Friday, July 25, 2008

Globe Trekking in Europe

I will take a break from blogging for a few weeks while my family and I go on a much needed vacation in Europe. We are planning a 5 day visit to Stockholm, Sweden, where our German friends will take us on a tour of the city, surrounding lakes and countryside. I'm looking forward to sampling the smorgasboords and enjoying the country for it's unique and timeless qualities.

After touring museums and soaking-up the beauty of Sweden we will move on to Dublin, Ireland. This will be our 4th visit to the "emerald isle". We'll drive to Castlbar on the West Coast in County Clare. If all goes as planned we will arrive at our dear friends, the O'Malley's, home just in time for the party after the christening of the youngest of the O'Malley clan. We will enjoy the open and warm hospitality that our Irish friends. A lovely cottage will await us on the the beach overlooking the Atlantic from the "other side of the pond".

My camera, sketch books, pencils, watercolors and fresh open eyes will be at the ready for the entire trip. Check my blog to see the photos, sketches and watercolors. As the months pass I will develop the images into large scale oil paintings.

Life is an adventure and I don't want to miss a minute of it.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

PBS WTTW 11 Chicago, Feature

This is a still shot from a TV program where my work was featured. I will post the video segment from my appearance on the PBS program Artbeat on Chicago Tonight which appeared on February 5, 2008. I was not aware that the segment had aired until recently when I checked the archive for WTTW Chicago Tonight. I ordered a copy of the DVD, and will post it when it is edited and prepared for the internet. The film crew did an excellent job of filming my work and the work by the other artists at the NVVAM. Keep checking my blog for the video.