Friday, September 08, 2006


Sorry I've not posted for quite some time. My mother was hospitalized and I rushed to Texas just in time to see her before she passed on. I've spent the past weeks helping my Sister to go through Mom's stuff. That is a most difficult duty to say the least and I don't envy my sister who has so much more stuff to go through. We only got about half way through Mom's household stuff from Japan that she put into storage 5 years ago when she returned to the U.S. after my father's death. I hated to leave Sis with so much to go through but I started classes this week and had to return home. It's hard to make art in someone else's home and I really needed to prepare my studio for the new semester. Believe me if I could have stayed I would have, especially since I will miss my grandson's birthday party tomorrow!

I didn't get any art done while I was gone, but I did get to spend some quality time with my son and grandson. In order to keep with the art theme of this blog I will post some images take by my sister's boyfriend Lee.

Lee is a professional videographer and talented photographer. I'm posting a photo he took of my son on his motorcycle. It is a beautiful freeze of the bike zooming down my Sister's street. The stop action is why Chris and the bike are so clear while the background is fuzzy. The second photo is a zoomed in crop of the chrome area near the footpedal in the same photo. Note how clear that reflected house is in the chrome, it almost looks painted on... Any of you who are photographers will appreciate this, it only took 9 stop action shots of that bike going by to get this one very clear pic (although the others are very clear the angle isn't good enough to see the reflections clearly). Remember, you can click on the photos to see them enlarged in another window.

The next post will be about the books I'm about to make in my "Book Arts" class. ~PPC~