Monday, April 6, 2020

Karl and the dirt from a hole

Just yesterday I brought up the riddle about how much dirt one can take out of a hole (none, because a hole doesn't have any dirt), and now I see how much dirt is not in this particular hole!




That's what the dirt near Rotherfield, East Sussex looks like. This wheelbarrow has appeared before, and the image was sent by Janine Davies.

Friday, April 3, 2020

Riding... driving... kind of a chariot

I don't know how to share from IMGUR, but this is worth going to see, if I don't figure out a way to get the video in here.

A guy has put a wheeled platform... trailer... behind, to stand on, and motorized a wheelbarrow. It begins at a gas pump, and then off he goes.

https://imgur.com/gallery/YwKvqAK

There are some comments there, and will eventually be more, so don't depend on this post to get in on the joy of spectating there. :-)

Monday, March 30, 2020

Garden Art, Scotland

Pamela Grace is an artist in Scotland, making pen and watercolor images of gardens, old greenhouses, gates, laundry lines hung between apple trees—beautiful things. Her site is a comfort to visit.


Wheelbarrow Washing


September in the Walled Garden

My friend Brie found and sent the first wheelbarrow. I found the other two as I relaxed into the collection. (It might be that same first green one and a companion wheelbarrow, in the second piece.)

There are several places on the site where the artist describes her process and methods. She is mixing her own inks, so that even the inked layer is not monochromatic.
I make a range of limited-edition original prints using solar-plate etching techniques . I use traditional oil-based inks mixing blues and burnt umber to create individual dark tones which are both strong and subtle. I print on to high quality traditional printing papers. Some prints I hand-colour with watercolour.

Please visit her site: http://www.pamelagrace.co.uk/
Her art is displayed variously in Dumfries and Galloway, where she lives, and has shown elsewhere.

Sunday, March 29, 2020

Sunny Spain



Ester Siroky posted this; I snagged it. They're in Spain.


I had already posted what's above, and came upon Part B. Perhaps it's still cold, at night, in sunny Spain!

Friday, March 27, 2020

Yard cleaning during pandemic

People are asked to stay home more, and some yardwork is being done!

In Corrales, New Mexico, Laurie McPherson has tulips up, and weeds out!