In my previous post (See: Am I an Artist?) I waffled on on about whether or not I should think of myself as an artist. To illustrate that post I chose, pretty much at random a Vermeer painting.

Towards the end of what was, for me a fairly long post I noted:

So, in light of the above, am I an artist? I still feel that calling myself an artist feels a little pompous. However, I suspect that I probably am. I’m just a very mediocre (at best) one. I don’t think Vermeer has much to worry about.

Not long afterwards I went to a presentation jointly organized by the Briarcliff Manor-Scarborough Historical Society (where I volunteer) and the Briarcliff Manor Congregational Church. The presentation took place in the church, which is an early 20th Century Norman style church built on land donated by the founder of the village. After a great presentation we adjourned to another room (maybe the vestry?) for refreshments.

While there I noticed this attractive arrangement on one of the windowsills.

I still don’t think that Vermeer has much to worry about, but I’m getting closer and I really like the photograph.

Taken with a Sony A7IV and Rokinon/Samyang AF 75mm f1.8 FE

Still life

This very colorful arrangement was outside the Village of Pleasantville, NY Offices. It’s certainly very “cheery”.

The Village of Pleasantville government offices share a building with the Village Justice Court and Police Department on Wheeler Avenue, offering a central place to serve the 7,600 residents of Pleasantville. At the Village Hall, residents can access the court clerk, superintendent of recreation, village administrator, village clerk, accounts payable and village treasurer on the third floor of the building. Services include assistance in tax payment, registering for recreational activities, applying for building permits and the issuing of birth and death certificates. Court and department meetings are held on the second floor.

You can probably tell from the “Thanksgivingesque” articles on display that this is another picture that was taken last November. It seems like only yesterday that I took it.

Taken with a Fuji X-E3 and Sigma 18-50mm f2.8