Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Dinosaurs and more

I spent a wonderful day at the natural history museum in Salt Lake City, Utah.  The view from the terrace is of the Wasatch Mountains.

The previous day, I toured Antelope Island which is on the Great Salt Lake. Here are a couple of photos from that tour.

Saturday, November 10, 2012

Perpetual Student

canvas on the easel
brushes and paints set out
is this who I am now?
an artist wannabe?
back in school again
university this time
not just art class
waking up my brain
relearning verb tenses
vocabulary and more
reviewing Spanish
starting to remember
I say I’ve retired
when people ask
but that is the wrong word
I need a new word
for this time of my life
as artist, poet, wife, mother
and perpetual student

©Linda H. Feinberg
I haven't done much writing since we came back from Israel in the winter. I was concentrating more on my art and now on my Spanish classes. I took out my notebook again last night and it felt like the right time to start writing again.
As an art update my drawing of Inside the City, Jerusalem, (6/7/2012 post) was accepted into a juried show in Boston. It will be at the Rubin-Frankel Gallery for the Alumni & Faculty Show from November 15, 2012 to January 15, 2013.

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Winter Trails

I'm looking forward to winter and cross country skiing this year. Last year we were away and there wasn't enough snow when we returned in March. I painted from a photo of a snowmobiler taken the year before, when we were skiing in Auburn, NH.  There are lots of trails nearby and we have our own equipment so we don't need to pay fees. We do have to watch out for the snowmobiles and the dog sleds (they have the right of way), but there are still many quiet places to go where it is not crowded with machines. We also hike on these trails during the other seasons.

This painting is almost done. It is 16" X 20" acrylic paint on stretched canvas.  I am leaving it up on my easel for now to see if I want to do anything else to it.  Once I've made my final decision I will varnish it. Meanwhile, it's still fall here and we have a big cleanup of the fall leaves from the storm. We were lucky and did not lose our electricity with the hurricane, but it is a mess here. Last year we did not have power for 3 days (and it was cold then) due to the surprise October snowstorm. I don't mind cleaning up the leaves and I can wait a little longer for the snow.