Monthly Archives: February 2013

Seeing Trees

Sally Williams sent this video link from Timber Press, featuring an interesting photo technique.

For many, the tree is a symbol of longevity, integrity, and enduring beauty. But how many of us have truly seen a tree? How well do we know the intimate details and secrets of that old familiar oak in the backyard? In “Seeing Trees”, author Nancy Ross Hugo teaches us a whole new way of watching a tree. And in breathtaking shots of striking detail, photographer Robert Llewellyn shows us why it’s worth it.

One kind word can warm three winter months. ~Japanese Proverb

 

After all this snow…you deserve to treat yourself right!

 

MARDI GRAS – TUESDAY FEB 12 – TOMORROW

4th Annual

All-Day 7 All-Night Fundraiser – 11:30am – 11:30pm

LATITUDE 43 & MINGLEWOOD TAVERN

10% OF ALL SALES TO BENEFIT Y TEENS REBUILD NEW ORLEANS

·        SPECIAL N’AWLINS CAJUN MENU ITEMS

·        RAFFLE PRIZES

·        50/50 RAFFLE

·        BEADS, MASKS & BALLOONS

·        PLUS:  SPECIAL BENEFIT CONCERT BY GLOUCESTER’S OWN THE RUNAROUND 7:30pm – 10:30pm

Rick Doucette
Executive Director of Teen & Camp Services
Cape Ann YMCA
71 Middle Street, Gloucester MA 01930
(P) 978-559-3002 (F) 978-283-3114
(E) doucetter@northshoreymca.org (W) www.northshoreymca.org
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The Y: We’re for youth development, healthy living and social respon

Mardi Gras Fundraiser at Lat 43 & Minglewood STILL ON FOR TUESDAY Day & Night

Starting at 11:30am tomorrow TUESDAY (MARDI GRAS) 10% of all sales at Latitude 43 and Minglewood Tavern benefit the 4th YMCA service-learning trip where local teens help rebuild New Orleans as they broaden their horizons.

While you’re there you can get tickets to the April 6 Henri Smith / Charles Neville concert to benefit the trip — or you can just buy tickets to the concert here.

Tokyo Comes to Gloucester

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From the Downtown Gloucester Chocolate Tour: Carmon Emery, of the POP Galley, and Father Matthew Green enjoy hot chocolate with schnapps from Bodin Historic Photo on Main Street. The recipe came from Tokyo Terrace blog in Japan: http://www.tokyoterrace.com/2009/12/cocktail-friday-hot-chocolate-with-peppermint-schnapps/ Thanks!
Fredrik D. Bodin
Bodin Historic Photo
82 Main Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

The Walker Creek Band 30th Anniversary Celebration

Please join them for a party celebrating 30 years of rock and roll!

Walker Creek Band

Since Peter is out at a meeting I thought I would post about an very special event that he would not like that I promote but that is what happens!  Join Harold Wyman, Joe Simcox, John Lovell, Bill Collins, Bob Bradford, Doug Pike and Jeffrey Johnson with surprise guests Robert Hanlon, Jon Matson, Rachel Megyesy & Peter Van Ness.

Details:  Friday February 15, 2013
AMVETS HALL
14 Prospect Street
Gloucester, MA 01930

Get music this week, check out the full lineup here

Shannon Koening Has Some Nice Things To Say

Hi Joey C,
It’s not a Gloucester seagull, but these photos are pretty cool.  You can decided if they’re blog-worthy.
I’ve had to enjoy Nemo through GMG since I’m out in Chicago for a death in the family.  Really appreciated the lovely photos everyone has posted.  And your marvelous humor during a hard time.
Best,
Shannon

Big Brush, 20 Minutes, By Deb Clarke

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From Deb Clarke;

My friend Kay stopped by yesterday afternoon for a few minutes.  i asked her to sit while i set up a palette.  4 colors:  cad yellow medium, phtalo blue cobalt hue, cad red medium and alizarin (wanted grumbacher red, but i’m out; hence the 2 reds) and white.  twenty minutes a 2 inch brush and this is the result.  i’ve already started rubbing some of the profiles so that i can work on it some more.  i have not set up a full palette in a long time, as a lot of the work during the past year or so  required small batches of color, mixed each time i started to work.  it felt good to move my eyes and arms as Kay kept moving around too (she is very animated.).   the challenge for me is to keep the paint ‘fresh’ as  the work develops.  can’t remember the last time i worked from a model.  should do this more often, just to keep the motorskills sharp.  did not reach a ‘calgon take me away’ moment, but had a blast thinking about nothing except what color is this, what direction is that, how does this relate to that,  and kiss (keep it simple stupid).

 best,  deb.

http://debbieclarke.blogspot.com/

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