Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
This weekend was Art and Soul in the South End of Charlotte.
It was a great treat to be a participant in this art show. The weather was quite warm, the art was great, and it was fun to meet other artists and people who were shopping.
I was across the street from Price's Chicken Coop, which is so well known for their fried chicken that they were mentioned in Bon Appetit as having some of the best fried chicken in the US. I had some for dinner Saturday while the crowd slowed a bit. :-)
There was a shop also across from me that is called the South End Exchange (I think) I ran in there on Sunday, abandoning my booth because it looked like such an interesting store. It is. All kinds of second hand items and furniture that are very nice. On a table, beckoning, was a handblown glass vase/vessel. Large and heavy. The marks on the bottom showing where it was tapped off of the punty when it was made. The price was perfect and the vase is on my table. I bought it for a niche in the dining room but it's so beautiful, it has to be in view.
The show was a bit slow, customer wise, but with today's economy that is to be expected. A few the artists I met this weekend will be in Raleigh at Artsplosure in a few weeks and I will hopefully see them there. Although if I'm so busy in my booth that I can't go see them, that would be awesome too.
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Isn't this neat? It's an actual picture taken from a NASA space based telescope.
It looks like a hand reaching into the red mass doesn't it?
NASA says the display is caused by a young and powerful pulsar, known by the rather prosaic name of PSR B1509-58.
"The pulsar is a rapidly spinning neutron star which is spewing energy out into the space around it to create complex and intriguing structures, including one that resembles a large cosmic hand,"
Thursday, April 2, 2009
now isn't this clever. It is a site made by conficker working group to easily check your computer. it's like an eye chart and if everything shows up in the chart you are clear.