Sunday, August 28, 2011

Stayin' Dry

As I write this, Irene has been downgraded from hurricane to tropical storm.  Hey, a rose by any other name.....she is still doing a good job of kicking ass.  I couldn't resist opening a window and snapping a few pix.   The raw wood you see on the trees is where large limbs and branches used to be:



Behind the trees in the next shot is a usually well traveled parkway.  Only official vehicles on it today.




Any blurriness is not due to the photographer's shaky hands....just a basic point and shoot camera trying to capture trees bending crazily in the wind.

One last shot....you can barely make out the Hudson River through the rain and fog.




Many folks have mentioned that this weather makes it so convenient to stay home and make some art.  I don't know about anyone else, but I can't focus on a thing besides this storm.  The news has been on non-stop and every time I try to do something creative I get distracted....checking windows for leaks, watching the poor reporters getting blown to bits in Long Beach and Coney Island....I tried to work on a book binding project and just kept screwing up the stitches, so I gave up.

And now a shameless plug.  Please check out Seth Apter's blog, The Altered Page.  It's a wonderful blog any day of the week, but on Sundays he has a feature called The Pulse, which posts photos and answers to questions by an assortment of mixed media artists.  Someone you might know (insert big smile) is in today's issue.

East Coast buddies.....stay safe!




9 comments:

Helen said...

Yikes! Glad you're managing to stay safe, hope the storm passes you by soon without wreaking any significant damage. Off to check out your link now.

Nancy Lynn said...

I was so glad to see your post that you are safe and dry. My thoughts and prayers have been with all my friends on the East Coast. I wouldnt be able to concentrate on anything myself if I was in the eye of danger like you are. Please stay safe.

Debby said...

Saw your piece and it was cool. Stay safe!

Patti said...

love your piece on Style File - hope you continue to stay dry!

teri said...

Congrats on your Altered Page nod. You deserve that and more! We don't have any trees around here, so we aren't looking at any damage, but I know lots of people who are.

Terrie said...

Found you cuz I subscribe to Seth's blog and wanted to explore his artists. As I browsed your blog, I'm impressed by the creativity and the new bookbinding skill you're learning. That still seems beyond my ability so for now I'll stick with ready made journals. I'm only finishing up my very first one!

Marilyn Rock said...

Got to your Blog on Seth's page. Great spot on you and your featured piece attracted me right away. I'm a layer person, too :)

I'm with you; I couldn't concentrate on anything, yesterday, but the storm! Thankfully we came out, here, ok. Hope you and yours same.

"Goodnight Irene"

Patzee said...

Glad I wasn't the only one unable to concentrate on anything but the storm this weekend. Congrats and WTG on your appearance in The Pulse. Your art and creative energy are remarkable!

Patzee said...

Glad I wasn't the only one unable to concentrate on anything but the storm this weekend. Congrats and WTG on your appearance in The Pulse. Your art and creative energy are remarkable!