Thursday, November 30, 2006
pomegranates for the journey
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Fall in San Diego
Monday, November 27, 2006
flowers from pamela
Sunday, November 26, 2006
farmers market goodies
Wednesday, November 22, 2006
Don't peek, those of you on my Christmas list. I picked out a few of our Xmas ornaments to draw for our annual home made christmas cards. The large santa is one my dad made for me, ages ago, out of crepe paper, cotton balls and pipe cleaner. I made the skinny one from a kit in the 1970s--wooden clothes pin, felt and string. The other one is store bought, a gift from my husb years ago. I'm printing the cards myself and husb will write the newsletter part--just a couple of paragraphs, not volumes.
Tuesday, November 21, 2006
Golden Rolling Hills
The only photos I took in San Francisco were taken through the car window at 70 miles an hour. I love those Los Gatos hills. Also got a new tv/dvd set for my studio.
Gee's Bend & Kris Kristofferson
Tuesday, November 14, 2006
Marianne Burr inspires me
The page on the left is a postcard of Marianne Burr's award-winning quilt entitled "Frank's Melons." It's currently hanging in the Quilt Visions exhibition at Oceanside Museum of Art. On the right are my doodles inspired by her quilt.
ink and color pencil in my sketchbook moleskine. Marianne's quilt is hand-painted on one piece of silk, then hand-embroidered to merino wool, as the batting.
Monday, November 13, 2006
I'm a Humanist. Who knew?
Friday, November 10, 2006
Persimmons and marigolds.
Wednesday, November 08, 2006
the ones who are mad to live,
mad to talk, mad to be saved,
desirous of everything at the same time,
the ones who never yawn
or say a commonplace thing,
but burn, burn, burn,
like fabulous yellow roman candles
exploding like spiders across the stars..."
- Jack Kerouac
Tuesday, November 07, 2006
Art Lesson for 4th & 5th graders
Here's the original Klimt that inspired us. As usual, I show the kids lots of images of Klimt's work, and then I chose this one for the lesson. (If you know my own work, you know I LOVE Tree of Life imagery.)
5th grade artists interpret Klimt
Tree of Life by a 5th grader
Sunday, November 05, 2006
Just back from the International Quilt Festival in Houston. For this sketch, I took a break from all the color and commotion, sat on the outdoor patio of the convention center and drew the downtown Houston skyline. That evening I added some realistic color, then on the plane home, the influence of so much pattern and color took hold.
Had a great time, and I've come home with many new ideas and some new tools, including Shiva Paintstiks. Stayed tuned to see how they play into my work.
color pencil and ink, sketchbook moleskine