Friday, October 30, 2009

Halloween Play

I've got tons of work waiting for me but couldn't resist doing something quick for Halloween!

Some silly envelope addressing

Fall colors in Santa Monica...what?

Mocha clearing for take off

Maddie planning to stowaway!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Floating Journal












This topic was a tricky one. The closest I could come to the sensation of floating was my experience with hypnosis. Many years ago after a year long program, I became a certified clinical hypnotherapist. It was really interesting. Hypnosis is the tool and the underlying work as a therapist is really psychology. It was a great experience with a lot of personal growth and the opportunity to meet many fascinating people. Anyway, I was enticed back into calligraphy with an abundance of work and a love of the art.

Floating Journal



Sunday, October 25, 2009

350 Mixed Media Piece




This is the piece I bought yesterday at Zinnia and I love it. It was created by Joe Carrion .

Saturday, October 24, 2009

350 Art



Zinnia , a fantastic store in Pasadena with lots of tempting goodies for a variety of mixed media projects, hosted a gallery show for today's international environmental event. They gave out 350 5x5 wood blocks to participating artists. I would love to have been a contributor but was too late in discovering the project. Each piece sold for 350 pesos (about $26.) and a portion of the sales went to the organization. Here are a couple of photos of the amazing wall of art.

350.org

Today is the International day of climate action. People are speaking out all over the world in different ways. Take a minute to check it out if you can here and at 350.org

Sunday, October 11, 2009

A to Z Flower Book


Here's the book all put together with the cover and a bit of ribbon on the binder ring. For the cover I used a piece of scrapbook paper.

Flower Book Spread



Here's my little book all fanned out. The pages are held together with a binder ring.

Flower Book Unassembled











The Society for Calligraphy had their 35th anniversary party today and I wanted to make something for the silent auction.
So, I started this little 3x3 book idea I had at 8pm last night. Talk about procrastination! Anyway, I stopped at 3:30am and got up early and finished it at 9:30 this morning for the 11am party. I guess $75 was too high so nobody bid on it : ( I'm going to give a monetary donation to the society and keep my little book!

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Friendship




The Deborah Award was created and bestowed on me by my friend Ces , brilliant artist, writer, thinker, friend, human. It warms my heart and is a great honor to receive. I am passing it on to my deserving and very good friends, Renee and Xandra
. As well as being amazing artists, they both embody courage, faith and hope and I love them.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Lisa and Misha













I did this painting for my good friend Lisa. Lisa and her family adopted Misha when she was a young dog. Often dogs that are pets of homeless people become hyper vigilant about protecting their master. This was the case with Misha which made her unpredictable and a biter. Trainers told Lisa to put Misha down, that she would never be a good family pet. Lisa was dedicated to rehabilitating Misha and providing a good home for her. Through patience, love and determination, from Lisa and Misha, she was able to relax into being the beautiful, sweet dog that she was always meant to be.