Saturday, September 29, 2007

Sunday, September 23, 2007


This is one of the last drawings I did before my dad passed away....I'm so happy I have these.

Missing you.........

Rainy Days and Homeless

Drove up to Santa Monica with some friends to do this TV show/audience participation.

ONLY in LA right?, they were filming for a new show. Why would anyone do such an inane activity on their Saturday you are thinking? WHY NOT! I've been working so much I jumped at the chance of leaving the OC for the land of LA. We had a lot of fun, even in the down pour of rain. (This is our very first rain ALL YEAR!) Met Drew Lachey and the "ordinary" people watching was just quite entertaining! If you look close enough you can see the spray from the incoming set.......beautiful offshore winds!

Interesting thing about taking a photograph - sometimes you don't realize things that were present in the shot until you see them on your screen. As in this frame with the rainbow, the address number that appears on the building is also the area code. Simple, yes, but quite interesting to me nonetheless.

It was hard to believe that just mere yards from this beautiful colorful sight, were a group of homeless folks. With that in mind and in comparison to my photograph, they seemed to appear almost in black and white.

Obviously by this I mean their lack of a home and shelter leaves them dirt ridden and almost colorless. Which, never having to live like that seems almost impossible.

With the vast array of colors found in LA, and dare I say it - bling, this landscape that poverty or whatever circumstances has placed these people in - it's no wonder they are so easily overlooked and dismissed.

Just leaves me with a whole lot of questions about this life.

Showers will be blissful...

At least fo a while.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Working from home tonight.

Working on website updates tonight. Love the immediacy of web vs. print.

We must go LIVE on Friday!

Show begins in 6 days.......

VOTE for Marie!

Process & Meaning

The process of creating the work is where the meaning resides.
Not the end result. - me

Saturday, September 15, 2007

A night time rumination.....

'whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority it's time to pause and reflect.'
- mark twain

Saturday Morning thought......

"Wealth, you know, isn't what a man has, but what he is..." -from Middle Passage

Monday, September 10, 2007

Everyone has a double!

I am at home today with a summer head cold/sore complaints I like the break in the schedule. It was bound to happen with my schedule the way it's been going. Augey is happy to have me here in our little home, and as I fight not to work and battle the terrible "GUILTS," I found this image on my hard drive of what could quite possibly be Augey's double as a puppy! Down to the black eye!! Having got him from the pound when he was about 4 months old, I missed this stage of I feel like I knew him when - then!!

Making a cup of tea and catch some TV, which sounds oh so bad but I'll embrace the pause in my hectic schedule.

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Of Course! Lewis and Clark......

“We shall not cease from exploration and the end of all our exploring will be to arrive where we started... and know the place for the first time.”
T.S. Elliot

.....And of course Ken Burns' "Lewis and Clark" is on the "moving picture box" as I write this tonight. I cannot help but relate this reference not only to you Leslie but also to my friends Tia and Bruce and the journey they have been on.........their own trek across North America. I wonder what art awaits in the making for you two? (Although your catalog of images are art in their own right)


And then there was Saul Steinberg........

ART...the real thing

I spend my days at my computer, creating design. Yet all the while my mind takes me to the place where I can be sculpting or drawing instead of massaging a darn keyboard. Conflicted because I must work, I think of my heroes and those that could make art, real art for their living. Thinking of you Leslie.......I always think of you.

Dog Beach with Augey......and so many others!

Monday, September 3, 2007

Labor Day Weekend

There was a 4.7 earthquake near here and Augey barked and barked, seems you just roll with them anymore. My mind went to Florida living and being prepared. So I'll be getting my propane tank refilled in the AM and I already have enough water etc. on hand like a good girl.

Since I have started bodyboarding again, I find that I think about the beach an awful lot! I think it's much better than being overly focused on work and taking things much much too seriously!

Here are the conditions:

Doesn't look like I am missing much, but always good to get wet!

Off to hang my new plantation blinds!