For this week’s challenge, we’re exploring art–outdoors, in the park, on the street–for all to enjoy. Thank you Patti for acknowledging all the art around us.
The last couple of years Sacramento has been encouraging creativity. Alley walls, sidewalks and dumpsters have provided the canvas. Artists of all ages come out to celebrate.
In 2016 alleyways and building throughout Sacramento became the canvas for Wide Open Walls (WOW). This annual event has brought art to all. This year my fellow photographers ventured out without me because Moxie’s puppy class is priority one.
Another annual event I usually enjoy is Chalk it Up. This artwork is not permanent, but fun to watch, and photograph. The sidewalks around Freemont Park serve as the location. Each square represents an organization, individual idea, or business venture. Again, I did not photograph it this year. Last year, CoVid protocols spread this event out throughout the city.
I came across the Art of the Dumpster in a vacant lot. Each dumpster had the artist’s statement displayed.
I am always on the lookout for murals that informs visitors about the town.
How many of us have been stuck in an airport? I’m glad to find that these public spaces are now being adorned with art.
The original Tower Records started in Sacramento and was located in the drug store that shared space with the Tower Theatre.
Murals found around Tower Records establishment on Broadway.
Making the most of the space that surrounds us with art. It is nice to find such “eye candy” where you least expected! Just be ready to experience beauty.
Mail on January always starts off with the predictable envelop from my accountant. Just finishing off the bottle of champagne, and I am reminded of April 15th. The newspaper shrinks with all the advertisements gone. Now I am flooded with sales on exercise equipment, gym memberships, and information about what to eat and what to avoid eating.
Been eating my vegetables
and salads, cooking chicken soup with kale, carrots, and celery, and enjoying a few desserts with my coffee.
From department stores to supermarkets candy hearts replace candy canes. Calendars make a brief appearance. Has the “smart phone” replaced calendars? I know that I rely more on my phone when I make appointments. Stores bring out organizers of all kinds. I like containers, but I never had a collection of Tupperware. I keep most of my large glass jars to store food stuff. Not too many items come in glass anymore. Plastic bins keep my yarn organized. I use baskets for my camera equipment. My one magazine title finds a home in a basket, but this year the magazine goes digital. Too bad. I replaced the space for a computer tower with three baskets for desk storage. I try to be organized, yet by the time I get around to my personal space I run out of minutes in the day. So my desk often suffers. Furniture and household items from my parents downsize now have a useful place in my home. More ways to get organized. Best of all, my car now fits in the garage again. I missed pulling my car in to the garage with the wet, cold weather.
What’s in these boxes?
My most important organizing task falls to my new laptop. I just upgraded to Lightroom and Photoshop CC (Creative Cloud). I want to keep my photographs on a portable lhard drive and be able to work both at home and when I am away. I have been using both programs, and so now is a good time for this change. I need to add my filters, plug-ins and a couple of additional programs. I will report my progress, and explain how I made the leap. Not sure about the “cloud” thing yet.