Monthly Archive: July 2015


Glimpse of Solace: Bathroom Escher

Bathroom Escher © Ellen Wade Beals, 2015

Hey there. It’s a beautiful Friday night. It’s Lolla time in Chicago. I found M. C. Escher on my bathroom floor. Trippy. Tonight there’s supposed to be a Blue Moon — so look up! Have a great weekend.  


Do you know how you look?

Photo on 2015-07-24 at 13.10

The other day in the paper I saw a photograph of a politician, an older man. It wasn’t a posed picture; it looked like he didn’t know he was being captured on film.  The snapshot was anything but flattering. Every facial feature pointed downward. His eyes were cast downward. But more than that, his wrinkles …

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Glimpse of solace: photography experiments

Frog in a drainpipe © Ellen Wade Beals, 2015

July is flying by.  Hope you are busy and having fun.. Also hope you have time to play. Today and yesterday were the best days of summer here so far — skies were blue for a change. I was out on the deck fooling around with my camera (and a kaleidoscope) and reading T. C. …

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Ed Paschke Art Center

Mural outside Ed Paschke Art Center © Ellen Wade Beals, 2015

Last week I visited the Ed Paschke Art Center in Chicago’s Jefferson Park neighborhood (5415 W. Higgins). The storefront museum is open seven days a week from ten a.m. to seven p.m. It’s free. For those who do not know about Chicago artist Ed Paschke, he was a contemporary (1939-2004) artist who lived in Jefferson …

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