A POST that’s been sitting around

Scene from POST (Philadelphia Open Studio Tours). In the common area of this particular studio building.

Back in October of another year (2011), as you may or may not recall or may be just learning about if you’re new to Life in the Bogs, M and I went east to visit family and surprised a friend by showing up at her studio during POST.  I took a few photos while I was there, but hadn’t taken the time to sort through them.  While I was ill with the Attack of the Shingles (sounds like a bad movie, doesn’t it?), I had plenty of sitting around time and used some of it to look at old photos.  I know they’re not THAT old, but so many images have been captured since that time that they feel old to me.

Unless otherwise captioned, most of the photos were taken in and around Jenna’s studio.  (In case you didn’t click on the link to her website in the opening round of this blog post, Jenna is currently involved in a series of Histo-portraits which you can read about here.)  Since I wrote about the visit here, I’ll just move on and ramble about something else today.

Yesterday’s hike was fabulous.  I took lots of photos that I will have to sort through.  It occurs to me that at the rate I’m going, I will always be trying to catch up.  Let’s not even discuss email or my visits to your blogs.  It’s that bad.


Anyhow.  Back to yesterday’s hike.  We saw a bat flying around at the beginning of our hike.  The poor thing must have been confused by the warm weather.  I wish I’d had the camera ready to capture it.  It was moving slowly and it came right at me, around eye level.  At least I got to marvel at it.  Bats are wonderful creatures.  Usually they move so quickly and stay a good distance away so I rarely get to see one in such detail while in flight.

We’re having another beautiful day here in the Bogs.  Partly cloudy with lots of sunny spells.  I took a long walk early this morning.  If things were not so swampy out there, I would have spent a few hours working in the garden, getting caught up on things I didn’t finish in the fall.

M and I are not going to Florida this year.  Our snowbird days are not over, just put on hold for a year.  Instead we will be taking a longer, bigger vacation in June.

Winter has kindly been accommodating us by being mild.  It’s been a good winter to skip the trip south.

Michael's studio*

For the past week or so, we have been planning our big June vacation.  We stopped off at our local AAA office last week and picked up maps and tour books.  That sounds so old fashioned, doesn’t it?  We could be Googling everything.  I prefer the maps and tour books.  They make it all seem much more like an adventure to me.

Michael's studio*

Pouring over the maps and tour books builds excitement.  Then we come back down to earth when we realize we cannot, no matter how much we might want to, see everything.

In the common area

We originally thought we’d take a driving trip from here to there and everywhere we plan to visit, then realized it would be over 3,000 miles which translates into about 8 days of riding in the car.  Yikes.  That’s too much car time and not enough sightseeing.  So we will travel by airplane to one destination, rent a car there, and then do some driving.

Bet you’re wondering where we’re going.  I’ll tell you soon.  I want to wait until we have everything in order (or as in order as it can get).  We haven’t made any reservations yet.  Until that’s done, it won’t feel real.  It’s always possible we waited too long and will have trouble booking things, in which case we may have to act like GPS and do some recalculating.

I guess that’s about it for today.  Thanks so much for dropping by and revisiting Jenna’s studio with me.  I’m sure she appreciates the company, too.  I’ll have some more hiking photos for you soon.

*BRICKWORKS — Michael Morgan’s website.


23 Comments on “A POST that’s been sitting around”

  1. Dana says:

    I *love* seeing artists’ studios. There’s something so enchanting about witnessing the birthplace of creativity– thank you for digging back into your archives and sharing!

  2. Love and I Do says:

    awesome!! love the space as well


  3. I’m with Dana. I love seeing the space where creativity happens. Great photos. Really loved them!

  4. Kel says:

    great creative space
    thanx for the share
    happy trip planning
    its half the fun

  5. I really enjoy your approach to blogging, Robin. You are a very good story teller and I appreciate you taking us along on your walks!!

  6. ladyfi says:

    Hope you’re feeling better!

    Love these studio shots – imagine working here every day. How glorious! The lighting in the black and white shot is wonderful.

  7. Carla says:

    Wow. I love to peek into studio spaces too. Thanks!

  8. Yup, I’m wondering where you’re going….1500 miles away from Ohio….hmmm…..someplace that’s nice to visit in the summer….the Olympic Peninsula in Washington? Idaho? San Diego? other direction?…perpetually curious raccoon here… : )
    What a remarkable studio that is in your photos!

  9. aFrankAngle says:

    Studios are interesting. I enjoy going into buildings that serve as home to many artists. FYI: We have a North Royalton artist’s work in our home.

  10. Pat Bean says:

    What a great studio. Thanks for sharing.

  11. Robin says:

    Thanks so much everyone for all of your lovely comments. 🙂

  12. Wow, what a terrific studio with all that fantastic lighting. Thanks for sharing.

  13. giselzitrone says:

    Wünsche dir ein wunderschönes weeken lieber Robin und Grüsse dich Herzlich Gislinde.

  14. Interesting photos of an utterly fascinating place.

    And the bat? Oh my goodness. I hope I never see one eye-to-eye. But that must have been pretty cool.

  15. I think that the planning can be almost as fun as the trip itself. And I like the fact that you got the maps and guides – it leaves me with a sense of continuity.
    Thank you for the lovely studio tour!

  16. jenna says:

    How’d I miss this? Thank you, for posting it! I’m flattered, and I loved that surprise visit.

    It was good to see that futon again–it’s since burned up in the fire we had there.

  17. eof737 says:

    I love that art studio… busy. 🙂

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