Friday, December 28, 2012

Women Artists: Jay DeFeo

SFMOMA is now hosting a retrospective exhibit of Jay DeFeo's work.
This above is her most well-known work, titled "The Rose". She spent years on it, layering and sculpting paint, scraping it away.




Born in 1929, she grew up in the bay area, went to UC Berkeley, earning a BFA and an MFA in studio art. Sculpture, drawing, painting, collage, printmaking, photography, she tried it all. Realistic, abstract, and in between. Taught at Mills College for a while. 
She was part of the SF art scene, until she died of cancer in 1989.

Wanna know more about Jay and her work? 

http://www.jaydefeo.org

Monday, December 24, 2012

Sunday, December 16, 2012

There are no words...

 

to express my sorrow.
So I do what I can. I take action...
 

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Learning Chinese in the Morning Paper

Readng the paper in bed this morning, sipping tea. Glancing through China Daily, which had appeared on my doorstep for the first time, I found one of my illustrations and mention of 
Chinese and English Nursery Rhymes: Share and Sing in Two Languages.

 
I'd forgotten all about that interview. 
Nice way to start the day!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

This & That...and Happy Holidays!

 Sunday night Dan made dinner while I finished off the thesis... Look at that gorgeous calzone!
 It tasted great, too. 

Signed, sealed, delivered. DONE. Yes!  We had a drink in the city last night to celebrate. It was fun looking at all the store windows decorated for the holidays. The hotel bars were full of groups of happy people dressed up and celebrating after work. 
On a tuesday night. ... Hmm, guess I don't get out much.

 I'm back in tea towel production...for my neighbor's holiday bazaar this Saturday.

Requests are already coming.  I might just have to make a business out of this.

Oh, and I got some new business cards. I decided, cute as they are, the tiny Moocards are just too small. But look, they're just the same, only bigger. Still cute, don't you think?
 Leave your email address below and I'll send you a link for a 10% discount on moocards.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Countdown

Here we go... the holidays are upon us. Now, with that thesis out of the way, it's time to make a list and get to work. Working on holiday card ideas today...


I like the silver and gold birds in the tree, but it's just not colorful enough for me.
Back to the drawing board...