Visited San Antonio Texas and wearing cowboy hats was a must, not just because it's Texas but because the heat beats down on your head and wearing a hat is a saviour. Hat hair is another story, ahem!
Bought the hats at El Mercado and ate at La Margarita and it was so fab that even the loo was cool.
Yes, I know strange, not a typical tourist pic, BUT it was hotter than the hinges of hell and the need for liquids means one has a major obsession or need to know where the nearest netty is. This was the NICEST one I saw in San Antonio, but I will give it to San Antonio, they have PLENTY of public restrooms.
Putting aside the loo issue, I really enjoyed the market and the mariachis'. I didn't take this video, but it will give you an idea of the mood of the place.
I love to paint. I sometimes photograph the painting and then manipulate the image on Adobe. They could end up being street stickers or just something to put in my sketchbook/scrapbook for future inspiration.
I love to play in my sketchbook with paint and whatever is lying around the studio.
I love to find things in my studio, like old vinyl records, and painting them.
I love to do hand embroidery using images from my sketchbook.
I love making stickers based on some of my embroidery (bad bunny) and sticking them up in some of my fave places.
I have fun doing camo dolls and knit graffiti.
"Life is too short not to have a bit fun AND if life is throwing you a curveball, pick up that ball and PAINT it." Jafabrit
walking tour of Yellow Springs (check out the towns art map) with about 22 Docents from the Dayton Art Institute. They wanted to come and visit us and see our yarnbombs. After the walking tour we did a slide show presentation and reception at the Yellow Springs Arts Council. Was such a delight to meet them and also hear about the public's response to the yarnbombing at the DAI. We were supposed to take them down at the end of this month but the Docents are pushing for the yarny displays to stay up a couple of more months since they've been so popular with visitors. On Sunday Connie Post at the Dayton Daily News did a lovely article in the Sunday section of the news about us.
It's good to know that what we do as artists has an impact, and with something so simple as a wee bit yarn on a pole or a tree.
Talking about things that make me happy and smile;the smiley tales continue as grannie trikes again, this time past the Women's Park.
Perhaps it is for some, but for me spending quiet hours in the studio and cutting up old plastic garbage bags and gluing is a meditative process, much like embroidery or slowly building up a painting layer by layer.
I was invited to participate in a trash exhibit and the theme is plastic. My challenge was to make something that helps make a statement about the damage plastic has and do it in a way that isn't graphic. Considering the damage all this plastic garbage has on the birds and other animals, it was not easy. I am not even going to share the images, they are too disturbing. Suffice it to say you can click on the links if you want to learn more.
I have a pile of old vinyl records and so here is another stencil based on a photograph of my daughter. I was going to add a stencil flower but just felt like doing something simple, and as some of you may know I love paint drips. Almost has a Mary Quant feel to it, yes?
Come to think of it I still have some original Mary Quant items from the late 60's, a nail buffer set somewhere in the cupboard.
ey up, what the heck is an ambivert, says she who lurks in shadows? Well I tend more towards being an introvert, although many would not believe this.
This is the best description so far: "You have the best of both worlds. You can enjoy your own company as well as the company of others. You can find plenty to occupy yourself with when alone without getting bored, but you also enjoy doing things with others on a regular basis. You can be energized by both contact with people and experiences outside yourself, and by what goes on in your own mind. You probably enjoy creative work of some kind, but also don't mind a work environment than includes some contact with other people."
ha ha, I think this quiz got my number, "You probably enjoy creative work of some kind."
I swear this skull reflection in a water puddle was trying to mock me as I was going up the stone stairs at Glen Helen. Many a time I have crawled breathlessly up those stairs and mumbled they will be the death of me. I guess my biking is paying off because for the first time in 9 years I managed to walk the glen without my hiking sticks and without as much pain, and managed to get up those stairs stopping only once for a breather.