Thursday, August 28, 2008

Floors and Ceiling (and Walls) of LA

As I was walking about the public buildings of LA with Paulette last May, my first thought was to take photos of the fabulous floors and celings and then create a coffe table materpeice showing off these same floors and ceilings. In the meantime, life intervened and I ended up spending a lot of time fixing a water pump and all I have left are the photos.
LA Public Library
Griffin Observatory Rotunda
Union Station, Lobby
The Bonaventure, Lobby Ceiling

LA Public Library, Childrens Reading Room Ceiling

LA Public Library, Teen Reading Room

LA Public Library, Lobby

Union Station, Lobby Ceiling

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Newman Lake Cabin Porch

Another photo by Tom that captures the essence of a place.

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

If I made movies...

...I would make exactly the same movies as the (sort of) famous Kevin Booth. With a name like that and talent, he must be soooo cool.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Guess where...

the coolest public library (that I've been to lately) is. The Moorish themed art deco tower is a hint.

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Monday, March 31, 2008

Thank you, Paulette…

…you are so sweet. The light in your eyes compels you to rent the veil and uncover meaning in the most unlikely places.

Thursday, February 07, 2008

Too much snow... hasn’t snowed this much for about 10 years. On the way out to shovel cabin roofs had to navigate through the deer and moose (can’t see the moose) milling about on the road. The snow is so deep these animals have nowhere else to go…

Got up on the roof and shoveled & shoveled till I was all tuckered out…and never even saw the roof. At some the point the shovel ‘slipped’ out off my hands and fell to the ground-a Freudian slip, as it were.

I was able to dig my way in to one of the cabins and find some snow gear-yea!

...doo, doo, doo looking out my back door.

Thursday, January 31, 2008

A walk in the desert

Back to southern Arizona for an enviromental conference during the week, a nice change from the 3-4' of snowfall in Spokane. This years environmental buzz word is additionality-you heard it here first (all two of you). Anyway, got a chance to take a walk in the desert-here are a few pics.

Cactus, cacti?

A copper based mineral-I forgot the name.

A skookum view from a nice hotel. Typically though, all the food groups available here start with beef. I met some helpful Indian guys who provided tips on how to navigate an overly carnivorous world. My conceit it that I'm reducing my carbon footprint by eating in a third-worldish fashion...uh yea and okie dokie.

World's largest asparagus shoot or a flowering spike from an agave (the tequila plant)? The agave waits for the right time to create this lone 20' spike, produces fruit, and then dies.

Friday, January 25, 2008

C’est formidable!

One of the latest in a series by Tom the Artist. He's working on some new stuff for a showing at the Cafe Artisan in Tekoa WA (Tekoa?) in mid February. Seems like he must have read 'Moby Dick' or something recently since the whale motif is prevalent.

When I walk through what passes for a gallery in downtown Spokane, most of the items on display are merely decorative, mostly crap, and overpriced. Compared to that dreck, Tom prices his work very reasonably (too reasonably if you ask me). I'm not much of a critic, but spend time in every gallery I happen upon and so have some feel for the whole affair. My gut reaction-his stuff is quite good. So, if you want some original art, come to Tekoa around the 15th and check it out.