We’re Baaaaacck!

July 28, 2005Journeys

Early, early last Saturday morning we flew away from the sweltering midwest heat to California — Monterey and San Francisco, to be more exact, for a big family reunion and few other side adventures. Here’s a view of the Bay Bridge as we drove across it on one our art-seeking side adventures in Oakland. More … Read More

Sand Drawings in Mexico

May 2, 2005Journeys

When I saw Pigeon Master’s drawing for Illustration Friday, it reminded me of this photo I took in Mexico a couple of years ago. We were standing on a bridge looking over a beach where the river met the ocean and looked down to see a young girl, all alone and still wearing her school … Read More

What Did I Buy?

February 24, 2005Journeys

Now that I’m back in procrastination mode, I thought I would spend some time listing things I bought while I was in New York. 1. Twenty-two different polka-dot fabrics at B&J Fabrics. Plus two batiks and a Japanese ikat. 2. Several art books: Christo and Jeanne-Claude by Jacob Baal-Teshuva Raw Vision: Outsider Art Sourcebook A … Read More

Last Days in New York

February 23, 2005Journeys

Finally back home after many delayed flights, I’m trying to decompress and absorb all the art we have seen. Unfortunately my appetite still doesn’t realize that I’m not walking 40-50 blocks a day… We spent Saturday traveling to Dia:Beacon, a huge museum that’s about an hour and half by train from Grand Central Station. A … Read More

More Art in New York

February 19, 2005Journeys

Feb. 22, 2005: I added some art links that I just found to the post below. Another great day in New York. Russ had meetings, so I was free to roam around on my own. I visited the American Craft Museum (now the Museum of Art and Design, but I like the other name better) … Read More

Anti-Christo (Tiny Gates)

February 18, 2005Journeys

For those of you who haven’t had enough of Christo’s Gates (and maybe those who have) here’s a link to an artist’s installation called The Somerville Gates. Never having been to Somerville myself, I was told that it’s a densely populated place so the scale of the project is somewhat different than Christo’s.

NYC Garment District

February 17, 2005Journeys

After messing around far too long with my blog because the archives weren’t working right, I took off to explore the NYC Garment District. I seem to make every trip I take into a mission and this time it was to find fabric. This is not new. Last fall I took a cab all the … Read More

Visiting Christo’s Gates

February 16, 2005Journeys

Yesterday we experienced Christo’s Gates in Central Park twice. Once before a lunch with the ISC, and then second time, after dark. In between we visited a fantastic exhibit of Tim Hawkinson at the Whitney (with a quick trip to the basement to buy something out of the Art-O-Mat machine), stopped by an Antony Caro … Read More