Monday, May 31, 2010

Drawing Stories

This little drawing is from a wedding. The dress had been the bride's mother's wedding dress, worn in the 60's. The bride made this dress her own, comfortably sipping a glass of wine while visiting with guests.

The drawing was originally part of a large drawing installation, composed of 57 drawings, spelling out the word "Ladies." All of the drawings are of girls and women, many of them involved in the activities and rituals that make us "ladies."

graphite on paper
7" x 7"
available for purchase on Etsy

Pin It Forward!

One of my favorite art & design blogs, sfgirlbybay, recently started a project centered around a new website, Pinterest, which I just love. Pinterest allows you to repost photos from the web and automatically credits the photos with a link to the original site. You create boards that you "pin" photos to - get it? Pinterest!

The project is Pin It Forward, in which a few hundred bloggers are creating boards about "what home means to me." Here are a few of my images:

Home is where the biscuits are, and where old ladies call me "puddin." (from

In my home lives my husband, who buys me great shoes. (from

My books are like old friends that live with me. (from

My home must have a drawing board. (from

A few other bloggers posting about this today are Shanna Murray, L'Atelier, and Orinui. Check out all of the great images being shared! Also check out one of tomorrow's Pin It Forward bloggers, freshlyblended!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Trip to Spain 7

Textures and Patterns Part 3 - Toledo

on the way to the train station

train station in Toledo

Sinagoga de Santa Maria la Blanca

Sinagoga de Santa Maria la Blanca

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Trip to Spain 6

Textures and Patterns Part 2 - Madrid

tour headphones in trees




theater lights and boxes

floor in hostal

window in museum

ceiling in hostal

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Trip to Spain 5

Textures and Patterns Part 1 - Robledillo de la Jara & Countryside

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Trip to Spain 4 - Metalwork

I love this little gate to a home in Robledillo de la Jara. This house was the first place our hostess, Angeles, ever went on vacation.

The metal work is obviously hand-made and done right. I should've asked Angeles how long it's been there.

It's all done with rebar!

Using traditional blacksmithing methods of heating & hammering.

I love the repition of the swirls, and the differences in the four panels.





Friday, May 7, 2010

Friday Night Art Openings

New gallery - David Perry Smith Gallery at 703 New York

Jeane Umbreit at Material

Carl Moore, Ian Lemmonds and Elisha Gold at L Ross Gallery (forgot to take my own pictures)

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Trip to Spain 3 - Countryside

On day 2, we went to the countryside and visited cows, bulls and that little horse down there.

Yes, it is really this beautiful there.


Next to this pasture there were storage containers for a theater company.

That is where the bull lives.

My love of clouds has no borders.