Thursday, February 26, 2015

Rough Walking



Yesterday's walk was beautiful but treacherous.  Pretty much every foot print made in the last five days was frozen in shape turning a normally easy flat walk into a challenging, slippery path.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Weekend



After quite a few weeks of top notch productivity my studio work hit a few snags this week.  They were as follows: Holiday, Snow Day, Work Day, Sick Day.  Friday I dragged my still sick self to the studio to meet Alden, my fabulous assistant, and actually got some things done.  Today I had my Sketchbook class and Olivia and Matt had her all day Temple tour.  I caught up with them in time to see the dorm and drive home in the snow.  A pretty serious snow storm is raging.  Sadly, it's supposed to turn to rain by morning.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Eating Snow



I'm happy to report that last night's promised snow actually arrived.  First time all winter that's happened.  Not sure it was enough to justify canceling school but there you go.  This female Yellow-bellied Sapsucker was in the same location as the previous male.  She was also very much enjoying the snow.

Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Growing



It's still growing, possibly nearing it's "for now" conclusion, as I get ready to install my show at the University of Delaware on the first days of March.  I really like looking at it from the side.  It's so much fun to see something I imagined so long ago take shape. 

Monday, February 16, 2015

Yellow-bellied Sapsucker




I found this little beauty on the tree in front of my parking space.  He kindly hung around while I went inside for my camera and tolerated me creeping up for a photo.  He had a number of holes around the tree, in addition to these 6, and moved around them pretty regularly.  I hope he hangs around for a while. 

Sunday, February 15, 2015

A Little Bit of Snow




We might not be getting much snow but it sure is cold!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Ice on a Creek





The ice on Darby Creek was making a lot of noise this morning.  The creek is tidal and I think the tide was receding during my walk, the water dropping away and leaving skins of ice behind. 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Shadows on a Wall


The shadow of the tree on this wall caught my attention as I was getting out of my car at the Crane building.  I'd like to run right over there and trace it on.  

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Spirals





I've been in my studio pretty much non-stop since I got back from Tennessee.  Good thing too since I have a show coming up at the University of Delaware in March.  These spirals are elements in the large installation.  I enjoy photographing the shapes and colors they produce.  At this point these have all been cut and sewn into the larger installation so they don't exist except here in these photos.  I may, at some point, make prints of these.  I'm envisioning something large, of course.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Begonia


The begonia appears to have many interesting varieties.  Perhaps a new obsession is forming?  Not sure that these are as easy to maintain as the coleus but they do have some fabulous textures.

Saturday, February 7, 2015

A Bit More




This is going to be a pretty well documented piece.  It's nice to keep track as it grows and changes.  It feels like a piece that could undergo never ending metamorphosis.  The photos definitely help me see what's going on and what matters.  Next week I'm going to be doing a lot of looking and thinking.  A nice break for my sore hands. 

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Pennypack Park



Matt and I took a nice hike through part of Pennypack Park on Sunday.  I quiet stroll on a wintery day.

Monday, February 2, 2015

Feels Familiar


This tree feels familiar.  It looks a little like those concentric rings I've been making in the studio. 

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Senior


Olivia and I took advantage of today's "blizzard" which here means the 6" to 12" that tuned out to be an inch...barely.  So disappointing.  Anyway, we went to Longwood Gardens to shoot some possible Senior Picture shots.  This is my favorite.  I learned a bit about aspect ratio and how important it is to pay attention to it when you are shooting photos meant to be printed at 8"x10".  Sigh. 

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Almost the Top




Three views of the final rise of the Chimney Tops Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  None of us climbed to the pinnacle which was a bit intimidating on a windy day.  Or maybe any day for such as myself...not a rock climber.  This was one of the most strenuous hikes I've personally made but totally worth it.  The final photo is me taken by Beth who's in the first photo.