Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Day 2762: Come join us if you can?

"Rustica": magazine collage.

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Click here for the PS22 Chorus, Hallelujah
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We have room, come join us if you can?

Mixed Media Faces: Fun and Fantasy
Two more Thursdays, February 20 & 27, 2020 -- 10AM - 1PM
Every Thursday, join Jacki Long for a project focused on creating a unique portrait. Use fabric, collage, acrylic, watercolor, paint markers, and more during this fun class. Each session, experiment with a different technique and combine as many mediums as you wish. All materials provided.
REGISTRATION:  $45 per session. Ages 16+. Skill level: All.
Limited seats are available for these classes, so sign up today!

In last Thursday's class, the  class worked on a 12x12" 
wood substrate as seen in Day 2758, here
As usual, we start class with a warm-up activity.
This time it was a quick portrait on 12x18" heavy paper. 
I did a 5-minute demo using both gesso  & graphite on 
brick-colored paper, using a long-handled medium 1" brush.

I mixed a skin tone acrylic, letting the paper show through.

Not pretty, but fun and it was loose and had promise. 
No need to finish then, as we moved to the wood.
 Thursday (02/20/2020)we will be working on 16 x 16" canvas. 
My goal is always a relaxed, fun class for the artists.
Please come join us if you can?

A smile for Tuesday ...

Monday, February 17, 2020

Day2761: We're all performers.

"Performers": old photo, collages & digital.

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Click here for Billie Eilish, Bad Guy.
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Landabout: A New Hotel & Cafe in Uguisudani, Tokyo

Uguisudani is a neighborhood in Tokyo located slightly North of Ueno Park. Although it doesn’t have many famous tourist attractions to it’s name, the area is known as a center of the arts and academia, thanks to its proximity to art schools and the Tokyo National Museum. Last month in January, a new hotel called the Landabout opened just steps from Uguisudani Station.

The 169-room hotel is on the larger side for the neighborhood. And hotels tend to service visitors, rather than locals. So architecture firm Hagi Studio were brought in not only to design the concept and interiors, but to run the 1st floor cafe, which would provide a positive link between locals and visitors.

And expansive cafe called Landabout Table occupies the 1st floor and guests of the hotel access reception on the 2nd floor. The name, a play on the word ’roundabout,’ is a testament to the hotel’s inclusive philosophy as well. 

Rooms are simple and modestly priced. 

If you’re looking for something in between a boutique 
and a massive hotel, check out Landabout

So if you might be going to the 2020 Olympics this summer ...

Just because ...

Victoria crowned pigeon

A smile for Monday ...

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Day 2760: Home again.

"3 easy pieces": junk mail collage.

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Click here for Erik Satie, Gymnopedies
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The biggest news is that GH#3 jumped out of a plane this morning.
Zack (GH#3) took me out to dinner Friday when he got home from work. He told me he was going to skydive Saturday morning with his two friends. Their parents took these photos.

Zack woke me up before he left to kiss me goodbye. The dogs decided we might as well get up too. They get fed at 7 am and eagerly await 9 am when the sun hits the outdoor patio couch.

This may be Laker's favorite time of the day. To bake in the sun, 
no tv or noise, just birds in the trees. I like that patio time too. 
Something so peaceful about being with my granddogs.

Just because ...


A smile for Sunday ...

Saturday, February 15, 2020

Day 2759: ... a happy weekend getaway.

Anan: junk mail collage.

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Click here for Al Green, Simply Beautiful.
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I have been at the House on the Hill since Thursday.

Superman & WonderWoman left Thursday morning for San Diego.

WondweWoman took her real estate exam Friday and passed.

and so a happy weekend getaway.

Just because ...

A smile for Saturday ...