26 July 2009
It's one of those hot days where the whole world seems to slow down. Even the breeze is warm. I spent the afternoon listening to the Rolling Stones (it is Mick Jagger's birthday...) and drinking Orangina on my front steps. A perfectly lazy day in the city.
hand lettered sketchbook page copyright Kate Castelli 2009
22 July 2009
I took one of my classes to the New England Aquarium today. I am always enamored with the penguins, especially the Little Blues (eudyptula minor).
When I was in Australia I had the incredible opportunity to go to Phillip Island, where a large colony of Blue Fairy Penguins live. At sunset you sit on the beach on the Summerland Pennisula and watch the penguins make their way home. They nest up to a mile inland and every night they return from the sea by the hundreds. It was extraordinary.
And they really are blue.
Blue Penguin sketchbook page copyright Kate Castelli 2009
20 July 2009
14 July 2009
My apologies for the lack of posts/new work lately. Summer has been a little chaotic to say the least.
I'm teaching 3 courses this summer at the Art Institute of Boston. And I'm getting together my portfolio for grad school.
I took one of my classes to the Rose Kennedy Greenway, an urban greenspace nestled between the North End and Government Center/Haymarket. It is one of my favorite places in Boston.
Union Oyster House
page from the new Moleskin sketchbook for the Arthouse Co-op Sketchbook Project Vol. 4. (8.25 x 5")
copyright Kate Castelli 2009