Saturday, July 30, 2011
Wednesday, July 20, 2011
I often walk past this art center on my way to the gym and wondered what it was all about. Today I went into the gallery and was blown away by the current exhibit. Textiles are the focus of the show and there are amazing quilting, weaving, crochet and embroidery pieces. The studio itself is next door and has a wonderful light, bright feel. I am applying to volunteer!
About Creative Growth:
"Creative Growth Art Center serves adult artists with developmental, mental and physical disabilities, providing a professional studio environment for artistic development, gallery exhibition and representation and a social atmosphere among peers."
I have taken some pics of my latest woven scarves and shawls. Each one was inspired by and belongs to a corresponding collage.
I am looking to invest in a better lighting set up for future work. These three are titled 'Austens Daughter', 'Le Cheval Blanc' and 'Natural Traveler'.
Monday, July 18, 2011
Sakura and I had a fun day sooting pics of each other in her fun summer line of jewelry. More comfortable behind the camera, I plucked up the courage to pose for some pics! Sakura makes gorgeous pieces in silver and other metals using precious gemstones. She is available for commission work also. Sakura is working on her new website sakura haru. Check it out!
Wednesday, July 13, 2011
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
My most recent collage is inspired by my favorite author, Jane Austen. I am creating a series that is romantic and dream-like. The woven shawls and dresses that will accompany the collages will be feminine but also tattered and weathered in appearance. I'll keep you posted on the progress!
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
Tuesday, July 5, 2011
"An original Picasso artwork worth hundreds of thousands of dollars was taken from a San Francisco art gallery this morning in a brazen daylight heist, S.F. police and the gallery confirmed.
A man walked into the Weinstein Gallery at 383 Geary St. at about 11:40 a.m., plucked the drawing off the wall and left in a taxicab, police said.
A woman who answered the phone at the gallery, but declined to give her name, said it was an original pencil drawing by Pablo Picasso worth “in the couple hundred thousand dollar range.”
Police said witnesses described the suspect as a white man about 6 feet tall, between 32 and 35 years old. The suspect was said to be wearing a dark jacket, light shirt, dark pants, loafers with no socks, and large sunglasses.
Anyone with information about the theft is asked to contact San Francisco police at (415) 575-4444, text a tip to TIP411 or call 911." SF Examiner