





Tuesday, March 7, 2017

A Photo Boston Walk


 I took about an hour or so and wandered around Downtown Boston. I haven't done this is a very long time. Much to my surprise I found new things to photograph. It was like being a tourist in my own city. Lunch later at Silvertone. It was a lovely Friday






Thursday, January 5, 2017

Courage Beer


Faces on signs and sign lettering, Love to photograph them everywhere I go. It is the graphic designer in me. The signs can be so different in each country. These are from the Netherlands. Love the "Courage Beer" sign, Guiness pub sign





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