Sunday, March 11, 2007

a hero comes along


This is sort of a Summer into Fall picture, but the word to interpret was Goldenrod. This is what that word looks like to me. It feels good to get back in the art chair again...(figuratively speaking) often I stand...
I am on the last legs now of my second book "Mixed Emulsions". In the meantime I have so much to catch up on that has gone to wayside this past year while I was busy writing. And here it is March already. I have a list as long as my arm of this and that...like cleaning out my closet...planting my potager garden, painting the dining room...all on that list of things to do that I write at the beginning of each year.
Not lofty goals, just reasonable ones that I pretty much attain if I set my mind to it.

Yesterday morning, while the clocks were moving forward 1 hour...I was heading out to KCET to give the 'Hero in Education' award to a worthy winner on The Big Spin... the lottery show. The winner was Ann Brigden, for creating the Peacemakers in Carson schools. She has created a program to give kids the tools to deal with bullies, cruelty and violence. I was proud to give her an award for her dedicated work.




It was nostalgic for me to be back on the KCET studio lot. It had been many years, but still they have maintained the look and the history of the studio. They have updated the stages, but the dressing rooms felt like I was walking into a time capsule. I had been there before, though it would be hard to pinpoint when. Maybe there was a game show, or talk show I had filmed there years before. Anyway, it felt like putting on a comfy pair of old slippers.


It's like: never relax, never take that breath, never stop to get that drink of water. You know you can always smell roses when you're running with them in your hand.
Garth Brooks

9 comments:

Garden Painter Art said...

Angela:

Your new piece definately says "Goldenrod". It's a beautiful interpretation of the word.

How exciting: a potager garden!! I wish I had room to add one. I'd put it right outside my kitchen window. I have so many different gardening areas in my yard, I just don't have any room left to start a new project! The closest thing I have to a potager garden would be my boysenberries. They do have nasturtiums co-mingling!

Take Care:
Kim
Garden Painter Art
gnarly-dolls

Amanda Brooks said...

i need to stop and smell the roses. angela, how do you manage to look so photogenic in pics!!!! that's not fair!!! :)
love, amanda
:)
amandaromantic.blogspot.com

Nickatnite1962 said...

Hi Angela,
How did it come about that you were asked to present the award? I am just wondering what the connection is? Were you involved in the nomination process?

Nick-

Anonymous said...

Hey there,
It's me again. I wonder if you knew anything adout the new disney film"Meet the Robinsons" Its about people in space and wondered if it had anything to do with the Lost In Space.Bye
Cath Jaep
(I wrote a long emial to you a couple of weeks ago.)

DEBBIE_THE_BLOOP said...

SO YOU'RE PAINTING YOUR BIG DINING ROOM BY YOURSELF? VERY GOOD! WHILE YOU'RE AT IT, PAINT A FEW MURAL LIKE IMAGES OF YOUR FAVORITE MOTIFS.

I CONGRADULATE ANNE BRIGDEN ON HER WORK WITH CHILDREN WHO ARE VICTIMS OF BULLYING AND VIOLENCE. I WAS ALSO A VICTIM AND TODAY I WORK FOR A PRIVATE SCHOOL WHICH PROVIDES ROOMS AND MEALS FOR OVER 100 CHILDREN FROM DYSFUNCTIONAL FAMILIES. IT IS VERY TRAGIC TO HERE THEIR STORIES BUT WITH THE WORK OF VERY COMPASSIONATE AND PATIENT TEACHERS AND COUNSULORS THERE IS ALWAYS HOPE.

Joyce said...

Here I am in sunny California. On Monday I set aside some time and made my way to The Studio Gallery to see the 4260 Guild Show. It was, needless to say, totally amazing. The studio was closed for the day but Vince and Mardje were kind enough to open the doors. They are just as charming as ever.
The internet does not do justice to the tonal range and quality of the work and I am very happy that I had the chance to see it in person.
Chatting with Vince and Mardje and doing a little shopping made for a great morning.

Anonymous said...

how great that you were chosen to give the award, angela. :) were you the only choice, or did they have to vote? had you heard of this woman before?
-amanda
:)
amandaromantic.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

You are a very beautiful woman and I have been a fan for many years.

~jolene said...

Way To Go Ann Brigdon...for truly making a difference!

I can imagine how honored YOU felt in presenting her award.

Ann is an inspiration.

Loved your interpretation of Goldenrod! Around the corner from us we have the Goldenrod Footbridge that takes us to the beach...it was my mom's favorite walk - as the bridge is overflowing with geraniums cascading down both sides!