Archive for August, 2010

Art of the Sole, Foot Fungus

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

Treasure Hunt, First Friday, Art of the Sole

Monday, August 30th, 2010

In conjunction with the Art of the Sole exhibit on FIrst Friday, the Ten Women Gallery will be having a treasure hunt.

Members will be placing about fifteen boxes slightly hidden along Abott Kinney Blvd. Find one of the boxes and redeem it for a free gift

check out Abott Kinney online to see what other business will be doing for First Friday

The Art of The Sole

Monday, August 23rd, 2010

I have been helping my colleague, Mavis Leahy with a window exhibit she is planning for the Sept window at the Ten Women Gallery. I invited a handful of people to participate including my friend Maripat Doyle Oberg. I like what she did with her shoe. She writes:

What are YOU most afraid of? When we allow fear to take over our life we careen out of control, suffering immensely and causing others pain we become “FEAR DRIVEN”, out of control, taken in the direction of more pain and destruction. (Note the “car” has no steering wheel) It can be very difficult to control our direction when we allow fear to take over.

This is my submission that I’m sending to 10 Women Gallery in Venice CA for Art Of The Sole: Shoes guest artists display. The shoe was altered with wire mesh, celluclay, paint. The wheels are furniture glides. The doll is made from fabric that was printed with phobias, objects of fear, concepts and behaviors that result from our fear or cause fear in others.

Fear Driven: Doll in shoe, side view

Chandeliers, the glittery and the sparkly

Wednesday, August 18th, 2010

Not art related but it is eye candy! We have waited ten years to get new lighting fixtures. I have always despised the ones we had.
Tricky trying to photograph. Its hard for me to take my eyes off it when I am sitting in the living room cuz with the lights on the crystal drops glitter and sparkle, its such a treasure!! The body of the chandeliers are cast bronze from Spain and the color works well with our walnut colored floors. We chose crystals that are a smokey topaz in color, its unique.


I have this charming guy to show you today 😀


I thought it might be kind of boring given its just a flatish face but with the color and texture I think its not boring! and I need any excuse at all to use angelina fiber!!! shiney!! sparkly!!

Work of Art Final Episode

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

I was saying two episodes back, that Abdi could win, that it was possible and that his sincerity and, genuine enthusiasm, unfettered by any criticisms could lift him up to a place of possibility and while I thought all three finalists were about equal in their final shows I am glad that it was Abdi who won. His appreciation and love for his mom at the conclusion, really lovely, and so, non manipulative behavior and talent prevailed.

In the Absense of Ear

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

Absence of Ear

Absense of Ear

more body parts!

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010


The body of the piece is panty hose sewn over clay, great fun and I love painting on the panty hose surface, it has great tooth like canvas although very absorbent.


Tuesday, August 3rd, 2010

bOdY pArTs show: "Heart"

bOdY pArTs show: "Heart"

I used a product by crayola made for children to build up the form on this piece, its a very foamy, spongey air dry clay, I love it!


Lookin Up

Monday, August 2nd, 2010


Sassy lookin up too

sassy 1

Her little face is getting so grey, I can’t bear the thought of my pugs getting old and dieing!
The eye on the right is the one with the hole that is now disappearing, you can tell by the clouded area where it was, its looking so much better now.