Let's (slowly) get started...

Everyone has interests, hobbies, talents, and creative ideas. It's great sharing - getting feedback and giving feedback when asked. Years ago, when I attended the Cleveland Institute of Art, we became a family with the Cleveland Institute of Music students. It was great - artists and musicians coming together and sharing thoughts.

I really miss those days of listening to others speaking about new innovations, sharing their thoughts and opinions. Sometimes, I think how sad it is that society has closed up a lot of minds - fear of sharing ideas and having open discussion.

When graphic art (fine art) totally disappears, humanities will be gone. Yes, we do have the technology of using computer software to create images. It's great having this tool - but, it's only a tool to enhance Commercial Art.

I hope the days of Picasso and other creative artists (using paint brushes and canvases) never stops or goes away.

Unfortunately, small art galleries are disappearing. Cities are attempting to save local artists by allowing us to hang our paintings in City Halls.

I am an artist. My first husband was a musician. Soul-wise, it was a beautiful relationship of communication, listening, and understanding each other. Artists and musicians are rare people (yet, we seem to be many). Creativity is rare (yet, many have the abilities).

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Look for the Light Houses in the area when you visit the Sea Critters

This is Brandywine Shoal Light House standing guard over sea vessels traveling  in the Deleware Bay (erected in 1850).  A new Lighthouse was completed in 1914 to replace the original outdated Light House. 

Imagine, all the years these Light Houses have stood, and all the storms that they have continued standing through - most of the older Light Houses were built in the 1800's.  There is a lot of Civil War history, involving take-overs of different Light Houses between the North and the South armies.  Light Houses played an important role in Navel warfare during the Civil War.

Light Houses are fasicinating; and are located near or around many beaches on shore lines (lake and bay areas included) around the United States. 

Wherever I'm near the water and beaches, besides "Shelling", I look for Light Houses in the area.  If I'm lucky, I can find one or two (if the sea and erosion haven't destroyed them).  Hopefully, the Light House will be open, for us to walk up to the top, and look out over the water.

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