Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Day 1763: Fun in LA

fire escape, collage, photos & digital

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Click here for Esperanza Spalding, Black gold.
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Tuesday morning WonderWoman drove
Lauren, Hoda & I from the OC to downtown LA.

Our destination was the old Palace Theater on Broadway.


We had tickets to see a taping of the NYC television show, 

This meant standing in line, so I took pictures of LA...

 ... and a close-up.

The Palace Theater originally opened in1911 ...
 had a renovation in 2011 to be used as a local venue.
Today, a full house for the tv taping.

Afterwards, on our way to dinner, in 5PM LA traffic ...

I was able to get a few cool shots at stop lights.
If you know me, you know I loved this.

Then we went to dinner in West Hollywood.

Another fun day!
Thank you WonderWoman & Andy Cohen.

A smile for Wednesday ...

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Day 1762: What I saw today ...

"B", collages, photo & digital

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Click here for the Temptations, Can't get next to you.
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At it again, more close ups ...

with some different views from Fashion Island?

So that's what I saw today.

A smile for Tuesday ...

Monday, May 22, 2017

Day 1761: Norma did it again!

entry, mixed media postcard

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Click here for Hall & Oates, After the dance.
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Artist & friend Norma did it again.
I sometimes rack my brain for some little blog blurb,
and nothing surfaces. And, nothing on the mental horizon!
But thank goodness for Norma.
Norma reads my silly blog almost daily 
& luckily for me, she often has a comment.
Norma liked yesterday's smile ...

Norma said: "Love the smile!  My brother used to call my homemade biscuits hockey pucks, guess they were a little hard!"

This made me laugh & then I remembered & replied: 
"Thanks Norma! I once burned pancakes on one side, 
so put the burnt side down & served them
to 4 year old Erin (the future WW).
 She turned them over & said, black pancakes Mom? Really?"
Then Norma replied: "Really funny!  
Another bad cooking story.  
We use to have a very sensitive smoke detector 
and sometimes it would go off if I was cooking.  
One day Stacy had a friend over & they were playing 
in her room & the smoke detector went off.  
She told her worried friend, 
Oh, it's only my mom cooking! 
Took a long time to live that one down."
Thanks Norma!

I apologize, I posted this commercial with the wrong times!
I must learn to proofread before posting!
Thank goodness Judy Todd caught my mistake. 
Here's the correction:

Catalyst is an art space dedicated to promoting art appreciation 
and education as well as building a community for enthusiasts 
of all ages to create, discuss, learn and showcase their work.

Mix Media Marathon
Thursdays, June 8 - 29, 2017 -- 10:00AM to 1:00PM
During this collage and mix media workshop with Jacki Long you will play with a variety of materials and techniques. 
Each week is a new adventure. Collage & paint in a mini journal, play with paint, markers, and more on canvas, make postcards, and create a magic book with heavyweight watercolor paper.
REGISTRATION: $45 per session, or $160 for the series. 
All materials provided, and fun!
Limited seats are available for these classes, so sign up today!

A smile for Monday ...

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Day 1760: Half of Orange County had the same idea.

denim cowboy, old photo, collages & digital

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Click here for YoYo Ma, Japanese melodies
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I wanted to fix a tiny birthday gift for an artist/friend.
When I was in PS last week with WW,  I found 
these small tattered zippered bags at my favorite store, 
On sale!

 I bought one, then turned around and 
promptly hunted up all seven & bought them all.
Knowing I would fill them with collage papers.

So with a glue stick & a tiny banana leaf journal ...

magic waiting to happen!
What do you think?

And, about 3:30 Saturday afternoon I decided ...
that I really needed to go to Trader Joe's.
I thought by 4PM the rush crowds would be on their way home!
It was medium busy, my translation for getting a parking space.
I also had to go to Costco, I know, never on weekends, but ...
this was important & I thought they closed at 5PM.
So, if I got there at 4:45 it was doable? Wrong.
Half of Orange County had the same idea.
And they, like me, were wrong! Costco closes at 6PM .
But, I survived & lived to blog about it. So there!

A smile for Sunday ...