My Patented Don’t Eat Like An A$$hole Diet Is Starting To Pay Off and The Digital Tracking Scale I Use

This is the scale I use the weigh myself. It links directly to my iphone with a free app and it tracks my weight every time I hop on the scale. It was under $25 on Amazon

Hoping to break 200 soon.

No pizza, no chips, no fries.

Screenshot from my Fit Index Scale app

last chance! splendid waves at peabody essex museum FEATURE CROSS COUNTRY MUST SEE LOANS

Today, tomorrow (Oct. 3) final days of exhibit, In American Waters: The Sea in American Paintings, at Peabody Essex Museum.

Don’t be distracted by a simplistic thematic construct especially when it coaxes a mind game of “What about…?” as in: What about this artist or that one? Why aren’t they included? (Visual artists like May Stevens, Vija Celmins, Blanche Lazzell, Juane Quick to see Smith, April Gornik, Joan Nelson, Duncanson, Eric Aho, Morris graves, Rauschenberg, Fischl, Frankenthaler, Fitz Henry Lane, Winslow Hopper, and Edward Hopper sprang readily to mind. And more Lawrence.) What about the de rigueur annual summer exhibitions at major galleries and institutions, since late 1880s? Aren’t the planet’s oceans a global motif not limited by media or place?

Ignore the categories or “chapters”.

Forget the sea change promise.

Just go.

Do make the must see trip to be awed and enjoy the momentous loans and great gift of seeing these selections displayed, together and their many moods of expression. Sensuous, tranquil, volatile, mysterious, distant, abstract–this major group show delivers art that conveys emotion, expressed and experienced.

installation view photos

photos: c. ryan, May 29, 2021

Stunning installation design

*mostly (scroll through till end for some misses)

individual works

in no particular order

Animated some to help bring you there:

Museum wall labels – 3d letters, Frederick Douglass quote

Major American lending institutions and private collections including:

Crystal Bridges

Crystal Bridges partnered with PEM, so naturally most loans were procured from Arkansas.

William Trost Richards; Richard Diebenkorn; Frank Benson; Amy Sherald; Marsden Hartley

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Charles Sheeler; Jan Matulka

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

William Trost Richards

New York, Metropolitan Museum

John Frederick Kensett

Collection of New York City

John Wesley Jarvis

Navy Art Collection

Hughie Lee Smith; Paul Cadmus

American Civil War Museum

Conrad Wise Chapman

Phillips Collection

John Sloan

Smithsonian

Stuart Davis; Hughie Lee Smith

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Cuneo

Brooklyn Museum

Rockwell Kent

MoMa Museum of Modern Art

Fletcher Martin

Wadsworth Athenaeum

Kensett

Cahoon Museum American Art

North Carolina Museum of Art

Luks

This show was also billed as one exhibition comprising PEM’s **new** Climate and Environmental Initiative. **Includes iconic American homoerotic art – Cadmus Fleet’s In and Fletcher Martin**

Installation views and museum labels more of a miss

Waters elsewhere on view from the Peabody Essex Museum

Josh Simpson megaplanet glass earth, 1989

Michael C. McMillen detail of The Pequod II

Sea Coco

installation view Rockman exhibit, May 29, 2021, see more here

Continue reading “last chance! splendid waves at peabody essex museum FEATURE CROSS COUNTRY MUST SEE LOANS”

Last chAnce: In American Waters Peabody Essex Museum. splendid waves amazing loans. Go!

Today, tomorrow 10/3/2021 final days of exhibit, In American Waters: The Sea in American Paintings, at Peabody Essex Museum.

Don’t be distracted by a simplistic thematic construct especially when it coaxes a mind game of “What about…?” as in: What about this artist or that one? Why aren’t they included? (Visual artists like May Stevens, Vija Celmins, Blanche Lazzell, Juane Quick to see Smith, April Gornik, Joan Nelson, Duncanson, Eric Aho, Morris graves, Rauschenberg, Fischl, Frankenthaler, Fitz Henry Lane, Winslow Hopper, and Edward Hopper sprang readily to mind. And more Lawrence.) What about the de rigueur annual summer exhibitions at major galleries and institutions, since late 1880s? Aren’t the planet’s oceans a global motif not limited by media or place? Ignore these categories or “chapters”.

Forget the sea change promise.

Just go!

Do make the must see trip to be awed and enjoy the momentous loans and great gift of seeing these selections displayed, together and their many moods of expression. Sensuous, tranquil, volatile, mysterious, distant, abstract–this major group show delivers art that conveys emotion, expressed and experienced.

installation views

C. Ryan May 29, 2021 – stunning installation design, mostly

individual works, no particular order

Animated some to help bring you there:

Museum wall labels – 3d letters, Frederick Douglass quote

Major American lending institutions and private collections including:

Crystal Bridges

Crystal Bridges partnered with PEM, so naturally most loans were procured from Arkansas.

William Trost Richards; Richard Diebenkorn; Frank Benson; Amy Sherald; Marsden Hartley

Philadelphia Museum of Art

Charles Sheeler; Jan Matulka

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts

William Trost Richards

New York, Metropolitan Museum

John Frederick Kensett

Collection of New York City

John Wesley Jarvis

Navy Art Collection

Hughie Lee Smith; Paul Cadmus

American Civil War Museum

Conrad Wise Chapman

Phillips Collection

John Sloan

Smithsonian

Stuart Davis; Hughie Lee Smith

Los Angeles County Museum of Art

Cuneo

Brooklyn Museum

Rockwell Kent

MoMa Museum of Modern Art

Fletcher Martin

Wadsworth Athenaeum

Kensett

Cahoon Museum American Art

North Carolina Museum of Art

Luks

This show was also billed as one exhibition comprising PEM’s **new** Climate and Environmental Initiative. **Includes iconic American homoerotic art – Cadmus Fleet’s In and Fletcher Martin**

Installation views and museum labels more of a miss

Waters elsewhere on view from the Peabody Essex Museum

Josh Simpson megaplanet glass earth, 1989

Michael C. McMillen detail of The Pequod II

Sea Coco

installation view Rockman exhibit, May 29, 2021, see more here

Continue reading “Last chAnce: In American Waters Peabody Essex Museum. splendid waves amazing loans. Go!”

Shrine-making event in Gloucester

Hi there! Elizabeth from St. John’s Church in Gloucester calling. Long time listener, first time caller!!

We’re having a shrine-making workshop on October 16 that’s open to the public. Here’s a link to the Facebook event. Would you consider posting it?

https://fb.me/e/1cqNAEIKb

Shrine-Making Workshop October 16, 10-2 at St. John’s Church, 48 Middle Street:  For any who have suffered losses recently, this workshop offers a way to make tangible the loss (for a person, pet, life situation), combining art, pictures, words on a cardboard frame.  Free; all supplies provided, except the pictures, writings, memetos that you bring.  Masks and social distancing required.  Sign up by emailing marge@stjohnsgloucester.org or calling (978) 283-1708.  Parking available at 33 Washington Street.

Thanks so much!

Annisquam Village Church to host Blessing of Animals

On the Eve of the Feast of St. Francis, the Annisquam Village Church welcomes the community to a Blessing of Animals on Sunday, October 3rd at 4 p.m. on the church lawn at 820 Washington Street in Gloucester.   Four-leggeds, two-leggeds, and stuffed animals are all welcome to attend!

Questions? Call the Annisquam Village Church at 978-281-0376

Patient Heron on the Hunt

I visited Medford this week to try to find some eagles at Mystic Lakes Park since my Facebook memories indicated that we’d seen some there a year ago. Although I did see an eagle in flight from a distance, I spent most of my time watching this heron patiently hunting for its lunch. Over the course of the hour I watched it, this heron did not successfully catch his prey for nearly the whole hour, but I was rewarded just as I was starting to think about giving up the ghost. The heron seemed to enjoy a hearty meal on this beautiful fall day.

Woolly Bear forecast and more — pat morss

Woolly Bear Folklore:

“The longer the woolly bear’s black bands, the longer, colder, snowier, and more severe the winter will be. … If the head end of the caterpillar is dark, the beginning of winter will be severe. If the tail end is dark, the end of winter will be cold.” You be the judge.  I always wondered if they turned into moths or butterflies.  See first two photos.

This Woolly Bear was also out for a walk – head at upper left
He’ll turn into an Isabella Tiger moth (thank you Internet)
A Red-tailed Hawk hovering over its dinner on the Audubon land
Another walking companion
Can you see me now?
Speaking of dinner – is this a keeper?
And speaking of deer – elegant visitor ‘Deer Dancer’
Looks like a good year for Monarchs assembling for their flight to Mexico
A Turkey Vulture scouting for road kill, or something fresher
This month is apple-picking season
The turtles’ favorite rock is finally visible, but tight for a three-some (3 heads)
Gulls lit by the setting sun
And another impressive sunset over Lighthouse Cove mooring field