You Lift Me Higher

I’ve been thinking about those people in my life that lift me up when I need it most. I recently had a knee replacement, and while it is a common surgery, recovery is painful and lengthy. I needed people in my life that would lift me when I felt down, encourage me when I wanted to give up, and tell me something funny when I cried. This is a tribute to those people.

I have learned something from this. Sometimes I know someone who is down, but I don’t know what to say, so I say nothing. I don’t want to seem intrusive so I avoid. I realize now how important it is to hear a friendly voice, receive a kindly worded note, or just to hear the voice of someone who cares.

You Lift Me Higher, February, 2019

Hustle on the Hudson

The Hudson is teaming with various ships, boats and barges all scurrying about their business of moving people, transporting cargo or patrolling this busy river.  A flotilla that consists of everything from the monstrous cruise ships to the micro kayaks graces the waves of the “Great North River”, once discovered by the Dutch but previously occupied by Natives.

Among the hustle of the river are the tugs.  They are the servants of the seas, the labors of the harbors and the toughest, hardest working on the river.

Every year the Working Harbor Committee celebrates these tough guys with an event honoring their craft. The Tug Boat Races.  Actually it is more than a race.  The event includes a nautical version of arm wrestle, a show of colors, and a demonstration of skills.   The 2018 Tugboat races are arriving September 9 on Pier 84 beginning at   10:30.  Hope you make it.

 

Artist Inspirations: Edward Hopper

I recently came across an image titled Approaching A City by Edward Hopper.  The painting has simple lines, intriguing colors, and a story to tell.

Studying the paintings of masters I begin to ask myself, how the techniques would be applied to my medium, photography-based digital art.

Here is Hopper’s piece that inspired my effort.

approachingacity by edward hopper