Friday, October 10, 2014




while i could never be an official minimalist,

i am finding the clearing out, passing on of stuff

to be quite satisfying.  the one drawback is that i have not spent

as much time as usual painting.   here i did a bright journal page. 








this week the local print museum in torrance had a fair.  






i have wanted to visit the museum, so what better time than an early 

saturday morning under tents.  come along for a tour...






there was a smorgasbord including sumptuous color







antique and new print machines






posters and other examples of printed material






handmade books






demos






monoprints






hands on






type.






when i got to my car,  it was not even noon

but look at the temp!!!  mother nature has been out in full

force the  week from the blistering heat wave to the stunning moon

display.  life is good. 


XOXO




happy friday you.

posting today with paint party friday friends
















33 comments:

  1. Lovely, bright journal page, and the visit to the printing museum looks most interesting. But the temps were definitely a trifle high! Valerie

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    1. Hi Valerie, I almost lost the pictures from my camera so I was glad when I was able to retrieve them. It was an fun and informative museum.

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  2. Love your vibrant journal page and wonderful photos!! As for get rid of things, no better way to bring good things to you than purging the old less useful things! Thanks for sharing!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. Hi Giggles, I almost don't feel right if I don't have at least a bag of stuff to give away each day. I hope I continue.

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  3. What a vibrant painting! The show looks great!

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  4. That looks like such a wonderful event. How I wish I could have been along with you!

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    1. Oh, it would have been fun to have you join me, Faye but it was a bit hot!

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  5. such a great event, would loved to have visited there. Love the bright journal page. Happy PPF, Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Hi Annette, I appreciate your comments today. Have a lovely week.

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  6. 'Our' moon has been brilliant too - and the thunder and lightning! You don't say if you resisted bringing new 'stuff' home from the fair?! Do you really mean the smorgasbord is food? The colour is AMAZING!

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    1. Yes, the moon was quite wonderful. I was using the term smorgasbord loosely meaning a wide variety of offerings. You will be glad to know that I only brought home a tiny packet of envelopes to be used to send out my next ATCs

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  7. that printing press looks fab great drawing too

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    1. Hi Lorraine, I had never seen an antique press. It did have quite a bit of charm!

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  8. love the vibrant painting Irene! That looks like a great place to visit-so many cool things. I forget what area you live in but I would take that temp. over our increasing chilly mornings and nights.

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    1. Hi Linda, I live in southern California. I know what you mean about the temperature. Any extreme is not pleasant.

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  9. wow! the printing museum looks awesome. Love your bright journal page.

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    1. Hello Jo, Thank you for visiting and commenting today.

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  10. Thank you so much for taking us with you. That was fascinating! They keep promising cooler temps next week... Hope so.......Hugs! deb

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    1. Hi Deb, I'm glad you enjoyed the tour. There has been a bend in the temp in the right direction. Whew! I melt in the heat.

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  11. October and 102 degrees. What has happened to our Fall. Summer is still blazing in. I've been listening to Finlandia while view the handmade books. I got a bit teary. Handcrafted books do that to me.

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    1. Hi Anniee, I don't know Finlandia but will go right now to hear them. I love being moved my music, art or life.

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  12. I love this post. SO informative and interesting.

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    1. I am glad you stopped by today, Beth.

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  13. I love the color of your life that you share with us in each art piece. What a great museum thanks for taking us along.
    Congrats on the feature of PPF
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  14. I have wanted to check the museum out for the longest time. It's really not far from my home. This was the perfect opportunity. Well, it could have been cooler.

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  15. Lovely journal page. I really like the happy feel it gives, and alll the bright colors.

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  16. Love the bright colours in your artjournalpage! Congrats on being the featured artist in PPF!! Looks like a very interesting fair you went to ....

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  17. I really enjoyed your post this week and love your colorful journal page. Congrats on being the pick of the week on Paint Party Friday.

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  18. Thank you for the tour! I am crazy about type + print + inks, so this was a treat. Your journal spread is absolutely wonderful. So many great colours there. Congratulations on being picked for PAINT PARTY FRIDAY!! I'm happy for you! xx

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  19. Very nice artwork! Love the colors!

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  20. The printing museum looks absolutely fascinating. Congrats on being artist of the week for PPF! I love your colorful journal page. It is inspirational.

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  21. Beautiful, colourful page you have done. Thanks for sharing your adventure at the Book Art Museum fair. How fascinating. And boy, was it hot where you are at. Makes me extra thankful for the cool fall weather where I am at today.
    Congratulations on being featured at PPF.

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