Friday, August 18, 2017

Thinking of Barcelona Today


Thinking of Barcelona! I have just visited the city and sat eating and drinking on the Ramblas. Watching all the people walking by. 

Barcelona is a vibrant and lively city but also laid back. This was my second visit to
Barcelona. I love this city, the museums, the architecture, 
the food, the walks and the fun vibes. 

What happened this week is very sad to me and my prayers go out to the people 
of Barcelona and the people visiting this great city. I don't understand the people who
carry out these attacks and never will.


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

It's about the food, Barcelona


Barcelona has some of the best food I have ever had. And I get around and just love the food in this city. Tapas are so much fun and a good way of trying all the flavors of the city. With the help of google, Rick Steves book on Barcelona, and walking by places we thought looked good, we were able to find great places to eat. It was fun going to tapas bars and then walking to another spot for dinner.

We all loved eating all kinds Tapas, Octopus, Padron Peppers, Gazpacho, Fish, Ham, and more. I do recommend visiting the many food markets in the city such as Mercado de Santa Caterina. The El Mercat de la Boqueria is the most famous market. It can be very crowded so go early or an off time. At these markets, you can see what the city has to offer. You can pick up a snack too.

 Padron Peppers


Fresh bread


Goat cheese salad


 Fish and cheese

 Octopus with potatoes - Polbo รก feira

Thursday, August 3, 2017

Call to Artists, Windows and Doors


Call to Artists

A special exhibition hosted at the Dedham Community Theatre

SHOW DATES: SEPTEMBER 7 TO OCTOBER 2INTENT TO SHOW SHEET IS DUE AT THE GUILD BY Sunday, August 20th

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

"Windows and Doors" bring the outside in. Architecture allows for color, light and shadow. There are stained glass windows, broken windows, and windows into the soul. There are bronze doors, prison doors, and Matisse's balcony doors that open to the Cote d'Azur.

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.  High school students are FREE

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.com with intent to show as well as jpgs of work per Prospectus.

enter here

Monday, July 31, 2017

Revere sand sculptures and Kettle Corn

From our visit International Sand Sculpting Festival on Revere Beach just north of Boston. 
Love photographing the rides, food and sculptures





Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Revere Beach is transformed once a year, Sand Sculptures



For the past few years, my husband and I have gone to the International Sand Sculpting Festival on Revere Beach just north of Boston. It is a great event, and the artful sculptures captivate. The participants are from the United States and all over the world. It is worth the trip and right near an MBTA blueline train station. I look forward to this event every year. We lucked out that the weather was beautiful to stroll the beach.







Are you an Artists? I have a call to Artists "Windows and Doors"


A special exhibition hosted at the Dedham Community Theatre
SHOW DATES: SEPTEMBER 7 TO OCTOBER 29

INTENT TO SHOW SHEET IS DUE AT THE GUILD BY Sunday, August 20th
Opening Reception: Thursday September 7th, from 6-7:30PM at the Dedham Community Theatre

"Windows and Doors" bring the outside in. Architecture allows for color, light and shadow. There are stained glass windows, broken windows, and windows into the soul. There are bronze doors, prison doors, and Matisse's balcony doors that open to the Cote d'Azur.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Things to love!


Love this quote by Dorothea Lange (1895–1965). So true isn't it. I have always loved her photography work. Her portraits of farmers during the Great Depression made her famous but there is so much more.


Who doesn't like photos of fresh vegetables, This was taken at Powessit Farm in Dover MA. The Farm is one of the Trustees of the reservation properties. So worth a visit. I love the farm fields and it's peacefulness. I live in a busy area of my town, it is nice to visit a quiet place



"Bonding" Nella Lush Solo Exhibit

Exhibit Dates: June 21 - August 19
Opening Reception: Thursdsay, June 29th, 6 pm - 7:30 pm
Gallery Hours: 12 noon - 4 pm, Tuesday - Saturday

Join us this summer for a solo exhibit by artist Nella Lush.

Stop by and see this lovely show at Motherbrook Arts and community Center, 
It is a great local exhibit


Motherbrook Arts and Community Center
Dedham, MA



I have this Alcatraz Garden photo on display at the Dedham Square Artist Guild as a tribute to Sandrine Colson's Jewelry show. Her work is inspiring. It is multi layered, complicated and handmade. I love that her work is one of kind. Do you see where the inspiration came from?


This is one of my favorite new prints at the Dedham Guild. This photo is by Dennis Stein. It immediately caught my eye. Dennis put these roses on a scanner for this photo. The details are amazing. I think it really works and that they are dried. What does it remind you of?


Sunday, July 16, 2017

My peaceful retreat


The Endicott community Gardens is my peaceful place to go. I have had a small garden plot at the Endicott for several years. I share it with my friend Stephanie. We grow tomatoes, Flowers, lettuce, potatoes, peppers, and more. After working in our garden, I love to wander and visit with other gardeners and see what others are growing. Sometimes, also if they have more weeds in their gardens than ours. Seeing more weeds in other gardens makes me feel better about my garden.




Friday, July 14, 2017

Register today to be part of the Dedham Portrait Project

Photograph some of the Most 
Interesting People in the World. 


Enter the Dedham Portrait Project Today.


Register today to be part of the Dedham Portrait Project.
www.dedhamportraitproject.com

Deadline to enter is September 24th

Juried by Paula Tognarelli 
Executive Director - Griffin Museum of Photography
Learn more about Paula Here

subject of photo has to be a person living or working in dedham 

Enter by September 24th - up to 4 images - $20 registration fee, 
free to students 

money awarded to top 3 photographers

Show will shown at Dedham Public Library

email: dedhamportraitproject@gmail.com be exhibited at Dedham Public Library 
November 1st through December 15th, 2017

sponsors: dedham square artist guild and the mass cultural council

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Some fun and a museum visit

Cute Font find

It's smooth, it's cute, it's fun, and it's mighty tasty: it's Garlic Butter! A mixed-case font with lots of combination possibilities. see the font here


I had my eye on this piece (above) when Dedham Guild Member, Sandrine Colson brought it in for her Artist of the Month show at the Dedham Guild. My friend Stephanie bought it for my Birthday, lucky me!

Below is more jewelry work by Sandrine, If you are in the Dedham Area you should come to her opening on Wednesday, July 12th, 6 - 7:30 pm. Also, meet Sandrine and ask about her process


More info on her show here


On Sunday, my husband and I visited the Museum of Fine art in Boston. We visited the exhbit 
The show ran April 15, 2017 – July 9, 2017
Lois B. and Michael K. Torf Gallery (Gallery 184) 

Sadly, this closed on Sunday. The work was spectacular and very powerful. 


We also made it a point to visit very other exhibits. Having a membership to the museum is great.  We visit the small gallery for the show Follow the North Star. It was unusual and wonderful to see a different perspective on life through print making. I recommend this exhibit


Inuit Art from the Collection of Estrellita and Yousuf Karsh

July 1, 2017 – December 31, 2017
Bernard and Barbara Stern Shapiro Gallery (Gallery 231)



I have been looking at my past photos from this year. I want to start changing up my art and prints at the Dedham Guild and hopefully, have new prints for Custom Art Framing in Norwood. Stay tuned for my pics


Saturday, July 8, 2017

Powisset Farm Visit



I enjoyed this week with activities, art, picture taking with some fantastic weather! Visiting Powisset Farm in Dover, MA was a highlight of my week. I brought my camera along with my bags for vegetables.

My friend Marietta has a vegetable share at Powisset Farm. She is away for two weeks. She let me pick up her share from this farm. I have to say that this farm is beautiful and peaceful. I was able to bring home Garlic Scaps, Lettuce, Strawberries, Cucumbers and more...

From the Website

What makes Powisset Farm a Special Place?

We think it’s the restored farming operation, a Community Supported Agriculture(CSA) program, on a landscape with a history of pastures and planted fields dating back three centuries. Take a leisurely walk through the farmstead – complete with chickens and pigs – then follow an easy, one-mile loop trail past woodlands and wetlands through the far reaches of the 108.5-acre property.

Powissett Farm is a one of the beautiful Trustees of the Reservation properties

Thursday, June 22, 2017

My art news for this week


Good Morning,

I have been a bit busy but have some nice items for you

I had these lovely tote bags made by Zazzle.com with my original photos. They are a good size and colorful. I have them available at the Dedham Guild in Dedham Square. Stop by to see them. 
I have them at $28.00.

____________________________



Are you a photographer? 
Photograph some of the Most Interesting People in the World. 
Enter the Dedham Portrait Project Today.

Register today to be part of the Dedham Portrait Project. www.dedhamportraitproject.com


The subject of the photo has to be a person living or working in Dedham 

Enter by September 24th - up to 4 images - $20 registration fee, 
free to students

                                                    ____________________________

The Dedham Farmer's Market is in full swing for the  2017 season. The market is on Wednesdays, on the green of the Unitarian Church in Dedham Square at 3 pm - 7 pm

Go here to learn more here from my last post

  ____________________________

Today I joined the Dedham Art Association on a guided tour of the Fuller Craft Museum in Brockton, MA. Our tour guide was great and gave us some great and thoughtful information. The exhibits we were able to see were

Circular Abstractions: Bull’s Eye Quilts
May 13, 2017 - October 22, 2017 
Circular Abstractions: Bull’s Eye Quilts is a touring exhibition that originated at the Muskegon Museum of Art and was curated by famed quilter Nancy Crow. 





Future Retrieval: Permanent Spectacle
April 15, 2017 - October 1, 2017 

Permanent Spectacle features a fantastical world that reinterprets museum exhibition and display. The immersive tableau includes constructed landscapes, scenic hand-cut wallpaper, wildlife, and other objects that have been altered through the process of digital collection and material selection. 


and more... It is worth a trip


Thursday, June 15, 2017

Asparagus Forest, Dedham Farmer's Market


Who can resist a Framer's Market? I was so excited that the Dedham Farmer's Market is now open every Wednesday 3-7pm at the First Church in Dedham. Dedham Square Circle asked me to take photos of the Bell ringing to open the market. This is the 10th year of the Market. The vegetables are fresh and very colorful. It is hard not to photograph them


The Dedham Square Artist Guild had a table at the Market. We a sampling of our gallery/shop including my new tote bag designs.
We also had jewelry, pottery, paintings, cards and more on display

Sue Hoy was on hand and doing a painting demonstration





AddThis

Bookmark and Share
Pin It
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...