Monday, November 30, 2009

Rare Oil Painting (by me)

                                                     Peapod and Cherries

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Fisching at The Mingei

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!)

Friday, November 27, 2009

The Lady, or The Tiger?

You remember the story, right?  Princess Whatshername, the mean King's daughter, fell in love with a commoner so the King made him decide which door to open.  Behind one door was a Lady, behind another was a Tiger.  If he opened the Lady Door he had to marry her, even though he loved another.  If he opened the Tiger Door, well, you know.  Before he chose which one to open the young man looked at his lover for guidance.  She knew which was which and gestured toward one door.  There the story ends.  Since 1882 people have been guessing whether she gave her lover to the tiger or to another woman for life.  I don't know either. But in my version he opened the red door, the Lady came out riding the Tiger, the Princess fainted and the Tiger ate the King.  You want me to paint WHAT?

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
have felt the stirrings of my hunger!             



Monday, November 23, 2009

DOODLETS (little doodles)

"Birditude" and "Grasshopper"


Sunday, November 22, 2009

Friday, November 20, 2009

Speaking of Vampires...

            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!!!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Basket of Cuties

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

The Winner!

This painting is from the old watercolor days.  Does anyone remember this horse?

Friday, November 13, 2009

New "Business" Card

Really, it's a "Busy With Fun" card.
(Those are "blogspots")

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...

Sunday, November 8, 2009


I call this "Jamaican Harvest" but i don't know what I'm talking about because I've never been to Jamaica.  So you can call it anywhere anything.  Call it fun!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Street Crows

Not new, I've had this one hanging at home for a long time.  The inspiration was a homeless man in yellow pants walking down Park Blvd one morning.  He had his possessions in a bundle and several crows were following him, seeming to eye his bundle.  It was unforgettable!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Bread & Butterfly

I can't take credit for this.  It  just happened.  Right now it's all I got!
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