Artsy Fartsy Tuesday – New, and Music
Artsy Fartsy Tuesday – New, and Music
The photo challenge prompts for today are New, from the Daily post, and Music from the 52 Snapshots of life. I have decided to post my After Before Friday post, on well, Friday. So look for that later this week.
New, as in a new venture. Al has started painting. He really caught the painting bug last fall, but hasn’t had any time to do any painting, until now.
It’s been really good being in the desert, because he is able to paint outside, and practice just painting what he sees.
He has an antique pochade box that he has had several years. It can hold a pallet, and a canvas.
We found an antique surveyors tripod that he fixed to fit on the bottom of the box.
He now can pack all his painting gear into the new for him, but old, boy scout backpack and go walking till he finds a good spot. We were pretty excited to find this stuff the other day in Quartzsite.
This is all very fun, and new. Follow this link to see more New posts.
The photo prompt music from 52 Snapshots of life, made me really think. I like music, we listen in the truck while we drive, and I occasionally plug my MP3 into the stereo and listen. But I really prefer quite. We park away from people so we can have quite. No RV parks for us.
I love the music of the desert. The coyotes singing every night, the birds, the breeze. And the silence. Last year I made a wind chime, I really like the soft tinkling music they make. The wind chime on the left was made from old bits of metal I found in the desert. I also added the old trade beads. It’s just a nice soft sound. The wind chime on the left, I found last week in Quartzsite. I have always wanted one like this, and for $5, I couldn’t resist.
These hang right outside my front door. I moved them to this tree to photograph. The two of them together, make nice music indeed.
Look for more posts from #52snapshots and #PBSG and hosted by The lazy pit bull.
Mary, this is so cool.
You taking pictures of your man making art…..art within art. The close-up of his kit, the wood, the splatches of paint, it is art in itself. Oh how the sunshine comes through so clearly, to my -20 environment!
THANK YOU for this tour once again, in the desert of peace.
Oh Anita, Brrrrr. I am sending you warm thoughts.
Quartzite can always be counted on for unique finds and looks like you guys scored. I am always awed by the artist talents folks have. Enjoy the quiet and solitude of the desert. We just may join you on the other side of the hill next year :-)
We have really found some good stuff this year. And yes, joining us out here next year would be fun. I’m fairly certain we will be back this way.
Very, very cool! I have great envy over Al’s cool gear and I love the windchime!
I know, right? The old backpack and tripod were so fun to find.
Love your windchimes! They look great!
I love how he’s chosen recycled items for his gear! I’m impressed. I think I can hear those wind chimes. Delightful.
He had the old paint box, so it was awesome finding the other old stuff to go along with it.
The Boys Scouts of America pack, the paint brush can and paint box, tripod all fit right into the whole scene. Looks like a “Master” desert bloom in the works. Could be a scene from the next off the grid movie.
you two just spill over with talent! :)
i have 3 metal ‘bells’ that hang near each other in a tree. love the soft ‘bong’ sounds they make. and i have a small metal ‘do-dad’ thingy that hangs near the front door – just a soft clinking and tinkling. all the rest of the chimes hang indoors to be played on command only. :)
Al is the one that spills over with talent. That man can do anything, I swear. I love wind chimes, indoors or out.
Is there any talent you and Al don’t have? :) LOL I SO admire people who are gifted in so many areas of the arts. I’m a writer and photographer, but outside of that I couldn’t draw a stick figure. Painting is something I’ve always had such a strong desire to do, but everything comes out looking like a first grader’s playtime activity.
Al is the one with all the talent, I can’t draw to save my life. We were taking about painting like a kid this morning. Kids don’t say they can’t do it, they just do it. Maybe that’s the secret to any great art.
Love the wind chimes its perfect for the challenge! We are really trying to think outside of the box on this one. Love Dolly
Nice shots of your artist hubby! I love the windchimes, I have some hanging on my deck. Have a happy week!
Lots of cool stuff you guys found… I especially like the windchime and think it’s a good fit for the music theme.
What a great photo for music! That first sentence in this post was a real doozy! I’m glad you have all your challenges squared away! Love that painting set up Al has, it fit you all so well and is super cool!
Amazing windchime…what great find…the painting looks very good in your photographs.
Al is so incredibly talented. I don’t think there is ANYTHING artistic that he CAN’T do and do superbly!
I love Al’s set-up. It must be fun starting something new like painting!
Your windchimes are beautiful.
wonderful to have a peak into your life
Hi Mary! Your site is very cool; I will be sure to come back again to check out more of it. the dogs are super cute; do you really travel around with them? My hubby and I have a dream to someday get a little camper and travel around…
We travel full time in our RV. We love it, and so do the dogs. Live your dream.
Love this one – Could be a treatise on making old new again!