Monday, October 26, 2009
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...
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) :
Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Friday, October 16, 2009
12th Annual Bethesda Row Arts Festival, Maryland
Saturday, October 17th from 11am – 6pm
Sunday, October 18th from 11am – 5pm
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.
Autumn Song, By Paul Verlaine The long sighs All stifling And I let myself go Chanson d’Automne Les sanglots longs Tout suffocant Et je m’en vais
Translation by Eli Siegel
Of the violins
Hurt my heart
With a languor
And pale, when
The hour sounds,
Days of once
And I weep.
With the evil wind
Which carries me
Like the leaf
Which has died.
Blessent mon cœur
Et blême, quand
Je me souviens
Des jours anciens
Et je pleure;
Au vent mauvais
Pareil à la
Autumn Song, By Paul Verlaine
The long sighs
And I let myself go
Les sanglots longs
Et je m’en vais
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
...and baby cardinal. I think it is a boy(he has very red tail).
Thursday, October 8, 2009
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
Ranked among the top Fine Art & Design Shows in the New York Metropolitan area by Sunshine Artist magazine, 9/2008