As we stroll down the historic streets of Salzburg Austria, we get closer to the birthplace of one of the world’s finest composer’s Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart.
Archives for March 2014
If you could, what would you change about your life. Many of us wouldn’t change a thing. I am who I am today because of what my life was before, warts and all. But change isn’t always a bad thing. Sometimes those small decisions can be good.
This sculptural effect of dynamism in static suspension is at once conscious and haphazard, a function of the rapid genesis of these images and the evident fact that the artist cannot possibly see the final work at the very moment of its birth.
By the time I was four years old I would frequently go a.w.o.l. to explore Fraser Street. Familiar landmarks were Honest Nat’s department store (they had a radio jingle then) and the enormously tall sign with gigantic letters in front of the Fraser movie house.
So she, she has become the music, the swagger, the swing; she is making her way across the room, across an ocean of notes – tap, slide, rock back and forth, to and fro, up and down, below, below the charismatic smile that forms on her face.
Some dogs get to go everywhere with their owners. Others go whether they like it or not. Dogs can develop fear or anxiety about social situations for lots of reasons. But we have the power to help them cope in a larger social world beyond our homes. The first step is recognizing their fear and managing things to help them succeed.
Earlier this month Miami-based Ecoventura provided us with an opportunity to sail on their 20-passanger motor yacht, the M/Y Letty, through the eastern Galapagos islands to see for ourselves the environmental state of this archipelago chain. A decade ago while visiting Ecuador we bypassed the opportunity to visit the Galapagos focusing instead on Ecuador’s Andes, […]
Field sketching in Africa is my life-drawing class, a speed-sketching session in which I have no control over when my subject appears, what it will do or how long it will stay. In contrast, my studio paintings are all about creative control – of subject, composition and color.
“I don’t necessarily do things “by the book.” I trust my instincts and let my drawing take form one pencil stroke at a time. It leads to a state of stillness where time appears to stand still. I feel connected to my subject.’ – Geraldine Simmons
I appreciate many forms of photography but have a passion for wildlife, birds in flight and birds of prey in particular. There is something about the predatory process of search, locate, attack and consume that fascinates me today as it did 40 years ago as a kid.