Sunday, January 31, 2016

Day 1284: I told you I would, and I did.

D. the winner from yesterday's tally, see here if you want to comment?

Yesterday's tally had D first, PL a close second, all had a few votes.

If you saw yesterday's blog , here,
I told you I was going to the
Orange Lutheran High School aka "OLU"
varsity basketball game Friday night. I did.

. . .

The sky on the way was gorgeous...

5:30 PM, Orange, CA

 and more of the same ...

5:40 PM, Orange, CA

once at the OLU parking lot.

5:40 PM, Orange, CA

A great way to spend a Friday night. 
OLU played cross-town rival, Servite High School.

Photo by WonderWoman

A great crowd of students, parents & supporters.
All that pep and young energy is good for the soul.

Photo by WonderWoman

Grandhunk # 2 is on the team, 
Grandhunk # 3 was in the stands with friends.

Great photo by Denise Scott. Grandhunk # 2 & 3 are in this shot, both wearing red. Easy to pick out, they're the cute ones!

Grandhunk #1 was at the Honda Center  ...

watching the Rodeo with friends.

Selfie by Superman with WonderWoman, trio WW, GH#2 & SM by friend?

Nice start to a weekend dontcha think?
Thanks for stopping by  ...
wishing you a wonderful weekend.

A smile for Sunday ...

Saturday, January 30, 2016

Day 1283: An old door and tulips ...

alone, graphite & watercolor

Today's plans include a doctors appointment
and an OLU varsity basketball game.
So I am getting today's blog done early for a change.

. . . 

I pulled out two photos from my files ...


both okay on their own, 
but I decided to play a bit in Photoshop.
Coming up with five possibilities ... 






Now I'd really like your input?
Do you have a preference or comment?
There are small letters below each version.
If I get a response I will tally & let you know.
I usually only give three choices ...
but you guys are special!

A smile for Saturday ...

Friday, January 29, 2016

Day 1282: Paint, papers and stuff!

"frost", junk mail collage

The fourth and last class of the series ...

Starting off making collage papers ...

using acrylics ...

on newspaper ...


and different papers ...

playing and experimenting with colors ...

for fun and for future collage & journal use.


Working on faces ...

from old school photos.

Another great group ...
Thanks to  Brandy, Leslie, Judi,  Meg, Courtney, Julie & Flora!

A word from our sponsor ...

coming soon ...

Mixed Media Series with Jacki Long
Sundays, February 7, 14 and 21, 2016 -- 12:00PM to 3:00PM
Each class delve into a different mixed media project. Artist Jacki Long known for beautiful collages will go over a variety of techniques she uses. One class will be focused on creating stamp people, one on making mini collages and mail art, and the last acrylic and collage on canvas. 
All materials will be provided.
REGISTRATION: $45 per class -OR- $120 for the series. Ages 15+. Skill Level: All.
Limited seats are available for these classes, so sign up today!

* Please nore: The first class is on Super Bowl Sunday (Feb 7) and a fun, full house last year. 
You can come celebrate have fun and still make it home for most of the game.

A smile for Friday ...

Thursday, January 28, 2016

Day 1281: When Demura Sensei asks, we say "hai"!

Bike, a junk mail collage postcard

I had an e-mail from Demura Sensei 
waiting for me this morning.


"Hi Jacki. 
Can you put ad for real Miyagi DVD for sale cost $20 each. 
I have at dojo. Next week. FD"


I responded:

Yes, of course Sensei, I would be happy to.  
What size poster would you like me to make?
You need it now or by Monday?

I normally go to day class Wednesday, 
but since I played "hooky" Tuesday (see here) and 
accomplished nothing on that big to-do list, 
I knew I had to work today.

. . .

But, I started thinking about Demura Sensei's movie.
If you want to see the film trailer, click here.
(I am in the role of blubbering female.)
After many premiers and film festivals, 
the movie is now finally available on DVD.
I know WonderWoman and I want one.
And so I started work on a poster for the dojo.

. . .

Gathering up my limited resources,
this is what I came up with.

Haven't heard back yet if it's okay.
Hope so, he's my only client who gives push-ups!

. . .

Just got an e-mail reply:

"Thank you. Jackie. 
I'll make poster to hung on dojo.  FD"


For FB Throwback Thursday ...

1983 Demura Sensei's Costa Mesa Dojo team to USA Nationals in Elizabeth, New Jersey.
Nanette Taylor (12), Kekai Oliver (11), Debbie Lair (15), Erin Long (10), Steve Sidawi (16) 
Erick Kand (16), Kaiana Oliver (11).

A smile for Thursday ...

Jean Claude Van damme & Chuck Norris