Monday, June 25, 2007
Reading to goats, and the summer of love..
On another topic, Husb and I had a wonderful evening out on Saturday night in Little Italy. First we went to Sogno Di Vino, a lovely sidewalk cafe for wine and appetizers. Then, to the brand new dinner/jazz club named Anthology. Fabulous place!! Three floors, perfect acoustics, great service, waaaaay gorgeous and trendy. We sat on the 3rd level and had wine (!) and dessert while listening to a really good concert by Jesse Colin Young. Don't remember who he is? Well, he pointed out to the crowd that the 'summer of love' was FORTY years ago...Hmm, how come Jessie has aged so much and Husb and I haven't...Anyway GREAT evening and you gotta go check out Anthology. It's my new fave. Humphrey's is my other fave.
Thursday, June 21, 2007
I changed my icon.
technique extravaganza...completed more or less
Flowers from our yard
This page is a tad too sweet for me, so maybe I'll do an angst-filled page tomorrow.
Flowers from our yard. HSG gave me a cutting for the pink-blossom succulent and it's growing and blooming like mad! (Maybe she'll tell us the name of it, if she reads this.)
note: HSG says it's a "Calendrinia spectabilis"
I mounted those little quilts I made on rice paper covered canvases. They're ready to hang on the wall! Each one 6x8" You know can click on the pic to enlarge it.
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
utility box design
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Shown here is the dark t-shirt in blue.
Monday, June 18, 2007
mixed media doodle.
Friday, June 15, 2007
rose in the kitchen
hand carved stamp
more surface design on fabric
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
My first love, when it comes to working with fabric, is the simple act of stitching. Yet, I've been teaching my classes a few transfer techniques, and I've never successfully integrated a photo transfer into my own work...We'll see if that statement continues to hold true when I'm done with this piece! (It's about 6x9")
Monday, June 11, 2007
Thursday, June 07, 2007
Wednesday, June 06, 2007
I have a new idol. Paul Madonna thanks to Martha. His new book, All Over Coffee, seen here is gorgeous and fascinating. I'm originally from the San Francisco bay area, so his work really speaks to me. I'd go so far as to say that he's our west coast version of Danny Gregory and Tommy Kane!
Tuesday, June 05, 2007
Next week I start teaching my art-based, grant funded program for low income kids at Escondido Children's Museum. The name of my program is "Mundo Lindo ~ Beautiful World" and I just created this logo for it!! You may recognize this a part of one of my earlier drawings. - ooh, can't ya just see it on t-shirts!
Monday, June 04, 2007
I used the design from the Fern fabric piece, and recreated it in watercolor (as Helen suggested!) It was a struggle. I think these designs work better using color pencil.
Another small (4x6") piece of stitching on painted Lutradur for the Joggles class. I quite like this fern design, and want to develop it further. Paintings, or larger fabric pieces or...
Sunday, June 03, 2007
I combined the doodles from the "Personal Symbols"class exercise into a page. I wasn't thinking of Rousseau when I did it, but it remined me of his work when it was finished. Color pencil in my moleskine sketchbook.
Saturday, June 02, 2007
Buddy's feelin' great!
Buddy is all recovered from his surgery. Here he is, in motion, with BeBop. They're standing in our entry way, on the slate mosaic floor I created.
The second of four small pieces for the "Personal Symbols" online class I'm taking. (That 'grey' square is a tiny mirror.)