Saturday, April 30, 2016

Day 1374: Spent the day trying to fix my mistakes!

landscape, graphite, collage & digital

Last night while demonstrating for Leisure World Art League ...
I made a bad art choice on a big canvas and ...
have spent all today trying to fix it!
I'll show that in a step by step in an upcoming blog, 
but for now ...  I'm still working! ;op

Reminder ...
 this was the setting up on Friday for ...

 Arts Alive which is happening as you read this ...

A 2 day event featuring hands-on activities, 
live entertainment, arts and craft vendors,
all kinds of food and refreshments.

famous street artist AACecilia

     One of the main attractions, famous street painters come from 
 all over to create life-size chalk pastel drawings! If you come by, please come see me, I will be demonstrating inside.
Map and more info here.

For the last of 30 Faces in 30 Days Challenge ...

Day 30   Bird

birdface, graphite on journal page

A smile for Saturday ...

Friday, April 29, 2016

Day 1373: Just a sliver of the Pacific, but ...

Renewal, acrylic, collage & graphite on canvas

Was able to get a Pacific check ...
(for Lynn in Colorado) on my way to Seal Beach.

Just a sliver of the Pacific, visible at left,
taken at a stop light, but that counts, right?

I went early, and ate at "The Hangout" ...

Good food and a view.


This was my view, looking out towards the Seal Beach Pier.


Then on to a demo for Leisure World Art League.

A great group of talented artists.
Thanks for inviting me, I had fun!

I will be demonstrating both days 12 - 5PM  
See here for information.

For the 30 Faces in 30 Days Challenge ...

Day 29      Collage

Juri,  collage

A smile for Friday ...

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Day 1372: I need a few more hands, more brain cells and hours in each day.

flowers, photo, collage & digital

How do you handle being too busy? 
I try to remember Brian Andreas Storypeople.

But for me, I need a few more hands, 
a lot more brain cells & extra hours in each day!

I am mentioning the Arts Alive celebration in Mission Viejo
as I am really hoping that some of you nearby might stop by?
It's a glorious event in a perfect setting ...
at the Norman P. Murray Center, 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo

Featuring hands-on activities, live entertainment & much more.
 Arts and craft vendors boast handmade treasures; 
street painters create life-size chalk pastel drawings, and
culinary delights are available to please any palate.
I will be demonstrating collage, mixed media, journals and ...
getting some work done over the two day event.

And promoting my upcoming Mission Viejo classes.

On Sunday I will help judge their famous street painting event.

artist, Cecilia Linayao

Sound like a busy, fun weekend? I think, yes.
Thanks so much for stopping by.  
I so appreciated your visit, e-mail & comments.

For the 30 Faces in 30 Days Challenge ...

Day 28   Tribal

Tribal, graphite drawing on journal page

For FB "Throwback Thursday" ...

sitting by John Yamasaki, 1985

A smile for Thursday ...

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Day 1371: Walking the Wetlands.

Beach, photo, collage & digital

Today I checked another blog adventure off my list.
Only 25 minutes away, but an hour drive in CA traffic,
artist/friend Marie drove us to Bolas Chica Wetlands Conservancy.

I have driven by it hundreds of times, each time 
promising myself to someday stop and walk the trails.
Today was that day.


With 1,449 acres, the Bolsa Chica Wetlands is 
the largest saltwater marsh between Monterey Bay 
and the Tijuana River Estuary.

 Since Bolsa Chica is home to rattlesnakes, black widows, coyotes, 
and poison oak as well as many rare and endangered species ...

 it is important that visitors stay on designated trails.

Over 5 miles of trails can be explored from sunrise to sunset. 

Marie coming across the footbridge

Evidence of California's extreme drought.

Bolsa Chica is considered a salt marsh.

 Year round, salt water enters the wetlands through 
Anaheim Bay in Seal Beach as well as a tidal inlet 
near the south end of the reserve. 

wetlands fauna

WWII 155 mm Panama Mount Gun Emplacements

Pacific Check for Lynn in Colorado

Marie & me

We finished our adventure by crossing Pacific Coast Highway ...

and eating our lunch watching the Pacific!

Doesn't it look like a good day?
I was hoping you might like to tag along?

For the 30 Faces in 30 Days Challenge ...

Day 27   Reflected

A smile for Wednesday ...