Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Day 1910: Time to be a grown up.

face, collage, drawing & digital

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So tired today. 
Doing paper work, (not collage) is so tedious!
I am trying to get my stuff in order. Ughhh!
Newsflash to self, I am not getting any younger!
And if it's hard work today, it will be harder later, right?
Time to be a grown up. No fun at all!
And then there's this blog #1910 calling?
So as I went through files, I came across this ...

circa 1920?

I thought it's season appropriate, and
some of you might like the vintage artwork?

It's from my Grandma to her daughter, my Mom.
I love looking at her handwriting ...
from nearly 100 years ago. Precious.

And a mailbox bonanza!
This great postcard from Minnesota artist & friend, 

I love his work & this really saved my day!

Thanks Terry!

A smile for Wednesday ...

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Day 1909: Me too!

me too, digital collage

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How are you doing?


Have you noticed the tempo has picked up?

Halloween, parties, events, Thanksgiving, Christmas, holiday ...
all galloping towards us at an accelerated rate in my opinion.
And my energy level is  ...

very much like my friend above.
Do you ever take "sloth" days?
I think they should be mandatory.

So I wish you love and peaceful rest 
in whatever you are dealing with today.
I'll be over here hanging from a tree.

2 more ... PSA & upcoming event ...

This is a once a year event, that I have attended for years.
It's held in beautiful Estancia Park hilltop ...
1900 Adams Avenue, Costa Mesa
only on Friday & Saturday, October 20 & 21, 10-4
Everything handmade by over 40 curated artisans.
Parking can be problematic, bit it's worth it to go.
I'll be there Friday morning early!


 this Sunday, October 22, 2017 -- noon to 3:00PM
In this collage and mix media workshop you will play with a variety of materials & techniques. Collage & paint in a mini journal, play with paint, markers, canvas, make postcards, create a magic book with heavyweight watercolor paper.
REGISTRATION:  $45 for the class. All materials provided. Ages 15+. Skill Level: All.
Limited seats are available for these classes, so sign up today!
The last class of the series of 4, is the following
Sunday, October 22, 2017 -- noon to 3:00PM
3 hours of fun for your Sunday afternoon. 

A smile for Tuesday ...


Monday, October 16, 2017

Day 1908: 2 PSA's and a test.

sisters, collage & digital

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* PSA: I only post events I have enjoyed or plan to.
Public Service Announcement #1

Last year I went to Patrick Crabb's Fall Studio Sale.

I had read a blurb in the OC Register and went. What a treat!
Set in a cul-de-sac of nice houses, you enter a backyard and
WOW! Ceramics, Glass, Jewelry and Wood. 7 guest artists.
I blogged about it last year here, and had many comments 
saying they wish they had known ahead of time.
Thus this PSA, it's coming up this weekend ...
both Saturday & Sunday, October 21 & 22, 9 - 4PM.
I'll be there Saturday morning, so maybe I'll see you?

If you miss it, you'll have to wait a whole year.

PSA: Public Service Announcement #2

It's time for ARTOBERFEST!

OCTOBER 20 • 21 • 22, 2017   10 - 4PM

FREE Demos and Make & Take Sessions on Saturday & Sunday!
I will be demonstrating Saturday, 10/21 from 1:30 - 4PM,
for ASW & Strathmore. A free, make it &take it fun.
You can make prints & mixed media art 
with gelli plates on beautiful Strathmore papers.
Come play with us?

                              96 degrees, Sunny, Santa Ana, CA
                 Dan test at the Hombu dojo with Demura sensei.

8/17 joined Demura sensei for Pho after the dan test.

Demura sensei, Roy , Juan , Daroush, Jesse, Leo, Susan & me.

Thank you Senpai Roy for treating us.

A smile for Monday ...

96 degrees. October 25, 2017

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Day 1907: When it rains, it pours!

grimace, junk mail collage

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If you are young, you may not know this saying.
Or, if you live in Austria, like my great blog friend Heidi.
I had replied to one of her comments ...
"when it rains, it pours", leaving her puzzled.
I later explained that we have a product called Morton Salt,  
and their logo is a girl under an umbrella,  

with the tag, "when it rains it pours", 
meaning their salt still pours regardless of humidity.
But it came to mean a time when we are 
overwhelmed by problems ... work, illnesses etc. 
We don't hear it much anymore, even here, 
but I remember when it was common.
Do you remember?

And, would you believe I went to an adult event,
Susan & Leo's costume (preferred) party Saturday night as Eeyore!


Imagine wearing a bathmat to a party & you'll get the picture.
WonderWoman bought it for me years ago.



At this age,
 I don't even try to look sexy or pretty, 
funny is just fine! And I surely achieved that.

Bonus points for courage?

Demura Sensei & belated birthday cake & Santa & Eeyore

Buddy, Juan Moreno & Eeyore.

You get to hug a lot when you are dressed like that!

The cutest party-goer, the great food, the cutest couple, Santa & our great hostess, Susan!

Thank you Susan and Leo, for another wonderful party!

Eeyore & Ethan, the most handsome guy at the party. photo by Denise Bongiorno-Nguyen

Eeyore is also flashing a peace sign, or is it?

Happy Birthday to my son, the best husband to my daughter 
and best father to my three Grandhunks, ever! 
I love you, Bassel.

I thank you for all that you for your family and so many others,
I wish you the best birthday today ever, so far, and a wonderful, healthy, happy year ahead. I love you

A smile for Sunday ...