Becky’s Month of Squares challenge is back! Hurray! This month the theme is Lines & Squares. In the past month I have visited two museums: the Chicago Art Institute and the Museum of Glass in Tacoma. Plenty of opportunities for lines!! Squares too, probably. Here are the rules for Month of Squares: Create your line […]Read More October Squares: Artistic Lines
Becky has her monthlong square challenge this month and the topic is Blue. (#JulySquare) Last summer we took a road trip across 2/3 of the United States on Route 66. Between Arizona and New Mexico, we kept seeing road signs with this rabbit logo which piqued our curiosity (as it was supposed to!). We finally […]Read More Blue Squares: Here It Is!
My Favorite Things is the subject of Lens-Artists’ photo challenge this week. I love cats, especially my sweet tortie Hazel. I love flowers and enjoy taking good photos of them. There is plenty of this subject matter at Chicago Botanic Gardens! This is their May foxglove display. My favorite thing in the world is traveling, […]Read More Lens-Artists: My Favorite Things
Frank at Dutch Goes the Photo’s Tuesday photo challenge this week is round. circles of ice that formed inside the holes of the mat outside our back door Sculpture at Dr. Evermore’s Forevertron (near Madison, WI) Macy’s Christmas balls Ferris Wheel at Navy Pier in ChicagoRead More Tuesday Photo Challenge: Round
Nancy Merrill’s A Photo a Week challenge this week is about contrasting colors, using a color wheel which shows which colors contrast with each other. In art, we often see paintings with colors that seem to pop out of the image. An artist may use what are called “complementary colors” (contrasting colors) to emphasize something […]Read More A Photo a Week: Contrasting Colors in Nature and by Design
In Evanston is a small museum that most residents don’t even know exists. We didn’t either, until Open House Chicago listed it in the sites to tour in Evanston. In fact, I didn’t know what a Toby jug was. Nevertheless, located at 910 Chicago Ave. in Evanston, IL, the museum hosts thousands of visitors per […]Read More Open House Chicago-Part 4: The American Toby Jug Museum
June 14, 2018 Catoosa, OK has at least 3 attractions worth stopping for: Interested in river history? Arkansas River Historical Society Museum, 5350 Cimarron Rd., Catoosa, OK Ready for a hike and a picnic? Redbud Valley Nature Preserve, 16150 Redbud Dr., Catoosa, OK Want to see something kitschy (hokey) that has even appeared on a […]Read More Getting Our Kicks with Route 66 Kitsch (Day 7, Part 2)
June 7, 2018 (San Bernardino, CA – Kingman, AZ) On Day 1, we explored Santa Monica Pier but bypassed several L.A. area sites. That night, we drove to San Bernardino, where we spent the night at the Wigwam Motel! There were original seven in this chain, but only three survive, two of which are on […]Read More Getting Our Kicks in a Wigwam and a Bottle Forest (Route 66 Day 2, Pt. 1)