Thursday, May 8, 2008

If this doesn't bring you inspiration....eek!

View of Delaware River and New Hope, PA from Lambertville, NJ side

So, today Marie and I (Marie Patterson Studio)had an art group field trip to the Michener Art Museum in New Hope, Pennsylvania (Very artsy-antiquey town). The museum generally features local artists of the Bucks County region. Always, nice to see local artists work!

Although I live in NJ, I am in rural NJ and I am less than 2 miles from the Delaware River which borders Pennsylvania so it is a quick trip for me to the Bucks County area.

I was so hoping to see a painting by Fern Coppedge I remembered from an earlier visit to the Michener but alas it is no longer on loan ;(

Fern Isabel Coppedge "Hillside Village
" 1932

The current exhibit was not what I expected but a wonderful surprise to say the least, so it was certainly a worthy trip. Isn't art always though?

Wood Console Table by Robert Whitley

We walked New Hope after a great lunch and talked about what to work on at the next art group. We decided to work on a mosaic piece as it is a great time of year to work on an outdoor piece. Plus, I have a 3 season room(screened in porch)that overlooks the backyard (ducks, chickens and many occupied bird houses!)So, it should prove to be inspirational surroundings. I am excited to start and remembered this great NJ artist about an hour away from me who makes his life creating his home a giant mosaic of art, "Luna Parc". You must see this to believe it! Take the online tour by clicking the above link and following this icon throughout his site.

Luna Parc has been featured on HGTV, The New York Times and many other media outlets. I love his determination and wild visions!

Luna Parc


Marie Patterson Studio said...

Dani - I had a wonderful day today and look forward to our next field trip!!

Kim Hardt Originals said...

Wow! Now that house is Art!

Designs by CK said...

Hi Dani!

GREAT pics from your art field-trip. I adore the tree console table and I would LOVE to live in that house TOO...although I'm sure the neighbors would hate me! My version would be more Halloweeny!!! LOL '-)

PS: Thanks for your great post on my blog last night & the glowing Etsy feedback! Tickled you are tickled with "BOO-Pop!"

Have a GREAT & creative weekend.

Spooky Hugs,

Tootie said...

Looks and sounds like your girls had a great time!

janell berryman artist-owner said...

Happy Mother's day to you too Dani! Sounds like you two had a blast. Love your pictures and the tale of your adventure with Marie. Fun!!!! J

The Vintage Sister Studio said...

Hi Dani,
One of my families favorite places to visit....along with Peddlers Village. I'm glad you had a good time!
Happy Mothers Day to you!

The Vintage Sister Studio said...

Email me when you get a chance...I have a duck question for you:)

faerie enchantment said...

OMG Dani, where is Luna Parc, I want to go donw and visit there.
I'm in NJ about 40 minutes from New Hope, I'm in rural land too! About 20 miles from PA border.

Love New Hope, I'm contemplating a show there in the fall!


Mandy said...

Hi I found you through my sister, The Vintage Sister (above). Anyway, I love the view of the river from New Hope and that picture is beautiful! Definitely inspiring. :)

JafaBrit's Art said...

I can't believe I never saw Luna Parc when I lived in NJ and would go to New Hope and Lambertville frequently.
It is brilliant.

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