October 13, 2018

Art Show - Simple Pleasures



Simple Pleasures is open to public from October 5 to December 22, 2018 at Frank Bette Center for the Arts on 1601 Paru Street, off Lincoln Avenue, in Alameda, CA. The center is open Thursdays to Saturdays from 11 am to 5 pm.  I will be there on October 26 from 2 to 5, please come and visit. The Center is cozy and friendly in an old store front.

 

In the show, I have three pieces of my cut flowers painted with acrylics. This is a group show, come, and buy a piece of art.

August 27, 2018

"Repurposed" ART SHOW 9/9/2018

 
One of five basket plates.


'Repurposed,' an art show with art pieces made from recycled art papers, baskets plates, yarns, threads, beads, small boxes, and dried plants or whatever looked interesting for art, is up for viewing September and October. The artists' reception is Sunday, September 9, 2018 from noon to 4 pm. The pieces in the show are for FREE for those visitors who sign-up for them.
What fun is that!

The pieces were done while the artists-in-residence, Bobbie Kinkead and Kelly Hunter, came on Thursdays to create at the FREE Oakland UP, Thrift Shop and Art Gallery.

And also the same day as the Artists' Reception is the monthly plant sale ran by Jocelyn, the propritor, who organizes succulents, begoinas, plus other plants to pay for her enterprising business venture.

Kelly Hunter is to show her tiny box art.

June 26, 2018

Art Pieces at Frank Bette Gallery

So three line pieces of mine are in an art show at Frank Bette Gallery from mid-June to mid-August. The show came in line with the Drawn Lines blogs, which I just finished. Come to the artist open house on July13 and view the art and the museum, a story front for a furnisher store, give to the public for an art Museum, quite unique.

Thursday - Sunday, 11 am to 5 pm, 1601 Paru Street, Alameda, CA 94501. Phone 510-523-6957.

May 23, 2018

Blog Road Trip

Okay - there were lots of bloggers in the A2Z  - 2018 blog challenge; here is your chance to view their blogs and see and read different and intriguing trips of interest around the vast linked lines of the web.

May 15, 2018

Reflections about Drawn Lines


Read others reflections about their blogs.
So I'm done with 2018 A2Z Blogging Challenge, What a fast, busy, researching, blogging month. Just as the neighbor mows his grass of weeds, the junior high students yell joy at spring, the passer-by's walk and the cars, Bart, and motorcycles race home from work. What busy noises!  And I'm sitting in the sun knowing I reached my goals for the blog challenged --> how-to-draw lines. My cats are patiently sitting in their chairs, and I have a beautiful view of my garden stretching to the busy street. Rubbing my eyes again wondering why the noise on this warmest of warm days, I feel content.


On reflection, the noise is the celebration of new growth, happy teenagers, busy shoppers, and satisfied workers rushing home to enjoy their evening. The chatter and sounds are the joy I am calmly hearing, watching and observing, once again drawing lines from my garden; the artist is the observer. AND, I do have a course and a book I can publish.

Remember, we are creative. You are the artist that uses pencil, pens, chalks, paints, garden to make lines, the detail, the textures, and values. Lines tell us the viewers what you the artist want us to observer, enjoy, and to be inspired. We see a visual story. Lines take us place. Lines go everywhere. Lines are varied, different. Anything can make a line on any surface.


Also, I did the NaNoWriCamp challenge during April.
 
 




 






Here is the sketchbook created during the A2Z April 2018 challenge about Drawing Lines.

February 5, 2018

ART SHOW




MY ART SHOW DISPLAYING MY YEARS FROM SIXTH GRADE UNTIL THE PRESENT WITH MY FRIEND 'ART', WHO IS RELAXING, CREATIVE, AND INSPIRATIONAL. ART IS A LIGHTHEARTED FRIEND WHO ALLOWS ME TO PLAY AND THINK IN COLORS, SHAPES, TEXTURES, AND VALUES, WHICH ARE PLEASURE AND DIVERSION FOR A VISUAL MIND.


Phases of Art, visual memoir is displayed at my daughter's salon at 122 4th Street, DareDevils&Queens, in Olde Towne Santa Rosa, CA  by the Train Station.

A great salon for getting one's hair colored or just cut and styled!