nothing like an art show PAFA

There’s nothing like an art show, a gala event – especially when your favorite youngest daughter has her first wall in the show…

a beautiful artist...

a beautiful artist…

a proud father by a tapestry.  Art is the voice of the artist made real.

a proud father by a tapestry. Art is the voice of the artist made real.

Soon… the wonderful celebration brunch in downtown Philly.


the bike as art

Form and function as art

Form and function as art

I don't know if I would commute on this bike, or frame it...

I don’t know if I would commute on this bike, or frame it…

Also posted on 2wheels2kids.wordpress.com


birds

More birds from my favorite youngest daughter. Birds make me happy.

Goldfinch, Woodpecker, Cardinal

Goldfinch, Woodpecker, Cardinal

The gift of beauty
Shared between two hearts as one
Goldfinches bring good luck


mountain blue-bird

If you ride in the meadows of the Big Horn mountains, you might discern small non-descript birds alone or clustered in groups of five or ten along the fences. Nothing much to see until startled they take flight and sunlight sparkles off their wings in the brightest blue.

Mountain Blue-Bird in Wyoming @Megan Webb 2014

Mountain Blue-Bird in Wyoming @Megan Webb 2014

My favorite youngest daughter captured this in her series of birds. She’ll have a series of eight birds out soon. How fleeting and precious are the moments.


sculpture

I like sculpture, sculpture that can be touched, as if touching it helps to know it’s meaning. One of my favorite pieces resides in Cleveland, The Free Stamp. Perhaps I like it because so many despise it, but the message intrigues me.

In Philly ( Philadelphia ) I came across this sculpture. It’s an actual plane, first a submarine bomber, then a firefighting plane and now…

philly sculpture

philly sculpture

Weapons of war have a beauty in them, a savage efficiency. Here on the street it’s peaceful,just right.

an odd juxtaposition, but it works

an odd juxtaposition, but it works

Maybe there is something to swords into plowshares after all.


shannon movies

Once, a friend lent me a whole series of Akira Kurosawa movies Read the rest of this entry »


happy day

Was thinking of presents. Read the rest of this entry »


driftwood – art

a housewarming gift my daughter drew for our friends on the seashore… Read the rest of this entry »


food as art – tea

Rich and earthy, Hubei tea drinks well. Read the rest of this entry »


off to art school

Off to art where I am sure beauty will be created by your hands. How can I know? I know you have a beautiful soul. Read the rest of this entry »