Sunday, June 21, 2015

Home again, with goodies

Froze on the coast.    Well, not really, but the foggy chill in the mornings is something I'm not used to.     Got home yesterday to 99 degree weather.     What a shock to get out of the AC car and step out into the valley oven.

Rosemary drove for the whole trip, which  made it so nice for Cat and me, since neither of us would have braved the traffic in Santa Cruz, and winding around Santa Cruz mountain roads.      We had to get to Boulder Creek to our favorite shop.    Cat bought several things from Chris Flynn, who is so clever with her use of laces and vintage fabrics.     We also shopped at Carolines in Capitola, a shop that benefits many local non profits, run by volunteers.    We always stop there, always find something.   I bought a necklace and a beach wrap, doubles as a shawl/wrap.     Just enough to keep the cool sea breezes off my shoulders.     

Here are some of the goodies I came home with.     A chicken wire shoe for the garden, a red trivet, my new necklace and a piece of fabric.    I love how colorful they look together.

Dogs and I are glad to be home, but now every time I brush against the leashes hanging on the doorknob, they think they are going somewhere fun.       I just want to rest up for the day.   I unloaded the car this a.m. before it heats up again.  We are supposed to get Delta breezes today which should keep temp in  high 80s.     Should be wonderful day.    Hope it is for you too.

Did you notice there are no pics of the ocean, the beaches, or anything nautical.      Not this time.    Too busy doing other things.    LOL     

Thursday, June 11, 2015

What's new

Hi again.   I'm still here.      I've been working like a trouper clearing my mountain retreat the sale of which will be final on Saturday.      My granddaughter took a lot of stuff for her own place, one grandson came another day and loaded, my son took the truck to do repairs and bring back a load another day.      Not much time for art.

But, I did get some gelli printing done on post cards to send to friends.   Here are a few with just the backgrounds.  

With all the donations and give aways lately, I still felt a pressing need to add a couple of the smaller gelli plates to my studio.  LOL   In turn, I got rid of lots more stuff.Last evening Henrietta Sparkman gave a demo at Lodi Art Center  on monoprinting with household objects.   She is giving a full workshop on Saturday, some of my friends are going.    I'll be in the country.  

I have been using household objects for years so think I've got it covered in my own work.  But, you know, you always can learn some new trick.    I learned last night about using acrylic  printing inks.  They were much heavier than I expected and I would have called them paints - but the labels said inks.     I always use paints.    Might want to try inks someime.

Sam and Pepe are the featured artists this month.   It took a long time to convince them to show there again, and I promised them as much space as they wanted, they could mount their own show, and set up their lighting - and use the front windows.     they did all those things, and it was such a great opening reception, with most of the people they had invited, plus the regulars and fans of their work. 

I have a new injury I have to show you  - because it is the shape of a heart.    My dog was scratching at my wrist to get my attention.  Didn't break the skin, but an hour later, this appeared under the skin.    Getting older means getting bruises and minor injuries.  

Finally, here is a pic of Frances trying to embarass Sam and a guest.     He doesn't look unhappy about it.   LOL   


Sunday, June 7, 2015

Tripping down memory lane

Internet or obscurity?    So many things are changes, I thought I'd poke around in my past online whilst wasting time waiting to go to a friends house to see a movie.    I found on online exhibit I made years ago is still there!   Surprise!   Figured by now it would be gone.    Here it is.

Checked around some more, and found an article I wrote.

Then looking further, heres a book talk with my friends.

Oh my, I'm popping up again with this collection of photographs I processed.

And the Harmony Grove Cenetery Records.

Here's another article.

that's enough for now.     Just thought I'd share a bit of the past with  you.     Once we move on to other things, the past seems to disappear.  But apparently, not on the internet.