Wednesday, April 25, 2007

open house

Come on in for a look inside


to be released July 2007

Wednesday, April 18, 2007


Meet the girls...I call them "Uneven Sisters...

This is my latest muse...sketching...

I've always wanted to sketch...

Give my Dad a pencil and he could sketch anything...

It was so cool...

I've been taking my sketchbook and graphite pencils

and I sketch whenever I can...

So that's what I've been up to lately...
hanging out with the girls...

Sunday, April 15, 2007

unspoken narratives

Last night I went to the exhibit opening of my dear friend CW Slade. "Unspoken Narratives" is at McLean Gallery in Malibu, and if you find yourself in that neck of the woods, drop on by for a look into CW's mystical world. Or take a look at the gallery site, it's not up on CW's site yet.
This piece on the left was one of my favorites.

Here's my lil sports fan Peyton. Becca bought her a Laker jersey.
Peyton gets the funniest look on her face when she is having her picture taken...she lays down and closes her eyes like she's embarressed...but then she's up again and off and playing.

Will post some art in the next couple of days. Till then...go Lakers!

Saturday, April 07, 2007

a visit to the grind house

How fabulous is this outsider art! This stenciled lady is painted on the wall next to the Beverly Cinema where we went last night. I wonder if it was one whole stencil spray painted on the wall...However it was done, this life sized lady is wonderful...I just had to take a picture of her to share. Can you dig it Sarah...maven of Stenciling?

The Queen is painted high up near the roof...The Queens of Hollywood...only in LA!

So what were we doing at the Beverly Theatre? Last night we were all invited to Quintin Tarentino's Grindhouse Festival 2007. Why? Because my ex Brother-In-Law Richard Compton wrote and directed two of Quintin's favorite pics for the festival "Macon County Line" and "Return To Macon County Line". These flicks were two of Richy's first movies he directed in what has become a long line of credits..."Return to Macon County Line" starred two, then unknown actors, Don Johnson and Nick Nolte. They had great chemistry together, and watching this movie was totally entertaining. I'm so glad Richy invited us.
Here's a picture of my arbor in bloom...just in time for Easter.

Hope the Easter Bunny is good to you all...

Sunday, April 01, 2007

the secret garden

perhaps it is not so secret...I had a potager garden on my list of things to get done...and today was the day to do it.
What is a potager garden you ask?

A potager garden is a French method of creating ornamental vegetable or kitchen gardens. Often flowers (edible and non-edible) and herbs are planted with the vegetables to enhance the beauty. The goal is to make the function of providing food aesthetically pleasing. Plants are chosen as much for their functionality as for their color and form.

So I started with some galvanized tubs, bags of soil and a trip to the Descanso Gardens Plant sale.
Becca said she wanted to help me so while she went and put the music on, I did some hard labor.

We set about planting the herbs and veggies to the sounds of Sting, Sarah, Billy and Paul on a truly beautiful LA day.

Becca confided in me that she had always wanted to plant a secret garden after she had read the book of the same name.

...hours passed...
"My garden of pots is like some living diary, a collection of occasions, memories, places and friendships." Sara Midda

And so in this little corner, this little corner of my backyard, a garden grows.

I have Buddha to watch over my tea herbs.
Now we will sit and wait and see what Spring will bring.