24 October 2014
23 October 2014
22 October 2014
I saw this pair walking downtown on Sunday, and had just enough time to snap a photo before they disappeared down the alley. How cute is the little guy in his Halloween costume? They must have been shopping at Zeezo's!
21 October 2014
This brand new art piece in Acacia Park, called "Alan's Odd Duck", has a cheerful presence and a sad back story. According to THIS article in the Colorado Springs Independent, it was created from a drawing by a boy named Alan Mahaffey who was tragically killed in a car accident. The drawing was made when Alan was six years old (though I'm not clear on how old he was when he passed away.) According to their Facebook page, "The hope for this project is that a young person, perhaps believing himself odd and unaccepted - can be reminded that being unique is a good and wonderful thing and that parents, struggling with the difficulty of loss and grief of a child – or despair over parenting a difficult child, when looking at the piece - might embrace and remember a joyful moment with their odd but beautiful son or daughter."
I love how a child's simple drawing can come to life as a colorful and funky piece of three-dimensional, purposeful art like this. I think it's a joyful remembrance of Alan, and it will certainly become a beloved part of Acacia Park.
20 October 2014
Why is it that car troubles always happen when you are in the worst possible location in the entire city? (If you live here, you know how bad this particular intersection is because of the statue in the middle of the road.) The poor guy!
19 October 2014
I spied this fellow walking near my studio a couple of weeks ago on a warm afternoon. At first I was too tickled to react, but then I got my wits about me and snapped a picture of him before he strolled out of sight. He reminded me a little of THIS article in the Onion (if you're unfamiliar with the Onion, please note that it's a satire website and not intended to be taken seriously). I don't know whether to be horrified or to admire his bold disregard for sartorial convention! I'm thinking maybe the latter. Well at least he was comfortable!
18 October 2014
Yesterday afternoon I had some family portraits scheduled in Monument Valley Park, and as I waited for my clients to arrive, Mrs. Squirrel graciously allowed me take a few snapshots of her on the fence. She sure is cute! Alas, I did not have any snacks to thank her with, and she seemed a bit miffed at me! Today I will be doing more family portraits in the same spot. I'll remember this time to bring a little treat for the squirrels!