Friday, December 22, 2006

Summer Solstice - Leaving Palmer

We are leaving Palmer Station today, Saturday, December 23, for our four day boat ride on the Laurence M. Gould back to Punta Arenas, Chile. A bittersweet ending, leaving this beautiful place. However, I got what I came for, which was information on how the ice looks. I feel that with the molds and so many photographs I have learned so much. Now I can go home, digest, and start to make my cast glass sculpture.

I expect to add a few postings to this blog as I dig out photos and clean them up with Photoshop. (Not to enchance them, so much as to make them more realistic than what the electronic camera thought it saw.) Hang on for a few weeks until I get home.

Thank you, everybody, for your support and comments. This has been so fun and I feel invigorated by all your compliments and questions.

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Blogger SusanE said...

I've really enjoyed your photos. Merry Christmas.

12/23/06, 12:14 AM  
Blogger Zana said...

I loved your pictures too!
The one of the penguins is amazing.
Have a nice trip home and Happy Holidays!

12/23/06, 1:29 PM  
Blogger The Lone Beader said...

Awwww... the penguins are just adorable. You really are in a magical land...

Which reminds me, any signs of Santa Clause, yet?? When you see him, let me know, and I'll get the milk & cookies ready=:)

Happy Christmas from Boston:)

12/23/06, 5:54 PM  
Blogger Felicity said...

Thank you for sharing your photos and experience! There is something very special about Antarctica, seeing photos of it makes it seem very close. (Maybe it's wishful thinking!)

Look forward to seeing more of your work in 2007! Merry Christmas!

12/24/06, 5:48 AM  
Blogger Fabi├ín Fucci said...

Your blog has been an inspiration to me. :-)

12/24/06, 2:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank you once again, for sharing a little piece of Antarctica with us all. Good luck with your artist post-Antarctic endeavours.

12/24/06, 8:45 PM  
Blogger Alto2 said...

Safe journey home and happy holidays.

Thank you for
- introducing me to a world I might never see for myself;
- for providing vivid visual and written descriptions of the unknown continent;
- for making Antarctica palpable and real;
- for pictures of pulchritudinous penguins!

12/26/06, 12:05 AM  
Blogger Angela said...

Your blog was a regular part of my day. I will miss your glorious pictures of a world most of us will never see first-hand. Thank you for taking the time and effort to share your once-in-a-lifetime experience with us. Please keep us posted on your "ice creations."

12/26/06, 1:01 AM  
Blogger Wil said...

Feliz Navidad y Vaya Con Dios. Safe journey home. Methinks, once the sculpting process is documented, that you'll have enough images for not only a wonderful monograph but a great children's book, if you put your mind to it...

12/26/06, 1:24 AM  
Blogger nzm said...

Happy trails, David, and thanks for sharing your journey with us.

12/26/06, 9:24 AM  
Anonymous nel said...

I have loved seeing your blog and taking a journey with you into another world I would not normally get to see. Hope you have a safe trip and I look forward to catching up with more pictures in the weeks/months? ahead. Thank you for sharing such a wonderful place.

12/26/06, 6:27 PM  
Blogger Marlon32 said...

Have a safe trip back.....I felt like I was there and like I really know you guys. When is the next expedition and can we come along again????? Will there be another blog? Thanks for the ride.

12/27/06, 8:11 PM  
Blogger Devdas said...

The pictures of the penguins seemed nice. They're dirty.

1/1/07, 4:28 PM  
Blogger USpace said...

Great pictures, amazing!

absurd thought -
God of the Universe wants
global warming...

1/7/07, 12:45 AM  
Blogger zippiknits said...

I will watch with great anticipation for more of the photos and hopefully your descriptions of returning to your studio. I work in very small fused glass pieces and think a lot about how important glass is to Art. Take Care David!

2/12/07, 3:32 PM  

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