I had the pleasure of an invitation to join the local chapter of
Art Goes to School
on one of their field trips.
Mural installation at Churchville Inn, Bucks County, PA
The visit was to Murrie and Chaya Gayman's
Bucks County art studio and home.
Stairwell in the Gayman Home painted by Murrie
The two artists were high school sweethearts
who went on to art school together.
Murrie's philosophy hangs in his studio
Murrie's art and love of wood have evolved into
a unique style of creating mosaic murals.
His medium? Barnwood.
The murals are created of recycled barnwood
and assembled like a giant jigsaw puzzle.
The color, grain, angle of cut of the wood
work together to create the desired pictorial design.
Murrie in his studio, his hand rests on a table he is making for his daughter.
The murals mostly reflect local historic events and locations
as does their antiques-filled 270 year old home
where Murrie has also made much of the furniture and cabinetry.
A mural installation at the Warwick Twp. Building in Bucks County, PA
Murrie's murals can be found in
many local banks and government buildings including:
1st National Bank of Newtown (Warminster)
PA Visitor's Center, (Susquehanna)
Warwick Twp Building
Conklin's Antiques, (Susquehanna)
Barleysheaf Farm (Holicong)
Hatboro Savings Bank (Jamison)
Chaya shows handmade dolls she collects from France where they go each year for Murrie to paint.
A huge thank you to my friend for inviting me on this tour
and to the Gaymans for sharing their art with us.
♥♥♥Oh.My.Goodness.♥♥♥ (A Little Tribute to My Soccer Boy)
As if feeling sentimental over cleaning up turf pellets
that ride home in my son's soccer clothing
wasn't bad enough...
I went and looked at old pictures.
Remembering when my 6'3" young man
was anything but 6'3".
But dang, he sure was cute
and just as determined as ever.
Just scored, his classic 'happy run' after scoring a goal.
Where's the call ref? Spring 2010
When the team goalie was injured, dad ratted that he played a wicked goalie.
Darn Dad, he ended up playing goalie half the game for two years.
(He doesn't much like playing goalie. Too bad he's so good at it. 0
Yes, he even flies.
He's very fast, just like dad Spring 2013
Yes, that was a bicycle kick which wowed everyone. Fall 2013
Last Season Playing Travel Spring 2014
His travel team, The Black Knights, dissolved because many of the kids,
as high school seniors, wanted to lighten up a bit.
So most players joined the rec league.
A couple of his teammates ended up on each team.
It was interesting (and sometimes funny)
watching them play against each other instead of with each other.
They had a blast.
Playing Rec in his Last Soccer Season... 2014 ♥ ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
I have loved every minute of being his soccer mom -
Even the minutes cleaning up the turf pellets. ♥ ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥