Saturday, May 31, 2014

Sign Saturday

I started my Saturday journey at the downtown Farmers Market.

I arrived too late to take advantage of the hot breakfast.

Then I went across town to Sunfest, and I actually bought a pack of silk screened postcards.

Th sign says "do not touch"; do they mean "do not eat"?
This display didn't tempt me to touch or eat.

What "fest" would be complete without funnel cakes?
And a flavor for every month.

Friday, May 30, 2014

In the Studio

I'm ready to start a new series of clayprints, so first I must prepare a new slab. Here is the process:
A piece of plywood covered with plastic will hold the slab in place.

I make slices of clay approx. 1/2 in. 

Then I roll, roll, roll with my trusty pizza roller.
Now let the printing begin!

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Quote of the Week

"One should either be a work of art or wear a work of art." Oscar Wilde

I wonder if Oscar said that in Paris? 

Friday, May 16, 2014

More Vermeer?

Yes. It seems that when I start researching an artist the info just keeps trickling in.
Johannes Vermeer

Author Susan Vreeland likes to write historical fiction about artists. Her best selling Girl in Hyacinth Blue spins a tale of a fictitious Vermeer painting and its owners. I had to read it a second time once I rediscovered Vermeer. 

Then I found a film version (a DVD at the library) called Brush with Fate staring Glen Close. It follows this captivating painting and all its secrets from the artist's studio to the 20th century.

Susan's stories are always well researched, so you get a good picture to the artist & his/her place in history.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Sacred Sunday

The Blessed Mother
She resides at the Guardian Angel Catholic Church in Las Vegas, NV

Friday, May 9, 2014

The Sketchbook Project

The Sketchbook Project made its first stop in Oklahoma this week. I drove to Norman, OK to find the truck parked at Main & Webster. 

I thought I came totally prepared with ice water & folding chair, but completely forgot the sunscreen & hat.

Here's the procedure:
Step up to window #1 and make yourself a library card.

Move to window #2, scan your card & pick a theme.

Pick up your books at window #3 (2 at a time).

Find a comfortable spot to enjoy the story & pics & artwork.
I studied how some books had been rebound in interesting ways. It gave me some new ideas.
When you're done, turn the books in & begin the process all over again. I stayed from noon to 3:30.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

National Mah Jongg Day

National Mah Jongg Day was actually yesterday April 30th, and I spent the day celebrating by playing Mah Jongg. 

I love the tiles: each one is a work of art.