Work in progress

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I am in the homestretch on this banner! Overall, I am happy with its progress. The light blue button was not working for me so I decided to work on that one today. I thought that I was adding an iridescent white to the party, but I actually added Interference Green. I am so pleased with this result. Yay, a happy mistake – my favorite! I have to finish up the neon orange and teal blue buttons and then decide if I need to add one more small one in the bottom left side (maybe a gray/silver colored one?).

Holy Guacamole!

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I guess that I am jumping on the avocado bandwagon. This is a 6×6 acrylic painting that would look perfect in the kitchen or any space you want to be reminded of this perfect food item! My love affair with the avocado started shortly after I arrived in California, some 30 years ago. What’s not to love? Creamy, dreamy texture; Buttery, grassy taste, and the best of all, its color – chartreuse. I’m a sucker for chartreuse!

 

 

Are your going to Alameda County Fair?

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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.

Overall, it was a beautiful day!

Giving the studio a test run

I gave the new studio space a “test run” this morning. I found the thermostat (much needed on this hot morning), figured the lighting (switches are in the utility closet, now new art studio space), and somewhat got use to a children’s piano recital happening in the next room over. With all that, I was mostly pleased with the experience. I tripped or bumped into some of my stuff while I work (I move around a good deal). Still need to get the wifi password and find an electrical outlet near my space. I guess it’s all in time.

Moving on up…

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!

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New art studio at the Bothwell

The water rises

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I’ve been unable to get the time to do art this past couple of weeks. The train wreck that is currently going on in our country has me feeling anxious and depressed. It has left me depleted.

I  initially set out to the studio today to throw away some paintings that were not working for me. I felt that I should just get rid of things that are not pleasing to me. Why surround myself with things I do not like? I thought that there’s enough going on in the world (our country) zapping my energy – I don’t need to have that in my art space.

At the last moment, I thought about adding some more paint to cover some of the spots that I did not like. Like magic, I found myself reconnecting and enjoying the piece. It needed to be reworked! I saw a female figure emerging from her water world.

There’s a life lesson here, I know. Sometimes, it is best to get rid of the depleting items in your life. They just take up space and do not serve a purpose. Other times, things can be improved and you can see its possibilities.