Friday, September 22, 2017

Day 1884: But as often the case, I never know!

Midori: ink drawing & junk mail collage on journal page

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"Midori" was just one of several green faces ...

sometimes cleaning a (green) paintbrush in shapes 
on journal pages, to play with later.

Fresh junk mail! Blue hair with green skin, why not?
At this point I thought he was to be a he.
But as often the case, I never know!

Just something about tearing junk mail and playing.
A wonderful therapy when things are stressful.

The other "greenie's" may get attacked too,
though they don't seem eager or impressed?

If you visited yesterday here, you know I was down.
The first time I have had to cancel a class.

*Since the September 21 class was cancelled ...
there are still two classes left in the series  ...
Thursdays, September 28 & October 5, 2017  
10:00AM to 1:00PM  All supplies included!
Join this fun mix media workshop series. Each week work on a different project, including mini journals, canvas, postcards and more! Play with portraiture using graphite, acrylic, paint markers, watercolor, and collage in this truly mix media class.
REGISTRATION: $45 per class. Ages 15+. Skill Level: All.
Limited seats available, so sign up today!


October already?
Maybe, save the dates ... 
for the upcoming weekend mixed media series
Sundays, October 1, 8, 22, 29  •  12 - 3PM

Sundays, October 1, 8, 22 &  29, 2017 -- 12:00PM to 3:00PM
This collage & mix media workshop you will play with a variety of materials and techniques. Each week is a new adventure. Collage and paint in a mini journal, play with paint, markers, more on canvas, make postcards & create a magic book with heavyweight watercolor paper.
REGISTRATION: $160 for series of 4, or- $45 for each class. 
All materials provided. Ages 15+. Skill Level: All. 
Limited seats are available ,  sign up today!

A smile for Friday ...

2 police dogs & a detective

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Day 1883: Short and sweet?

erica, acrylic, ink, collage on flip-book

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Click here for Yo Yo Ma, Bach #1
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Some days I just have to give in, take my medicine & rest.

Luckily, I have this guy who understands,
and fills in for me when I'm down.
Back soon.

For FB Throwback Thursday ...

David Alduenda, Cheryl Suzuki, me @ Kings Dominion, Richmond, VA 1988

A smile for Thursday ...

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Day 1882: Final bow from the Getty!

ups face, ink & ups label collage, journal spread

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Click here for Olivia Ong, A girl meets Bosanova
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I really got my money's worth from the Getty.
Of course, the Getty is free!
And, Irene wouldn't let me pay the $15 for the parking!

The other pics from the Getty are here and here.

I love this photo of Irene so here it is again.
If you come here often, you know I love close-ups.

These are my favorites from the day at the Getty.

close up part of a of page from the large David Hockney book.

A final bow from the Getty!

A smile for Wednesday ...

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Day 1881: And now for the Getty, and David in particular.

neko, collage

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Click here for Lisa Ono, Pretty World
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If you read yesterday's post here
you saw my bizarre photographic expedition?
You never can tell when one of those will take command.
And so now, for the beautiful Getty Museum ...

Really a perfect Getty day.
It was a partly overcast day, some blue sky but
not the intense sun on the granite walkways & buildings.


(top) view to Century City, (bottom) Pacific check for Lynn in Colorado
And, we came for the David Hockney exhibit, in particular.


Photography was not allowed in the exhibit,  but at the adjacent gift shop we
did get to see the famous ...
 "David Hockney: A Bigger Book" a signed book printed in 2016 from an edition size of 9,000. The overall size is 28.25 x 20", chronology of  Hockney’s art with drawings, graphic work, portrait photos, and text based on the artist’s own writings and contemporary reviews. 

The Bigger Book is presented on a Marc Newson bookstand. 
The book when opened is 39.5 inches wide, when the tri-fold 
is opened it measures at 58.5 inches. 
The book itself weighs 65 pounds. It includes an easel stand, 
white gloves and a set of axle wrenches to assemble the easel.

Our white gloved, kind & knowledgeable attendant turned the pages & made it a real treat. We saw a book being purchased!

We were allowed to photograph the book.

All in all, a great day at the Getty!

80 degrees, Sunny, Santa Ana, CA

A smile for Tuesday ...