Finding Water

Recollections 54 The Art of David Tripp

A Rainy Morning in the Studio A Dark, Rainy Morning in the Studio

Over the years, I have learned that there is a flow of ideas that we as artists can tap into.  The flow of creativity is a constant.  We are the ones who are fickle or fearful.

Julia Cameron, Finding Water

I never know when I sit down, just what I am going to write.  I make no plan; it just comes, and I don’t know where it comes from.

D. H. Lawrence

I guess I use this “Finding Water” title for today’s blog with tongue-in-cheek.   Julia Cameron uses the phrase “finding water” to describe an artist in search of the next idea for expression.  Actually, that phrase does not apply to me this morning, literally or figuratively.  Outside it rains and is dark and delicious.  Inside, I have already”found water” for my next series of paintings.  Though I couldn’t sleep till nearly 4:00…

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Teen Smoking Is Way Down. But What About E-cigs?

Interview: Hideo Kojima Talks About Metal Gear Solid V’s Humor, Violence and Finality

Meet Photofocus Contributor: Greg Sims

Photofocus (old site)

Screen Shot 2014-06-04 at 8.59.47 AMSome artists are born with a beautiful artistic eye, and others are very knowledgeable in the techniques of photography.  This particular photographer possesses both characteristics and we are more than thrilled to have Greg Sims a regular author and contributor on Photofocus.

Greg Sims was born and raised in the dynamic beach culture of Southern California. From an early age, Sims was heavily influenced visually by Hollywood cinema, beach life and the incredible visual carnival of So.Cal. Once considering himself a “photographic purist” Sims mastered the art of manipulating film exposure, development and printing. With the introduction of digital imagery in the late 90’s, Sims realized that with a highly evolved skill set and enough imagination, any concept could be beautifully produced. He has tirelessly pursued this idea ever since.

Greg has received numerous awards over his career including two Kodak Gallery Awards, and most recently, the prestigious Photo District…

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Alimentação, Ayurveda e bom senso

Happy Homemade Sew-along // schedule & the prize!

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Happy Homemade Sew-along // elsie marley and you & mie

We’re getting sooooo close!  This is the last post before the sew-along starts, I promise!  Just wanted to let you know what the schedule was going to be for next week and give you a little bit more info about how to participate and what you might win if you do!!

So here’s the breakdown for next week . . .

Happy Homemade Sew-along: June 16-20
Day 1 (Monday): Trace pattern pieces and add seam allowance
Day 2 (Tuesday): Cut out fabric and prepare
Day 3 (Wednesday): Sew sleeves and hood
Day 4 (Thursday): Attach hood
Day 5 (Friday): Finish!Meg and I are going to be switching back and forth with our posts.  I’m going to be covering days 1, 3, and 5 and Meg will be doing days 2 and 4.  But don’t worry, it won’t be confusing!  Come to either blog each day and we’ll tell you…

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1930 Minerva 80138 AL: Best of Show Concours International at the Greenwich Concours, 2014

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Minerva 80138 AL Front Left Awards

This year, the second day of proceedings at the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance was an example of great weather, good vibes, and gorgeous European and Asian automobiles from Great Britain to Belgium to the former Soviet Union. The Best Of Show winner was a car that captivated everyone who came near it with beauty, style, and above all, cold hard substance. The winner of Best of Show was this stunning Belgian-crafted 1930 Minerva 80138 AL, with coachwork by Vanden Plas. The owner is Judge Joseph Cassini III and his wife Margie Cassini of West Orange, NJ. Cassini is a recently retired judge with an excellent car collection that has won multiple awards. For instance, his 1934 Packard won Best of Show at Pebble Beach last summer, and his Horch 853 Special Roadster won Best Of Show at Greenwich just two years ago. He’s also shown a beautiful 1933 Duesenberg SJ at…

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