Friday, July 12, 2019

Auf Wiedersehen Beetle




Sadly, yesterday, after 81 years, the Volkswagen Beetle, "the People's Car", passed into history as the last one rolled off the assembly line at Puebla, Mexico. Over 21 million of the Type 1 above were produced, surpassing Henry Ford's Model T, in 1972, as the most produced vehicle ever. Which does not include the two iterations of the New Beetle. Although I've only owned a 65 Bus and a 79 Rabbit, I've had many adventures in friend's Bugs. I'm sad to see them go, but I still get to see one almost  every day. In our communal garage, my German neighbor still has a rare orange 73 with an automatic transmission which she bought new, parked next to my car. 
So long old friends, it won't be the same without you...

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Friday, July 5, 2019

Sidewalk Yin Yang

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I was out for my morning constitution the day after a strong thunder boomer rolled through. My path was strewn in places with a multitude of leaves. These two in particular caught my eye.

Monday, July 1, 2019

Interior with Landscape

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Where I'm house sitting they have a beautiful minimalist landscape painting (artist unknown) sitting on a credenza, leaning against the wall. So I decided to do an interior 'plein air still life' of the scene viewed from the dinning room table. Without the lamp's shadow on the painting it almost feels like you're looking out a window at a rural countryside with a horizon rising up to meet a pale pink sky. Fortunately Wallace, the inquisitive kitty, allowed me a few unimpeded moments to complete the piece.

Friday, June 28, 2019

Ketring Meadow

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I've been house sitting in Littleton, CO and on my morning walk came across this sunlit meadow amongst the trees in nearby Ketring Park and just had to capture it en Plein air!

Sunday, June 23, 2019


Compersion.

I learned a new word this week: Compersion. I thought it was a typo at first, but I found, according to Wikipedia, it means... "The feeling of joy one has experiencing another's joy." Contrasting with Jealousy or Schadenfreude, the gaining of pleasure from someone else's misfortune. Too much of that going on in the world! So now I have a word that describes the feeling I have when seeing someone enjoy my artwork or getting some really nice comments online or in person. Thank you all and namaste.

I found it in a book at the library that is a compilation from the webcomic - Kimchi Cuddles by Tikva Wolf, who is a freelance author and illustrator focusing on the topics of healthy communication and relationship dynamics. Her work is used as an aid by therapists and educators, and has been translated into several languages.

Click here to learn more.

Friday, June 21, 2019

Happy 1st Day of Summer!

Where the Bunnies Are

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I love my early morning walks on the Highline Canal trail. Listening to the birdsong, seeing the light on the trees and the land. And spotting the occasional deer or fox, and of course the ever present little cottontail bunnies hopping all over the place, sharing their habitat with us. Always brings a smile.