Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Day 1700: Everybody loves Libby, and so a party!

Sue, ink,watercolor & collage

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I love to spotlight artists & have featured 

several times, here & here , people are always amazed.
But she is so much more than a great artist & teacher
So, when I was lucky enough to be invited 
to her special birthday last Sunday ...

eight of her fans & friends met at
the beautiful home of Linda, to join
the party planner extraordinaire!

Initially the crown made by Linda's husband Bob ...

needed a tiny adjustment, but then it stayed on all day!
A catered fiesta with all the goodies!

The party moved outside to watch Libby with ...

her first pinata!
Then we sat by the pool and made bunnies.

Linda had prepared a sample bunny & a ...
kit for each of us with all the supplies & directions, 
which some followed better than others.
Can you imagine the work that went into that?
Amazing conversations happen during this time.

Josie baked an exquisite gourmet cake!
I missed taking pictures when Libby opened gifts?
I'm not sure why, but I did want to tell you ...
Libby brought a gift for each of us!
Known for her wonderful collection of socks 
that she often posts on FB and Instagram,
she gave us each a pair of socks!
How cool is that?
I have never seen that happen, but ...

I love my new socks!

That says so much about why we all love Libby!
Thank you Linda & Bob for the perfect party!
Thank you Libby for the socks & especially for you!
A really wonderful day.

A smile for Wednesday ...

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Day 1699: Lunch with WonderWoman.

Talula, ink, watercolor & collage postcard

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After a family dinner last night for 16 ...
it seems ludicrous to heading out for lunch, just hours later.
But we had hard to get reservations for the Farmhouse at ...

The new trendy gourmet spot, in Rogers Gardens,
Corona Del Mar is a local home & garden destination for 
creative inspiration & unique products for in & outdoors. 
We were celebrating WonderWoman's birthday.

WW had Chopped Grilled Vegetable Salad, 
balsamic grilled vegetables, chopped lettuces, feta cheese, avocado, red wine dijon vinaigrette with added grilled salmon.
I had the Panko Crusted Icelandic Cod and Tehachapi Grain Project Farro sprouting broccoli, kimchi, caramelized onions, grilled baby bok choy, quinoa in soy fish sauce, green papaya relish, & lime.
Are you drooling? It was so good.

Everywhere you look, so much beauty.

Nearby the ocean & Catalina Island, so a ...


Pacific check for Lynn in Colorado.

And then we headed home,
another fun mother-daughter get away.

 upcoming classes ...

Giant Mixed Media Canvas Collage
Thursdays March 23 & 30, 2017 -- 10:00AM to 1:00PM
During this two day workshop, create a giant collage on canvas with direction & guidance from Jacki Long. Using paint, paper, paint markers, gesso, mediums and more, create a large mixed media painting.
REGISTRATION: $85. All materials provided.
Limited seats are available for these classes, so sign up today!

A smile for Tuesday ...

Monday, March 20, 2017

Day 1698: Odd shots and other things to ponder ...

Therese, collage, old photo & digital

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In yesterday's blog, here, you saw the Santa Monica Artwalk.
Tday's post will show some extra shots that caught my eye. 
Valerie will tell you, I am  ...

and am suddenly off to take a picture, in every direction.

Above the galleries are the exposed original hangar ceilings!

Which I thought were compelling, so here's some 
of my distractions for you to ponder, or not?



 This table had an unusual setting?

Russell Foltz-Smith's studio

I'd love to know if any appeal to you?

hangar floor

Or am I the only one?

A smile for Monday ...