some cool pix of trainhoppin’ going live at benna’s cafe in philly on friday, sept 11th.
my grandfather used to jump on bethlehem steel cars from his farm into the “city”…always loved that image…i think you’ll love the ones taken by amelia merrick.
bailey sent us a comment, re: yesterday’s post about the bike exhibit at moore college here in philly…
“i just mosaiced a bike and i thought it would fit in with this little blurb!”
you bet! thanks for sharing…
from fellow fp’er whitney…she has a good eye.
“i stopped by moore college of art and design to pick up my bike from the bicycle: people + ideas in motion exhibit. there was one bike there that screamed free people; wish i would have had my camera.
(NOTE: whitney went back and grabbed some pix for us – rad)
it was all done up with glitter, small figurines, flowers, etc. it definitely wasn’t for riding but it was wonderful to look at.
bicycle: people + ideas in motion celebrates philadelphia’s passion and commitment to the bicycle with exhibitions and events that explore the art and design of the bicycle—from functional object to a canvas for good causes, personal expression and civic-mindedness.”
runs through october 13…
some more touching stories from merrie, re: her travels in india…
“these are some pics we took last monday while visiting a school on ‘baas,’ a small village outside delhi.
the school was created 2 years ago in an area where the children have no access to a good education. its founder was the naval attache for the british high commission in india years ago, who ended up staying in india with his wife. together, they built an amazing home which they have opened as a guesthouse (bed and breakfast) for tourists.
it was fascinating to hear his stories of what he has been through with the indian government and the villagers while trying to help the children, but he perserveres, undaunted…amazing ‘chap.”
these pics are from the morning assembly they were having…all the children lined up singing songs and dancing with their music teacher (“mary had a little lamb,” etc.).
when i popped my head in to take a peek, all the children stood up, unprompted by their teacher, and greeted me with “good morning madame”. very sweet.
martin offers internships to english-speaking students to expose the children to other accents, etc. when we were there, a young girl from britian was just finishing up her month spent with the children. it was very emotional for her to leave, as the children performed their songs for her farewell…”
is my hero.
if you haven’t seen his blog, you must you must you must! he features pix, paintings and videos of interesting people and their creative spaces. so very inspirational.
this is the most amazing, clever photo project. ever.
folks look for photos that look like photos they took and post ’em together.
it really is a small, awesome world…
i stumbled across isaac schell recently, and fell in love with his photos…
hope he shows again soon!
anthropologie’s kayte terry held a denim applique diy session at work today, part of an ongoing workshop/lecture series here in the navy yard…
kayte showed some crafty urbn employees how to make a denim applique…as explained in her book, “complete embellishing techniques and projects.”
she is awesome! check out her new book due out in late october…”applique your way.”