April almost seemed like winter at times but now, at last, it is Spring. We had lunch outside today and I noticed that almost overnight everything looks greener. The two inches of rain we had yesterday probably helped with the greening. A friend and I had intended to hike in the park yesterday, but figuring it would be soggy, we opted for coffee and a stroll in downtown York. We found blooming trees and colorful murals and sculpture to brighten the day.
I always have a travel photo project going and just don't want to think about how far behind I am. Travel is a big part of our life, and for me, documenting these travels is important. I've already made the iPhone my travel camera which helps with sharing photos along the way. Now to go directly to publishing an album/journal from the device. I'll fine tune this approach in the coming weeks. In the meantime here are two photos that grabbed my attention from a trip we took two years ago. I think I took these from the in-flight magazine on a Lufthansa flight. I call one Pillow Fantasy and the other Carpet Fantasy.
While in Skopje, Macedonia this past fall, we visited the excellent National Archaeological Museum. We were fortunate to have an excellent guide and scholar to interpret the collections. The rooms were darkened with the objects beautifully lit. Talk about fantasy--sometimes I felt like I was walking in a jewel case.
And I've finished a couple of paintings. I have been interested in painting in an abstract way for sometime. The last few weeks I've been getting up early as I normally do, but instead of doing this and that, I've been going directly to the studio and painting. I am a morning person and I am most creative then. So far, it's working. These abstract expressionist paintings are inspired by Venice.
|Venice: Broken Water|
Acrylic on canvas 24' x 18"
|Venice From a Boat|
Acrylic on canvas 24" x 18"