Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Life goes on, reflection and washing the dust

- A forgotten photo from last week, but still amusing. Mr C's reminds us of bad calls made during the World Cup and that life goes on.

- The sign over the side entrance to a fine art dealer. I like how the sign reflects the side of the Silver Skillet Restaurant.

- A co-worker from long ago, Bill, created this from a photograph someone brought to him of an old mill. I watched him work on this for weeks during breaks and lunch hour. He stippled it using a black technical pen and when it was finished, he presented it to the photographer. The honcho of the office had a print made of it, framed it in barn board and proudly hung it in the reception area. Several years later I found it in a stack of framed prints about to be relegated to storage and asked if I could have it since I was the only one left in that office who remembered it. It hangs in my home office now and washes the dust of daily life, soothing my soul.


Fireblossom said...

I'm glad you got the barn picture. It's a little bit melancholy that something which took so much loving care, and which was so appreciated once, had fallen on hard times, but now it has a place with someone who knows its story.

As for the Silver Skillet...a good omelet IS a work of art!

Granny Annie said...

Print this post and tape it to the back of the picture so the history will not be lost again. That should guarantee it a home at least with your own family members. Think of all the art work that loses half it's glory when the story is lost. Fireblossom sait it best.

desk49 said...
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desk49 said...

Tho the photo was the same
words of truth did change
Art and the washing of souls
with a Burger and Fries to go
through work of love art was formed
almost forgotten now your wall adorns

Anonymous said...

That is a stunning piece of art, isn't it. I'm glad you rescued it. It's criminal that anyone would even consider hiding something as beautiful as that away in storage!

Louvregirl said...

What a find Lynn~ I love things like that happening. Here's to more of it!

TALON said...

Lovely art! The barn board was a perfect frame material.

I love reflections - they add such depth to photos.

Mr. C's sign - is this a first? No mention of meatloaf?? lol!

Holland said...

The patience and work that went into making that barn picture... and you have your own. I agree with Annie to copy your post and tape it to the back. Don't let a story like this be lost.

Meredith said...

Oh, I agree with Granny Annie about putting the story with the artwork. It's incredible that this was pen and ink. Such detail!

I kind of miss the World Cup now, bad calls and all. With a European husband, you know I got to feel like it was part of life for a few weeks. :D

My post today has a reflection, too. I like how the photo caught that one... I wonder, was it intentional, Lynn, or did you see it after you took the shot?

Riot Kitty said...

Soul-soothing things are underrated. Make your own bad calls - I love it!

sage said...

I like the old mill photo--there is something soothing about watching the wheel of an old mill slowly turn.

Cookie said...

Love how you tied those two last pictures together. And the first one cracked me up!

G said...

Amazing the things we can find, from times long ago, that can bring us just as much happiness now as it did then.

Fantastic ink drawing.

LL Cool Joe said...

I used to love doing ink drawings. That's a great piece of work and I'm glad you got to give it a new home!

Jannie Funster said...

Your blog soothes my soul. Always. And even tho you never realized your dreams as a flautist, you bring constant music to my soul.

We actually have a print that is very similar to that! Good taste, Lynn!!

And the sign over the door is a wonderful capture, both photo and sentiment.


Lynn said...

Shay -

I am so glad that I was able to nab it. I did put it in my cubicle at first, while I was still with the telephone company. Then I just brought it home when I left.

The Silver Skillet is a "meat and three" kind of place, but I hear they have a good breakfast. I was visiting the paper store that is just behind it.

Granny Annie -

I definitely will do that, especially since I don't have my own kids to pass things down to. Yes - its story needs to be kept alive.

Ellis -

Words of truth - I like that. Thank you for my poem.

Tony -

So true. And I saved another poster, too - a really great one. Maybe I'll do a repost on that one soon - it was a couple of years ago.

lg -

Absolutely, my friend!

Talon -

They haven't been advertising the meatloaf on Monday lately. Today the sign said it was "Bug Day - opening at 4" Wow - that makes me want to eat there. :)

Monique -

Bill was totally patient - he was a natural born artist. He never went to art school. We did paste up for Yellow Pages ads back then. A fun job (automated now.)

Lynn said...

Meredith -

The reflection was happily intentional. The Skillet is an Atlanta institution - I imagine you might have gone there before.

Yes - your reflective post is wonderful and thoughtful. I just commented on it. I hope your friends who are in pain take comfort from it.

Riot Kitty -

I loved that, too. :)

Sage -

The closest I ever get is the mill at Stone Mountain park where I walk (or am supposed to be walking.) :) Maybe when it isn't so hot.

Cookie -

I like your new picture! It's good to see you and I'm glad I could give you a giggle.

G -

I wish I had kept in touch with Bill - I can't imagine what has happened to him. A very nice guy and very talented.

Joe -

Yes, me too. I loved seeing the artwork you showed us a while back that you did.

Jannie -

What a sweet thing to say. You soothe my soul, too. And you definitely got the music gene, my friend!


Ily said...

Nice artwork! I love that Picasso quote, too, btw...so true. That man was a genius.

PS - I'm with the others and the cut and paste thing with this post. Your last paragraph is a keeper (your whole blog, actually...but you know what I mean!). :)

Mama Zen said...

I make my own bad calls daily!

Lynn said...

Ily -

That quote above that side door was so unexpected, I thought immediately that it was a good thing.

I will definitely doing that pasting thing - great idea.

Mama Zen -

So do I, but we move on, right? :)

Snaggle Tooth said...

No one trumps the Ump! (But we want to-) cute sign.
That art sign has a good quote- n is so shiny!
Nice print- n cool that you know it's history-

Lynn said...

Snaggle -

I love great signs. :)