Many years ago, my sister gave me a set of little artist finger puppets. There are four of them, Vincent Van Gogh, Frida Kahlo, Gustav Klimt and Diego Rivera. They have magnets in their heads, so you can park them on the refrigerator. Recently, my cat Harmony has discovered them. She is in love with Diego Rivera. Every morning, I find him someplace new. Sometimes she brings Frida Kahlo along, this time she brought Gustav Klimt. Sometimes I find two puppets, sometimes one, but I always find Diego. Mark caught Harmony taking the finger puppet off the refrigerator once, so we know it is her, but we don’t ever see her play with him. She just makes sure we find Mr. Rivera lying around in the morning. I’m thinking of taking Harmony to the Detroit Institute of Arts so she can hang out in the Rivera Court and see Diego’s wonderful work. She is a cat of refinement and taste.
I did a fun little project with a couple of good friends the other day. We made little accordion books, and only used toothpicks and ink to draw in them.
I enjoy drawing with toothpicks, it limits your ability and forces you to let things go.
Yesterday Mark and I took a tour of churches in Detroit. It was a tour of historic churches put on by the Detroit Bus Company. I highly recommend them, it was a wonderful tour (though a bit of a bumpy throwback riding in an old school bus). Our guide was Kari Smith, an architectural historian, and she was amazing!
The floor of St. Aloysius church
The floor of St. Anne’s church
A mosaic at St. Aloysius church
Steps of Fort Street Presbyterian church
Window at Fort Street Presbyterian church
The old altar at St. Anne’s church
The ceiling behind the newer altar at St. Anne’s church
An angel at St. Anne’s church
One of the stained glass windows at St. Anne’s church
Today’s experiment in paint.
This is my latest artist trading card, the theme was light and dark.
Happy Chinese New Year! It’s the year of the snake!
This is a favorite photo of me and Mark on the Brooklyn Bridge. I made a few changes.