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What am I dancing?

June 19, 2018

Believe it or not, I learned this dance in high school gym class.  Our “swords” were epees from fencing class.

I can still cut a move.  I tried it out once on the sprung dance floor in the castle at Blair Atholl in Pitlochry, Scotland.

Thanks to Old Air Force Sarge for the memories and the bagpipes!

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The Ballroom at Blair Atholl

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Why am I saying, “look what we take for granite?”

June 18, 2018

Milena Naef juxtaposes the manufactured shapes of marble slabs with the organic forms of the human figure in her performative sculptural works. In her series ‘Fleeting Parts,’ the artist removes portions of Cristallina marble to create openings that are perfectly shaped to allow arms, legs, and torsos to emerge.

Naef, who lives and works in Amsterdam, describes her work in a statement: “Once tangible, the interaction with the concrete material allows for a space to ‘open’ in which a given context can be changed. The body itself with its physical presence and its absence becomes a vital aspect of the work. When do structures inhibit or liberate us and our physical form? What is the consequence of the fact that our bodies are always ‘filling space’?”

Ref: This is Colossal

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What am I sappy cat blogging?

June 15, 2018

Josephine Baker and her cheetah, Chiquita

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What am I knitting?

June 13, 2018

Seattle-based artist Carol Milne fabricates flowing glass sculptures that mimic the delicate patterns of knit yarn. Contrary to the assumption that Milne has super-human ability to knit strands of molten glass by hand, the artist instead devised a somewhat complicated process that involves wax casting, mold-making, and kiln-casting.

 

from this is colossal

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What am I sappy lamb blogging?

June 8, 2018

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Where am I living now?

June 5, 2018

I want to see the floor plans.

See also the archives

And because it is tattoo Tuesday, here is a 3D printer that has been adapted by French students into a tattoo machine.

Reference

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What am I bakery blogging?

June 1, 2018

Today is Doughnut Day and I would like to mention the Blue Goose Market and Bakery in Hancock, Maryland.

What you can find there are the finest apple cider doughnuts on the planet.

They have other bakery, too.

And bears and other gifts, as well as fruit in season.

They are located near the intersection of I68 and I70 in Hancock.  Look for the big flag.

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