A trip to the beach was a different experience this summer. Usually when I’m at the beach, I’m collecting shells, reading fiction or taking photographs of birds. This time, I was sketching. I sketched smaller watercolors for postcards and larger images for upcoming art shows. Favorite paints for capturing the sand, sea, sky and foilage […]
La Boqueria is an interesting market in Barcelona. With a range of fruits, vegetables, meats, sweets, spices, olives and people, I could spend a day wandering through it and just looking and taking photographs. On this particular visit, we were on a mission to purchase cheese, bread, grapes and other interesting items for celebrating New […]
Cycling has always been a favorite outdoor activity of mine. I had the opportunity to get out on our local Rail Trail, The Gainesville-Hawthorne Rail Trail, twice before the end of 2017. The first December ride was cold but with beautiful blue Florida skies. The second December ride was warmer but with grey skies and […]
Every year around Christmas time, the University of Florida Environmental Horticultural Club hosts a “Poinsettia Festival.” It’s always interesting to see the new leaf shapes, colors and designs of poinsettias that have been grafted. I believe I overheard someone say orange is the newest color. Here’s a short video from today’s visit.
When I walked into the reception at the Gainesville Fine Arts Association Gallery, I was taken with the color of the artwork. The gallery’s walls displayed bright, vibrant and colorful art. I was attending the reception because my wood art was part of the gallery exhibit of “Abstracts.” The majority of the work was done […]
The Mediterranean Sea was the first sea I knew about as a child. A picture of the soothing blue Mediterranean Sea was in the front pages of the Bible my grandparents gave me for my 5th birthday. There were no pictures of the Atlantic Ocean, the Great Lakes or the St. Lawrence Seaway — bodies of […]
Of Inspiration there is no shortage in Barcelona. As you may have read in previous posts. We spent 2 1/2 hours in the Sagrada Familia cathedral one Monday while in Barcelona. We listened to the audio tape as we toured inside the cathedral. It explained a lot — the giant pillars in the cathedral designed […]