I recently stumbled upon Penland School of Crafts in North Carolina. I really want to take classes there someday. It’s an amazing little school and a tiny town of 200 people in the Blue Ridge Mountains. They have classes in books and paper, clay, drawing, glass, iron, metals, photography, printmaking and letterpress, textiles and wood. Here is the entrance sign.
I’ve been impressed with the street art of Asheville, especially the graffiti. I’ve always admired the bold, bright use of colors and the illusive nature of the art. There are several artists that come to mind when I think of this genre. One I LOVE is Banksy and his political pieces. Another is skateboard and surfboard artist Jim Phillips. Graffiti is controversial and is considered vandalism but, it is an inspiring part of our natural consciousness. Here are some inspiring and colorful pieces I came across on my walks through Asheville.
I just went on holiday to Maui for two weeks. A friend of mine succinctly summed up the vacation for me – It was fabulous all the things I love: heat, humidity, and lots of beautiful color. Here are some snaps from the trip.
Last weekend we visited Henry Coe State Park in Morgan Hill. It is the largest state park in northern California. It was a beautiful day and the park was filled with lots of wild flowers. We hiked to frog pond. I have been pretty sedentary so, the six mile hike kicked this girls butt. Here are some pictures of the park.