Thursday, December 31, 2009

Blue Moon New Year!

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

Noel (with two dots over the "e") 2009


MERRY CHRISTMAS!  Here's my shamelessly self-important Self Portrait wishing you ALL the best in Life and Art in 2010!  I'm "looking up" toward the New Year...and Family trip to the snowy mountains of CA for a few days.  Keep the warmth within!

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Baby Nino





Remember the El Nino Year 1997?  This was my Christmas card.  The globe was see-through
with scene imprinted on it - and interchangeably you got to choose either the rain background or the rainbow.

I DID break my arm patting myself on the back for this one!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Frosty's MRI

Frosty, The Snowman, was turned down by an insurance company due to his "non-preexisting" condition.  However, Doctors Without Snowboarders gave him an MRI and this is what they found.
Now he says he's feeling "Berry Good"!

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Old Christmas Cards Revisited




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.

Friday, December 18, 2009

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Summer Heart




                                A couple of 4x4's - inches, that is!  Tiny canvases.                        

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Good News!

"Winter Mind" painting DID get into the SDAI Show!  Yaay and Hurray!  As you can see it doesn't show up very well on a white wall, but hey...I'm more than pleased!

A friend pointed out a poem by Wallace Stevens, "The Snow Man", which says "winter mind" lyrically.
(Click on it!)

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Winter Mind



A new painting, acrylic on canvas 12x12".  I entered it in the One Foot Show at San Diego Art Institute (SDAI).  I'll find out if it got in this week.  You never know,  I might get lucky!


Thursday, December 10, 2009

Trashed Day




Sometimes a perfectly good day gets torn up and thrown away.  But that's OK.  You can always make ART out of it!

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

The Strange Affair


Now you know there must be a good story associated with this, and there is.  But wouldn't it be more fun to just make one up yourself?

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Nasturtiums on the Rocks



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...

Friday, December 4, 2009

Old Christmas Cards


















Thirty + years ago I used this delightful drawing by my younger daughter, then age 6, to foster 'the angel of childhood' for Christmas.  She has been with me for Life!
I'm sharing her once more...

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

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