There is a random beauty in a forest floor covered with pine needles, fallen branches, some with lichen, spent pods, an occasional flower and filtered light. We walk on or by it, but often don’t notice how everything is arranged. This floor is in the woods overlooking the town of Truckee, California.
I have a collection of ceramic faces and abalone shells. Don’t know what to do with them other than to arrange them continually as shown above.
Balanced ocean rocks pop up every now and then along the coast. This attempt was one of the better ones by an unidentified artist. The Pacific Ocean is a stone’s throw away.
The walls of the historic Carmel Mission are looking good if you like the worn out look. I do.
In my foray into water colors, I was careful to avoid “hands” as unlike Michelangelo, I can’t draw fingers. But I had fun–I did not suffer for my art. Here is Fred Piselli, star of my saga on clowns that smoke. Bottom line: Draw, don’t smoke!
A friend made a mosaic pedestal that we put in the backyard. Years passed. Storms. Beating sun. Regardless, the pedestal weathered it all. Took a photo of it this week to celebrate the enduring qualities of mosaic art. Point of interest: the dogs have left it alone.
If you visit the Carmel Mission Basilica, spend some time examining the basilica window, especially the colors that only come with age. Clearly, there is a Moorish influence on the window design. During the pandemic there has been almost no access to this active church in its current location since 1771. Sunday Masses resumed JuneContinue reading “Carmel Mission Basilica Window”
Today’s photo is of ” Rescue Dog,” crafted by Anne. She placed hundreds of classified ads for dog adoptions under individual pieces of glass overlaid on a concrete form in the shape of a dog. She added red boots, a red mask and a red collar. The dog’s tag reads:” to the rescue.” Of specialContinue reading “To The Rescue”