Posts Tagged ‘art’

Mardi Gras at the Ojai Art Center

Wednesday, February 24th, 2016

jester 1

jester

mardi gras 2

mardi gras 4Working on some pieces that will go on display in March at the Ojai Art Center, coinciding with the Mardi Gras celebration.

Erasure, more artwork revealed

Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015

http://www.erasureinfo.com/always-compilation-artwork-revealed/

erasure cd 2

erasure cd 3

PREORDER YOUR ERASURE 30th anniversary compilation here

ERASURE

Thursday, September 17th, 2015

Super thrilled and excited to have artwork used for the 30th anniversary compilation album for the band Erasure. Check it out here:

http://www.erasureinfo.com/always-compilation-artwork-revealed/

the artwork being used stems from one of my original images:

erasure online heart

This is the anniversary compilation to be available October 30th.

I will also have a “giveawway” from this site once the cds are released.

Life in Ojai

Monday, August 19th, 2013

We had dinner with some new friends who live in Ojai. I met Harry Mattull at the jury meeting for the new OVA gallery. Harry is a wonderful and prolific artist: http://www.harrymattull.com/index.php . His wife Christie prepared such a delicious meal of sweet potato fries, brussel sprouts and shrimp kabobs. We ate outside in the back yard and they set up this charming setting: mattull

Harry collects antiques and the dinnerware was beautiful green glass. It was pretty and pleasant outside.

Friday J noticed something flapping around in the pool.
bird a sweet little baby bird. birdie

We set it down, went to do some errands and when we came back it was gone. Hopefully it was just getting its legs and flew away. Baby birds are so vulnerable where we live, between cats and crows, hawks and blue birds many don’t make it but we did not see and signs of attack.

And here is a pic of the neighbor’s new llamas! They are funny creatures! While we were there one of them spit on the Emu for touching him! ha aren’t they cuties!
llamas

llama

white llama

Open Studios

Sunday, May 5th, 2013

Yesterday I made visit to a couple of open studios in Ojai. One of which was Dianne Bennett.

Dianne’s colorful paintings and assemblages are pure eye candy.

“In 2008 I began a series of retablos dedicated to species of birds, trees and plants
whose existence is threatened by loss of habitat and climate change.

The retablos are painted on salvaged metal, old advertising and traffic signs. Many of the series are on portions
of an old metal sign that had been used to advertise a housing development (on what had once been a meadow)
in Ojai of the 1960’s.”

Serious whimsey on various surfaces, made for a striking display in her meandering back yard. Paintings interact with plants, cacti and Ojai cobble. Chartreuse, fusia, cobalt blue, lavendar, canary yellow, and OOOrange, be still my eyes!

Finally, from Calabasas, to Ojai

Friday, June 1st, 2012

If you have been following along with my blog posts you know that I have been transitioning from one house to another for months now. Well, today marks the end of that, it is our final moving day. We hired a small crew to help with the remaining items in the garage. Once everything is in Ojai we are going to disseminate more of what we don’t need. The purging, the cleaning and the organizing is teaching me that I don’t want to go through this massive amount of effort ever again. My new motto, simplify simplify simplify. If and when we do add on or expand to the current home, I still want minimal furnishings. I have so much art that we will never need to buy another decoration. Anyway, the end is in sight! holy good gratefulness. Yesterday was a whirlwind of activity in Calabasas, with an electrician working on exterior lights, the living room being painted, the carpets being shampooed and a cleaning girl cleaning inside cabinets etc. We have encountered several black widows in the garage and some other eerie arachnids, erghhhhhhh. So we sprayed the garage and today need to wash and clean once its empty. I am anxious to get to work in Ojai, so I can get back to creativity. right now my little studio space has only a path in which to walk through because of so many boxes of art and supplies. I’m looking forward to making rocks and some busts, some hypertufa planters, some mosaic stepping stones and of course painting. My life will be busy with that and gardening, heaven on earth, 😀 Thanks for not abandoning my blog and I promise, there is eye candy forth coming.

There will be art!

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2012

There will be art. Soon. We are wrapping up the transition from one humble abode to another more humbler abode by the end of the month. Tenants will be in place and I will be free to pursue my painting and creating mania as per usual. Walks through the hood and photo documentation of life’s affirmations will continue as well.

For now, here is my dear Sassy, choosing garbage bag over carpet.

Joe Sorren

Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012

Work by talented Joe Sorren will be on exhibit at La Luz de Jesus beginning April 6th. This is a MUst see!

Einstein Thinking Outside the Box

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

I received a wonderful work of art in the mail yesterday and MUST share it with you!

First I see this:

Cool, its a little Einstein head collage box. And I pull it out, and its just the sweetest box ever, with a message around the sides of the top:

How clever is that!
Turn it over and a message on the bottom

and on the square legs, E = MC2 !brilliant

Take the top off, the inside beautifully collaged.

As if the box weren’t enough, what! is that adorable little pouch!

Open it and see:

Little blocks 😀 Turn them over and put the puzzle together!

How fun was that!! Who created this clever, awesome object? the wonderful Karenann Young of course!

Win an original work of art by the talented Megan Noel!

Friday, December 9th, 2011

Megan Noel