An Artistic Find

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Today we are going to Muse about a new gallery in our area.  If this is your first visit, welcome to Musings. If you have been here before, welcome back. Over time we are going to talk about many things: the past, the present, perhaps the future, travel, art, society and more. Wherever my musing takes me. I hope you will come along with me.

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An Artistic Find

Tucked away in the corner of a shopping center in Jupiter, Florida is a gem, Armand Bolling Fine Art.  This is a new gallery, open less than a year.  But the number and quality of the artists represented is impressive: Heribeto Mora, Tali Almog, Cheryl Maeder, Carin Wagner, Itzik Asher and many more.  These are living emerging artists, most living and working in Florida.

The gallery may be new but Armand Bolling has been an integral member of the art scene for a long time.  I have known him more than 20 years and he was active before I met him.   He has a loyal following which accounts for the fine stable of artists he represents.

How do I know this?  Well he also represents me.  If fact right now he is featuring the works of Tali Almog and myself . . a “two person” exhibit.

Thomas Tribby, Tali Almog, Armand Bolling

Thomas Tribby, Tali Almog, Armand Bolling

The exhibit opened Saturday April first.  It was like old home week.  I saw artists and collectors I have known but not seen for years, people like attorney Henry Kaye with whom I used to attend “sketch nights” at the Armory Art Center or Clarence “Skip” Measelle, artist and teacher with whom I have jointly exhibited in years past.

Before the crowd built we took a few pictures I will share with you.

works by Tribby

works by Tribby

Exhibit opening

Exhibit opening

Loveseat and Afternoon Tea by Tribby

Loveseat and Afternoon Tea by Tribby

Caught up in conversation

Caught up in conversation

Monotypes by Tribby

Monotypes by Tribby

Beach paintings by Tribby

Beach paintings by Tribby

The gallery, 103 South Highway 1 Suite F-1, Jupiter, FL 33477 (561) 748-1669,  is located in the shopping center on the south east corner of the intersection of  US Highway 1 and Indiantown Road in Jupiter, Florida.  (Click the colored link for a map.)  Give it a visit.  You will like it.

More to come:

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Fine Art America, a Pixel.com company

Pixel.com is producing reproductions of my artwork.  The work is available as traditional prints on canvas, paper or metal, but it also available on greeting cards, phone covers, tote bags, shower curtains,  t-shirts and more.  It makes for some very personalized gifts.  Below is the link to the site.  When you click on an image in the site,  a menu of products will appear.  I hope you like it.

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Books by Thomas L. Tribby Available
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Works on Paper

On The Waterfront

Impressions of Florida

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Original Paintings Available

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Suits

Suits

On The Street

On The Street

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Cleanup

Cleanup

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9-11

9-11

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For information about these or other original works of art, please feel free to contact us: 

 

 

 

 

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Midnight Mauling

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Today we are going to Muse about storms and aspirin.  If this is your first visit, welcome to Musings. If you have been here before, welcome back. Over time we are going to talk about many things: the past, the present, perhaps the future, travel, art, society and more. Wherever my musing takes me. I hope you will come along with me.

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A MIDNIGHT MAULING

So I show up at the croquet lawns ready to play.  As I walk by people react:

My Gawd, what happened to you?

Have a little trouble at home?

What does the other guy look like?

Not the mark of Zorro

Not the mark of Zorro

Not that simple.  This was the case of a midnight mauling.

There were three factors at play:

The catalyst

Night time storm

Night time storm

The facilitator

Baby Aspirin

Baby Aspirin

The culprit

Teddy

Teddy

We get some pretty good storms down here.  Florida is called the lightning center of the world.  Teddy doesn’t like them.  They drive him wild.  He runs through the house barking and jumping in a frenzy.

We had a storm like that the other night.

I’m a pretty healthy guy.  I take a statin for cholesterol and baby aspirin to thin my blood.  Thats all.  One side effect of this massive medical regimen is that I bruise easily.  I guess the aspirin does that.

I take the aspirin daily.

Teddy doesn’t like storms.  That is his only issue.  He likes people.  He likes other animals. He is a happy dog.  Oh, he also gets very long nails.

So, the other night as I slept, the storm erupted upon us.  Teddy went wild, barking running through the house.  He jumped on the bed and ran over my head . . . with his nails.

He got the other side, too.

Right Side

Right Side

The midnight mauling.

More to come

Fine Art America, a Pixel.com company

Pixel.com is producing reproductions of my artwork.  The work is available as traditional prints on canvas, paper or metal, but it also available on greeting cards, phone covers, tote bags, shower curtains,  t-shirts and more.  It makes for some very personalized gifts.  Below is the link to the site.  When you click on an image in the site,  a menu of products will appear.  I hope you like it.

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Books by Thomas L. Tribby Available
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Works on Paper

On The Waterfront

Impressions of Florida

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Late Summer Nantucket

Late Summer Nantucket

Click to see

In The Casbah

In The Kasbah

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For information about these or other original works of art, please feel free to contact us: 

 

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Zen Teachings Revisited

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Today we are going to Muse about Zen Teachings.  If this is your first visit, welcome to Musings. If you have been here before, welcome back. Over time we are going to talk about many things: the past, the present, perhaps the future, travel, art, society and more. Wherever my musing takes me. I hope you will come along with me.

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Zen Teachings

Carnival by Heinrich Kley

Carnival by Heinrich Kley

 

We live in a turbulent time and for some of us it challenges our belief systems, about what we expect and what we take for granted.  A while back,  a friend sent me the following, which I found quite amusing.  I’ve shared this before and I’ve decided to share it again.

Zen Teachings
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1. Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead. Do not walk ahead of me, for I may not follow. Do not walk beside me for the path is narrow. In fact, just leave me the Hell alone.

2. Sex is like air. It’s not that important unless you aren’t getting any.

3. No one is listening until you fart.

4. Always remember you’re unique. Just like everyone else.

5. Never test the depth of the water with both feet.

6. If you think nobody cares whether you’re alive or dead, try missing a couple of payments.

7. Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them, you’re a mile away and you have their shoes.

8. If at first you don’t succeed, skydiving is not for you.

9. Give a man a fish and he will eat for a day. Teach him how to fish, and he will sit in a boat and drink beer all day.

10. If you lend someone $20 and never see that person again, it was probably well worth it.

11. If you tell the truth, you don’t have to remember anything.

12. Some days you are the dog, some days you are the tree.

13. Don’t worry, it only seems kinky the first time.

14. Good judgement comes from bad experience … and most of that comes from bad judgement.

15. A closed mouth gathers no foot.

16. There are two excellent theories for arguing with women. Neither one works.

17. Generally speaking, you aren’t learning much when your lips are moving.

18. Experience is something you don’t get until just after you need it.

19. We are born naked, wet and hungry, and get slapped on our ass… then things just keep getting worse.

20. Never, under any circumstances, take a sleeping pill and a laxative on the same night.

 more to come

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Fine Art America, a Pixel.com company

Pixel.com is producing reproductions of my artwork.  The work is available as traditional prints on canvas, paper or metal, but it also available on greeting cards, phone covers, tote bags, shower curtains,  t-shirts and more.  It makes for some very personalized gifts.  Below is the link to the site.  When you click on an image in the site,  a menu of products will appear.  I hope you like it.

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Books by Thomas L. Tribby Available
Click on title below to preview

Works on Paper

On The Waterfront

Impressions of Florida

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Wood Cuts available

Glass with White Lilies
Glass with White Lilies
$2300
Homage to Diego
Homage to Diego
$1500

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Nude with Towel
Nude with Towel
$1500

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For information about these or other original works of art, please feel free to contact us: 

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The Grand Party

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Today we are going to Muse about Herb in Florida.  If this is your first visit, welcome to Musings. If you have been here before, welcome back. Over time we are going to talk about many things: the past, the present, perhaps the future, travel, art, society and more. Wherever my musing takes me. I hope you will come along with me.

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The Grand Party

The Grand Party

The Grand Party

Last night was a night to remember.  It was the annual Herb in Florida dinner dance.  Each year the Green Gables Croquet Club holds a tournament at the Beach Club in Palm Beach.  At the end of the tournament Herb Roemmele, a member of both clubs,  hosts a lavish dinner dance for players, friends and family.  Last night was the 25th such party and, sadly we are told, the last.  There were about 500 guests.

Jeanette and I got to the club about an hour early.  With the Trump in town and the restricted use of the southern bridge it is hard to judge the traffic.  We have had some real gridlock situations during the President’s visits.  Furthermore, with so many guests attending we were concerned about parking.  So . . . we went early and had no issues.

It gave us a chance to see the party unfolding.

When we arrived the staff was in the process of last-minute set up.

Setting up

Setting up

Setting up

Setting up

Last minute preparations

Last minute preparations

We pretty much had the place to ourselves.

Pretty Lady

Pretty Lady

I’m not the type who likes to be late.

Soon, however,  the people started to arrive.  First a few and then many.

People Arriving

People Arriving

By the Bar

By the Bar

Bar Scene

Bar Scene

Outside crowd

Outside crowd

The cocktail hour was held, as you can see, poolside.  Around 7:30PM the guests were invited upstairs to the dining area.  Some of us had arranged to reserve a table and one of our group had gone in ahead of time to guard the table.  In the past people have removed the reserved signs and taken the tables for themselves.  Naughty!

The dinner was very nice and the wine flowed freely.  And people danced.

At the Dinner

At the Dinner

Dancers

Dancers

We are going to miss this party.  Thank you Herb.

more to come

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Fine Art America, a Pixel.com company

Pixel.com is producing reproductions of my artwork.  The work is available as traditional prints on canvas, paper or metal, but it also available on greeting cards, phone covers, tote bags, shower curtains,  t-shirts and more.  It makes for some very personalized gifts.  Below is the link to the site.  When you click on an image in the site,  a menu of products will appear.  I hope you like it.

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Books by Thomas L. Tribby Available
Click on title below to preview

Works on Paper

On The Waterfront

Impressions of Florida

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Original Monotypes available

Kimono Ten

Kimono Ten

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`Kimono Nine

Kimono Nine

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Kimono

Kimono

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Technology is Marvelous!

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Today we are going to Muse about technology.  If this is your first visit, welcome to Musings. If you have been here before, welcome back. Over time we are going to talk about many things: the past, the present, perhaps the future, travel, art, society and more. Wherever my musing takes me. I hope you will come along with me.

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Conversation

Conversation

Technology is marvelous

Party Line

Party Line

I am old enough to remember telephones with no dial, when we would tell the operator the number we wished to call and she would connect us.  Many people shared a line, a party line, and some people entertained themselves by listening in on other people’s conversations.  Technology has come a long way in a short time.

In 1970 two agents in the insurance office where I worked jointly purchased a portable calculator for $750 . . . a lot of money in 1970.  It had to be plugged in and it could add, subtract, multiply and divide.  No constants.  No memory.  No formulas.

Within two years portable hand-held calculators were on the market for about $250 and they would do many functions.  People were fascinated by the device when I would use it in a sales presentation.  It became a real conversation piece.  Within a few more years calculators were being given away as a promotional item.  Again technology making big changes in a short time.

So now technology is exploding into all facets of our lives.  Change is, by the greatest measure, good but it is not without a price.

Yesterday I was scheduled to attend a luncheon.  I was ready to go.  Had my suit on and my bow tie, my braces and shiny shoes.

I sat down at the computer about 9:00AM  to write a short letter.

My computer is a marvel of technology, as they all are.  Mine is wireless.  The printer is also wireless, as is the mouse.  They get the signal through the air from the modem which sits nearby blinking and flashing its ten little lights.  It is marvelous.

So, having completed my short letter I sent the print command to the printer.  The printer made a small sound and the “printing” message lit up . . . and nothing more.  It would not print.

I turned the printer off and then back on and the computer as well.  It still would not print.

Then I discovered I could not open the internet.  I could do so on my telephone and my portable tablet but not on my computer.  Furthermore, Jeanette was able to go on the internet with her computer.  The problem was mine.

I got on the telephone with the AT&T Support unit.  Over the next couple of hours we rebooted the modem, went into the maze of internal settings on the computer and made changes, rebooted the modem, checked other things and on and on.  Nothing worked.

Finally, the representative said it appeared there might be an irregularity in the modem or perhaps the line connecting the house.  This would need to be attended by a technician in person.  It was not something we could fix over the phone.  He said he could have someone out in the afternoon between 1:00PM and 4:00PM.

Well, of course, you know we cannot live without a computer so I agreed to the afternoon appointment.  There went the luncheon.  I put on jeans.

About 3:00PM the technician arrived.  By this time my entire day had been focused on this problem.  He was a very nice fellow, probably in his late twenties, friendly and efficient.  I give AT&T a high grade for its support people.  He spent about twenty minutes checking the computer, the signal, the modem.  And voilà! the printer printed and the internet opened up.

So what did he do?

He changed a setting.

My television is also wireless.  It is on the other side of the house far away from the modem.  The modem signal is often too weak in that part of the house to run the television properly so we have a device that enhances the signal in that area.

Apparently the computer and the printer were trying to get the signal from the distant device.  The technician turned off the access to it and now they work fine using the signal from the modem which sits about a foot away.

How would we ever know something like this?

Technology is marvelous.

More to come

Fine Art America, a Pixel.com company

Pixel.com is producing reproductions of my artwork.  The work is available as traditional prints on canvas, paper or metal, but it also available on greeting cards, phone covers, tote bags, shower curtains,  t-shirts and more.  It makes for some very personalized gifts.  Below is the link to the site.  When you click on an image in the site,  a menu of products will appear.  I hope you like it.

           CLICK ON:  thomas-tribby.pixels.com

If you like Musings, take a moment and click the subscription button on the side-bar to the right so you will be notified by e-mail when I make a new post.

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Books by Thomas L. Tribby Available
Click on title below to preview

Works on Paper

On The Waterfront

Impressions of Florida

Tribbyart’s Boutique

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Late Summer Nantucket

Late Summer Nantucket

Click to see

In The Casbah

In The Kasbah

Click to see

For information about these or other original works of art, please feel free to contact us: 

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