Friday, February 19, 2010

Cracks & Crossings, fun mail and surprise

- The last of the seminary artwork from two weekends ago. This one by an American artist, Barry Krammes, Of Cracks and Crossings, was thought provoking, to say the least.

- Happy mail in the form of a subscription to Food & Wine magazine that I did not ask for. A phone call reveals nothing except it was given to me by an organization I have no involvement with. Fortunately they know what I like!

- Extra fun mail. A postcard inviting me to save the date for a fund-raiser for The Center for the Visually Impaired they are calling "True Blue Do." The featured musical act that evening will be a band called "The Macular Dengenerates." I am astounded to learn just now from a Google search, that Dr. Hamilton, who performed my eye surgery two weeks ago, is the drummer. They are the "house band" of Eye Consultants of Atlanta.

I hope your weekend is full of fun and thought provoking things!


Jannie Funster said...

The Macular Degenerates, lol. Jim's mom had M D. Of course she was 94 when diagnosed, so she'd seen very well for a long time, died at 97.

True Blue Do, has a great ring to it!!


Blue Bunny said...

deere lyn, did ever yoo know my harestyle, and yoo not gona beleebe this, my style is kalled the true blue do! i'm seereeiss!!

I seen the style in a book and they maed me look just like that. my jannie kalling it a pompodoor ( but we all know my jannie drinking a bit too mutch beers so what she saying I taeks sometimes wit mutch granes of salt.

Hapee weekends!!


Lynn said...

Jannie -

My mom has it, as well as my uncle. It's hereditary, I think. My company prints materials for the CVI, so that's why I got the invite. I might just be inspired to go no knowing Dr. H is in the band. I love the humor behind their name. :)


Blue Bunny -

A good harestyle for you, true blue bunny! Happy weekend to you, too!


Maude Lynn said...

What a great band name!

TALON said...

The artist's description of his piece was even more interesting than the actual art.

I love it - having fun while shedding some light on serious eye conditions!

Lynn said...

Mama Zen -

I thought so, too. It made me laugh out loud. My eye surgeon seems like a bit of a shy man, so I am a little surprised at this and can't wait to talk to him about it during our appointment in March.

Talon -

At first I thought that was supposed to depict some sort of puppet show. :)

Meredith said...

I had to laugh at "the Macular Degenerates." Awesome title. I hope their playing is as good. ;)

How wonderful that you received a subscription that's just right for you! I love it when the universe doles out little gifts, just because. :)

That artwork is so busy, I'm not sure I got much -- and the explanation was *way* too much. "Simplicity in all things" might have been a great motto when the artist was editing his piece.

Lynn said...

Meredith -

The description of the artwork sounds a bit lofty to me, but I did find it interesting. And it was a traffic stopper.

Yes - the universe doled out that magazine to me. When I called they said it was because of my association with VistaPrint or eharmony - neither of which I have anything to do with ever. So still puzzled over that. :)

Riot Kitty said...

That seminary has so much neat art! Good pics.

Lynn said...

Thanks RK!

Snaggle Tooth said...

What a fun multi-material piece! I love that open door- n the scroll! how neat! that IS a wild description-

Free mags! I once won a subscription on line, it ended up changing companies/ mags n went on for years- Good for clipping n making montages too- Enjoy the recipes n restaurant reviews!

You have a drummer eye doc? Cool! One whole branch of my Moms family has macular degeneration- n my brother recently had a macular tear take place- repaired. Good cause!
I once donated a blood sample to Bascom-Palmer Inst for their genetic research study on it-

Lynn said...

Snaggle -

I am glad you enjoyed the artwork - I sure had fun studying it in person.

Yes - I'll enjoy that magazine while it lasts. :)

And that is so interesting that you were studied for macular degeneration - my mom has the kind that is best to have, but my uncle has the bad kind, in which you lose your vision. I can't wait to talk to my doc about his music.