and other mixed media passions of ours. here we're creating a place to explore jewelry making, mixed media dolls and dada, handmade and altered books, traditional collage and metal collage, assemblage, music, recipes, zentangle & zentangle inspired art, with a heavy emphasis on digital art, photography, drawing, sketching, watercolor, digitography and iPad-ography...
Please respect that all of the artwork, music, poetry and photography of burnt offerings studios, contained in this blog and on our website, are our original creations and may not be copied or used without our express written permission.
...and on a completely unrelated note...
This is my first post from my iPad!
It just never occurred to me that I could blog from here!!!
I AM an idiot...lol!
This will be a real game changer.
Opie was truly saddened this morning by the passing of this music legend. He said it was an honor and privilege to perform with him as a member of the Cleveland All Stars at the Topping Off Ceremony of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH in July of '94. This pic shows Bobbby giving Opie the nod for his sax solo. A good time was had by all.
They are truly rejoicing in Rock & Roll Heaven tonight!
OMG!!! we've been back almost 2 weeks and i'm STILL unpacking! it's been endless doctor appointments for Opie between his knee (a series of injections will follow shortly) and his feet (sadly they will require surgery) and our Coco had a laser declaw.
It's quite an amazing procedure... no pain... no blood... no downtime... and she seems so much happier now that her claws are gone. all she wants to do is pet and kiss everyone. she's the sweetest - most affectionate cat ever.
anyway, that's our very brief update... more to follow soon (hopefully)!
I'm convinced that Florida has healing powers!!!. As many of you know Opie and I had a nasty fall on The Cape in Oct. Both of us had lots of physical therapy with very little success until we came down here. I personally believe it's the daily swimming - coupled with lots of sunshine - walking - and really cool activities... like the vintage car show we went to in Englewood a few Friday's ago with our friend Mary who has a house there in winter but lives in the Berkshires the rest of the year. Then we gallery hopped and had dinner at her neighborhood Mexican Restaurant and it was like we were back in Mexico... it was THAT delicious! Opie took lots of pictures of the many unusual vintage cars - but this is my fav...
Sadly our time here is coming to an end, but i sincerely hope we continue to feel this good once we're back up North without our beloved swimming pool. Only time will tell!
... well it's been one month since we closed on our place in Florida and we're loving it beyond words. and it's not just the weather (which is pretty perfect) - it's the lifestyle that goes with living in a climate like this.
for the first time in decades i'm in bed before midnight and up at 7 after a really good nights sleep.
we ride our bikes around 8am and then swim almost daily. sunshine is now my friend (not that i sit out in it) and i can feel myself healing and thriving.
afternoons when it warms up, i'm indoors working on my digitography. i have a small studio just for painting and digital art and bought an easel and a duplicate pen/tablet like the one i have in our loft in MA so i can still work on things when we're here. opie just finished putting a scaled down music/art studio together, so he too can do his thing. printmaking and larger mixed-media art will be done in MA because our studio is enormous there... but this dual location situation has a nice yin yang balance to it and i can't wait to see what we accomplish in both spaces.
there's also a really nice art scene here and we're getting involved in our local art league and have been going to art shows in neighboring cities every weekend. tomorrow it's Venice and in two weeks we're going on a day trip to the Dali Museum (happy happy joy joy!) i'll blog about it later this month.
on another note... yesterday was our 25th anniversary and we went out for an early dinner because we had tickets to a "sophisticated comedy" called 'to be continued' right here in Del Tura at 7. we really enjoyed it and afterwards we went to the billiards room (also here in Del Tura) and played some pool. they have 4 regulation tables and we haven't played since we lived in ohio. i'd like to say it was like riding a bike - but truthfully - i can see i'll need alot of practice! opie of course kicked my butt 4 to 1... but we'll still be in florida for another month and i can only improve.
well enough for now -- although i must confess it feels really good to be blogging again!
Opie and I wish you all a very happy holiday season and a healthy and creative New Year. we've been visiting close friends who live on the Gulf Coast and surprisingly... we're loving it a little too much!