Sunday, September 30, 2018

Day 2257: Demo time.







Ingrid: graphite, acrylic & collage on 30 x 40" canvas













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Click here for Debussy, Reverie
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Saturday was the six hour Mixed Media Big Canvas class ...
 at Art SupplyWarehouse Catalyst in Westminster, CA





We worked on 30 x 40" canvas, using standing easels.
This will show steps of today's class demo.



Photo by Gitty Yasreb


After a quick discussion of composition elements, 
I started using graphite & water.


Photo by Gitty Yasreb


Photo by Gitty Yasreb

Then adding full body acrylic.



Photo by Gitty Yasreb



Photo by Gitty Yasreb


Photo by Gitty Yasreb



Monday, Day# 2258 blog will feature the class artist's canvases.
You'll see it was a talented fun group.
Thanks to Gitty for photos of the demos.


I so appreciate your visit, wishing you a great Sunday.










A smile for Sunday ...









Saturday, September 29, 2018

Day 2256: A beautiful Friday here in SoCal.






landscape, acrylic, collage & digital











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Click here for Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Love Never Felt So Good.
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Started off my morning re-listening to the Ted talk, here.
10 ways to have a better conversation by Celeste Headlee.
Sounds dreary but it's not, she's funny, enlightening and 
I need to listen to it often, till it sinks all the way in.

A beautiful Friday here in SoCal.
Trash out, did laundry and watered my little yard.
Seems to me there is a different tempo on Fridays?
Traffic is more hurried, people seem more rushed?
Me too, I teach tomorrow and need to organize.






But as I worked, I kept coming back to this tiny journal.
I would see little snippets that would be perfect for a page.
So even though not done by any means ...
I am showing some pages that are coming along.
Little works in progress ...


tiny pages in progress



Thanks for visiting, wishing you an extra special weekend,
doing what you like to do with those you like to be with.










A smile for Saturday ...


Actual Easter Island (Rapa Nui) & Moai Statues
 
?????



Friday, September 28, 2018

Day 2255: All kinds of journalling.







dizzy: collage, drawing & digital















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All kinds of journalling.






Two years ago, friend & wonderful artist Beatriz Helton, gifted 
me with this exquisite hand-bound tiny 2-1/4 x 3-1/4" journal.
I treasure it and have saved it for something special.




Today I filled every page with my words.
Worries, problems & feelings.  It is very personal. 




I plan to add on to every page.
Eventually submerging most of my words





under paint, drawing, collage & whatever happens.



Once all pages were painted, I started adding.








Making starts, which are a work in progress, 



 
ready for all kinds of add-ons.







Not a one day project, but a good start.

 



Fun to look forward to.
Thank you Beatriz!










A smile for Friday ...





Thursday, September 27, 2018

Day 2254: Still journaling.




target: collage & china marker on journal page.


or




target: edited collage & china marker on journal page.












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Good friend Valerie, came over Tuesday.
She let me unload my worries & fears. And, she
 was the impetus to help me start purging art stuff.
You probably can imagine my dilemna?   
I have too much stuff. I love paper & even junk mail???
We filled one large cardboard box with collage ephemera.
Valerie took it immediately to her car, so I couldn't renege.
She will take it to St. Joseph's Convent where she teaches art.
We made a dent, and it has encouraged me to continue.
A long road ahead.
 

handmade papers



I am so touched by many of you who felt my darkness 
and reached out with kindness and love. 
Actually I am, and my family are fine, so blessed in fact. 
My dark mood and tears comes from two long-time friends 
who are in a situation that I can't fix. 
I've prayed and looked at it from every angle and 
I am learning that I can't fix everything. Another lesson.
I am not in charge, though I spend time trying to be.
Thank you again.































82 degrees, Sunny, Santa Ana, CA.














For FB Throwback Thursday ...



Demura Sensei's Costa Mesa Dojo Adult Coaches, Jr. Marathon, August 2003

Meg Schneider, James Lee, Roy Center, Cathy Lenzi, 
Steve VanWormer, John Schneider, Luis Perez, 
Shayla VanWormer, John Nunn, Debbie Benlien, 
Carolyn Shettler, Richard Wetts, Michael Keating, Tess Bernstein.









In the "too good not to share" department:
 
I heard a great TED talk today, 
so good I should listen to it daily!


 It's 10 ways to have a better conversation by Celeste Headlee.
She is excellent, funny, 11 minutes goes by like 5, and it's here.
When you have time, I think you'd enjoy it. Let me know?










A smile for Thursday ...