Sunday, November 7, 2010
Friday, November 5, 2010
Tuesday, November 2, 2010
from a little vendor in San Juan Capistrano, a small loving gesture that would eventually lead to the beginning
of what is now Bella Luna Arts. Thank you Grandma, I love you.
Saturday, October 30, 2010
My Mom has been searching for a St. Francis for her patio for quite a while now. She's looked in garden stores and all the usual fountain stores, but none of them seemed right. The coloring and the face is very important. :) So when we saw this in Long Beach we had to stop. He was just perfect. Pretty big too, almost 3ft. tall and 9 1/2" at the base, solid cement all the way through. I'm not actually sure how the boy and I managed to get Francis into my car, but we did. I won't tell you how much, just in case Mom reads this....but know it was a great deal for it's age and the quality. And just look at his sweet, sweet face. My Mom's gonna love him!
Next up was this gorgeous old St. Francis of Assisi statue.
Friday, October 8, 2010
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Wow, what a show! Once again the gals out did themselves! Sheryl and Diane of Whimzy in Tustin did a great job with Glitterfest. Even with the heat, what a cool show it was. I'm always amazed at the wonderful work and people that come together to make this show the amazing event it is. I don't do a ton of shows each year and more and more due to time constraints, working and family I need to be really selective about what shows I do choose to do. But this show is a love for a few reasons.
Here's a picture of my space.
She knows how much I love teal and brown
Me and my chica Robin Dudley Howes, oh so talented teacher
and artist extrodinaire!
My friend Lisa Loria's whimsical booth of lovelies!
More of Lisa's goodies.
Susan with some of her Charming Trinkets.
She had an awesome display,"spot on" for Glitterfest really:)
Loved it Susan!
A few great pieces from Susie Scott, who just opened her very own store in Arizona called the Shabby Red Door.
I'm going to have a few of my goodies there soon. So excited.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010
And just in time for Glitterfest! WooHoo! Am I feeling crazy? A little. Can't believe it's all really happening. But it's good and I feel so blessed. Anyhow, I'll certainly tell you more about the art job later. But now, let's talk Glitterfest! It's this Saturday 10-4 in Santa Ana CA and I'd love for you all to be there! For some of you it might be a bit of a drive so maybe you should leave now, if you get here early, you can stay at my house. Just so long as you don't mind the mess that used to be my living room... Or Oliver...So go on, get packing. California 's great this time of year. I 've been working on so many new things. Lots of stuff I've never done before. Here's a little peek...
Found this gorgeous pewter hand cast heart shield from
Lynn Davis on Etsy.
Hope to see you there... Ciao for now!
Thursday, September 2, 2010
This whimsical little crew is part of a collection I believe will be for sale at Keely's upcoming show next month in Fullerton. Every first Friday downtown Fullerton sponsors Artwalk where all sorts of shops feature various artists in their stores. It's a lot of fun. On Oct. 1st the Friday night before Glitterfest, Keely will be at Otto.If I can get myself together the night before my little show I'll be there too! Check it out if you get the chance.
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Friday, August 20, 2010
Thanks for indulging me .
This first one with the daisy was taken by my
12 yr old son , who was 11 at the time. We were at the Fullerton Arboretum a place the kids & I go often. He had my camera and took an amazing set of flower shots, this one was one of his happy mistakes. He was so proud when I asked his permission to use his work.
Finneus had just enjoyed a romp in the Big Sur River with my kids and their cousin. He then then proceeded to shake, roll in the dirt and repeat. Good times indeed. :)
The Banana slug was fabulous! I'd never seen a banana slug up close and in person. This guy was at least seven inches long! It was so wild looking, with it's black spots contrasting against it's beautiful textured yellow. He was a lot brighter in person, as often we all are. :)
I think I've mentioned this Lemon cake before. I made that one for my Mom's B-day. I feel so blessed to have her.
Ernie took this great picture of her in Big Sur.
He also made me the wonderful breakfast of bacon and poached eggs.
I love them both.
Again on our way either to or from Healdsburg, I noticed the piggy crossing sign. Everyone in the car cracked up when we saw it, so my husband turned back around so I could get a quick pict. Still came out a bit blurry, but you get the idea. Loved that it showed a Mama pig and her baby. Someone added the red dot, I like it, reminds me of Christmas!
I absolutely love this artist. We saw this painting by Alma -Tadema at the Getty about a week ago. Talk about an overwhelming sense of truth and beauty...I almost always sort of loose it a little at museums. It's that too much, too good feeling that sends me reeling, almost unable to focus. This day was no different but I loved it.
This a picture of a a picture of my BFF Annie and her husband who live far, far away from me. I miss her terribly, but this picture reminds me of our last visit together a few years back. I took it the day before I left. The little Mexican dolls remind me of another wonderful time we shared with our families all together in Mexico, eating grilled lobster and drinking beer perched up on the roof over looking the ocean.
So I guess yellow's not that bad after all. Thanks again, for sticking with me through this, I'll post some art stuff soon, I promise. :)
Love, peace and yellow,