Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Great Event for a Worthy Cause

If you happen to drive in downtown Fullerton or go into some of the shops, at some point a brightly mosaicked or uniquely painted "heart" will catch your eye. All of these large and small hearts are designed and created by local artists to be auctioned off to benefit an organization called All the Arts For All The Kids.



What started all of this, whether it's hearts, elephants, pigs, etc., was the Cow Parade which began in Chicago in 1999 and is still going strong internationally.

I did not design a heart, although I would enjoy making one, however I did donate one of my gourds for auction and was able to attend this annual event for the first time.



My piece was called "Resting Finches" and I was able to meet the nice daughter and mother who purchased it as an early Mother's Day gift.  It looked like a very successful event and I hope the program continues to deliver a high quality Art Education to ALL children.

Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Canteen Gourds Heading South


"Running of the Gourds" Gourd Festival


February 12, 13, and 14, 2016
Pinal Fairgrounds
Case Grande, Arizona















Friday, November 20, 2015

Big and Small


Big...

and small...


heading to Yucca Valley.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Paint and Release

At the start of the summer I kept nagging my daughter to get rid of a pair of eight year old VANS.  When she finally did and I saw them in the trash, I became a little nostalgic (since she had them since 5th grade) and took them out of the bin.

 I felt so silly because now I had the ratty old shoes and didn't know what to do with them so finally I decided to paint them.  Since I started working with gourds I rarely paint on canvas.  When I do, it feels odd because I've gotten accustomed to working on a curved surface.

It was fun to paint again and when I finished I had no problem throwing away the shoes.  I see a whole series of paintings coming my way...perhaps a good way to get rid of things and get some painting practice in!

Thursday, October 23, 2014

Artistic License Fair 2014



I will be carting my gourds to Estancia Park in Costa Mesa tomorrow and Saturday (site #46)...looks like very pleasant weather to stroll around, have lunch, and admire everyone's unique creativity!