Friday, November 30, 2018

Day 2318: ... on a much needed rainy day in SoCal!

Jim: acrylic on painter's paper

Beginning "Jim": acrylic on painter's paper

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The last of a series of four classes in ...

on a much needed rainy day in SoCal! Undaunted ...
we started with warm-up exercises, Jim above was the demo.
Using only 3 colors, we explored high, medium & low lights.

by Cheryl & Kenshin

No drawing, just a big paintbrush & acrylic on large painter's paper.

Next was a self portrait, as we are, were, or how we'd like to be.


Same method of application, brust & paint. 

by Cheryl & Harriet

by Kenshin & Susan

Next loosening up with free, brush strokes that express emotions.

by Harriet

by Cheryl

by Susan

by Kenshin

by Susan

Warm ups done, each artist worked on their canvas.

by Cheryl, work in progress collage & acrylics on canvas

by Kenshin, work in progress, collage & acrylics on canvas

by Susan,work in progress, collage & acrylics on canvas

Harriet also had a great canvas work in progress, 
collage & acrylics, but I missed taking a photo, I apologize.
Can I blame it on a rainy day?

My last class of 2018 will be  
Saturday, December 15, 2018  10AM - 4PM

Mix Media Giant Canvas with Jacki Long
Take a break from the busy holiday season and join us for this fun workshop. Create a large mix media canvas painting in a relaxed, fun setting. Lots of demos, large standing easels.
Six uninterrupted hours with a lunch break, eateries nearby.
Use paint, acrylic mediums, collage and more to create a one of a kind painting. Bring a reference if you like. You will go home with your own 30x40 painting.
REGISTRATION: $99.  Includes 30x40 canvas &all materials.
Two seats are available , so sign up today?

A smile for Friday ...

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Day 2317: Half million?

Great Uncle George & Aunt Myrtle,: old photos, digital collage

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A half million?

 Yesterday I passed the half million mark for pageviews.
It took 2,316 days to do it, but still.
I thought I might share the post from Day 1?
By the way that day I got 16 comments! (hint) 

Day 1 : A little 'kaizen" please ...                                                Friday, July 20, 2012

Hello out there? I am jumping in without planning,
typing skills or blog knowledge but 
determined to get this show on the road. 
A little patience will be necessary on both ends 
as I struggle and learn through my mistakes.

Like you, I have a myriad of interests and views. 
I intend to spill them all out, freeing space for 
new stuff and see what happens.
To start a blog has been on my to-do list for over three years. 
So to say I am a procrastinator is the ultimate understatement. 
I am wondering what to post first, but if I wait for that special 
"inspirational, perfect thing" I will continue to wait?

So, I am posting a photo from my yard. 
It's of an orchid that wasn't making it inside and 
instead of throwing it out, I put it in my yard near a sprinkler, 
and, in time,  it just bloomed! 
I love that and hope this blog can follow that path.

(I have a better camera now.Thank you Superman!)

69 degrees, Blue Skies, Santa Ana, CA

For FB Throwback Thursday ...

Cassie Latimer & me, CM dojo, 1983

A smile for Thursday ...

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Day 2316: When is the last time you were on a swing?

Uncle Jerry, Aunt Martha, Grandma, Aunt Geneva, photo by Uncle Les, California, 1940 digitized

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Yesterday I showed you Grandma's Park
just one block west from my front door.
Today, just eight blocks east is Pioneer Road Park.

Smaller than Grandma's but a  lovely little park at the top 
          of the hill, rustic with covered wagons, paths and more ...


        a western theme ...


An older gentleman (probably my age) 
does his timed laps within the paths in this park.

He smiled as he passed me on the swing. The first one is mine. 

When is the last time you were on a swing?

Above left is the kids water-park, with water shooting 
from the ground when the City attendant is present.
A popular spot during warm weather.

A volleyball net is up and ready, and well used.
Another of Tustin's great parks.

A smile for Wednesday ...