Friday, October 30, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
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.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Saturday, October 24, 2009
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.
Sunday, October 11, 2009
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
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
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.