Thursday, May 28, 2015

Quote of the Week

"The artwork labors to create itself. One must only not interfere."   Joyce Carol Oates

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Sign Saturday

This hand painted sign does get it's message across.
But is it "cute" or "tacky"?

 All the rain has certainly done wonders for the herbs.

Friday, May 15, 2015

Who is Ivan Chermayeff ?

I would call him "inspired designer". Many international logos that we see everyday are of his design.

But I discovered his collages. They are simple, direct, colorful, & use found objects very creatively. A collection appears in Collages. I found the volume on the bottom shelf at the library & wondered how I had missed it for so long.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Art Journal

I pulled an art journal off the shelf the other day and noticed that it contained unfinished pages. This page has been in my head for a long time & I finally finished it yesterday. 

Another mixed media piece: watercolor, acrylic, printing, & collage. An ode to the game of Mah Jongg.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

What to do Wednesday

I must consider replacing my camera. My Kodak Easy Share has been a trusted companion for years. I really like that little camera, but...

What to buy? Too many choices.

SLR or point & shoot
Nikon or Canon or other
A kit or body only
Then which lenses
And then the price?????????

One thing I'm sure of, it must be light weight; my time with a big, heavy camera is over.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

BART Spring Show

This year the show presented member's work, and included painting, drawing, prints, photographs & textiles. It was good to see such a good assortment of student art.

Monday, May 4, 2015