“From the age of 6 I had a mania for drawing the shapes of things. When I was 50 I had published a universe of designs. But all I have done before the age of 70 is not worth bothering with. At 75 I'll have learned something of the pattern of nature, of animals, of plants, of trees, birds, fish and insects. When I am 80 you will see real progress. At 90 I shall have cut my way deeply into the mystery of life itself. At 100, I shall be a marvelous artist. At 110, everything I create; a dot, a line, will jump to life as never before. To all of you who are going to live as long as I do, I promise to keep my word. I am writing this in my old age. I used to call myself Hokusai, but today I sign my self 'The Old Man Mad About Drawing.”
At the home of Beth Hester and Scott Gilbert, hosts and basket makers extraordinare. They are also owners of The Basket Maker's Catalog in Scottsville, Kentucky.
Olallie Daylily Gardens is the place to be on a hot summer day.
A great place to pick-your-own organic blueberries!
This exhibit was created by artist Kasey Jones, for Artscape, in Baltimore. It speaks of "discarded, single-use plastics, which pose a threat to marine life." We can help to protect marine animals by avoiding the use of these plastics. Read more below...
It's a little piece of paradise in south Jersey, created by Debra Sachs and Marilyn Keating. For more amazing and inspiring work, check out their website, South Jersey Museum of Curiosities.
Tonight was the Community Celebration of the International Folk Art Market. Representing 61 countries, these craft artist participants paraded in their native dress. It was an incredible sight. They are here in peace, to celebrate and sell their handcrafts. It was a joy to watch them. The market is open on Saturday and Sunday.