Something was bothering Barker this morning. He normally doesn't get up until long after we do, but today was an exception: he was up and about at 6:45, nuzzling me with his cold, wet nose. UGH! I finally gave in to him at about 7:15.....a beautiful skyline. Thank you, Barker!
and even better!
After our walk and another yummy breakfast (ham and gruyere cheese croissant) at the Bakeshop, I settled in to some reading and then a bit of linocutting. I sketched out a bird and vine scene, and then proceeded to carve. Amazingly enough, all of my digits remain intact! I think the upper portion needs some detail in the blank areas - don't you? I really can't wait to print it out on some fabric!
We had a late lunch at Antico Pizza Napoletana, a relatively new pizzeria on Northside, which is owned and operated by an Italian family. They have three very large wood-fired ovens in their huge kitchen, and they close 'when the dough runs out".
As you can see, it's a very thin crusted pizza. Boy was it yummy!
Two slices were plenty for me! I won't mention any names, but the person I was with had twice as many pieces as I!
This is the kitchen. You can reserve the kitchen table for $60, or if you are lucky (like these folks) you can just walk in mid afternoon and take it!
What a great place!
Our next stop was the Georgia Tech campus. Both our daughter and son-in-law graduated from Tech, and I have a particular design in mind, so I wanted a few pictures of the Tech Tower.
As I was photographing the tower, I couldn't help but hear a lot of crashing in the background: love this building demo!
Next was our 'art date' to the High Museum. The current exhibit is of antique cars. I wasn't too excited about it until I got inside and saw the first one: a 1935 Deusenberg once owned by Clark Gable. At left is a wonderful 1937 Mercedes. The stories that accompanied these incredible autos on the audio tour were well worth the price of admission.
I won't bore you with a ton more auto pics, but I just love this wheel and its cover.
And here is a Bugatti, which according to Jay Leno is like driving a piece of art. It is quite wonderful, don't you agree?
I also wanted to take a look at the South African Print Exhibit. Sadly there were only about a dozen pieces, but they were all fabulous: done in the 1990s and early 2000s: just after the abolition of apartheid. I truly lucked up to find this wonderful linocut by John Muafangejo entitled "Natal Where Art School Is".
I cannot imagine having the patience to carve such an intricate piece!
And one last picture of our faithful companion, and occasional alarm clock!