Wednesday, September 27, 2006

Some of my toy friends

I photographed some of my toys as I was putting them away. Here are my favorites....

This is a lesser know dwarf with Snow. This is Shawanda the cross dresser.

How we love to listen to the radio....especially Dad.

Devil get behind me....

Good News

I just got a call from from Cypress Gallery in Lompoc. I got an honorble mention and then sold one of my paintings. It sold to the wife of the judge, Kate Burridge. Anyone local might know Bob Burridge, a really fun artist. Anyway...that was exciting! Earl said "I never got that painting..." The Lone Flamingo ....has a home.

Monday, September 25, 2006

Lala Land

Lala is the antique mall I am in with Colleen, Lansing and Penny. I just took in some cool stuff I bought from a friend's collection. I am trying to not save any for myself. This is my fav.....

This is from the collection too. It is made of match sticks and lights up. Wish I had room for it. It is prison art.......

I entered an art show at the Cypress Gallery in Lompoc today. Then I had a lovely lunch with Paula, a rediscovered childhood friend that lives near me now. It was so much fun to hash over old times....and we had a delicious lunch at Sissy's Restaurant.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

A visit to Riverside

I just got back from a trip to Riverside with my brothers Steve, Neale and sister-in-law Sue, to visit our cousin Florence.....who is an amazing 96 years old. The big surprise was that our brother Nate was there waiting for us. We have not all been together for over 4 years. We all had a good visit and did our favorite things: reminisce, laugh and look at pictures. It was good to see Flo. We all have so many memories of her from our chilhood.

Saturday, September 16, 2006


This is the banner I made at an art day at Susan H.'s taught to us by Susan B. from a class she took at ArtFiberFest from Pam. Everyone elses was bigger.


Here are the latest I collected at our ATC get together. I look forward to this every month.

My self portrait for LK

Her journal was an album of record sleeves for 78s. Here is my entry.

Friday, September 15, 2006

Did I tell you ....

Captain Nimrod has a sidekick? Well he does.....

Thursday, September 14, 2006

I know I know's been awhile since I posted. I am sooo busy. I just sent off my photos etc to Teesha for the ArtFiberFest workshop list. I will be teaching how to make Scissor maidens next June in Issaquah, WA.

Another little project is something Colleen and I like to do...stageing. This is a really cute sixties condo in Santa Barbara. It looked soooo cute when we were done. The Real Estate Agent is having an open house this weekend. Wish I could peek in.

Carol and I Just got finished teaching our altered book class again. It was the best class ever. Not because of the students. We always have great students but because we have got the techniques down to an exact science! least we think so...It really was a fun class. Thanks, Yvonne, Susan, Sue, Colleen, Beth, Marcia and Joel for coming!

The Queen of Arts Show is about to move to the front burner...It came out in the Elverhoj Museum Newsletter today. So there is no turning back now. I need to get my list of artists nailed down and send even an update.

We just had our monthly ATC gathering. Next month it will be at Art From Scrap. Mary Price's show will be up too. This will be fun! These are the ATCs I did...altered photos. I will try and scan in the other artist's cards.

This is my latest work from my painting class at Allan Hancock college. It is an assignment called "broken color". Part of this process calls for painting with no smaller than a 1 inch brush.

Tomorrow I go to Ventura to the gallery where I have 2 books entered to gallery watch....then I have 2 days with no deadlines! I think it will be spent cleaning house and doing catch up is messy!

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

I am so excited

I just turned in our registration to ArtFest and we will be in a small officer's house....LE, Colleen, Susan and I. Just wish it wasn't so far away...I mean in March. I don't mind the road trip. I now have places to stop that are fun on the way to WA. A new place to visit will be the bookstore of a childhood friend in Portland, Roberta.

I am trying to stay focused on painting....not really sure what I will do with all these paintings.....Here is my newest one . It is not this is not my is the classroom at Allan Hancock college. Our first critique is Thurs.

Did my thing at Dinosaur Caves Sun. I am not sure I will do this next year. Next month is the last one. I plan to have a big sale...."blue light special".

After class I went to see Carol to firm up some plans for our altered book class Sat. and on the way I went by Vandenberg Air Force Base. I got teary eyed seeing the folks, among them a woman that looked like she missed her bridge game standing next to a Nam vet, all holding their protest signs. I admire them for caring enough to gather there in silence to show how they feel. All I could do was wave encouragement.