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Wednesday, February 04, 2009

SCRIBBLE AND DOODLE WINDOW

MY WEDNESDAY NOTE.
A Scribble and Doodle Window I added on the right side, as a tidbit of my daily life. My effort to say more, with less words. I hope to change this window weekly.
On Superbowl Sunday we went to San Diego, 2 hours away from where I live. Part of our day off we spent at Upstart Crow, a bookstore with cafe. In the past I have made several watercolors while sipping my favorite tea or coffee, when looking out of the window. This bookstore is in Seaport Village, right at the ocean, an area of cute shops and food stands and restaurants.
On Sunday, I wanted another view of the area, and sat on the patio on the back side. That is where I saw the Shakespeare window. To me it represents that much is to be said with words, but not all. Another saying is that a picture is more than a thousand words. To me that represents all the visual arts.
This window could also be seen as an "installation" of an "assemblage" (in French), which is a three dimensional version of a painting.

Do not forget to read my story of From The Beginning To The End, my blog post below. The punchline of the story is NOT about knitting, but about the Field of Dreams.

14 comments:

Gary Rith Pottery Blog said...

Saying more with less words is the artists' way isn't it?

jeannette stgermain said...

Yep, and each in our own unigue way - I couldn't do it like you (that's a compliment). For me it is the bolder, the bigger, the better. At least that is what my friends are saying my strength is.
Only...they never get enough of it :) -they keep saying, "BIGGER, jeanette" Then I'll respond, "Look at me (I'm 5'3"), soon I'll need a ladder."

Scriptor Senex said...

Really like the window! I fancy doing something similar for my kitchen window (not the one I look out of at the sink) but one which faces the front pathway and which everyone who passes sees. An image with cooking utensils... mmmmm needs some thought.

jeannette stgermain said...

I don't know if you consider yourself creative, or an artist of some kind, but if you are, I would say, "go for it." On the other hand, if you don't consider yourself an artist, you may just be joking, yes?

Catherine said...

Jeanette, this is catherine from Ireland with the Dutch hubby, I left a note under the post you did on my blog in case you don't seeit I am sending you this. Talk again! I follow your blog now.
Catherine

Reader Wil said...

Hi Jeanette, this time I could come directly by clicking on your comment. The area you describe must be a lovely place! Thanks for sharing and Shakespeare is great!

jeannette stgermain said...

Hi Reader Wil,
Glad you didn't have to find me :) I still like to find out how to get my yellow flower (which is my profile pic) next to my comment - no rush, but whenever/if you find out, please let me know.
Back in the days of undergrad. college I took a class in Shakespeare.

Denise said...

Hi Jeannette, thanks for stopping by my blog. I have enjoyed coming here and will be returning. I lived on the west coast for many years when my husband was in the Navy (San Diego, Long Beach and Monterey). We visited Seaport Village many times as it was one of our favorite places to go to. The bookstore I am not sure if that was added later, maybe we just missed it. Our son was small and more interested in the carousel rides in those days so our attention was mainly on him. The first book store with a small cafe that we ever went into was in Monterey and we thought it was the neatest thing and so unusual. We both love books. Our house is full of them, wall to ceiling book shelves everywhere.

jeannette stgermain said...

thank you Denise - well my house looks like yours - and then to think that more than half of them we gave to the goodwill, because we just had not more place to put them! How neat that you know Seaport village - I left a comment on your blog!

jeannette stgermain said...

Catherine, you probably saw by now that I left a comment on your blog - so glad to have found you!

Reader Wil said...

Hi Jeannette thanks for your visit. The first bird was not a goose, however, but a cormorant, inthis case the Little Black Cormorant.

jeannette stgermain said...

Thank you for getting back to me! This tells you how much I know about the animal kingdom :)

Peggy said...

Jeanette, the window is fabulous! And I happen to think pretty highly of the bard, too. :-)

jeannette stgermain said...

Thank you Peggy! By the way, I love second hand bookstores :)