Sunday, April 26, 2015

Phoenix Desert Botanical Garden

 There are two botanical gardens in the United States I love; the first being in St.Louis and the second is the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix. 
Just came back from a wonderful trip to Phoenix, Arizona and loved the architecture and the plants. It's not even summer there yet but by noon at the Botanical Garden the heat was getting to me and I felt like this photograph, dusty and well worn. 
Lunch in the shade at their restaurant, Gertrudes, certainly helped. The Sagauro Cactus are magnificent and are like sentinels on the landscape and home to birds.
The Saguaro Cactus And Its Greedy Guests
Oh I got to see a roadrunner for the first time in my life, and they are just like the cartoon. They are so funny to watch.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Pickles goes Hunting

WIP oil on wood

A couple of years ago my thrift shop and curry pal, Karen Russell, found a little stuffed toy at a local thrift shop and had we both seen him at the same time would've come to blows fighting for him. As it is she saw him first and got first dibs. Karen did let me borrow him for the jafagirl public art box and he was very popular. 

I got such a kick out of his proud look and called the display "pickles goes hunting". He may be small but he is MIGHTY dog. Don't know where pickles is now, he is lost in the vortex of the Russell household, which is why I decided to do a painting of him.
Hope you enjoyed visiting

Friday, April 10, 2015

The Show Must Come Down

iphone girls
Talitha Greene, Corrine Bayraktaroglu, Amy Hable and Sandi Sharp
photo courtesy of Stephanie Gooch Art

We have a few more days
left before the show comes down Sunday evening, so if you are in the neighbourhood pop by the arts council gallery. If you are looking for iconic photographs of Yellow Springs, then this show might not be your cup of tea. You may find more traditional photographs in other venues, but unfortunately not ours. 
The #ysgram exhibit is focused on our experience as instagram photographers living and working in Yellow Springs. 
       There is something about black and white photographs that evokes a timeless quality that describes how I feel about Yellow Springs, Ohio
There is a quietness that comes without the noise and distractions of colours, that quietness being felt on a country road, or by a pond or on an early morning bike ride. 

thanks for dropping by