Saturday, January 20, 2018

Day 2004: Yada, yada, yada.

barn series 8, photo, collage & digital

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Click here for  Smokey Robinson, Just to see her.
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A busy Friday, no art in sight.
A hair cut, plumbers, appliance delivery prep, yada, yada, yada.
So some smiles are in order, here's a dozen just for you ...


And, thank you for visiting today!

A smile for Saturday ...

Friday, January 19, 2018

Day 2003: one more to go next week ...

barn series7, photo, collage & digital

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Click here for  Camila Cabello, Havana
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Third Thursday, one more to go next week ...

seats are available 1/24/2018, info & sign up here

this class featured using water solubles.
Watercolor, gouache, Stabillo woodies & graphite.

by Bina

Random brush strokes ...

by Betty

maybe later adding collage, ink , 

demo: watercolor

watercolor faces, define with ink ...

demo: china marker  & ball point pen

demo: watercolor & marker

playing ...  adding the unexpected?

demo: work in progress

writing with watercolors ...

by Bina

demo: asemic writing

faces, abstracts, scenery or whatever ...

by Cherril
emphasis on experimental, fun & free ...

by Cherril

by Judy

using mark making collage papers from last week ...

by Judy

by Judy

Three hours flies by when we're having fun.

Saturday, January 20, 2018 
5:30PM Art Reception 

Scott Young ceramics
Kamillia Hardy pastels
Michael Johnson, photography

Music by Preston McGurn
10-year-old pianist/arranger

7:00PM Concert
Aventure Piano Duo
Ada Gorbunova & Vitali Gavrouc


Gabriel Faure:  "Dolly"
Francis Poulenc: Sonate for 2 pianos
Felix Mendelssohn: Scherzo from "A midsummer night dream"
Maurice Ravel: Tombeau de Couperin (transcription for 2 pianos by Lucien Garban)
Sergei Rachmaninov. 3 pieces from op.11
As the members of AVENTURE PIANO DUO, Ada Gorbunova and Vitali Gavrouc have played together since December 2010.
They graduated cum lauda from Tchaikovsky Moscow State Conservatory in 2011. They have received awards in over 30 national and international competitions in both the solo and duo categories (among them as a duo: the 6th International Competition "Piano à 4 mains" in Valberg, France, Rotary Gent, Belgium, and the Bakhchiev Competition in Vologda, Russia). The pianists are now post-graduate students in Moscow State Conservatoire. Since 2012 Ada Gorbunova is also a 4th year student in CNSM de Paris.

For reservations please email : Hoson House <>
Suggested donations are $20 for a black seat and $30 for a red rocker.
Remember your donation is tax deductible 😊


A smile for Friday ...

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Day 2002: ink, collage & a band-aid!

barn series 6: old photo, collages & digital

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Click here for YoYo Ma, Bach Cello Suite No.1 in G Major
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Last June (here) I got to meet Sister Madeleva ... 
and work with her group, art & contemplation.
A talented group of 12 that varies with their busy schedules.

Sister Madeleva, our hero front left. Photo by a kind husband on Val's phone.

The main attraction & the glue of this proficient group is ...
Sister M. Madeleva, the joyous 86 year old icon.
A contemporary of my hero, Corita (see here).

Her book, 
available on Amazon   
Art for the Soul: 
The Works of Sister Madeleva Williams, CSJ

Visit St. Joseph Hospital & her posters shine throughout the halls.
To see a 1 minute video of her illustrated book, click here.

Sister has a birthday this Saturday & I wanted to make a card to mail & since Thursday's Catalyst class will feature watercolors, 
I started on heavy watercolor cards & envelopes.

I did 12, when I only need one, but ...
that gives me more options, chances & less pressure.
To these I will probably add ink, collage & a band-aid*.
*That was to see if you were paying attention?
Maybe more later?

For FB Throwback Thursday ...

A clinic with Sato sensei, Mission Viejo, August 1984
 Ozawa sensei,  Mr. Dan Ivan sensei, Demura sensei,  
Bob Nishimura, John Yamazaki, Dennis Fong, 
Doug Ivan, Mitchell Nimomiya, and more.

A smile for Thursday ...

(* wish I knew & could credit the artist)

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Day 2001: Hit a wall today.

barn series 5, old photo, acrylic, collage & digital

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Click here for Al Green, Tired of being alone.
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Hit a wall today. 
What could I come up with for Day 2001?
Something usually pops up, but today ...  nothing.
So I looked at my desk calendar, where I 
have a list of potential topics, I went with the first.

Saved over a long period of time ...
for just such a crisis.

36 t's from me to you! Surprise! You & me.
Thanks for your patience, have a great day!

A smile for Wednesday ...