Thursday, December 29, 2011
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
At this time of year,
when the days are cold and short
and the shadows are long,
the ranch quietly sustains its own way of life.
Wildlife silently crosses the land.
The horses live in their own society.
And while some cows are dying,
others are calving.
others are calving.
In the presence of Winter,
life goes on.
Thursday, December 15, 2011
Sunday, December 11, 2011
Friday, December 9, 2011
Wednesday, December 7, 2011
Recently, the dog and I were walking along the river
late one afternoon in a remote area of the ranch.
Dusk was quickly falling,
and I knew we'd better head back down the canyon.
As we turned to go home,
something on the ground caught my eye.
Animal tracks, I thought.
I leaned over to look closely and took some pictures.
These were like no tracks I had ever seen before.
Nor deer, nor elk.
Not even mountain goat.
They gave me the creeps,
and we high-tailed it back home.
I can't find anything on Google,
and until someone can tell me otherwise,
they look like the devil's footprint.
Monday, December 5, 2011
Wednesday, November 23, 2011
I love about art:
I love about art:
12 WOLF KAHN
26 DAVID HOCKNEY
30 LAND ART
35 OUTSIDER ART
36 TURRELL'S CRATER
38 SWEET SPOTS
39 COLOR WHEELS
41 ART BLOGS
50 LOADED BRUSHES
54 THE RIGHT IDEA
56 MARK ROTHKO
60 MARK LEACH
62 BLANK CANVAS
64 ART CATALOGS
66 ART HISTORY
71 NEW CRAYONS
76 EMILY CARR
79 VAN GOGH
80 NEW MEXICO
82 GEHRY’S BILBAO
84 POLLOCK iPHONE APP
85 FINDS ARTISTS
90 MIXING COLOR
95 LOST EDGES
97 LOCAL LIGHT
100 CHANGING MY MIND
I'm thankful for all of these things.
What's your 100?
Monday, November 21, 2011
Saturday, November 19, 2011
Thursday, November 17, 2011
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Friday, November 11, 2011
On October 24th, I posted a story about
Meanwhile, the City of Boulder has been
on a mission to rebuild all its sidewalks.
Hellbent, you might say.
On our walk early yesterday morning,
the dog and I headed over to see
if the crews had gotten to Alexander's house yet.
Garrett's nose points to what's left of that magic little garden.
The sign below was hung on the fence
in front of the house.
The display of rocks and shells and treasures,
so carefully collected and artfully arranged by Alexander
All scattered, dug up or buried,
along with the plants and sprinklers.
Nothing left but his hand-painted sign
and his crown.
I turned and looked back,
hoping I had imagined the destruction.
Friday, November 4, 2011
Tonight CU is hosting USC here in Boulder.
Live on ESPN.
So the whole world will get to see us get creamed.
Or the whole world will get to see Boulder
on a really nice night.
I recommend the latter.
iPhone Pollock app painting
P.S. Yeah, we got creamed. 42 - 17
I hate football.
I had a hometown overcoming, is all.
But, if you were ever inclined to watch any college football,
Saturday night (6pm MST), #1 LSU plays #2 Alabama.
Now, that'll be some football!
No allegiance here, just maybe a little bet.
Tuesday, November 1, 2011
Monday, October 31, 2011
Friday, October 28, 2011
We have an extraordinary friend
who earned great nicknames like
The Ace of Space
by connecting people around the world
Though he died of leukemia in 2000,
he still unexpectedly crosses our path
in the most amazing ways.
I was fooling around with a piece of Uart
just like that, an X appeared.
(If you scroll down to the campfire at the very end,
you'll see that this blog is dedicated to him.)
Monday, October 24, 2011
Art is everywhere.
It appears wherever someone stakes a claim.
Here in our neighborhood,
a seven-year-old kid named Alexander works his magic
on the street corner in front of his house.
He's carefully laid out an extensive collection of treasures
right there on the sidewalk for all the world to enjoy.
For instance, right there below the fossilized ammonite
is one of the finest arrowheads I've ever seen.
And now, here's what I consider to be
Alexander's absolute tour de force...
If that weren't enough,
he has an installation directly across the street.
Yes, that's a dollar affixed with Bondo.
I call it the $1 hydrant.
Garrett doesn't know what he thinks of it.
I suppose that for a dog, it's kind of like
Friday, October 21, 2011
(who would appreciate a visit, btw)
was feeling flush after selling well at Open Studios,
so she generously ripped off some samples of Uart
and gave them to me.
I can't make myself just slap on some color
and did this little number.
Now go visit her blog and leave a comment.
I'd like one, too.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Monday, October 17, 2011
has posted a good Roadrunner cartoon
and asked what cartoons we liked as kids.
"Little Lulu" always appealed to my own bad self.
Now I'm amazed at the quality of the animation,
especially the background matte painting.
What was your favorite?
Sunday, October 16, 2011
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Here's the youngest sistah.
Not the best photograph, but hey...
Yes, I am stalling here.
I've been in the back room
trying to make my pastels behave.
Or at least look like they haven't looked before.
It's a tussle.
Sunday, October 2, 2011
Thursday, September 29, 2011
A few weeks ago, a door opened
and five good old dogs went through.
One of them was my dog Garrett's girlfriend, Sammy.
Here's the iPhone portrait I did of her.
He's not worried;
he's pretty sure they all went someplace good.