Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Recycling at it's best

Our mixed media group in Lodi had a tail gate party last Thursday, where we could pass along anything we didn't want, to anyone that would take it.    We must have had more than a dozen spiffy SUVs and sedans, and just as many artists eager to either give away or pick up more art supplies and equipment.    Here are some pics from the day.   We had a barrel of fun.   I came home empty handed except for a mona lisa rubber  stamp set and a pottery bowl for my granddaughter.       Very successful day.     And now my patio is cleaned off so we can use the tables and chairs as they are meant to be used rather than a place to pile things to haul away.   LOL   

Friday, May 1, 2015

May First

Cinco de Mayo, Grandson DJ'x birthday, Jean Janssen's opening reception as featured artist at the gallery.    Lots of thing to make this day special.    Renewed old acquaintance with one of the best collage artists I know - an unexpected treat catching up.

I've been cutting up slices of cheese and salomi for tonite's reception.    Most of Jean's good friends are bringing food of one kind or another.   it starts at 6 and ends at 8:30.  We always have a few locals who "dine" at our reception.   LOL     Jean's bringing a white tablecloth.    I'm bringing some beautiful glass pieces for serving.   

The top plate is one of my favs.   Purchased at a gift shop in Capitola back in the 90s, which I could not resist. the plate is two layers thick with the floral painted between layers.    The second one is from a little gallery near Davcnport which I picked up on the way home from the coast years ago.

This is how they looked stacked with a Martha Stewart faux carnival glass dessert plate on top.   I think they'll look great at a watercolor show.    

I've got the camera battery pack plugged in, so hope to take some pics tonite for Jean's family that can't be with her for the event. 

Hope you have a grand day.     Feels like summer here.