Posts Tagged ‘cactus’

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!

Gorgeous nopales (cactus), the “hood”

Wednesday, May 16th, 2012

On my walk around the hood, gorgeous flowering cactus blossoms that look like roses, and those colors!

I’m lovin work by this Mariette

Huntington Library

Sunday, October 3rd, 2010

Saw, “The Social Network”, I thought it was very good, interesting. I’d recommend it!

On Thurs after taking all of my stuff down from the walls at Ten Women with no remorse just an odd sense of that chapter being over we made our way over to the folk tree to drop off some ornies

for the annual Day of The Dead Show and then made our way to The Huntington


where I nearly passed out from heat exhaustion! 97 degrees is too hot to be in the unshaded sun (duh) but the cactus garden was wonderful, looked like some kind of outer space, sci fi terrain, what were we thinking? Crrrazy.