Saturday, May 27, 2017

Day 1766: Gotta red Nose?

Miss Jane Kindness Anderson, 1890, collages, old photo & digital

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Something Amazing! Did you watch ... 


Julia Roberts joined Bear Grylls for a special Red Nose Day episode of Running Wild where the duo making their way through the rugged wilderness of Kenya, taking vaccine to the children.

Youtube video:

I did donate, but wanted to get into the red nose thing!
I wish I had thought to do it earlier ...
but a day late is better than not at all?
Friday morning I went and bought red noses at Walgreen's.
The $1. noses are on sale till June 3rd!

So, a day late & all day ... I asked people 
to put on a red nose & let me take their picture.
It's funny but people seemed to think there was a catch?
I assured them the nose was free & theirs to keep.
These are my red nose friends.

I originally thought I would buy a few & share, but eeeuuww!
So I bought a bunch & gave as a gift or a bribe.

And just in case they or you want to donate, go here

I bought a bagful of 30 & have 8 left to bother future victims.
A worthwhile & fun day!

A smile for Saturday ...

Friday, May 26, 2017

Day 1765: Much more than that.

Josephine, 1902, collage, old photo & digital

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A student in my college class recently asked me 
which artist influenced me? In a nano-second, I said Corita!


Surprising to me, none of the students knew or had heard of 
Corita Kent, the former Sister Corita.

While doing advanced work at UCI, I found the same to be true.
So I featured Corita in the website design class I was taking.


In Indiana in the 60's, I was working on my bachelors & masters,
Corita was working her magic at Immaculate Heart, in LA.

Corita had a huge impact on advertising, design & the soul. 
My masters was in design. She was and is my hero. 
Over the years I have added just a few art heroes, but she is #1.
I'm hoping this little blog will help you want to know more?

I have posted earlier Corita blogs here, & here.

Short story:
In 1966, we moved from Indiana to California to teach.
In 1978 I read that Corita would be at a South Coast Plaza gallery.

She would be selling & signing her poster!
We went, bought & stood in line for signing.

When it was our turn, she smiled & I, in awe, froze.
My then husband, came to my rescue, introduced himself 
and said "this is my wife, Jacki, she is your biggest fan."
Corita smiled big & said, 
"I'm sure she is much more than that."

That was my Corita moment.

A smile for Friday ...

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Day 1764: Big fun, mini book.

mini-book spread, ink drawing & watercolor (2/17/2017) collage (3/16/2016)

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I have four classes coming up ...

Each week is a new 3 hour adventure, available to take one or all.
$45 per session, or $160 for the series. All materials provided. 
Limited seats available, information & online  sign up here.

On the first session, June 8th, we will be working with this classic black, hard-cover 4x6" sketch book, or mini-journal.
These books feature acid-free, bright white, 75lb. paper, great for sketching, drawing, writing in any dry media. Also some special wet techniques. Each mini book contains 110 sheets (220 pages) with a traditional binding.

A mini book to play in & experiment.

Cut outs & add-ons.



And because it's small, it's so doable. No intimidation.


And fun to  fill up with whatever is appealing.

Packed full of techniques, skills & ideas.
Does that sound like fun? Come play!

87 degrees, Sunny, Santa Ana, CA

For Facebook Throwback Thursday ...

Future WonderWoman, age 8, river-rafting 1981

A smile for Thursday ...

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Day 1763: Fun in LA

fire escape, collage, photos & digital

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Tuesday morning WonderWoman drove
Lauren, Hoda & I from the OC to downtown LA.

Our destination was the old Palace Theater on Broadway.


We had tickets to see a taping of the NYC television show, 

This meant standing in line, so I took pictures of LA...

 ... and a close-up.

The Palace Theater originally opened in1911 ...
 had a renovation in 2011 to be used as a local venue.
Today, a full house for the tv taping.

Afterwards, on our way to dinner, in 5PM LA traffic ...

I was able to get a few cool shots at stop lights.
If you know me, you know I loved this.

Then we went to dinner in West Hollywood.

Another fun day!
Thank you WonderWoman & Andy Cohen.

A smile for Wednesday ...