We went to Schenectady to take Maria's mother out to lunch for her 83rd birthday. We ate at the Bamboo Bistro and then walked around the downtown. I could spend some happy long days wandering around Schenectady with a camera – what an evocative place. But I took advantage of my hour. Photo album up on Facebook.
Notes and news:
- As most of you know, we have an agreement to purchase the farm where Rocky lives, and Rocky comes with it. As soon as we sell the farm, we will move in there. All of our animals are coming – dogs, donkeys, chickens, barn cats. The New Bedlam Farm will also have sheep, and of course, a 33-year-old pony.
- The last art show to be held on Bedlam Farm (there will be art shows on the New Bedlam Farm) will be held on June 23-24 here at the farm. The public is invited (no dogs please). You will have an opportunity to see Frieda bark at you, cuddle with Lenore, meet Simon, Lulu and Fanny and perhaps the new border collie, if we get him in time. Might have sheep here too, and if so, we will do some demo herding. More about that later.
The show will be held in the Pig Barn Art Gallery, and the theme is "Anointing The Goddess." Fiberart, photos, notecards, paintings, photo collage, 3-D collage, great stuff cheap. The public is welcome. Details on Maria's website. We expect to be gone by the Fall and in our new home, so this will be the last opportunity for to visit the farm. We are happy to share it with you, as we have done these past wonderful years here. Details will be available on Maria's website – fullmoonfiberart.com – as we get close. I'm happy we can give the farm a send-off.
- Maria will be selling her art – streaming pieces and potholders – and I will be speaking on creativity and photography on Saturday, Mother's Day, May 12 at 20 Main Street, Greenwich, N.Y., 12834. There will be a number of gifted artists there selling their work. I will be speaking at 2 p.m. 518 692-7041. I will have signed notecards available, including the new set, "Fran And The Fox." I will be talking about the impact digital photography has had on my work and life. I am not qualified or interested in speaking about the technical aspects of photography. But I will share my own experience and my own ideas about doing it in a creative way. This will be a great place to bring Mother's. Good stuff for them to see, and to get.
- We have some "Fox and Fran" notecards left, and you can see them and purchase them at fullmoonfiberart.com. There are six cards – signed and with text – running through the oldest story and how it impacted us. We added a photo of the baby foxes to round it all out. $20 plus shipping.
Thank you again for the many thousands of wonderful notes and news following Izzy's death from lymphoma. They are helpful and appreciated. I am continuously humbled at the reach of this blog and also by the impact the animals here have on other lives.