Playa Residency - Part 1

I opened my eyes and looked at the space between the curtain and window. Was the sun up yet? No. Did I want to get up and watch the sun rise? Yes. Getting out of bed, I went to the glass doors and pulled the curtains aside. I could still see the night sky with stars, but on the distance horizon a line of light outlined the hills. The grasses by the pond were silhouetted against the faint reflection on the pond.

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Linda's Work

It is always nice to get together with artist friends, talk shop and be inspired. Last week, Kathleen Probst, Linda McLaughlin and I had a little time to spend doing just that. Linda has been doing daily and weekly projects for years. She brought some of the ones she is currently working on.

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Calder Influence

Bright colorful objects dance and spin through the air as a breeze sneaks in through the open window A mobile hanging from the ceiling.

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St. Louis Art Museum - Part 1

As we drove through the park, the shiny silver tree caught my eye. I thought I would not want to be near it in a lightning storm. Then, we parked the car and walked up to the large stone building and a beautiful view. We had arrived at the St. Louis Art Museum.

Engraved on the facade of the stone building are the words, “Dedicated to art, and free to all.” The roman numerals for 1903 were next to it.

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100 Drawings - Week 5

Before I get into the drawings, I just wanted to apologize for my site being down for about a week. There were issues with the hosting site. Thanks to those who let me know about it.

Now, back to the “drawings.” The assignment for week 5 was color. We were to play with color as the dominate element. The color was to be the focus (not pattern, lines, shapes, etc.) There were some other specifics about how to go about this.

I decided to use three colors that I had been seeing in my neighbor’s tree: yellow, red and green.

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The Visitor

I was a little nervous, but excited as I drove to the hotel on the other side of town; one I had never been to, to pick up someone I had never met. Although I had “known” this person for years from reading her blog (mostly lurking, occasionally commenting), she probably had no idea who I was.

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Glass Beach

Can you turn a dump into a tourist attraction? Apparently, you can.

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Sensational Succulents

I geek out a little bit about plants sometimes. And I was almost overwhelmed with excitement looking at all the different plants in Mendocino, mostly all the succulents in the gardens around the art center there.

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Mendocino Headlands

Each morning, I would would awake early and look out the window. I could see trees, buildings, fences and a little bit of sky. I would look to the sky to decipher the weather. After a breakfast of oatmeal cooked in the “apartment kitchen,” I would head out to explore, mostly the headlands and some of the town of Mendocino, CA. before the workshop, for which I had traveled there, started.

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Long Island Inspiration

Whenever we travel, I usually take hundreds of pictures, even if I have been to that place before. I just find so much inspiration around me. This trip was no different.

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