I've decided to showcase my favorite blogs, web sites, books, etc each Friday in what I'm calling Favorite Friday's. Each Friday I'll post the people, places, things and events that I found to be interesting, inspirational and note worthy during the past week. I hope those of you who take the time to stop by and read my posts will find these things worth hearing about as well! Feel free to leave a comment and let me know if you enjoyed my first Favorite Fridays post!
1) A blog I started reading this week Printmaking without a Press has given me much inspiration! Her work is full of color, texture and life. The artist, Linda Germain, has some classes coming up on printmaking that I am hoping to attend. Just need to check the funds first and see if they, and my schedule, will allow me to go. Do check her out even if you aren't a print maker. Her work is fabulous eye-candy!
2) Paris Daily Photo: I've been following this blog for a few years now. What can I say? I love Paris. Especially the patisseries and the Luxembourg Gardens, where you can hear the bells of Notre Dame ringing so sweet and clear while strolling past the amazing trees and original statue of Liberty. Amazing.
3) The Willard Clock Museum in North Grafton, MA is less than 10 minutes from my house. The grounds are peaceful, beautiful and a great place to sit with my art journal and let my thoughts flow. Inside is an amazing collection of early clocks. yes, clocks. They are created with attention to detail, outstanding craftsmanship that use to be standard in manufacturing anything and are a feast for the eyes. If you ever get out to Central Mass,this is a must see. In the meantime, peruse the web site! On a side note, my Mom use to work for descendants of the Willard family. they had an original Willard clock in their home. Mom says it was beautiful and the family was darned nice too!
4) I had to take my son to the doctor's yesterday. His pediatrician is located in what is called Med City. Inside there is the most beautiful atrium, with flowing waterfalls, sloped ramps for walking, bright light from the tinted glass ceilings and abundant windows, and plants (both real and fake, but decent fake ones) that give a gentle, relaxed atmosphere. We always take time to stroll around, throwing coins into the pools below the falls, either before or after his appointment.One of these days I'm going to take my art journal, grab a cup of Joe from the Dunkin Donuts and just sit, listening to the falls and let inspiration wash over me. As far as medical centers go, they built this one right.