These whales were caught by my camera at the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska, on July 27, 2018. This image is NFS ©Angeline Marie Martinez
Whoever says public art installments are useless need to have this article sent to them ASAP.
This whale tail sculpture saved a train from running off a “cliff.” The tail caught the train and kept it from continuing over into the ground. Read more about it by clicking here.
The photo is from our trip to Alaska, 2018. The boat tour happened on a pod. The captain was kind and we observed these whales for the maximum time allowed by the fishing and park industries. Andy and I were fascinated...shivering and cold, but happy to witness!
Alaska was absolutely inspiring: wildlife, climate, floral and fauna. I did a little art installation while there: I left Palm Tree prints behind to find. There is an active group of artists that leave and find artworks on Facebook, search for Alaska Free Art Friday.
If you’d like to see other abstract palm tree paintings for sale, please go to https://www.angelinemarie.net/store/c2/Abstract_Palm_Tree_Paintings.html
This post was originally published on May 9th, 2011
From today's news on National Public Radio's website:
"...The task [of plugging the oil leak] became increasingly urgent as toxic oil crept deeper into the bays and marshes of the Mississippi Delta.
A sheen of oil began arriving on land last week, and crews have been laying booms, spraying chemical dispersants and setting fire to the slick to try to keep it from coming ashore. But now the thicker, stickier goo — arrayed in vivid, brick-colored ribbons — is drawing ever closer to Louisiana's coastal communities.
The Coast Guard and BP said Saturday about 2.1 million gallons of an oil-water mix had been collected, with about 10 percent being oil and the rest water. More than 160 miles of boom to contain the oil has been put out and crews have used nearly 275,000 gallons of chemicals to break up the oil on the water's surface."
Andy and I enjoyed the beach yesterday. The whole day was beautiful and sad because I kept thinking about how this summer and the years to come are ruined for so many. Pray. Praying hard while the photos from the entire ordeal have me riveted.
Two interesting websites about the Gulf of Mexico oil spill, besides NPR: They are
Update for 2021:
It was 10 years ago that the oil spill happened...and I still think of 2011 with a lot of joy and stress, lol. That was a year of exploring the art medium of encaustics, which I stopped using after moving homes and getting married to Andy. When I picked up encaustics again in September, 2012, I found I lost my “touch” with it. The last encaustic painting I did is now hanging in Isabel’s home. My encaustic supplies are mostly sold away. I’m super happy using acrylic paints, but using encaustics was a really good experience.
If you’d like this piece, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
White Birds in Colored Clouds, ~8 by 8 inches each, ~23 by 8 inches together, acrylics on paper, $120 each, by Angeline Marie Martinez. If you’d like each mounted on a gallery wrapped canvas and read to hang, it’s $150 each. You can add it to your home by emailing me Angeline @ angelinemarie.net
Today is my Dad’s Birthday.
It’s also 98 Days from the Summer Solstice, the Longest Day of the Year.
I had planned (you do know what they say about plans, yes?) to post birds throughout the 100 Days to the Longest Day for Alzheimer’s Association...but hey, I’ll begin on mi Papa’s birthday.
Mi Papa had Alzheimer’s.
Mi Papa and I shared a special love for birds. I’ll share some bird paintings as well as some stories about Papa and I between now and June 20, 2021. That’s the Longest Day in 2021.
Every bird sold will have a contribution made towards the Alzheimer’s Association.
If you love these birds, please consider these paintings for your art collection. Please email or message me...because as I write this, I know I’ve not the time to add these to my website (yet!) lol….
Astronomers and others have listened to the skies for decades. Radio frequencies are measured, mapped, and studied. Is it ET trying to call us?
Sadly, scientists have figured out that the radio bursts from the Milky Way Galaxy are from a burping dead star.
Read more about it here: https://www.livescience.com/milky-way-frb-magnetar.html
I’ll keep believing in ET. Will you?
PS: I’m posting this on my dad’s birthday. Papa took me to see ET the first time it was released in movie theatres. Papa fell in love with ET right along with me.
When I buy a bag, there are a few musts. The bag has to fit my 8x5 inch sketchbook, my pens and watercolor kit, my iPhone, wallet, tissues, now hand sanitizer....bonus if a bottle of water fits, too.
I prefer bags with adjustable straps, so I can wear cross body or at my side. I also love bags that are washable...because I use my bags, not just as arm candy. Arm candy purses work for me or I leave them in the store!
I’m not someone who really likes shopping...so when I spotted this bag at Don Emilió´Coffee Farm in Uvita, Costa Rica, I bought it. The tag says UpTica.
This bag fits all I want plus whatever Andy hands over to me, usually sunglasses in case and car key. It still closes with all this stuff!
Look closely at the zippers of this bag. The back of this purse is that color, ugly beige. I detest beige...unless it’s beach sand. I’ve always wanted to paint a purse so I went for it. Here’s how the front looks now!
It’s not perfect, but it’s a great improvement. I’d add sequins but right now don’t have any. I’d add rhinestones, but the purse liner makes that difficult. So I’ll buy some sequins online and glue them later. I’m also going to add more contrast to the turtle shells, but for now...
I’ll be using it around Costa Rica! I’ll take some fotos and show you later.
If you have a purse you’d like painted, I can help you do that! Email me a photo and I’ll do my best to help you. In the meantime, if you’d like to see some paintings with an ocean theme, please go to my website www.angelinemarie.net/store/c20/seahorses
Primed and ready for paint! I stenciled some subtle water ripples.
First stencil layer of turtles.
Final painted design.
Drawing, painting both analog and digital, and other artsy things while living in Costa Rica.
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