- The opening and public reception for Urban Legends and Country Tales will be 6 to 8:30 pm on Saturday, Oct. 4th. Admission is free to the Bonita Museum, 4355 Bonita Road, Bonita CA 91902. Hours are 10:00am - 4:00pm - Wednesday through Saturday. For museum information, contact Vicky DeLong, Museum Director, 619-267-5141.
Wednesday, August 27, 2008
Just a few days ago, I got an email from the Digital Artists' Guild in San Diego that my work was accepted into their Urban Legends and County Tales show! I was really thrilled because I had worked myself up to create a new piece for the show because I didn't think any of the other pieces that I had made over the past few years really spoke to the theme. Plus the fact that on the application you had to write a little tale as to how your image spoke to the theme.
Monday, August 25, 2008
Was just reading me Brudder's blog about Warhol and Pop culture when he referenced this too short interview with Laurie Anderson, one of my personal art heroes. Here's her interview with Smithsonian: http://www.smithsonianmag.com/arts-culture/atm-qa-anderson.html?c=y&page=1
- What's ironic is that just a week ago I was at the Crocker Museum's reception for their American Pop show which featured many Warhols and some other more interesting (IMHO) art.
- But I keep forgetting I'm not the norm. I didn't have kids the way I was "supposed to"; I did radio when it took NOW filing injunctions with the FCC about the lack of women on the air in Denver CO; I don't like vanilla ice cream, mayo, or other bland foodstuffs; I've never seen an "Ah-nuld" movie and I like French films better than Hollywood.
Monday, August 18, 2008
For years now the Sweet Hubby and I have been considering going solar. We've always been big supporters of environmental issues and both drive hybrid cars. A couple of months ago his sister and her hubby used a firm called Akeena Solar to put solar on their house in Lakeport. They had a great experience so we called them finally too. We figured out we had enough money in our home equity line of credit to do this and finish the master bathroom - we've been remodeling our house for the nine years we've lived in it. We figured it would definitely increase the saleability when we move away from Sacto.
Monday, August 11, 2008
The "daddy" of Webism, Dr. Rodney Chang, or Pygoya as he's know to his Webist artist friends is quite an interesting guy. Not only is he a wonderful artist and has the claim to fame of having the 1st Web Digital Art Museum, but he's a marathon runner!!
- Ingrid Kamerbeek, the artist who keeps track of all the Webist doings all over the world sent us this link to his run. I thought the photos were great and he had some interesting ideas about marathon and half-marathon races.
Sunday, August 10, 2008
Yup it was yesterday and I had to work - boo hoo. Of course it could be worse, I could be stuck inside Afghanistan which is not a pretty place right now for anyone of the female species. More on that latter.
- I was working on a power point presentation that I will give tomorrow to the Sacramento Bee's feature reporters about creativity. I hadn't used power point in years, but I remembered that it was fairly easy to use, which it was. Last time I used it was for a set for The Waiting Room, a play Maggie Upton directed for Beyond the Proscenium back in 2000 I think. Seems odd to think that it's been 8 years - yikes - time she's a flying.
- "There is a vitality, a life force, a quickening that is translated through you into action, and because there is only one of you in all time, this expression is unique. And if you block it, it will never exist in through any other medium and (will) be lost. The world will not have it. It is not your business to determine how good it is; nor how valuable it is; nor how it compares with other expressions. It is your business to keep it yours, clearly and directly, to keep the channel open. You do not even have to believe in yourself or your work. You have to keep open and aware directly to the urges that motivate you. Keep the channel open. No artist is pleased. There is no satisfaction whatever at any time. There is only a queer, divine dissatisfaction, a blessed unrest that keeps us marching and makes us more alive than the others."
Wednesday, August 6, 2008
- When I sent off the piece about Nada Motel I included about 8 photos that I took of other artists' work and one of my own. I was hoping that the editor would pick 2 or 3 photos of other people's work. But alas, he picked my piece. But probably only because it was created to "fit" the theme of the show. My humble apologies to the other artists if they happen to run across this:
- I'm jazzed to be in the same E-paper along with the Getty and the Met. Although I'm not holding my breath for them to call me.
- My little article that was published on Art Daily has been posted to another artist blog from Australia!?
- Good idea for a co-op to do and you've got to love their name: BAD Co-Op. I hope that they'll keep in touch and let us know how their Nada Motel event went!
Tuesday, August 5, 2008
Monday, August 4, 2008
I can't believe it took me a month to get this stuff up here. But as you can tell, I've been busy with other projects and then there's our petting zoo (3 cats and Crash the dog) and my sweet Hubby and trying to have a life with him from time to time. But there I go babbling again, maybe I should have named this the Babbling Blog!
- First of all a BIG thank you to all the artists and other folks who stopped by to look at my work and the work of Cherie Hacker and the jewelry of Cynthia Burdick. And to all the listeners of Capital Public Radio who heard the interview that Chad Sorg and I did with the manager of the Cortez Hotel and Insight Host Jeffery Callison. And an extra big thank you to the people who bought work.