Dream Window 22: A View of the Boreas Ponds

The damn glass broke.  On the first pane, no less. And I have no time to get a replacement pane. Son of a… Background. Yesterday, I tore apart Dream Window 21: Head, Heart, Health and Hands (my 4-H-themed ribbon and pin construction) to use the window to build a brand new Dream Window, one based…

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Destroying a Dream Window

I’ve never done this before.  Not in all the Dream Windows I’ve ever built and sold and given away. But I’m tearing the last one apart. And building a new one from its remains. Dream Window 21: Head, Heart, Health and Hands was built for the specific purpose of entering it at the Altamont Fair’s…

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My 2017 Altamont Fair results

What a reversal of results for me. Many years ago – 2009, 2010, 2012 to be more precise – my pictures couldn’t get a ribbon at the Altamont Fair.  It was emotionally rough. At the same time, my artworks were appearing at the New York State Fair’s photography competition with regularity. It’s certainly a reversal…

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Dream Window 21: Head, Heart, Health and Hands

I apologize for keeping this Dream Window from you for so long.  I’m really, really sorry.  I actually built this thing about twelve months ago, but I wanted to save showing it off in the blog until today. And when you read this post, you will understand why I employed an information embargo on this…

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Just received word from BUILT 2016…

So how about some good news? Yeah.  Good news would certainly be good news. I just heard from Historic Albany Foundation that my three submitted artworks have been accepted into the annual art auction and charity event, BUILT: Albany’s Architecture Through Artists’ Eyes.  And this year, in partnership with the Breathing Lights art project, BUILT…

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My submissions for the 2016 TRASK Art Show and Sale are…

For the third year in a row, I’ve submitted my Saratoga-themed artworks to a special charity auction and art show.  The Saratoga Springs Preservation Society’s “TRASK Art Show and Sale” takes place on September 29 at the Canfield Casino, with the proceeds from each item sold earmarked for the preservation of Saratoga Springs’ buildings and…

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An achievement for a Dream Window

Dang it.  The batteries ran out. I was afraid of this. Two of my Dream Windows, #17 and #18 to be precise, made it to the walls of the Albany Center Gallery satellite art show at the Times Union Home Expo.  And the AAA batteries that I installed to power the red arow in the…

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Dream Window 19: On the Edge

With my latest Dream Window … man, look at this … I took an old window that contained half a diamond frame, replaced the old busted glass with new fresh mirror glass and a photo of the solitary tree atop the Helderberg Escarpment in Thacher Park. Nice, eh? Okay, I know you’re scratching your head…

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Dream Window 18: Friday Night Fish Fry

I’ve previously built Dream Windows that featured the Capital District’s iconographic artwork and architecture.  Dream Window #5: The Thirst Quencher captured the Coca-Cola advertisement in Schenectady, for example. Now comes a new challenge – to build a Dream Window based on a disappearing Capital District advertising sign… and to make that sign dance once more,…

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