Arrrrrg . . . Typepad ate my post again. Maybe there's some kind of solidarity between Web sites, and it didn't like my critique of Facebook. Quickly, the highlights:
There's a great article and slideshow in the New York Times about this year's orchid show at the New York Botanical Gardens. This is not an old-lady orchid show, but plants as art, with a Brazilian Modern theme. Brazil is one of the most magical and creative places in the world, with contemporary art that challenges our imaginations, and a culture with roots in the natural world at its most extreme and powerful. I'm sure this plant show is something.
Can't get there? The NYBG has a Flickr page with thousands of images of plants, flowers, birds, trees, and their Henry Moore sculptures. I'm partial to the voluptuous flowers. This is a great place for inspiration if you need a new shape or form to work with.
I've also been lingering at the site of felt artist Jigisha, found at Indian by Design. I haven't really jumped on the felt bandwagon, but this work is subtle and beautiful. Most pieces use the natural colors of the wool, but then there's this rug:
Back to work. The Big Project is almost done, then . . . . next week, taxes.