Tag Archives: Art

~Question

 

On our travels this spring, I purchased these cards at Stephen F. Austin State Park in Texas. The art is called quilling.

I took this from the web to explain what quilling is:

Quilling is the art of rolled, shaped, and glued paper that results in creating a unified, decorative design. The name quilling is thought to come from the origin of the art; birds’ feathers, or quills, were used to coil the strips of paper around.

They express my love for photography and birding. I would like to frame them so I am looking for opinions on what color frame to use, should I use matting, direction of cards in frame, etc. The cards are about 6 inches square.

So please comment and let me know what you think!

Art: ~Chapungu African Sculpture Park

Chapungu Sculpture Park

Chapungu African Sculpture Park in Loveland, Colorado

Trails at the Chapungu Park wind through twenty-six acres of wetlands and past more than eighty stone sculptures. The sculptures are handmade by Shona sculptors from stone brought from Zimbabwe. The Shona people have lived in southern Africa for thousands of years and the sculptures are meant to represent their traditional African perspective.

Copied from this web-site:  

http://theroaddogblog.com/2013/01/chapungu-african-sculpture-park-in-loveland-colorado/ . 

For additional information, about these sculptures, go to http://www.chapungusculpturepark.com.

A friend and I spent a lovely day strolling in Chapungu African Sculpture Park, soaking up the sun and enjoying these beautiful African sculptures. We only got to see about one-third of the entire park so we must go back.

Here are a few photos from our visit on September 25, 2013.


 Chapungu Sculpture Park

 

"Lovers"
“Lovers”
Dancing to "Yes I Can"
Dancing to “Yes I Can”

Chapungu Sculpture Park

The Lagoon
The Lagoon
Blooming Grasses
Blooming Grasses
Lily Pads
Lily Pads
Grasses
Grasses

Loveland is world famous for its art and currently has two sculpture parks; the other park Benson Sculpture Garden was established in 1985. Everywhere you look, throughout the city, you will see beautiful bronze sculptures.

If you would like to read about Loveland’s Art Community you can visit these web-sites:

http://www.sculptureinthepark.org

http://lovelandart.org

Poetry: ~Dragonfly in Blue~

searching the lagoon

finally a dragonfly

appearance in blue

Blue Dragonfly and Red Flowers
Blue Dragonfly and Red Flowers
Dragonfly in Blue
Dragonfly in Blue

While on a walk with a friend, at Chapungu Sculpture Park, I saw this Dragonfly. I have been searching all summer long for Dragonflies to photograph. I will post more photos from this beautiful sculpture park tomorrow.

Loveland is internationally known for its beautiful art.

Photos taken September 25, 2013.