Would you prefer Cobalt, Cerulean, Ultramarine, Pthalo, Prussian? As long as it's impossibly bluetiful!
I'm back from a wonderful Birthday Vacation at a cabin in the Big Bear snow with children and grandchildren. I took art supplies but not a line was drawn except on a Sketchadoodle. One of my presents was a gift card to Blick, so watch this space for a colorful 2010!
Friday, December 25, 2009
Tuesday, December 22, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
Sunday, December 20, 2009
At my family's request I have begun photographing all the Christmas cards I've sent over the years. Fortunately I kept one each. A couple of times I posed my friend, Artie, the mannikin. Artie and the not so huggy bear must have been for a Bah Bumhug! year.
Artie in the snow with wreath was standing in front of a scenic watercolor I had just finished. I wonder where that is now.
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Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Thursday, December 10, 2009
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Sunday, December 6, 2009
Product of another La Fazio sketching workshop yesterday at The California Center for Creative Renewal in Encinitas - a magical garden setting with a mystical view of the mountains which I could have sketched all day, but my point in taking the workshop was to get better at "small things". That rock definitely has a personality...
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Friday, December 4, 2009
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Went sketching at the Mingei yesterday and attempted the almost impossible (for me) task of representing on paper those enchanting globs of light hanging from the ceiling and their shadows - jellyfish knitted in wire by artist Arlene Fisch. I'm not at all satisfied and would like to try again, however I like what happened when I switched to the larger sea creatures (on the right) and gave up trying to make them look "right". (Click to enlarge and stand wa-a-ay back to get the atmospheah!)
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Friday, November 27, 2009
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Wednesday, November 25, 2009
One day I split the melon belly
of the golden sun, and spilled his seed.
When it was done, I breakfasted on life
with greed. One dove flew off to tell another
and soon the sky had turned to snow
above my head.
Look how a thousand wings
Look how a thousand wings
have felt the stirrings of my hunger!
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Friday, November 20, 2009
before the fad goes away again. Everyone seems to be ghoul crazy. I enjoyed a crush on this idea back when novelist Ann Rice created Lestat (but later ditched him for Jesus); way before Twilight, but after The Night of The Living Dead and killer tomatoes. It was fun while it lasted and so was Harry Potter, another reckless crush. It was that train. The invisible one between platforms waiting to take special people who were "in the know" to dangerous places....Irresistible, like vampires!!!
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Tuesday, November 17, 2009
This is Jane LaFazio's knitted wire basket (or hat!) exhibited in the final session of her Mixed Media Class. For mugshots of the Usual Suspects go to the column on the right and click in Innerlinks. If you don't find your picture, you were not there when it was taken or you would not have liked it to be published. Do you know how hard it is to get candid shots of a bunch of women all lookin' good at the same time?
I'll miss you all until next time we meet.
Sunday, November 15, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Here's a 3-D project I've been working on, inspired by Jane's instruction in sheer collage. It began as a see-through thing but immediately grew leaves etc. and now I'm trying to decide whether to hang it in a window or mount it on this dark brown grass cloth. It doesn't quite photograph well. You can barely see the little gold heart caught in the web. Since this photo two more hearts have been added, just to get the point across!
The twigs supporting the web are from a fig tree that has been growing in my living room 15+ years. It stays a reasonably manageable size with pruning. I wish I had sketched it periodically. I think I'll go do that...
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Sunday, November 8, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
I've been playing with the idea of a personal deck of cards ever since my fascination with the Tarot in the 80's. Now there's Soul Collage but I don't want to hop on that exactly either. I'm still not sure how I want to organize suits, size or anything. But here are some images with related ideas - all about ME, of course!
First there 's The Magic Tunic. When I wear it I have all sorts of Shamanic Powers. (It's done with Photoshop magic. Be sure to click/enlarge this one. It makes a BIG difference!)
This is The Lovers, (a collage made from a larger screen print with printer, scissors and patience.)
And this is the Ultimately Feminine Iris, goddess and flower. (Originally a painting.)
More to be dealt, I'm sure.
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