I will have some old favorites and several new pieces, including a few mosaic angels for sale at the Big Bear Farmer’s Market starting May 24th! Come on up
I have been so long away from this blog, I would be surprised if anyone was still following it! If you are, thank you for being so patient with me.
Allen and I took a year off from doing the Hwy 62 Art Tours and that freed us up for traveling. We got back recently from a fabulous fall foliage trip to New England. The change of scenery was refreshing one and it acted like a jumpstart on my creativity. Then, as soon as we returned we toured as many artists’ studios on the Hwy 62 tours as we could fit in both Saturdays and I helped Karine Swenson with sales in her open studio on both Sundays.
A few days later Ann Congdon invited me to be part of the upcoming Broadview Open House and Desert Bazaar. This event will be an unusual and exciting mix of Vintage and Handmade, hosted by 6 eclectic women from 29 Palms; Ann Congdon, Pam Anders, Vickie Waite, Sue Kelly, Terri Haskell and myself.
I will have available my most recent small canvases, some older “tin can collages”, brand new collaged holiday themed magnets, ‘Round Twentynine Palms ornaments, cholla luminaries, tiny paper houses, and other handcrafted items……
Please join us at the historic Broadview estate
Friday December 12th from 3-8
Saturday December 13th from 9-3
In one of my new Technicolor series, I continue to explore with texture and shape first, then color.
Open BOTH weekends , October 19-20 and October 26-27 9am – 5pm
If you wish, please bring a remembrance to add to our Dias de Los Muertos Shrine.
Written directions to studio from Hwy 62 traveling east
Do not fall in love, this is just the 2nd or 3rd layer in what will have 6 or 7 layers. Someone asked me why I include the pattern pieces’ words which will most likely be completely obscured in the finished product. My answer: My mother was a water colorist, a graphic illustrator and a seamstress, I grew up surrounded by paints, ink wells, and pattern pieces, when I include a snippet of tissue with a fragment of words from one of these old patterns, I am including my mother in my creative process.
What’s on my mind?
The building of a casino in front of our house in the desert, the bedroom addition being added to our little cabin in Big Bear, the random rodents with plague found in the neighboring mountain communities, the bread I bought at Trader Joe’s on Monday that is covered with mold today, the planning and implementation of The Joshua Tree National Park Art Show and Faire.
Guess I must not be a TRUE artist because everything else comes first,. Also, I am not starving, I don’t need to sell my slightly used Hasselblad Stellar to buy food for my rare speckled guinea pigs. I do not stay up all night worrying about if my art is au courant, and I love being interrupted to chat with friends.
On a brighter note, Allen and I will be opening our studios for BOTH weekends of the Hwy 62 Art Tours !The last two weekends in October are a beautiful time to visit the desert, we will share our latest creations with you, some food and drink and a viewing platform to observe the progress (sic) of the casino.
I promise to be in a more cheerful mood by then!
We have been away from the desert for far too long but were visiting family abroad and paying our last respects an older family member who passed away while we were gone. Working side by side with my husband, his brother and my sister-in-law to find, sort, and clean away all the ephemera accumulated over 90 years has raised a warning flag. In the past few years as I gather forgotten, cast off items to use in my art work, I don’t use as much as I collect and I am accumulating far more treasures than I need. Home is indeed a place to gather……..people not things. It is time to start peeling back the onion skins and find the hearts of gold. In the studio and in my personal life.