Sunday, September 27, 2015

SUPER MOON ECLIPSE

The lunar eclipse is happening as I write this brief post. Go outside and watch it!
Super Moon Eclipse 2015 from the White Memorial Boardwalk   B. Grady

 The above drawing by late 18th century artist, John Russell, took over 20 years to complete
Pastel Drawing by John Russell



Pastel drawing of the moon, completed in 1795
The artist John Russell R.A. was a specialist in crayon portraits. He became Painter to George III and was London's leading pastellist of the late 18th century. However, he was also a dedicated and enthusiastic astronomer. He concentrated his efforts on the moon, working tirelessly to make an accurate record of the lunar surface.

Russell's telescopic observations and measurements were kept in a detailed sketchbook and form the basis not only for this giant pastel but for published engravings of the moon. An example of his printed moon globe, the Selenographia of 1797, is displayed in the entrance gallery.


Also at this Museum site are links to a previous exhibition featuring the lunar pencil drawings of John Russell and the  moon paintings of contemporary artist Rebecca Hind. You can get to this information through this link. https://www.mhs.ox.ac.uk/moonscope/image.php?id=21  

 HAPPY MOON GAZING!! 
 For more information on John Russell and other interesting stuff:) Check out the sites below
 Andrew Graham- Dixon- http://www.andrewgrahamdixon.com/archive/readArticle/71
 Zooniverse - Nice images of  Russell's Moon Globe " Selenographia", that was the culmination of 30 years of research
  http://blog.moonzoo.org/2011/06/20/mapping-the-moon-john-russells-selenographia/

LOVE HEART'S BAKERY - FOOD ART:)

LOVE HEART'S BAKERY and CAFE
MMMMMM! This is my buddy Allison Barker-Croce's place in Bantam, CT.I met Allison way back in Teach an Artist to be a Teacher school:)(Poor Alice S). Allison's taken her artistry off the pottery wheel and into the baker's oven and it's Delicious!!

LOVE HEART'S BAKERY and CAFE
Along with the amazing home baked breads, cookies and pastries, Love Heart's Bakery serves a great breakfast. Simple and Savory. Jay, The Ol'Man and I just had a tasty egg and cheese sandwich served on Allison's own English Muffin Bread. Yeah! Yumm!
The Deli is pretty delish too.She has a great variety of sandwiches, wraps, and salads with good things for vegetarians,vegans, and those with a liking for gluten-free. My carnivore husband gave the  two thumbs up to the New Orleans Pulled Chicken Wrap.I had the Roasted Vege Vegetarian sandwich served on Al's homemade bread. Super good!

Besides the great food, the place is just straight up cool. A little piece of Vermont on route 202. Friendly, Laid-back, and Artful.Speaking of Art, Allison's parent's place,The Artist's Path, is connected to the bakery.So while your waiting for your artisan breakfast or lunch you can peruse the gallery. Allison's mom, Lori Barker, makes some gorgeous mixed media wall art and jewelry pieces.Mr. and Mrs. Barker, both working artists, provide a space for local artists and creative events.

Love Heart's Bakery and The Artist's Path
Love Heart's Bakery Hours and Info
OPEN SUNDAY'S              (YES YOU READ THAT RIGHT!!!!!) go there TOMORROW!!!!:)
                        8AM-3PM
MONDAY Thru FRIDAY 
                        6AM-3PM  (OMG! this woman gets up at 3:30 everyday to bake bread!!?!!! I am humbled:))
SATURDAY                   
                         7AM-3PM
Located: 583 Bantam Road, Bantam, CT. 06750  ( Locally known as the Cove)
860-361-6526
Check out Love Heart's on Facebook.