steam shovels


steam shovels
Originally uploaded by Dancing Crow.

still here.

Kids at camp, house oddly empty, husband fabulously present, everything is fine.

I got two pieces framed today, Ten Ginkgo Leaves and Andy's River, and man, I can completely see making my own framing options, because they were expensive! Although it will make me take my own work seriously, and maybe price it seriously, having spent a chunk of $$ on making it look formal.

next little steps

My crit group says I have to get stuff organized to show. Art stuff. So
a lot of the next couple weeks/months are going to have more to do with
mounting and framing than with making. Which is OK, but probably
boring for you guys.

On the other hand, having dreaded the crit group to begin with, now I am anticipating it like crazy and thinking about signing up again in the fall.

Sorry about the paucity of pictures – I'll see what I can do about that.

maybe it is just for kids

We were at Circus Smirkus pretty much all day yesterday. We ushered and took tickets for the afternoon show, which was happy and made me laugh, and then Al came up and we ushered and took tickets for the evening show which was sold out and had a long line of people that mostly made it in. While the afternoon show as great, the evening show really rocked. I think having a bigger (louder) audience makes a lot of difference to how the show proceeds. Brattleboro is a very familiar stop, and a lot of the troupers take lessons with NECCA, so I think there is a lot of local enthusiasm when the circus comes to town.

There is so much to love about this show; the energy and enthusiasm the kids bring to the performance, the shouts and shrieks of the audience, the excellent live music. Plus the quality of the performers improves with each year.

I think this is one of their best years ever.

Reflections


Reflections
Originally uploaded by Dancing Crow.

I saw a lot of great reflections today. I also managed to dodge the rain. I did get lost once (completely not where I thought) and misplaced another time (one intersection off) which added 5 miles to a trip I underestimated anyhow.

The best part was swooping downhill for 5 miles back to the car. Even if it wasn’t where I thought I’d left it. I came down a different road. But I got back.

old things


old things
Originally uploaded by Dancing Crow.

And these are all things I saw on my bike ride today.

35 miles, from Brattleboro to Northfield, MA and back; down one side of the river, and across it, and back up the other side.

What better use of a screamingly gorgeous day?