Thursday, January 28, 2010

With Class and Elegance

She sits and waits. Hair perfect, clothing just so. Glasses poised ever so delicately. Connie; lovely and graceful, looking elsewhere and away.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Two Cars

A memory of the past and an icon of the present seen through the body of a young woman. Low tech meets high tech with drama and sensuality. Series 2004 - soulful, rich and honest.

Friday, January 22, 2010

Sitting Alone, Lost in Thought

A light on a desk, the sun shining in, number 2, glare on the surface and a cryptic message. Questions left and literary footprints remain. Twice.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Raining - Again

Caught in the rain, these humble travelers take cover under their black umbrella in the backdrop of an ancient culture. Shrine is both romantic and harsh yet sophisticated and elegant.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Rain Rain...Go Away

I know...we are in a drought...we need it. So what to do when it doesn't stop? I think these little items, all rain inspired and available on Etsy somehow make this all so much easier. Looks like these two birds picked the wrong cloud!
Wish my key chain worked double duty as an umbrella!
Love the positive outlook on this little green fella. Now that's the right attitude and I would have to say I agree.
Thanks Heidi Burton, PragyaK and Clevergirl for your rain inspired art.

Monday, January 18, 2010

On Monday I Planted...

...pretty little yellow and green flowers and Tuesday I waited to see if they sprouted. Life is good in this Floating Farm where wishes grow in a magical world and our little seedlings are safe and sound. Charming, playful, soft and quiet.....

Saturday, January 16, 2010


Can a fox be religious? Can a fox light eight candles? Does it matter or is the fact that the fox celebrates this ancient and mysterious holiday the actual artist statement? I don't have an answer. No...really...I don't.

Up To No Good

Just hanging out by the corner cigar store. No real plans and I can't seem to find any trouble to get into. So I'm just passing time in this dead end town...waiting for something to happen. Maybe tonight at the old jazz club at the end of the block. I'll just keep real quiet with my eyes wide open...smoking my cigar.

Thursday, January 14, 2010

She walked away..

with sensible high heeled Mary Janes, a short skirt and a makeup case carrying secrets like a lock of hair from a former love, a leaf from outdated season, a key to no where, a vial of sand from a fictional island and a book of ancient chants.

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Oh - now I remember where I left them

Red, by Bennie B clings to life on a thin line, trusting ever so completely and yet, blindly, on a set of simple wooden laundry clips. To whom do these bastions of middle class life belong to and where are their feet? This textural goddess of loveliness leaves me with questions.

Monday, January 11, 2010

What else is there to say?

If I am feeling snarky or you are then at least we know our boundaries right? There are simply someplaces that are snark free. And this photograph from Numeric Design's Etsy shop doesn't mince words.

This is just so original and upbeat, yet honest and approachable. Nice.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

In the Button Box

They danced every night by the light of the moon wearing only this button ring found buried with treasures from glamourous nights past. Feet tumbled nimbly over the soft sand and dew laden grass. The ring whispered secrets best kept private.

Power Lines and Birds

What can I say? Everytime I see an image with a power line and a bird I am drawn in. And this haunting soulful piece by Irish artist Bridget Farmer is just that. The technique used is dry point etching which is time consuming and costly; explaining the high price of this print. Well worth it for this limited edition print. Brunswick Bird who are you and why are you alone?
Check out this artists other flying creatures. Makes me want to hop a plane to the Emerald Isle right about now.
Oh you have to see this! She wrote a book about goats. Love it! An artist with clever wit and a love of farm animals.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Yes - There are Palm Trees in Oakland.

We recently enjoyed a Friday night gallery walk in Oakland and came across the fresh and bold work by Justin Olerud. This particular piece, Palm Trees in Oakland caught my eye. The bold blue tones and simple shape of the palm tree gave a playful and evolved look to such a pedestrian icon. It has retro LA sensibility with new age twist. And his figurative work is stunning, provocative, inspired, a tad risky and classic "take a second look" draw. They offer a narrative in color and shape and somehow all come together into a figure.
Don't miss this emerging talent in the growing Oakland/Temescal art scene.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

A Circle - Just a Circle

I don't care what it means. It's lovely. It makes me want to quiet my soul.

Walking in a circle. Mist Scotland. 1986 by Richard Long.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Poppies? Anyone?

It's cold. I know 50 degrees doesn't seem cold but for Bay Area natives it is! My mind wanders on days like this to sunnier July. I want to wear shorts and sandals and drink diet Dr. Pepper and lotion up with sweet smelling sunscreen. But reality time's January so the best I can do is think of sunny things, like poppies. I created this 16x16 print from original drawings that have been scanned in and filled with color. I added many many layers to give the whole image depth and texture. This print is now available on Etsy and I have five total in this series. I'm thinking of doing nine - which would make the perfect nine-patch.