Sunday, February 26, 2006

Color wets my Palette

It was a colorful weekend. I took a break to attend a color theory class with Kelly Kilmer on Saturday at Zinnia's. When preparing for a show it's essential to me to take time to just absorb and Kelly's class was the perfect vehicle for that.

Color evokes emotions...
RED: passion,love,courage,respect,honor,bravery,lust,joy
ORANGE: wonder, fascination,ambition,energy,stimulation
YELLOW: friendship,love,joy,intellect,enlightenment
BLUE: sorrow,hope,faith,spirituality
GREEN: balance,healing,harmony,reconciliation
PURPLE: enchantment,nobility,leadership,power,authority
GOLD: healing
SILVER: intuition
WHITE: purity,clarity,sincerity,hope,health,enlightenment,perfection
PINK: unconditional love, need of/loss of something
GRAY: void,uncertainty
BROWN: practical,earthy,nature

I'm feeling very sienna brown today, a touch of orange and white mixed with my brown...

We played with paint, got our fingernails dirty (and our clothes) and I felt refreshed and inspired. Thanks Kelly for a good time...check out her blog if you get the chance . I swear she is one of the hardest working teachers I know. And Zinnia is a very cool store...cheers Tamara!
Isn't color one of wonders of the world?

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

prescence: The state or fact of being present

There's a plethora of things swirling around me in my world right now. Looming in the near future is my new exhibit 'Beyond The Pale'. It's a collection of handpainted photography merged with altered art. I am working day and night, March 26th is a blink away.
My hands are filled with are my clothes...I never understand how I usually have it all over my face as well. And my poor cuticles.
I was thinking today...It should be mandatory that every one should own an IPOD. How it helps me to be present. When my favorite music hits my eardrums... I get swept up and the world melts away. It is totally different than hearing music from somewhere in the room...this music that is inside my head, makes me feel so much more centered and focused on what I'm doing. If you haven't tried it, you might like it. It truly offers me a helpful hand when I create art.
OK...Sting and my break is over now...

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

No Words

I read once that the ancient Egyptians had fifty words for sand & the Eskimos had a hundred words for snow. I wish I had a thousand words for love, but all that comes to mind is the way you move against me while you sleep & there are no words for that.
Brian Andreas

Monday, February 13, 2006

Games Of The Board

How about that Shaun White! It was awesome to watch him nab his gold medal in snowboarding. The thing that struck me was... these guys are having Fun. That was refreshing to see.
Which made me recall a photo I took of my daughter Becca when she was 3 years old. She loved to dress up...I loved to take pictures...and it was Olympic time 1984. Girls just wanna have fun...and so we did...

Friday, February 10, 2006

a day in the life...

I had jury duty this week and I took the Metro down to Civic Center. It made it so easy to get off the train and walk to courthouse. I'm sorry to say I had never riden the LA Metro before...never really had a reason to. It was fast, clean and efficent.(That's me in the train window on my way downtown)

There is cool art all around you. It's filled with painted tiles and artsy walls.

After I was excused from the case they had assigned me to, I took the train home again. It was nice not to hassle with parking garages and rush hour traffic on the freeway.It's something to look into if you visit Los Angeles and want to see the sites. It's a great way for LA residents to cut down on stress if the trains are going where you need to be. Give it a try sometime.