Monday, October 22, 2018

52 Pickup 25

52 Pickup 25
When I was working on this card I accidentally decollaged the white portion you see above the gentleman’s right eye.  I thought about what to do about it for a few days and then decided to leave it alone as I liked it the way it was.

Today I found an island called Cruit.  It is in the country Donegal.  I just happened on it and I fell in love with it.  There were thatched cottages to rent out that were adorable.  I was snooping around  and looking at the sea when all of a sudden a black dog brushed up against me.  I was startled of course but I just started talking to the black Labrador.  He was a puppy just checking me out.  He wanted to play so he would run ahead and come bounding back to me.  I pretended to go after him and he would run away again.  He was the cutest dog and he let me pet him.  I never found his owner.  Perhaps the owner sent him out to see who I was.

I went to Glenveagh National Park after a great halibut and chips lunch on my way home from the island.  The park property was given to the Irish government by an American.  There is a castle hunting lodge for the main house.  So I took the tour.  Marilyn Monroe stayed there as did Greta Garbo.  The house was great.  Now to see if I can find an image to share.

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Brain Sounds - Jamal Cyrus | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios





Sunday, October 21, 2018

52 Pickup 24

52 Pickup 24
I think the composition of  number 24 turned out especially well. The placement of the little girl and the star work for me.  I also like the colors.

Yesterday I went to Slieve League which are the most shear and largest cliffs in Europe.  Spectacular!

I think I finally found the way to getting photos into this blog.  Fingers crossed.  If it works this is the cottage that I am staying in.  It is raining 100% today.  So I may stay in and do art. :-). Not a problem for me, right!



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2. Stakeout! - Deb Sokolow | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios




Saturday, October 20, 2018

52 Pickup 23

52 Pickup 23


Totally into all the red in this piece.

I just tried to add a photo of the place that I am staying at in Killybegs, Ireland.  I will keep trying.




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Public Art Study: Fred Wilson's E Pluribus Unum | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios





Friday, October 19, 2018

52 Pickup 22

52 Pickup 22
Well, I guess I did not miss Thursday at all.  Must be because of the time change that I was OK.  So yesterday was a bonus day.
I am about ready to head out to buy a telephone.  My cell phone does not work in Ireland and I think I will need one just for emergencies.  Tesco, a store here, should be able to help with something cheap. Then I am going to head toward the Atlantic coast and my first airbnb.  It is a cute cottage and I think the only heat might be a fireplace.  Time will tell.
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Self Shape - Tschabalala Self | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios




Thursday, October 18, 2018

52 Pickup 21

I hope this is not confusing but you are getting 20 and 21 today because I messed up and used an image twice.....

Today is a two-fer since I missed a day yesterday....

52 Pickup 21
Well I messed up and somehow counted wrong on my cards.  So number 20 is also number 19.  So if you are wondering why I missed number 20 that is the reason.  Precise cutting is the name of the game for this collage.  It was intricate.   Some of the cards I really like more than others.  I really like this one.

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No additional link for this one today because of my mess up.

52 Pickup 19

52 Pickup 19

I just love the pig and the man together.  His look is priceless and the pig on wheels, as if he is a pet, is just the best as well.

I missed posting yesterday because I was on an airplane all night Wednesday night and most of Wednesday.  My flight out of Seattle was delayed  hence everything else I planned yesterday was either cancelled or delayed.  But I am in Ireland and so far so good.  I got the car and drove on the motorways.  I asked for directions from a very nice man in a parking lot to be able to find the hotel.  I had a great dinner last night and now it is early in the morning and I am wide away and a bit jet lagged.

Today I am heading to the Donegal which is in northwestern Ireland.  I think I will go through a bit of Northern Ireland to get there.  I want to try and do back roads but I need to purchase a phone today.  So we shall see how all that goes.  The drive is supposedly three hours to where I am now and where I will be staying.  This is an adventure so who knows what will happen.

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How To Art Assignment




Wednesday, October 17, 2018

52 Pickup 18

52 Pickup 18
I am all packed and my suitcase is by the door.  Tim did his magic at getting everything in.  I am going to try and see if taking the bus and light rail to the airport is doable with a shoulder bag, a carry-on, and a suitcase.  Wish me luck!  The next installment will be from Ireland! :-)
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Art Trip: Twin Cities | The Art Assignment | PBS Digital Studios