My 2018 Photos in the Altamont Fair are …

Has it really been ten years? Yeah.  Ten long years. Ten years ago, I entered my first four pictures into the Altamont Fair’s photography competition.  Two years later, I claimed my first silks, when Midnight at the Palace Theater took second place in the black and white category; two other pictures, The AGFA Bridge Over…

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The postcards finally arrived from Syracuse … and …

So six postcards arrived in my mailbox Saturday evening.  Three from the photo discipline, three from arts and crafts. Let’s check the arts and crafts section first, shall we? The first card I checked was my Saratoga Vichy Table, a piece of furniture that was crafted from two Saratoga Vichy crates. And the piece was…

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My entries for the Big E 2018 Photo and Art Exhibition are…

So this is a different avenue for me.  Instead of printing and bringing my entries to the Big E and having them judged right then and there, I now must submit my photography entries – limit of two pictures – online.  With limited space in the New England Center this year, all entrants are now…

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The postcards from Syracuse, 2018 edition…

I don’t want to look at them. I know they’re in the mailbox, and I don’t want to look at them. Nine postcards.  Six for photography, three for arts and crafts. Nine postcards in my mailbox, all of whom made a long journey from the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse to my home in…

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So my 2018 Iowa State Fair ribbon-winning photo is…

I submitted four entries to the Iowa State Fair’s photography competition, and heard back that one of the entries was not only accepted, it won an award. But I don’t know which picture, or what award. Over the weekend, there was an artists’ reception at the Iowa State Fair, where the winners were announced. Unfortunately,…

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Inside a four leaf clover … if it is a four leaf clover…

Yesterday I was at a pool party with some friends, we were soaking up the sunshine and having a good time. Then, one little girl – probably no more than seven years old – ran up to the adults.  “Mommy, mommy,” she said, “I found a four-leaf clover.” And she showed it to us.  Sure…

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A tour of seven Vermont covered bridges

During my recent vacation in Vermont, I was alerted to a special “covered bridge” tour near my hotel.  Of the more than ninety different covered bridges throughout the Green Mountain State, seven are within a two-hour driving trip from each other.  Wowie. So I blocked out two hours … and made the trip. I began…

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No TRASK art show this year? Boo, hiss…

Charity Season 2018 is fast approaching, and I enjoy designating various artworks and projects for these awesome fundraisers.  The projects help raise money for much-needed community and local projects, and it feels good to participate in these shows. One of these events is the Saratoga Springs Preservation Society’s TRASK Art Sale and Aution, which is…

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I see you, little hummingbird…

So I’m currently on vacation this week, a much needed getaway from the world.  And in that getaway, sometimes you need to relax and enjoy a porchside meal at a white tablecloth restaurant. Which I did last night. Outside my dining window was a small hummingbird feeder.  Nice.  Maybe if I’m lucky, I’ll see one…

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