Friday, November 30, 2007
December 1, 2007 - Saturday - 11:00 - 2:00
SWEETPEAS & SNAPSHOTS
11726 West Pico Blvd Los Angeles, California
December 2, 2007 - Sunday - 3:00 PM
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Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Sunday, November 25, 2007
The Thanksgiving weekend is coming to a close, which means Christmas and various other winter holidays will be upon us before we know it. I have many things on my agenda to finish up before the year is through. It's also time to find those ornaments and decorations to deck the halls once again. There's something exciting about this time of year...the secret is not to let the holidays overwhelm you...I'll see if I can stick to that bit of advice as the 25th draws closer.
In the meantime I thought I would post some of my art that has appeared in some publications lately. In Somerset Gallery they printed a collaborative swap I was in, hosted by my pal Sarah Fishburn called the Funky Fold Alphabet Book. I was the letter 'M' for Music. It was a terrific swap, and I have it hanging in my studio.It says on the cover it is the Winter 08 Issue.
Click here to see the whole article
Also in this issue are some inked notecards I had given to them nearly 3 years ago. (Which goes to show, you never know if they will finally print something they have had in their possession for awhile.)
And in this brand new magazine called "Artist Cafe" they reprinted my article called "Pieced in Color" which was first published in the March/April Issue in 2005. Artist Cafe is a very cool magazine with what they consider the Best of Somerset Studios. There are some cool articles in it if you may have missed from the past. I was honored that my article was chosen to be in the premiere issue. It hits newstands December 1st 2007. Or you can order it here.
Also keep a checking back for when Pasticcio Issue 2 will be available. It won't be long now...and it's a super sized issue stuffed fatter than a holiday stocking!
It's not snowing here in LA like it is up north in Colorado...but it's cold right now. Think I'll go put some socks on...
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
My Thanksgiving greeting was created with
The original artwork "September Song"
in the Timeless Creations 2008 Calender.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving...and remember the things you're grateful for...
I think of it as just trying to get along in a really big strange family.
Saturday, November 17, 2007
Thursday, November 15, 2007
right there at my feet...
Even Kachina and Payton had prisms in there eyes this morning...
Since the disappointing news that '24' will not be returning in January 2008...I have had to satisfy my adventurous craving with 'Prison Break' on FoxTV. If I can't have the '24' rush, I have found this show to be the next best thing...What will happen now that Michael Scofield is not behind prison walls anymore...? What will happen to Linc's son? Sarah... is she really dead? It's all too much sometimes...
A friend of my sisters is on a cruise and sent these along. The dining room walls on 'The Mariner of the Seas' cruise ship has a "Sound of Music' theme...amazing no?
Every day is an adventure....
Saturday, November 10, 2007
Somerset Memories has a Call to Creativity Challenge based on my mini self portrait (above) that appeared in the August/September issue of the magazine.
Here's the challenge below...I hope you'll submit your self portraits and maybe get published!
Mini-Mosaic Self-Portrait Puzzles
In August/September 2007 issue Somerset Memories (page 44), artist Angela Cartwright
showed us that self portraits can be very revealing. Trying to express who you were and who you’ve become can be a fun and exposing challenge.
What can you come up with when you combine the “young you” and the“adult you?” Using a tiny canvas and photographs of yourself at different ages, along with your unique creativity, we invite you to show your own personal mini self-portrait puzzles.
To be considered for publication in Somerset Memories, clearly label your artwork and attach it to your artwork. and submit your mini self-portraits to:
22992 Mill Creek, Suite B
Include brief instructions, materials used and a few sentences about your inspiration, feelings or thoughts about your piece. Results will be published in the June/July 2008 issue.
Friday, November 09, 2007
Speaking of Lost In Space...Last week Kevin Burns threw a birthday remembrance with the Lost In Space group to celebrate the birthday of the late Gertrude Harris, Jonathan Harris' wife. A year before we had all celebrated her special day with a lovely dinner, and we decided to remember her on her actual birthday this year...same time, same place. I will miss her lovely, vibrant personality, she was a doll.
Bill Mumy, his son Seth and his daughter Liliana.
And the lovely Marta Kristen (Judy on Lost In Space) with her husband Kevin Kane.
And here is Gertrude with Kevin Burns at her Birthday Party in 2006.
I realized I had promised ages ago that I would blog my freshly painted dining room once it was finished.
I used Modern Masters 'Champagne' paint on the walls. This paint is infused with real minerals which reflects light in the most amazing way. During the day this room it's one color, but a mystical look takes over this room at night and by candlelight it is very flattering.
The floor is a multi colored slate, framed with tiles made from a series of photographs of flowers from my 'Picture Poetry' collection.
This large painting in my dining room is by artist Nila Barja...I just love the colors.
And for those of you who inquired...I found Coco Cellini hiding in my cupboard...