Friday, May 25, 2018

welcome to my blog!

I post art that reflects my current interests.  I started this  blog with the intent

 to record my art process.   at the time,  I made journals and filled them with 

collage and writing .  then I wanted to learn to paint my own images

instead of one from magazines.  I learned acrylic painting  all along,

I incorporated bits and pieces of paper.  for a while now, I have been 

fascinated  faces.  I have drawn,  painted, collaged distorted faces in 

countless ways experimenting on various mediums.    I don't see this ending!  

recently I have added some figurative work and am excited to see

where this will lead.  I know all of you have moved

through different stages, growing, learning and incorporating new techniques

and mediums.  I love to see  other peoples processes and am grateful for 

the online community and social media for this reason.

I view art inspiration and post daily on instagram.   there I have

found it a friendly and welcoming community.  i also post any

art related thoughts and outings that I may have come across here on this blog.

i hope you enjoy!

my local art center, in palos verdes, california is 

having a charming elementary school children's exhibit 

sponsored by art at your fingertips.

i participated in this program when my son was in school.

artists submit a project based on a concept or artist

and volunteer parents from each school learn the project

and then teach it to students at school

this augments the art or lack of art education

in the schools.

it also gives parents a chance to have hands on experience

in the classroom as well as providing art concepts 

to young children.

my experience was that children

were eager to learn

artists were eager to share and create a project.

on the day i visited the gallery

a classroom was also there.

I had a chance to overhear the teachers ask wonderful questions 

which reviewed the art concept and also made it personal

for the students.  i was very impressed and smiled as

I snuck a listen and took pictures of the art.

on my morning beach walk
only in southern california!

it is a three day holiday weekend here in the united

states.   I hope you have fun plans with loved ones whether

you live here or not!  I am lucky enough to have my son

and his fiancé here so it's an extra special time for me!

thank you for visiting today!

posting with friends at paint party friday

Friday, May 18, 2018

aloha!  having recently returned from the 

lovely hawaiian islands, it has been a slow start 

back into doing some art but I'm back in the full swing

with some drawings and travel photos today.

he would be much happier if he turned 

to see the color in the world.  instead he

only looked down.

marbled drawing 

a friend gave me a vintage simplicity pattern.

it brought back memories of my tailoring teacher, 

her red cheeks, powdered face, tabu perfume and 

pearls.  a tad overdone for a high school teacher but 

she taught me how to meticulously make tiny stitches

which no one ever saw but molded  jackets to fit perfectly.

i went on to win tailoring contests.

one of the main reasons to go to honolulu was to visit the 

disney resort.  our friend was asked to paint the mural depicting

the history of hawaii.

it graces the entry.  our son was the model

for one of the warriors.

the pictures i have seen of the mural does not measure to

seeing it in person.

we stayed at the iconic

pink royal hawaiian hotel on waikiki beach.

so much of waikiki has been built up so

that you cannot see the beach from the street.

it has years since i have visited this island.

the royal hawaiian was a treat and a retreat 

back into a bit of old hawaii.

on my morning walk were japanese tourists doing 

yoga on the beach, their designer bags lined up

in back of them. 

we stayed in poipu for the remainder of the trip.

in a sweet house owned by a family since the 

early 1900s.  the view was unbeatable and the 

weather perfect. 

there are leaves that look like a world map

and feel like leather.

i miss the waves lapping on the shore, the soft breezes,

the slow pace... a sign of a good trip.

thank you for visiting today.
wishing you lovely weekend!

posting with paint party friday