Monday, February 16, 2015

Music Monday - Children of Dune

After a couple of busy workshop-weeks and one computer-virus complete meltdown, I'm hoping to get back to some blogging. 

During workshops, we tend to listen to a lot of soundtracks as we work. One that I was reminded about was the soundtrack for Children of Dune (the only Dune film experience that I thought was effective. James McAvoy is amazing in it).

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Krab Jab Open!

This month's art open at Krab Jab Studio features a group of artist friends from Brittany, France.

There were many very very beautiful sculptures from the incomparable Virginie Ropars.

Beautiful graphite pieces from Olivier Villoingt.

Gorgeous pieces augmented with gold leaf from Yoann Lossel.

And then my camera died before I could continue to document the remainder of the artists - but go see the work of David Thierree, Alice Dufeu, and Bastien Lecouffe Deharme on the Krab Jab site. Truly beautiful work.

Yoann, David and Virginie gave a charming Artist's Talk - telling of life, art and inspirations.

(The wizard behind the curtain - the magnificent Julie Baroh).

 (A close up of one of Virginie's gorgeous sculpts).

One of Yoann's small pieces... I may, or may not have *cough* bought this little jewel of a painting......

If you're in the area, go see this show! Or better yet, go meet them at MythicWorlds this upcoming weekend!

Friday, February 13, 2015

Workshop Weekend - Greg Manchess!

After a couple of very busy weeks which included 2 workshops, an art open and a computer virus that necessitated a complete wipe and reload, I am trying to get caught up on it all!

Last weekend was the Greg Manchess Alla Prima workshop of awesome. You can read about it starting here.

Monday, February 02, 2015

Music Monday - Maybe It's You

 Just a few days ago, I was meandering on this beach in the middle of Florida....

 The birds there were pretty spectacular. As was the sun, wind and water... The seaside always makes me think of this Carpenters song....

It was such a lovely visit. I'll post more pics if I get the chance...

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Sunday Sketching -

 New year/month - new Moleskine - 

2-3 minute heads. In the new teensy purse Moleskine, balanced upon my knee.

Friday, January 23, 2015

Figure Friday

 Long-pose day....

 ...decided to try oil painting the portrait again.

 If I were smart, I would do this *every day*! Or at least, every week...

Will attempt as I can, at any rate.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Workshop alert!

Hey, if you're in the Seattle area (or even if you're not), this week is your last chance to register for the impending Greg Spalenka's amazing Artist As Brand workshop! TLCWorkshops is collaborating with Krab Jab Studio and MythicWorlds to present this incredible workshop that is just rife with extra perks!

You can read more about Greg, this particular workshop and all the amazing benefits here.

And, don't miss out on your chance to register (extra discount given to students and educators): here!

Music Monday - Stairway to Heaven

I've been slammed and not getting to the blog of late (warning - it will not get much better over the next month). However, I just showed this performance to my son and was remembering how awesome it was. So, enjoy!