30 January 2006

drawing a day ~ week 23


drawing a day ~ week 23 Originally uploaded by dressform.

in the interest of full disclosure.... i actually made the doily drawing yesterday when i got home instead of on friday like i should have. i didn't take the supplies with me to LA.... i'm still thinking that i pulled the week off, though :) hee hee.

i don't really have much to say about this weeks set other than the fact that they are highly influenced! the top left one was inspired by this drawing by christine on flickr . the bottom left one was inspired by a photo that natalie took... and of course her subsequent painting .... the one on the upper right was inspired by quilts.... in particular gees bend [b/c i was sad to miss a presentation they were doing thurs night at UC Berkeley]. and there you have it.

LA?? very quick trip. the art fair was a typical art fair... although i did get introduced to two spaces that i liked. den contemporary and six space .

so l.a.
my "la moment"

it was phenomenal [as always] to spend time with the desert people. my visit with them was way too short.... the queen and former king [he refuses to accept that he is simply royal. in the best of ways he is.... and thus all of the kingdom is clamoring for a new name of affection for him....] are so subtly divine. how did i get so lucky as to meet them and be so supported by them?? we ended up dining amidst 2 phillip guston drawings [which i can not stop dreaming about] and enormous quantities of silver, brass and polished metals [i even spied a crown - although not for a head - a crown nonetheless].... good food and good company - what more could one want?

and i got to see my family. which seems to mean more each time i see them.... i won't go into detail, but to say that unconditional love is like no other and as my dad said they are 3 of my biggest fans....

and finally [for now].... IF you are in the UC Davis area... come say hi on Thurdsay night from 6-9 [although i expect i'll be there around 7-7:30].... there is an opening for Sketch - where some of my drawings a day will be amongst some art by others that i admire immensely!

oh oh! if you somehow missed stephanie's post on why we blog it's been added to the list [link there on the left] AND how excited are all of us for whip up the new blog schemed by kath but with a host of amazing contributers too long to list! yes - we are excited!

8 comments:

joy madison said...

ahhh, LA! How I love you! I love this set of drawings!

pat said...

I love the doily and the quilty piece......congrats on the Sketch show!!

eireann said...

hello Lisa!

thank you for your support and always your thoughtful comments. (I almost wrote 'comets,' which, while pretty, would have been surreal.) if you would like, send me your address & I will send you a copy of the Munoz essay. my email = ohbara at gmail dot com.

anke said...

Your trip - even if it was shot - sounds wonderful. dining with royalty, wow! ;)
I love love love the doily drawing!

Hope you had a little time to relax too...

wendy said...

love the dollies as always, and I love seeing your inspiration of such amazing work.
lovely lovey!

ladylinoleum said...

Hey, next time you're going to be in LaLaLand let me know and we can go have dinner!

andrea said...

loving all your inspirational sources this week... and that shot of the santa monica civic center is stunning! love it.

gracia said...

Hello there, I've just started a blog this year to help with trying to do a drawing/collage/work a day... & then I stumbled on your site at week 23... I'm getting a little behind already! You can also see Louise's blog here too (for daily watercolours): http://gracialouise.typepad.com/elsewhere/