Shooting at Rick's is always an adventure. The small strip center has low rents and little parking, the studio is crowded but functional. He makes things work with handmade light reflectors, painter's tape and carpenters clamps. He specializes in photographing artworks, taking infinite care with color details and mastery of shadows and reflective surfaces. The artists love working with Rick.
While we were there a delightful young artist came in with some mixed media pieces that really impressed me. We had an interesting talk about her work and planned adventures after college graduation. Keep an eye out for the name Stephanie Darling--I expect she will go far.
Seeing it outside, and later looking at Rick's photos made me appreciate the triptych more than ever. I shall have to figure out a safe place to display it.
See what I mean?
I had this hanging in my office conference room before I retired. It's not easy to find a wall big enough in the house--especially with the leaping cat.
Gee Gee and I will deliver the set to Lufkin on Friday. We're really excited about the trip and the chance to see old friends.
After we finished all this and reloaded the car, we found a nice sandwich shop for lunch and headed home. Once again the freeway approach was easy, the HOV lane opened right away and we arrived back in Eagle Lake in just over an hour. What a satisfying day!