Another back-home art show! This one was a little different because we came home from Thanksgiving instead of Christmas, but I still went with a holiday-vibe. My friend Christi from HS put together all kinds of activities to make it part of an overall community event complete with live music, holiday cards for local nursing homes, ornament decorating and crafts, my art show AND special guests Mr. and Mrs. Claus!
I did want to include a pic of my 'art assistants' back at the hotel. We had to bring the kitties with us from Florida because Mackie broke a tooth biting Milky on the butt (seriously, this is my life)...so...we brought them with us so we could deal with Mackie's meds and just keep and eye on them. Aside from both being added to the NAUGHTY list, they are also on the LAZY list- seriously, they were no help at all!
Feelin' blue again...but kinda in a good way, as in another round of blue monochromatic BLUE artwork. The decision to do this series comes from a variety of things, some good some not so good. They makes sense in my head, might not make sense to other folks...but I will attempt to explain/give some background.
Let's start with May 2012.
May 2012 was my first year doing the daily art. I had just spent March and April doing some kinda labor intensive mixed media work, and it's not that I was feeling burnt out- but I wanted to just keep it simple. So that month I worked with a limited palette of blue Prismacolor pencils and markers to create my big-eyed girls. Simple- but some of my favorite faces, really had fun with each piece. (Click here to read more from a 2012 blog post.)
What can I say- it is my favorite place on this earth.
We typically go to California in the summer or over my spring break, but this year summer just didn't work out for us...and we honestly couldn't wait til the spring. John found a good deal on flights, we found a cute rental apartment two blocks from the beach on Homeaway- and we just went.
Now, timing wise it was a little stressful. Just a week before I was in St. Pete for the FAEA conference and we actually left the same day as a field trip- but we did it, and I am glad that we went...I can't wait to go back!
When folks ask, 'so what did you do?'
Man, I guess we don't do much.
But that's the best part.
The perfect PB trip just consists of walking up and down the board walk, coffee at the beach, our fav burrito spots...
And watching sunset. We never miss a sunset- even if the 'marine layer' blocks our view we still go to see what glimpse of a sunset that we can.
Days late and a dollar short- but I finally uploaded the last of my October 2018 series to my web gallery and FB album. I used to be so much better about this, but since I post my work daily either on my Instagram feed or in my stories it has made me slack off on posting the 'official' images.
Oh well, at least I am keeping up with the work...and lemme tell you, it was tough to do this month with conference and traveling but I made it happen.
Anyway, here are is a glimpse of the series, to see more click here!
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