Friday, October 31, 2008

All Hallows Eve...

...and the Day Of The Dead
Click on engraving to enlarge
This image was e-mailed to us last Halloween by my old friend Alver in Santa Barbara.
I can't imagine a more Jim & Peg personalized 'Day Of The Dead' greeting so I thought I'd share it on the blog this year.
Sure enough, there we are on our bicycles!
Peggy is even wearing her trademark flashing headlamp, as my beard blows typically in the breeze, and I feign (or maybe long for) transendence with those gawd-awfully awkward angel wings. Or, maybe I'm just trying on Edward Abbey's vulture wings. "Where There's Life, There's Hope".
This looks to be a section of a larger work and I'd love know who the artist is so I can give him/her credit and maybe find a print of the piece.
Alver didn't know the origin of the image either, but he thought it was probably by a well-known Mexican artist. I haven't been able to find anything about the image online, so if any of you folks out there know who the artist is, please let us know.
Thanks to Catherder and Mary Anne we now know this is from an engraving by Jose Guadalupe Posada (1852-1913). An unknown person has added the orange coloring to lend the work a halloween feel.

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Sunday, October 26, 2008

Yesterday's Gone...

Dawn With A Crescent Moon
Click on photo to enlarge - © 2008 jim otterstrom

Saturday's dawn from Stanfield Marsh.

The sliver of a crescent moon in the upper right of the photo enhanced the peaceful ambiance of the pre-dawn walk Dallas and I shared yesterday.

Yes friends, Peggy and I are still alive, just very busy with outdoor projects before winter sets in.

Pictures of these projects will be forthcoming whenever I get more in the mood to sit in front of a computer.

It's not just the blog I'm neglecting, I've had the phone ringer shut off for a month too!

Maybe I'll rename this place Jim & Peg's Hermitage...

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