I have fond memories of picking dandelions, making a wish and blowing those seeds to the wind. Those dandelion seeds returned some of those wishes (or maybe luck and some effort on my end helped?) and more importantly, scattered themselves to produce more dandelions for future wishing. What do you wish for now?
I was just in the studio this Friday morning. It feels great to be home after 1 1/2 weeks in New York. We had an amazing time in Buffalo and NYC. It’s nice to have the day to do as I wish.
This safety pin is part of my “sewing” series and it was also part of my “what the fuck is happening to our County series?!” People were wearing safety pins to let others know that you are a safe being (to combat the increase in hate crimes since the election). Doing art, reading, and getting a good work out helps me deal with the ugliness in the world.
It was a fun afternoon at the Alameda County Fair – my daughter played bari sax at the horse race stadium with her middle school band. It was such a wonderful year of music at her middle school – I feel so fortunate that we are part of the music community.
Today was a perfectly beautiful day – not too hot! We headed over to the adult art area and found my painting on display. I don’t know if I will ever get use to this experience of seeing my art in some place other than my studio or home.
Today the Alameda County Fair begins! 3 weeks of glorious deep fried goodies, bands from yesteryear, people hawking their wares, and some amazing art on display. Come check out my piece on display this year!
Last night, I attended the artist reception of the LAA Spring Show. I was so impressed with the quality of art on display! There were many beautiful paintings and 3D pieces. The jazz band topped it off! Fun night!
I am mostly set up in my new art studio. We had to move out of the Downtown Studio space so that the city can develop on that prime location space. Now, I am in this multi-use facility called the Bothwell. I am hoping that I set it up for my best creative possibilities to emerge. Here’s to the possibilities!
I had a fun time yesterday at the Pleasanton Art League Alviso Adobe show. It was nice to meet the other artists and see their incredibly beautiful artwork. Getting the Merit Award was such a welcome surprise! Off to buy more art supplies with the prize money!