Monday, June 14, 2010

What's Goin On

I have been rather dry on ideas for art posts lately and I do apologize to anyone who comes here just for the art images and their accompanying tidbits. The weather is good now and that means that I'm out there enjoying it and taking lots of photos. Those of you who visit regularly know my fondness for my camera and the occasional good photo it sometimes surprises me with.

I do have two art posts in the works right now:  one feature on the work of Georges Seurat and another in the series A Letter from Vincent. The latter is a mixture of excerpts from the letters of Van Gogh to his brother Theo and corresponding images of the paintings he was working on or those by other painters that fueled Vincent's intensity and passion.

 On June 23rd, I'm leaving for Santa Barbara to visit my daughter (SG1) and her wife, whom I call Beloved. I haven't seen SG1 since August of 2009, so I'm very much looking forward to spending time. I'll be back on July 6, which means I'll be celebrating my 51st birthday in sunny Santa Barbara, as well as the 4th festivities. SG1's Americorp stint will be over for the summer (she's enlisted for another year) and Beloved will have a light class load at UCSB, where she finished the master's portion of her degree and will begin work on the phd part in the fall. All is going according to plan for the happy couple, I'm pleased to say.  :-)

A week or so later, WP and I are leaving for the fairy cottage in Nova Scotia until the end of July. I plan on being home all of August to work on some house projects and enjoy my yard, the river and a few day trips here and there. We may even sneak in a visit to New York City, as there are lots of cool things going on at MoMA.

Peace, love and all groovy things,
Pagan Sphinx

For now, here are two images for you to enjoy - one each from Van Gogh and Seurat. 

Georges Seurat
The Seine at Courbevoie  

Flower Pot with Chives


  1. Lovely paintings.
    Have a wonderful summer with your wonderful family. I hope the weather stays fine for you wherever you are in the country.

    Peace and love,


  2. I love the work of both artists and will be pleased to wait until you have the time to post the full articles. You always do a wonderful job of choosing definitive pieces.

    I'll be by to visit to see whatever photographs and thoughts you find relevant. In the meanwhile I hope your journeys are delightful and rewarding in every way.

    I resigned from my job today effective August 12th and we'll be preparing to move to NS in mid-September. All of a sudden it just came together :-) :-) :-)

  3. i would love a fairy cottage too! have fun

  4. Jerry: thank you as always for your kindness and support. You have been a good blog friend for several years now.

    Susan: ditto to you! And congratulations on your resignation! Won't be long now that you and your husband will be living the life you've been working toward. I'm so incredibly happy for you! And perhaps we will see you in Nova Scotia in 2011!

    Sherry: thank you as well for everything. I will post lots of photos both here and on facebook.

    Stay in touch, everyone. Peace and love to you.

  5. Have a wonderful time on your travels.

  6. I just returned from a long road trip out west. I want another trip right now! But I'll stay put and piece together more travel as Summer moves on. I hope you enjoy every minute of your trip. I sure wish I could ride my motorcycle out to Nova Scotia and the Maritimes, maybe someday.
    Peace to you and yours. Hugs all around from me.


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