My paste papers: an old and traditional surface design technique involving cooking up a batch of wheat paste, adding pigments, spreading the paste on wet paper, then drawing designs on it.
I took this class with Louise Lawrence Foster at Asheville Bookworks.
I was here on a Sunday.
Why the Appalachians in the South are called The Great Smoky Mountains
Looking southwest at sunset on a very humid evening, it is apparent why the southern Appalachians are considered a temperate rainforest. Humidity can be 100%, the sun will be out, the temperatures in the 90s F, and it won't be raining.
The Swallowtails are all over, flitting from flower to flower. They are the size of birds—4 to 5 inches from wingtip to wingtip. This one was at New River Gorge National Park.
This photo is in the Metropolitan Museum of Art's collection, but is not on view. I came across it from the Met's "Featured Artwork of the Day," or something like that. It comes as an RSS feed to my iGoogle page and then I can save the ones I like in My Met Gallery. . .oooooh! I have my own art collection at the Met!!!
This image is evocative of what I am doing today--driving. Although not to the Southwest but certainly South; I'm on my way to North Carolina for a few weeks, to rest and relax before school starts at the end of August.
I will be posting irregularly, but I will be posting, and I expect to be posting my own photographs and artworks as I get some finished. So please keep watching for them and for news on whatever will happen with that yearlong project. I think I'm going to call it A Year in A Life; what do you think?