Here in the snail garden, we’re having our first autumn rain. I recalled sharing rainy day postcards before, and looked back to see when that was. It was a year ago almost to the day–October 11, 2012! I’d like to share that post again:
Caption: Acorn Street on Beacon Hill Boston, Massachusetts. Acorn Street (off Willow St.) on the back slope of Beacon Hill is paved with river stones which were available from the banks of the nearby Charles. This charming, gas-lit neighborhood is a carefully preserved reminder of how Boston looked about 1850.
Bunn’s photographs, digital videos and lithographs focus on the subtleties where vegetation meets sky. Portraying those interfaces as found in unremarkable places in Los Angeles, her work draws viewers to recall the fine detail, subtlety of light, and progressive movement right outside. One such piece was recently acquired by The Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)!
Located in a beautiful 1920′s Craftsman house in Pasadena, California (just off a freeway offramp), Offramp Gallery features ever changing exhibitions of contemporary art. I’ve never seen a show there that did not interest me. To see a whole post of Offramp exhibition announcement postcards, click here.
A very American-feeling artist known for his dynamic watercolors, Kenneth Perrin Becker was the father of a family friend who has since set up this website of his work. Our friend carries on her father’s craft in her own way. Residing in New York City, she keeps watercolor journals, illustrating daily life in the City. And she displays them on a website of her own. Absolutely charming! Fans of New Yorker cartoons and Eloise will adore http://antoniebecker.com/
May 19, 2012
“…this is one of my favorite photos of my hometown in California. I think I like it so much because it so accurately captures the beauties of places in the world that tourist postcards often overlook. To many, the fog may not be ideal, but growing up with that fog–it was always something I could count on. It wrapped me up in familiarity just for a moment…”
This is from my friend who has the delightful letter-writing blog I’ve often mentioned http://lovelyhandwrittennotes.tumblr.com/