Saturday, June 28, 2008

cool science-y inventions

Love these inventions by engineer/designer Chuck Hoberman-- small clip below, but click here to go to more, with interview.
via dear ada.

Thursday, June 26, 2008

getting back to this...

Work in progress.

Something always gets put on hold when it's time to shift to Open Studios Mode...This painting was one of those things I was in the middle of, a month or more ago. So I'm getting back to it now.

Some other exciting developments are in the works--- more on that soon!!

Monday, June 23, 2008

oh, the possibilities

Here's a stack of old wallpaper samples, recently acquired via our friend Wendy Addison (of Theatre of Dreams Fame-- hey kids, now she has a blog!)
I'm guessing these samples will soon find their way into something...

And a shot of the colorful chaos of my collage area today.

Friday, June 20, 2008

another round of small

Yep, in the week (last week) immediately following Art at the Source, I was back at work on a new batch of small pieces, all including collage inspiration, this time on 8 x 10 plywood blocks. I'm still mostly using magazine materials, but once I work out some printer-computer issues, I plan to start using more of my own photos.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

"unconscious art of demolition"

(to go straight to Lisa's work, see link at right)

These scenes are culled from a Flickr group called "the Unconscious Art of Demolition." There are many lovely 'found abstractions' over there.
I discovered it via a new favorite art blog to visit, the Studio Blog of Jen Bradford of Beacon, New York (Carol, Stephen-- do you know her?)

photos by: ex novo, bisy backson, meatspill.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Graton, via Google Earth.

I loooove exploring Google Earth, but it's been some time since I did so. Last night, when I couldn't sleep, it seemed like the thing to do.

First, of course, I flew on over to see how our little town looks from above, and spotted this little blue dot in town... Lo & behold, it represented a picture of a sculpture in our very yard! You can imagine how surreal this felt. I guess that we have literally been 'put on the map'.

Thanks to painterdking, of Toledo, Ohio, who, it appears, visited our studio in October of last year!

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Chihuly at the DeYoung

Here's a show I'm totally looking forward to!
Dale Chihuly does gorgeous, often huge, blown glass installations. This show open this weekend (June 14 & 15) with free admissions, and lots of demonstrations and music and stuff.

There are a number of inspiring videotapes about him available; we particularly liked the one called 'Gardens & Glass' (of course) which we rented through Netflix.
And then that reminds me of our friend, the great glass (and garden) artist, Kim Webster...featured this weekend at 'Sculpture in the Garden' at the Ruth bancroft Gardens in Walnut Creek.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

pics of paintings with plants

Well, Art at the Source is over for another year.
Back to work actually *making* stuff in the studio today!

Thank you all who came by-- we truly enjoyed talking with you, and meeting a bunch of new visitors along with those who've become 'regulars'!

And if you find yourself 'haunted' by a piece you just can't get out of your mind, drop us a line! We look forward to seeing you again in October at ArTrails.

Friday, June 06, 2008

look Ma, I'm in the paper!

Via the North Bay Bohemian, a reminder to come visit us on this, our final weekend of Art at the Source. Last chance 'til October rolls around.

This is the image that appeared in the AATS catalog. Original, 36 x 36, acrylic with vintage fabric, somewhat less yellow than you see here.
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