Monday, June 30, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
I just made it back from a trip to New Hampshire and Maine to visit family. New England is a pretty magical place. My San Diego apartment is from the 1930s and it feels downright ancient but once you walk down a street in New Hampshire and the buildings are two-three hundred years old it puts everything in context.
We made a quick stop at the Portland Museum of Art which houses a small, yet strong collection. I loved the Alex Katz pieces, specifically this giant one posted here.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
I fell behind on my movie a week challenge from last year. Life happened and I moved across the country down to California. Now that I'm settling in I am hoping to pick up it back up. Although, it may be more like a movie every now and then.
I just saw Obvious Child and I loved it's candid take on abortion, love, and family relations. The movie featured several of my favorites (Jenny Slate, Gabby Hoffman, Scout Niblett, Planned Parenthood...the list goes on). It is a full spectrum view on abortion that I have never seen in a film. Kudos to Gillian Robespierre for getting this material out there and expanding the dialogue.
Monday, June 23, 2014
Here is a snapshot of some new pieces I have been working on since the move to San Diego. The change in scenery has definitely affected my color palette and also my approach with the water colors and the embroidery. As I move closer to finishing each piece I will post more close-ups.
Great rug, right?
Monday, June 9, 2014
I just discovered the work of Alyssa Baguss this morning while poking through the Walker Art Center site and blog. Her drawings are lovely and I'm really digging the compositions.
Side note, I started to learning more HTML this weekend through Dash. This site is great for anyone looking for a good intro to HTML and CSS.
Friday, June 6, 2014
The other day Ian and I were in the ocean at La Jolla and I saw this cute little fellow a few hiding a few feet from me. There are lots of sting and bat rays out here. I think this guy was a sting ray. They tend to be disinterested in people unless you step on them.
Since landing in San Diego I have seen two pods of dolphins, one sting ray, seals and sea lions galore. Not to be greedy but I am hoping for a whale spotting sometime soon too.