|Cindy P Gates, Artist||
How lucky am I? This is the view I have from my school. Every day when I get out of my car, I stop for ten seconds and take in the view of Point Lobos. The canvas changes every day. Sometimes I see waves crashing on the rocks, sometimes fog licks the trees, and sometimes the point is muted by gray rain (though not so much lately). Any day, any way, it is one of the most beautiful places in the world.
This is a picture of ice forming on Lakemont Lake up by Arnold. I was standing on a dock and looking down at the water. This picture amazed me because of the right angle of the ice on the right. It almost looks like a window pane. The ice on the left side wasn't nearly as organized. There were bubbles under the ice, and when we walked on the dock, it made the ice move which produced the strangest sound, kind of like when you crunch Necco wafers into little pieces and move them around your mouth. I know that sounds weird, but I used to love that when I was a kid.
I am going to try to take part in Project 365. This means that I will post a photo a day and annotate what it is. Wish me luck. You, too, can set up your own! I'm starting with a picture of my family (and the mysterious hand that seems to have invited itself into the family pic). The picture seems fitting. Next to my husband is my daughter, Sophie, then Chris, my son, and Rebecca, his girlfriend. You probably can't tell, but Chris has a Flash t-shirt on. Very cool!