Thursday, September 24, 2009

loving Ernst Haeckel...

Here's a dose of art meets nature beauty for you... best viewed larged.
Just saw (via Netflix!) a documentary on Haeckel called 'Proteus'....

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

I don't know how they do it... but I like it...
by korb, via moon river. (better viewed large)

Friday, September 18, 2009

art in context

It's fun to see my paintings out in the world-- here's "Blue Moon" as shown in Cabana Home of Mill Valley.

notes from before...

In the early eighties, when I was a shy 20-something art student at the California College of Arts & Crafts, I took a class called "Drawing from Nature"-- or something like it-- from an instructor named Don de Vivieros. I still remember things he said in that class, & handful of places we went to work-- I think my mom still hangs some work from those days. In the move to my new studio last year, this page of notes labeled "DeViveiro's Law", surfaced. And this past weekend, Don-- (a Sonoma County resident), and his daughter-- came into my studio.... a small world, no? And some of this advice-- bears re-reading.

(click on images to enlarge)
notes continued on back with:
work with what happens, don't use force.
don't think while you do, only before or after.
vary vary vary.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009


Maybe it's just the coffee talking... maybe it's the afterglow of so many great conversations this weekend... or of hanging all my work together & lighting it (almost) properly and getting some perspective...but I'm feeling inspired. Inspired to get back to work-- inspired to take it up a notch-- inspired to dream a bigger dream... so thank you! Loving my community even more, if that's possible.

Pretty good coffee buzz, too.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Open Today @ Atelier One

Somes scenes from last night's opening party at the Atelier One, where I've had my studio operations for the past year. It was a lovely time-- especially for the sense of community amongst the building's residents, many of whom don't open their studios often.
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