Monday, October 26, 2009

This Week Inspirations.

The poem by Emily Dickinson:


Hope is the thing with feathers
That perches in the soul,
And sings the tune--without the words,
And never stops at all,

And sweetest in the gale is heard;
And sore must be the storm
That could abash the little bird
That kept so many warm.

I've heard it in the chillest land,
And on the strangest sea;
Yet, never, in extremity,
It asked a crumb of me.

...and redbreasted Nuthatch...



...and beautiful autumn colors around my home. Here is my old small apple tree (the model for my etching) on the right.

I feel like I can hear Una Furtiva Lagrima (from Donizetti's "L'Elisir D'Amore") when I look around. So much beauty.

New Etchings.

Hieroglyphics of Nature: milkweed leaves, milkweed seedpod, woodpecker feather, milkweed seeds and another small stuff that I always collect everywhere.
Also I finished Apple Tree plate. Here it is in opposite order ( I forgot about weird rule of apploading images here: the first will be the last one) :

Image # 3
Apple Tree plate + 2 plates with apple branch and apple.

Image #2
Apple Tree - trial proof #2, line + aquatint.

Image #1
Apple Tree - only etched line, trial proof #1.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Blue Jay.

New Etchings.

Apple tree - plate in progress (it is woodpecker feather on it).

"Snowy Owl" - proofs of finished etching.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Bethesda Art Festival.

12th Annual Bethesda Row Arts Festival, Maryland
Saturday, October 17th from 11am – 6pm
Sunday, October 18th from 11am – 5pm

My booth is # E6 (on Elm Street)

Each October, the streets of Bethesda Row are transformed into an outdoor art gallery of spectacular fine arts and crafts. More than 200,000 people have enjoyed the Bethesda Row Arts Festival in the heart of Bethesda’s designated Arts & Entertainment District since it began in 1997. This year many of the world's finest arts and crafts will be presented.

The Festival, underwritten by Federal Realty Investment Trust, features the work of 180 leading artists and crafters from the Mid-Atlantic and around the country. On display will be the finest in: ceramics, drawings, fabrics, glass, graphics, jewelry, metalwork, paintings, pastels, photography, printmaking, sculpture, wood and mixed media.

The outdoor event is held rain or shine on Bethesda Row located on Woodmont and Bethesda Avenues, and Elm Street, east of Arlington Road. The festival is in easy walking distance from the Bethesda Metro station and 15 minutes from downtown Metrorail stops.

Image: Ex libris (etching/aquatint) I made for Ilona Gargajina in 1996. This bookplate was a part of exhibit dedicated to Paul Verlaine, French Poet.

Here is very interesting page about translating Verlaine.


Долгие песни

Скрипки осенней
Зов неотвязный,
Сердце мне ранят,
Думы туманят,

Сплю, холодею,
Вздрогнув, бледнею
С боем полночи.
Вспомнится что-то.
Все без отчета
Выплачут очи.

Выйду я в поле.
Ветер на воле
Мечется, смелый.
Схватит он, бросит,
Словно уносит
Лист пожелтелый.

(Перевод В. Брюсов)

Autumn Song, By Paul Verlaine 
     Translation by Eli Siegel 

The long sighs 
Of the violins 
Of autumn 
Hurt my heart 
With a languor 
Of sameness.

All stifling 
And pale, when 
The hour sounds, 
I remember 
Days of once 
And I weep.

And I let myself go 
With the evil wind 
Which carries me 
Here, beyond, 
Like the leaf 
Which has died.

Paul-Marie Verlaine

Chanson d’Automne

Les sanglots longs
Des violons
De l’automne
Blessent mon cœur
D’une langueur

Tout suffocant
Et blême, quand
Sonne l’heure,
Je me souviens
Des jours anciens
Et je pleure;

Et je m’en vais
Au vent mauvais
Qui m’emporte
Deçà, delà,
Pareil à la
Feuille morte.

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

My Birds.

On my feeders: very handsome and calm cardinal #1. He does not have any babies, or his babies are adult now.

...and baby cardinal. I think it is a boy(he has very red tail).

And this is baby's father, cardinal #2 and a father of two. Not so handsome, and not so calm.

The family. I wonder where is Mom and why chicks are so late.

Goldfinch lost his color.

My favorite: chickadee.

And another favorite: titmouse.

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Bruce Museum Art Festival.

Bruce Museum Art Festival

Bruce Museum,
Greenwitch, CT

Outdoor Arts Festival2009 dates: October 10 - 11, 10 am - 5 pm
Held annually on Columbus Day weekend in October. Fine arts only, no crafts.
Categories: oils/acrylics on canvas, watermedia on paper, graphics and drawing, mixed media, sculpture, and photography.

My booth #57

Image: "Summer", next etching from 4 Seasons set.

Friday, October 2, 2009

Armonk Art Show This Weekend.

Armonk Art Show

Saturday and Sunday
October 3-4, 2009
10am to 5pm

My booth # is P-6

Ranked among the top Fine Art & Design Shows in the New York Metropolitan area by Sunshine Artist magazine, 9/2008

Armonk, part of the Town of North Castle, is located in Westchester County, which has a population of 949,355. It is 35 miles north of New York City.
The Show is 1/4 mile from Exits 3/3S off Route I-684, 10 miles north of I-287 and I-95, 5 miles from the Merritt and Hutchinson Parkways, 20 minutes from the Tappan Zee Bridge

Image: "Autumn" - etching I made some years ago.