Are you looking for a creative pastime with a long and fascinating history behind it? If you’re skilled at woodworking and gluing and you have good eyesight and plenty of patience and determination, building ships in a bottle just might be for you! I don’t think I would be able to sit still long enough to get all those tiny […]
The theme for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge this week is Graffiti and Murals. “This ceramic mural, measuring 16 ft. by 40 ft., towers over the entrance to the Radio City Building above the main entrance marquee. It was designed by artist C. J. Fitzgerald [in 1942] to represent the radio industry, and contains 126 different colors of tiles” — from […]
My entry for Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week.
More recently uncovered treasures from Denio’s in Roseville. Part 3 coming soon!
Some days when I’m wandering around at Denio’s I feel a little like I’m visiting a really cool museum — the trick is scouting out the really good stuff from all the other visual distractions. I’ve so many wonderful items lately, I need to spread them across more than one blog post! Old photos:
Not sure how I missed these cuties on my walk yesterday — but when I spotted them today, I had to add their pictures to my collection and share them!
Not far from my neighborhood, in a small pedestrian alleyway, there is a wonderful bunch of paintings decorating the wooden fences. The paintings, created by an artistic homeowner for neighbors in the immediate area, memorialize their beloved pets — dogs of all sizes, cats, birds, horses, and even an opossum. The number of pets included keeps growing every year. I’d […]
Sadly, I failed to take note of the artists or titles of a couple of these paintings, but they were among my favorites at the deYoung in San Francisco and the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento earlier this year.