Saturday, April 30, 2011
Friday, April 29, 2011
This book, an oldie but goodie, was one of my score's from Powell's used books, I picked it up for a song. Valuable for several reasons- it was one of the first, if not the first, of the well-known artists' collaborations, it was the first time Lynne Perrella joined a collaboration, leading to True Colors and Alphabetica among many others, and it was the first time a book was written about a collaboration. Full to the bursting with eye candy, journal excerpts, and commentary from all the artists, it is interesting reading for any mixed media type. I am not a doll maker and didn't even play with dolls much as a child ( more interested in my cowboy hat and six-shooters) but I loved reading about the collaboration process and was fascinated by the many different and diverse forms the dolls took. A very enjoyable book.
Thursday, April 28, 2011
Wednesday, April 27, 2011
Tuesday, April 26, 2011
They have quite an impressive group of cats, including tigers, snow leopards and jaguars.
Before the tour we stopped at The Antique Barn. They have a huge rubbish pile behind the store and if you wear boots, bring a stick and are willing to watch out for rattlesnakes, there are some fine bargains to be found there.
Monday, April 25, 2011
Due to popular demand, well, 5 or 6 people telling me it’s a good idea, I will now be answering comments in the comment section rather than sending e-mails. These 5 or 6 people, and you know who you are) say that blog readers like to see what the blog host has to say and that sometimes people like to then comment on the comments. And it answers the question of what to do when a commenter doesn’t have an easily found e-mail address. So, leave a comment on this or any future post and I will comment on your comment rather than e-mailing you. Oh, the picture? Always more fun to comment over a couple of lattes!
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Saturday, April 23, 2011
Friday, April 22, 2011
That being said I have to admit I really enjoyed this book. Kelly Rae has a wonderful story to tell; of her life, her art and how she turned her circumstances around. Lots of great inspiration in her writing, and loads of wonderful techniques - by Kelly and her guest artists. Even if you, like me, aren't a tilted head fan - this is a volume worth looking in to.
It is sometimes very good to end up liking something you thought you wouldn't. In this case, I'm delighted to stand corrected.
Thursday, April 21, 2011
I was so tickled with the way they turned out (love the shadows) that I printed them out on grey card stock and plan to use them for background papers in art journals.
Wednesday, April 20, 2011
The three above are from Cornwall - all places we visited. I think they'd look very impressive on a journal cover or provide the finishing touch to an assemblage.
Tuesday, April 19, 2011
We went in the early morning, there was a light mist and wispy fog that seemed the perfect atmosphere for the delicate plantings and winding stone paths.
Monday, April 18, 2011
So I settled for four out of six. I think I showed great restraint - they are still there in the guest house and not hanging up on my wall here at home!
Sunday, April 17, 2011
Saturday, April 16, 2011
"not so grave" burial spots.
Friday, April 15, 2011
Thursday, April 14, 2011
I "dressed" it up with a ruffley lacy ecru blouse (that never fit), two beautiful necklaces by my good Friend Debra Jurey and letterpress circles from Wendy Addison spelling out my name.
Wednesday, April 13, 2011
It's all so random! A box filled with bits and bobs, this and that, and just plain stuff. I reach in here when I need a little something to fill a corner or a spot in a journal, an assemblage or a collage.
Tuesday, April 12, 2011
Every year Morro Bay has a City-Wide Garage Sale Weekend. Since I work on Saturdays, I don't get first crack, but Sunday found me out and about and I did find a few goodies.
By far the biggest score , this ring of rusty vintage keys complete with a numbered owner's disc.
Monday, April 11, 2011
Chris of Parabolic Muse and her lovely wife came up to visit over the weekend, and dropped by the opening of my show - because I'm one of her "peeps".
The next day we dined at my favourite eatery Taco Temple (Mexican food to die for and just a short walk away!) I showered her with Peeps (how could I not?) and a big C!
Margot, Destiny, Debra and I are having our second Art Marketing get-to-together today, this time in Paso Robles, where we'll tour Studios on the Park and afterward have a delicious brunch and compare notes on what we all accomplished marketing-wise in the last month.
My part was easy as I spent the month getting ready for my show, my goal for the next month is to clean up the studios - both the one in the great room and the even messier one in the garage. Wish me luck!