Larry.s Creative Zone

Larry.s Creative Zone

Friday, February 19, 2016

Friday with a wind.....strong wind.

Bansky is an English-based artists who does graffiti sometimes in the dark of night.  I read that sometimes he hires people to do the work.  Political and social comments are viewed through a lot of his art.

A high school student imitated his work and wrote a report about the artist as a part of the assignment. This work is painted on the wall and can be seen right inside the door as one walks in. Yes I am subbing in the art room today.

It was said that a neighbor lady was out yelling very  loudly at a crew that was cutting down her two large trees.  She lives on the other end of the block. I guess she had not heard about the wrath of the city towards our very bad trees.  The trees drop leaves and they may fall into their ditch.

I have decided to let it all go.  The birch is on the correct side of the sidewalk but the two behind it will be gone soon.  I think they should wait for the yard to freeze back up before they come in and destroy nature's 100 year old trees. They will have to be in  my yard as the ditch is too steep for anyone or machinery.  I won't waste time discussing it and I told my wife not to go out and scream loudly at them, unless she wants to so she can feel better.

When you live with crazy people who make stupid decisions, it makes one to be more encouraged to leave the town for good.

As I don't seem to have new photos, I find myself digging out the ones that I forgot to post in the past.  The little  pitcher is small as you can see by the comparison to the dime on the place mat. 

The pitcher is a cast piece, of course, as a glass cutter could never create a design like that on such a small piece.   I have lost track of where I received this piece but  I bet it was sitting in my mom's cupboard and some friend gave it to her while she cleaned their house.  People would give her dishes or violets as gifts of appreciation.

I am appreciating the iPhone more each day.  It is a nice portable camera.  I really am doing limited things with it though as it is too small for my hands and fingers.  We do get to do facetime on it with our son and grandson. We get to see AJ in action as he directs his dad all over the house to show us things.  He read a book to us the last time we connected.

I am in the art room and it is nice to be back, sort of.  I know the subject so that won't be the challenge. I actually know the kids pretty well from all the academic classes I sub in the last 4 years.  

We are having strong winds today.  It would be nice to have the moisture evaporate quickly but we do have large snow drifts yet in our yards. Things are melted in the open areas of farm fields but in town things are slow to melt.   I think we have a warm prediction for quite a few days.. Then there will be mud.  Thank you for stopping by today.


Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Your comments about the city removing trees was interesting. While it is, of course, to see old trees taken out knowing that any replacements would take years to mature sometimes it's sadly necessary. I agree that shouting won't accomplish anything constructive. Glad you are enjoying your iPhone, Larry. We have both been using them for over 2 years and upgraded this past fall. The camera does come in very handy!

Far Side of Fifty said...

Mud, that doesn't sound like fun at all! Too bad the City is going to cut down old trees...make me sad:)