Painting

October 30th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

I’ve been out of the studio for a while.  As you may know I bought my first house this year and that has kept me very busy.  I actually even rented out my own space in Studio-g2, figuring I wouldn’t have much time to paint.  Now that I’m getting settled in, I want to get back to creative stuff.  I have a show of paintings right now at the Starry Night Cafe in N Ferrisburgh, if you happen to be down that way.  I’m going to head down and have dinner and plan to hang two more pieces.  One is this tryptich here.

untitled tryptich, 2009, from "Shellacs"

untitled tryptich, 2009, from "Shellacs"

This collection is called “Shellac” as I took the largely black and white etudes and coated them with amber shellac.  The restaurant seems to be happy with the work and so I’m excited to bring them some more.

Interesting that Facebook seems to be grabbing my blog posts as “notes”…and I’m pretty sure I never set that up…like magic [???]

Violet

October 29th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

This plant has endured both love and neglect from me and has become a trusted friend and confidant.  Yes, I do talk to my plants.

The violet tolerates long periods of time without water, which allowed it to live happily in studio-g2 while we came and went and came and went—mostly forgetting to water all summer.  Thank you. I promise to treat you better.

My African Violet

My African Violet

Wind Man

October 29th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

We went to Montreal a few times for the Piknic Electonique and kept passing this guy. I just can’t help enjoy the symbolism. My friend Tim thought he might even scare youngsters. I just think he and his artist are great. Of course, this is in Canada. In US, I just can’t imagine us getting over ourselves enough to use something so creative.

Anyway:

wind man, my favorite road sign ever

wind man, my favorite road sign ever

nature

October 26th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

Gourd, found in the Abenaki traditional garden behind one of the farms in the Intervale. CuJo and I went for a nice quiet fall walk on the path down there. Not much left of the corn and beans, but the squash and gourds were still looking good.

The adaptability of nature never fails to amaze me….gourds are especially tough. This one felt completely solid!

gourd in Abenaki Three Sisters Garden

gourd in Abenaki Three Sisters Garden

new web things

October 25th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

It seems like I can build a set of sites in a weekend. Well, they all lack refinement, but for maybe 6-8 hours of work? I completely migrated off my old host, made decisions about what old stuff to toss, picked a new theme and moved all my data. And by Sunday PM, I was ready to chill.

Check out fixed impressions. My many times restyled but still kickin’ fixed gear blog!

rusty  chain

rusty chain

visuals

October 25th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

I went for a cool chilled out color cruise. I was trying to get the colors on iPhone movie. Not as easy as I hoped, but fun.

Play the clip

Play the clip

66 Rose Street

October 25th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

The story of how I came to own the little farmhouse where I live lacks a catchy start, but the journey became a most unique story of the path to homeownership.

For months I anecdotally told the story in my facebook status.  But when it came down to crunch time…the story got just tense and repetitive.  I stopped posting.  In fact it seized up my life pretty good.  I could probably use a month of therapy sessions just to help process it all through.

Now is the time, I think to start to piece the story together.  It definitely seems to have a happy ending!

66 Rose Street

66 Rose Street

v3.0

October 25th, 2009 § 0 comments § permalink

In all fairness to my longtime host, it was time to move on.

Here we are: www.gonterian.com/v3.0

My first Best Cam Pict:

oil and water on tarmac

oil and water on tarmac

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