Wednesday, April 01, 2015

American Tiki - 3/31/15 - Image-a-day

"American Tiki" stay away from me!

I've been getting some regular time in the studio lately, so actually finishing some work that has been sitting on the bench too long. This is another little woodcarving in the Cedar that was left over from a fence we installed last year. It started as a doodle of sorts; I always love drawing Tiki faces and had sketched one on a block of wood while thinking about another piece. I would whittle at it when I had a few minutes here and there. The American Flag felt a good counterpoint to the grimace, primitive face.


Monday, March 30, 2015

Smashed - 3/29/15 - Image-a-day

It's been a while since I've seen a dead bird or animal of any kind on one of my walks, but today that drought ended. While out on a 5-mile walk today, I came across this dead and thoroughly flatten bird. Some may see this as a morbid exercise of sorts, but I see it as opportunity in abstract art and natural study. It is also a little reminder why it is important to live each day as fully as one can.

Farewell little bird. At least you had your time in the sky. Peace.


Sunday, March 29, 2015

The Future - 3/28/15 - Image-a-day

 I got a great 9-mile hike in today. My route took my by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation's Environmental Center. They have two wind turbines generating clean electricity. It was a windy day and those suckers were really spinning. Always makes me feel hopeful for a better future where we are free of having to be so dependent on fossil fuels.