"Practicing an art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your
soul grow, for heaven's sake. Sing in the shower. Dance to the radio.
Tell stories. Write a poem to a friend, even a lousy poem. Do it as well
as you possibly can. You will get an enormous reward. You will have
created something.”―Kurt Vonnegut
A picture is a secret about a secret, the more it tells you the less you know. Diane Arbus
front of Prudence and the Pileated Woodpecker
Here's a very, very short video on what I do on cold mornings with no heat (my appliances are on strike.) Someday I will learn to see from the perspective of YouTube and Blogger. For now I just fumble along and keep trying to see it from their angle or triangles or rectangles....
Tomorrow we are going to see the David Hockney: A Bigger Picture at the deYoung Museum in San Francisco. Here's a link to a video
about the exhibit---it is about 8 minutes long and has some good views
of the exhibit. It also includes a wonderful interview of the artist. I
am very interested in seeing the paintings done on an Ipad. The museum is located in Golden Gate Park next to the Japanese Tea Garden. We are then driving up the coast to do a little whale watching at Pt. Reyes. Have an inspirational weekend!
I do an awful lot of thinking and dreaming about things in the past and
the future - the timelessness of the rocks and the hills - all the
people who have existed there. I prefer winter and fall, when you feel
the bone structure of the landscape - the loneliness of it, the dead
feeling of winter. Something waits beneath it, the whole story doesn't