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.
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.
What has made this year’s America’s Cup truly breathtaking is the television coverage.
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The Cup is the oldest major trophy in sport… Pushed into a postmodern place
America’s Cup: Do you believe in miracles?
The epic battle over the past few days has been a major vindication of the vision of how to modernize the competition
A comeback for the ages
The greatest comeback in sports history
Amazing television? Check? Crowds on the waterfront? Check. Exciting racing? Check and double check
“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.”
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.
Quite a contrast from when Megan and I were blogging about our experiences in 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.