Thank You Notes, David Hockney and Me – San Francisco

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Dear readers

This is fun! The above drawing is the first drawing I made with a new app for my iPad.   I received the pencil for Christmas, charged it , and downloaded the app, Paper 53   http://www.fiftythree.com/paper   Yesterday I tried out the tools. Hardly scratching the surface I came up with the above image.

David Hockney has some amazing iPad drawings in an exhibit of his work at the de Young Museum in San Francisco.

http://deyoung.famsf.org/press-room/david-hockney-bigger-exhibition

In her piece about the exhibit, Claire Cain Miller  chose to show Hockney’s enlarged print, Yosemite. When standing next to this enormous print I felt like I was in the painting with the clouds hovering above me. I’ll be going back to do some research on how Hockney sketched and painted.  What is evident is that Hockney did a lot of drawing.  

 http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/10/the-ipad-is-an-artists-canvas-for-david-hockney/?_r=0

January is the time when Thank You notes are written. This year I received Thank You notes that were hand written and sent in the mail,  personally spoken to me, emailed to me  and electronic cards. Then, there are the ones that haven’t been written yet, like mine. Although I think a handwritten card is more personal,  I may go the electronic route. My handwriting has gotten really hard to read. If I go with the electronic idea, at least my family and friends will be able to decipher what I wrote.
Thanks again for checking in.
Carla

Replay – “she replayed in her mind every detail of the night before” – America’s Cup

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The Times (London)

What has made this year’s America’s Cup truly breathtaking is the television coverage.

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I.com

Larry Ellison and Russell Coutts got it right. The staid old America’s Cup can be an adrenalin rush

Don'r be afrid to go a little faster

New York Times

The Cup is the oldest major trophy in sport… Pushed into a postmodern place

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USA Today

America’s Cup: Do you believe in miracles?

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Reuters

The epic battle over the past few days has been a major vindication of the vision of how to modernize the competition

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CNN

A comeback for the ages

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Yea !

Jay Leno, The Tonight Show

The greatest comeback in sports history

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Huffington Post

Amazing television? Check? Crowds on the waterfront? Check. Exciting racing? Check and double check

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“I think about this regatta and what it means to sailing,” said Ellison. “I think it was absolutely spectacular. If a bunch of kids are inspired to go sail, I’m a happy guy.”

Christie’s plans 175 million dollar sale in New York City while we play near Lake Tahoe

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It’s summertime. We take a break from our jobs, schools, daily routines and even wean ourselves away from the internet.  Driving down the hill to get the New York Times we pass a bear crossing the road. Squirrels play nearby. We soak up new experiences and come home renewed.

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Quite a contrast from when Megan and I were blogging about our experiences in New York.

Homai Vyarawalla – New York

Photographs by the Indian photojournalist Homai Vyarawalla  are on display at the Rubin Museum of Art  in New York. http://www.nytimes.com/2012/08/24/arts/design/candid-photos-by-homai-vyarawalla-at-rubin-museum.html?pagewanted=all

This photograph was in the New York Times this morning. I pass it on for you to enjoy.