Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Walkway and Wetlands (Seen from Train)


Here's another photo that I took last week on my train ride from Baltimore to Boston.  This is another view of the walkway (see yesterday's post), along with more of the wetlands.  Tonight I cropped the original photo to get this composition.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Walkway Over Water (Seen from the Train)


Here's another image from last week's train ride from Baltimore to Boston. I looked out the window and saw this walkway over the water and took a picture. I am not sure where this is. I guess I had my location turned off. There are water views most of the way between Baltimore and Boston.  Today I edited it to get this composition.  Despite the blurred trees, I think this might work as a reference photo for a painting.  

Sunday, September 25, 2016

Water View from the Train


Last Monday I took the train back to Boston from Baltimore. When a window seat finally opened up, I moved over and started taking pictures with my iPhone.  This is the first picture I took. Tonight I edited it to get this composition.

Saturday, September 24, 2016

Baltimore (Sign Seen from Baltimore Penn Station)


Here's one last picture that I took at Baltimore Penn Station, just before the train to Boston pulled into the station.  On the train down to Baltimore from Boston, I didn't take pictures because I was too busy talking to my Aunt Edy as we rode the train down to her new home in Baltimore.  But it is a beautiful train ride, and I took plenty of pictures on the way back home.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Through a Window (Baltimore Penn Station)


Now that I am back home from my travels, I am editing some photos. The timeline is tangled because it was a complicated trip and I was too busy to blog in "real time". At the end of the Colorado part of the trip, Aunt Edy flew back to Boston with me and after several days visiting in Beverly, we boarded an Amtrak train to go to Baltimore, where she is moving. I had a chance to see some cousins and catch a sneak peek at the new house. But then it was time to catch the train back to Boston. My excellent adventure with Aunt Edy was over and I was sorry to see it end. I looked out the window at the train station, and the scene seemed to match my mood, so I took this picture. There will be more adventures with Aunt Edy in Baltimore. Time to board.

Thursday, September 22, 2016

Guest Artist Edythe Sigman: Long Necklace with Cane Glass Beads


The guest artist, Edythe Sigman, is my Aunt Edy, 97 years old. She has been making jewelry for about 10 years, something she decided to try at age 87 after cataract surgery improved her vision, so she took some lessons at a bead store. During my recent trip to Colorado, she showed me over 100 pieces that she has made. This necklace is one of three that she gave me: cane glass with an intricate pattern of very small black and blue beads. It's a long necklace and can be doubled. When I unpacked from my trip, I decided to photograph the necklaces and post them here.

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Guest Artist Edythe Sigman: Necklace with Green Agate


Here is a photo of another necklace that I brought home from my recent trip to Colorado. It was created by my Aunt Edy (Edythe Sigman) who is 97. She started making jewelry about 10 years ago when cataract surgery improved her vision. Last week I helped her pack for her move to Baltimore, and she showed me about 100 pieces of jewelry that she has made. But she said she had me in mind when she made this one, which makes it pretty special so I wore it right away. This is green agate combined with green and copper-colored beads.