Monday, May 26, 2008
OK, here are my answers, if you are interested:
Relationship: Married for 12 years to my darling Shea! We married after just 7 months of knowing each other but knew that we were perfect for each other!
Children: 2 Furry Children Cats named Figaro and Gabriel, 5 years old this June!
Pets: No pets, only furry children! Heh Heh!
Age: I turned the big 4-0 this year and I'm loving every minute of it!
Star Sign: Taurus - Mess with the bull and you'll get the horns, mister. Heh Heh! Actually, I'm rather tame!
Fave Food: Tofu and Tacos
Fave Drink: Strawberry Margaritas
House Decor Style: Funky Eclectic, lots of color, Kandinski Art
Collections: Witches and Day of The Dead Skeletons, Vintage Purses, Old China, Books
How Did You Get Into Blogging: My hubby started a blog first and I thought it looked like a great way to showcase my art!
Saturday, May 24, 2008
PS: Tracing my right hand with my left was a TOTAL TRIP! My left hand works less than my right and it seems to ignore my brain signals 80% of the time. For example, I will often drop things or fling them across the room if I am carrying them with that hand - which isn't what I want to do! So when I was using the pen with that hand I had to keep telling it out loud to keep going. It was like I was talking to something not attched to my body that was hard of hearing! heh heh! I'm glad I can laugh about it, but it is a trip to have a part of your body not work the way it's supposed to! I don't think I'll be trying any non-dominant hand drawing any time soon! :)
Tuesday, May 20, 2008
Fourteen years ago I lost my friend Michael Anderson to AIDS. He worked in my Dad's nursery-Antonelli Brother's Begonia Gardens in Santa Cruz - and was a strong, vibrant, wonderful human being! He loved gardening, so my dad's nursery was the perfect place for him to work! When AIDS began to affect his health negatively, he was forced to tell my dad that he had it. I know that was not an easy thing for him to do and he worried if he would be fired or shunned by my dad. Well, one of the reasons that I remember my dad so fondly (he died in 2003 of lung cancer) is that he stood up and said: What can we do for you Michael? What my dad did was continue to allow Michael to work and take off as much time as he needed without fear of losing his position. I think that was awesome!
Sadly though, Michael lost his battle with AIDS after becomming a bed-ridden shell of a man who could no longer take care of himself. No one should ever have to die that way! And they don't have to! AIDS can be erradicated in this age! The drugs they have now to treat it are good, but we need better! We need a cure! Your donations can help that be a reality! NO ONE and I mean NO ONE is immune to AIDS! You don't have to be gay or an IV drug user to get AIDS! It can touch everyone, every socio-economic level, every human being on this earth. So please, read my story and Sandee's story and the stories of many others out there and help to get rid of this disease!
Thank You! And Sandee: I LOVE YOU GIRL! You can be proud that you are carrying on your brother's wishes about educating others about AIDS! I know he is proud of you! Give yourself a big hug from me, ok?!
Friday, May 16, 2008
Saturday, May 10, 2008
This is a large gothic arch for Cindy McM. I'm a bit late on it...sorry girl! I call it Radiance and Reaction. Do you get that? Or am I just trying too hard??!! Heh Heh! I'm going to mail it Saturday...but I'm not sure if it is done or not. The front feels fine, but the back a litle spartan. I'm thinking of adding the two words from the title to the front and back - having a transparency done in red or black I think. Or maybe just putting the title on the back. Hmmm. I just don't know! What do you think?? Anyone? Anyone? Bueler?
Anyways, this is the kind of art I create when I just sit down and don't think about what I want first. NOT that I wasn't thoughtful about it for Cindy! It's just...I tend to think, think, think about the piece first and it never comes out like I imagined. And that's been bumming me out lately and making me not want to create art. So I thought I would just allow my muse to play a bit and create whatever she wanted. It definitely came out different than my usual pieces. And I really like that. I think my brain often gets in the way too much with my art. I think that's why I can justify that class with Jesse Reno in Southern Cali! He just allows his art to flow out of him and it is so thought provoking and awesome! And I could definitely use some of that action with my art!
Friday, May 9, 2008
I'm everyone's darling: the blackbird and starling
from "Flower Fairies of the Spring"by Cicely Mary Barker