Monday, May 30, 2011

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Steak and onions.

There's No Good War

This is my cousin, Henry Robert Bronke. He was in Vietnam in the 60s. He made it home but he saw and experienced things that no one should have had to. He's never really talked about that time and I've never asked. I have just been glad he came home.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

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Construction site or sandbox - your call.....

En Plein Air

My oil painting from this past weekend in Connecticut. It's 8 x 10" on gesso board.

The Right of Way

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

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A small garden.

The Lynbrook Library Art Show

Every Spring the Lynbrook Public Library hosts an exhibition of the work created by people in the art programs sponsored by the village.

Monday, May 23, 2011

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Low clouds on the Island.

Brookfield Craft Center

This weekend we went up to the Brookfield Craft Center in Connecticut so that Paul could take a two-day wood turning workshop.  He had never used a lathe before but under the tutelage of Buster Shaw, a master craftsman, he was able to make a honey dip on the first day and a bowl on the second.

The craft center is located in several old buildings centered around the old mill (c1780) which houses the administration offices and gift shop. The wood-working studio with it's assembly of lathes takes up half of the old railroad station across the road from the mill. The other half of the station is the glass studio.

If you are looking for a good craft workshop, you should check out Brookfield's web site. The folks are friendly and the workshops are very reasonable.

The old mill.

The railroad station.


A helping hand.

The studio in the station.

Paul, his bowl,  and his teacher, Buster Shaw.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

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Books by the yard.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

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They don't carve buildings like they used to.....

Monday, May 16, 2011

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Saturday, May 14, 2011

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The Graduate, Caitlin Dewey,  and her proud parents.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

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The ice cream truck.

Hanging the Show

Our oil painting group is having our annual show in the Lynbrook Public Library.  Most of the work consists of Oil painting but there are some pastels and sculpture.

The library is located at 56 Eldert Street but the main entrance is actually around the corner on Carpenter Ave. The phone number for hours is (516) 599-8630.

The reception is Thursday, May 19, 2011, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM. Refreshments will be served. Please join us.

Below are a few snaps of hanging the paintings.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

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It's always Mardi Gras at Big Daddy's.

Cleaning Up Someone Else's Mess

A sewage treatment plant in Mamaroneck, NY was responsible for discharging plastic filters into the Long Island Sound. Two of my friends and I went to one of the beaches on the North Shore and spent an hour picking them up. We estimate that we recovered about 1500 filters. Sally had been out on a big pick up with other friends and they retrieved about 21,000 in the span of about 5 hours.

Three of the filters. They are about 1 1/4" diameter.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Saturday, May 7, 2011

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A garden gnome relaxing with a good book.

Saturday Snap

I took this photo on City Island, a community within New York City. It can be reached via a bridge from the Bronx and is located at the western most end of the Long Island Sound.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

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Art News

My beaded necklace, Fig Leaves Are Passé, was juried into the "Reclaiming Eden" Show at the Art League of Long Island. The juror was Cornelia Seekel, the publisher of ART TIMES and a member of National Association of Women Artists, the Salmagundi Club, the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club, and the Society of the Silurians. 

The show opens to the public on Sunday, May 15, , and continues until Sunday, June 12, 2011, in the Jeanie Tengelsen Gallery at ALLI.

The Reception for the artists is Friday, May 27, 5:30 to 7:30 PM, in the Gallery.

The Gallery is located at 107 E. Deer Park Road, Dix Hills, NY. Please check the ALLI web site for more information.

Fig Leaves Are Passé

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Monday, May 2, 2011

It's not what you look at that matters, it's what you see.
Henry Davis Thoreau