Monday, January 17, 2011

Two from the beach

When she wasn't eating, she was talking on the phone.  Loudly and at length. I wanted to go kick sand on her but was too soaked in sun and sparkling vacation hours to care enough to move.

Beach wedding 1/1/11. Very windy and rather cool, but a lovely day. I loved how the bride just went big and wore a full length, screw-the-sand gown.

The Carnival

Is there anything more awkward than having one of those silent intense fights in public? Unless it's having a loud, intense fight in public, I guess.

The dunk tank had this guy impersonating the scary vicious character of the Joker from the last Batman move-makeup and all. People were fascinated by the stream of abuse he hurled out at them; no one was safe. He picked on everyone, from the those in strollers to those on canes. As a result, they hung way back from the booth, watching those brave enough to endure the gravelly voiced taunting coming from the cage.

I'm really intrigued by how you can catch the carnies in like "OFF" mode as they wait for people 


Sometimes I wonder if they draw straws to see who has to go stand around at the carnival all night.


This guy looks just too old to be doing this. On the other hand, maybe it's like a lifelong dream... to travel around with the carnival.

Their excitement as they played the game was very apparent.

Just waiting for the right person to come along. This woman isn't it.

Boston

Playing in Boston Public Garden on a raw day in April

In the Boston Public Library

At the top of the steps from Government Center Plaza to Faneuil Hall

Leigh Shannon as Bette Midler at Hamburger Mary's


I went with friends and family to the once monthly "Illusions in Revue" show at Hamburger Mary's on Church Street. There's no cover charge but you are expected to buy dinner or a couple of drinks--all of which are pretty inexpensive. Leigh Shannon presents a fun and raunchy show as Bette Midler. He also presents Cher, Liza, Aretha, Barbra, Gaga and Madonna. The performers work the room and it's fun to tip them as they vogue by your table.

Art Stroll-December 2010

I participate in this monthly art event when I can; it's quite fun and I enjoy meeting other artists and those people who come to the event. I don't sell, though--I show the work I do from the figure and it just doesn't seem to work... although maybe they're priced too high. I also get very irked with those people who react childishly to the subtle and traditional charcoal drawings of the nude that I show.

Fishing under the I-4 overpass in Sanford

Reading

Frame shop at Sam Flax


Bucket Drummer - Clearwater's Pier 60


This drummer did amazing things with the 5 gallon buckets. More and more people stopped to listen to him play, especially teenage boys.