More Thanksgiving Recap

We had a very nice Thanksgiving celebration this week at the home of some friends in the neighborhood. I bought food to bring this year. I kept thinking about cooking and baking and even brought ingredients, but in the end I decided I had a stressful enough week without worrying about that, too. So IContinue reading “More Thanksgiving Recap”

Art on the Avenue, at Last

Today was the day! Thousands of people gathered in my neighborhood for our yearly arts festival, Art on the Avenue. This outdoor street festival usually takes place in early October, but had to be postponed this year due to bad weather that day. I was volunteering as a Block Captain, walking up and down myContinue reading “Art on the Avenue, at Last”

Art on the Avenue 2022

The best day of the year to be in Del Ray is the first Saturday in October. Usually. That’s the scheduled date for our neighborhood art festival, Art on the Avenue. This year, a hurricane forced a postponement. The new date is tomorrow, November 12. Coincidentally, the remnants of another hurricane came through today, butContinue reading “Art on the Avenue 2022”

Reflections From a Galaxy Far, Far Away

Last night I submitted a photograph to a juried art show. The theme of the show is “Drips, Lines, Splatters, and Splash,” and the curator is seeking artwork in all types of media that show exceptional use of color, line, movement, and space. I submitted work to this gallery once before. It was rejected forContinue reading “Reflections From a Galaxy Far, Far Away”

Art Makes Me Happy

A new seascape will soon brighten my living room! Today was the annual Patrons’ Show fundraiser at the Art League. The Art League is based at the Torpedo Factory Art Center here in Alexandria, but for the second year in a row, this event was held online, due to the pandemic. Here is how itContinue reading “Art Makes Me Happy”

LetterMo Update

I mentioned earlier in the month that I’m taking part again in the Month of Letters, or LetterMo, the annual challenge to write and send a piece of mail every day the post office operates in February. After having neglected to post since then about what I’ve been mailing, I guess it’s time for anContinue reading “LetterMo Update”

Postcards From the World: Death’s Garden

Today’s featured postcard is from a Postcrosser in Finland, and it’s a wonderfully weird one! The artwork shows Death taking care of plants, and was painted by Finnish symbolist artist Hugo Simberg inn 1896. It’s a strangely charming image, with Death as a gentle character carefully tending plants that symbolize human souls. The card comesContinue reading “Postcards From the World: Death’s Garden”