Saturday, August 27, 2011

Thank you iPhone

With the iPhone getting more popular in Germany there is the possibility that one stupid word will be spoken and written a bit less. People actually refer to this fantastic device as "das iPhone" and they do not call it "das Handy," that oh so stupid German word for a mobile phone. After all it is important for the Haves (iPhone users) to show the Havenots (other phone users) that they got the really cool gadget.

Sunday, August 21, 2011

ARTpARTy Summer 2011

Saturday night we had another ARTpARTy at our house and we had a great time indeed and think so did all the guests. Amy is still on "bed rest" but this week she got a bit more leeway and gets to move a bit more. She is still very careful though and made sure she was sitting down pretty much all evening. For this party we had 37 people present and 19 pieces of ART. Sorry Treb and Daniela that we never snapped your picture.

Nancy Tuohy is an ARTpARTy pro by now.

Luke Neff came with 2 art works this time.

Luke's second art work was a very cool fish image.

Nice embroidery by Jeff Zillner

Bill Brewer's painting was very well done.

Craig Dishner came solo this time as his wife Kim watched the kids at home.

We are very glad Amret Hawfield could come again.

Amret's husband Wes made a music sampler for the party.

I sometimes ride bikes with Jeff Leal and this was his first ARTpARTy appearance.

Mark Meyer is also someone I ride with and he made this cool cycling painting. First timer at ARTpARTy too.

We are now the proud owners of the jewelry Liz Burnett made.

Our neighbor Mary Horan painted this cool tray.

The knitted sock monkey Jen Cannon had made was very popular.

We are glad that Ginny Norton could join us for this ARTpARTy.

Matt and Caroline Ankerson were also first time ARTpARTy guests and Matt painted this cool John Lennon image.

Dave and Bess Wildman were ate the party again and Dave created a set of fireworks images.

Amy worked in paper mache and made a pregnant sculpture.

For this ARTpARTy I "brought" a photo I had taken with my iPhone.

Previous ARTpARTy galleries:

- ARTpARTY February 2011
- ARTpARTY August 2010
- ARTpARTy Clover Street January 2010
- August 2009 Clover Street ARTpARTy
- Piedmont Leaf Lofts ARTpARTy
- 2007 Chattanooga ARTpARTy
- Late 2006 ARTpARTy in Chattanooga
- Early 2006 ARTpARTy in Chattanooga

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Chalkboard wall test

Today we tried out our chalkboard wall in the nursery and it seems to work very well. Slowly but surely we are getting the room ready for the arrival of the twin boys. But don't worry about the art here, this was just a test. :-)

Thursday, August 11, 2011

iPhone action

Snapped the picture below at the Sawtooth Center in Winston-Salem during a break of my DSLR photo class. The building is stunning, and I like the furniture there too, but this picture was actually taken on my iPhone 4 and not my Canon DSLR. I love all the lines and angles.

Saturday, August 06, 2011

Baby transporter

The BMW MCoupe is long gone now as it really would not have been a good baby transporter and after some back and forth we decided on a Ford Flex in platinum white. So one like this should be in front of our house before too long.