artsy haus

One of the idiosyncrasies that so charmed us when we moved to Maine was that many–if not most–of the art galleries were housed in actual houses. They are the ultimate live/work spaces and pop-up galleries with the artists portioning off a piece of their home to hang and show art in summer and then reclaim […]

mending fences

Some of the reason that the fence always looked so ramshackle was conceptually it was the Robinson Crusoe aesthetic …

migration

The Honeymooners 2007 (c) Katy Allgeyer Cardinals abound in North Carolina. Not the kind that are currently convening in Rome to pick the guy who gets the most text messages from God. Nope. The feathered kind. They are not that common in downtown Los Angeles, but I saw one land on the camelia bush outside […]

dream studio, with giraffes

So Scott and I are in bed just now, Scott is painting and I’m watching National Geographic when I see these two bull giraffes and they lock necks and the dominant one head butts the other and before you know it one giraffe is upside down out cold. Wwhoaaaah! Did you see that!? Scott looks […]