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What I Got Nan for Valentines Day – an Other People's Art Posting

Feb 14, 2019

When Carolyn Blazeck brought her unique work into Riverview Gallery last Fall, Tamara immediately put them in the front window. They are kind of magnificent. Not only are the "pots" exquisitely executed, the woven pine-needle work that tops them is striking. And to add a little icing to the cake, the prices are more than reasonable. While I was in the Gallery photographing them for the Gallery web site, I put the one at the top here on lay-away. This not only gave me a couple of months to pay, it put off my having to pick it up until Valentines Day – in our house it isn't that Nan would find things, it's that I have a difficult time holding myself back from giving things away.

This piece is large, a full 11 inches tall and 15 inches wide. I knew at the time that it would be a close call between this one and the one directly below it on Blazeck's Galery page here:  http://www.riverviewgallerymd.net/carolyn-blazeck.html

But Nan's happy with this one, placing it, for now, atop the corner buffet that I made for her – avec a little dry arrangement, of course. If and when I meet the artist, I'm gonna have to ask when she might come forth with a series of these about a third or half the size – they would make wonderful high-end gifts.


I just finished printing up images from the last couple of First Fridays in 2018 and early 2019. This does include the recent Moonshine Hafla. All of these can be found on the Havre de Grace Street page. Sometime next week I will be able to add them to the Freebies Box located in RiverView Gallery in town for subjects (or family of subjects) to pick up. It just seems to me that the least a photographer can do, especially with unsolicited street pictures, is provide the subject with a nice, matted image.

A side note: there are still a lot of great images, especially of kids on First Fridays, that haven't been picked up. So if you see anyone you know in there, please tell them.