drawing a day ~ week 29


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i can't believe classes start tomorrow.... sigh.... time has once again eluded me and slipped away leaving me with my pumpkin and one little slipper....

i went all over the place this week in the drawings... busted out the spirograph again... [and if you want to see the coolest spirograph ever see craftlog's post....] re-visited paint chips [why are they always so darn inviting. what is it about a chip of paper with a value scale of hues???] made a stamp for the doily this week. am thinking about using the stamp for the larger versions of the doily drawings i have bubbling in my little brain....

sunshine from a gallon
the new dining room..... buttery yellow. it is so nice and warm. even when it got dark and dreary and started to rain [yes again. i think that mother nature should know it's time to quit when our front lawn has ceased to be anything but a swamp!]

since i am on the west coast i am late to participate in port to port's show us your art! but here it is:
katherine sherwood
a painting by katherine sherwood . my former teacher at uc berkeley who was my mentor. after completing my undergrad degree i worked for her for a spell [i used to print litho prints that she used in the paintings... amongst other office/studio things] and now i consider her a friend as well.... she has been an amazing influence on me as a working artist. she was one of the first to show me what dedication to art - both intellectually and spiritually - really meant. she completely and utterly validated being an artist in this society [don't get me started on art in our society!] her story is incredible. she suffered a stroke in her late 40's which ultimately changed her work immensely [she lost the use of the right side of her body and had to learn to paint lefthanded]. she started to gain notority and was written about in the wall street journal.... cbs sunday morning did a piece on her [they beat out 60 minutes]... not to mention receiving the pollock/krasner grant as well as a guggenheim award.... AND she was included in the whitney biennal [yes THE show on american art!] a few years back.... none of this changed her - as a person she is incredibly generous and thoughtful. as an artist she is completely dedicated to her research and practice. her work constantly and continually amazes me. the above painting was our wedding gift.... sigh....

it was quite hard to choose what art to show as i am so so lucky to have pieces from artists that i admire so much.... including so many of you out there.... maria , natalie , aurora , mati , and quite recently maditi - who i have wanted to thank publically for trading me some photos!! i'm looking forward to something from abigail , from ohbara , and hopefully soon from lisa , and wendy [though i haven't even mentioned my idea to her].... there is NO WAY to possibly list all the other lovely trades that have filled my mailbox and made me so happy! thank you to EVERYONE who has traded with me.... and big thanks to those who have sent random bundles of kindness! it's a lovefest over here today!!!

Comments

Liesl said…
Thanks for the info on Katherine Sherwood - I love learning about artists I wasn't previously familiar with. Great painting!
andrea said…
love the painting-- and even more so, the story on katherine sherwood. what an experience that must have been for you!
joy madison said…
I adore the color this week, and your new dining room color!!! I want to come to dinner:)
Cassi said…
Wow, I think you found the perfect shade of yellow for your dining room - gorgeous!
maria said…
the lovefest is very sweet! :)
thak you for including a painting in your post today. it is so beautiful ... i have a feeling i would too have fallen in love with it. CHEERS! mav
wendy said…
your drawings - I love that they are all over the place. Love the stamp dollie really really lovely. And the little chick feet make me laugh.

what an amazing mentor to have!! And a lovely piece of art!

And what is your plan? You always have great plans.
pat said…
I agree about how fortunate you have been to have Katherine as an inspirational mentor and friend. Yellow adds great warmth and life to one's home. Any more comments on the book being read?????
maditi said…
love your new dining room color - looks so warm and inviting!! thank´s for introducing katherine sherwood and a big thank you for publically thanking me - the swap was so much fun :)
Alexia said…
glad you are reading white city, I loved it! finished it last month!
Aurora said…
You know POP,
I don't think I have mentioned lately how much I love you! (Nice Katherine Sherwood by the way -- me likey!) You have such great plots, plans & schemes. Miss you & can't wait to see you...xoxoxox aurora
mati rose said…
mmm.. i love katherine's painting you have. thank you for the call out and for your thoughts on my blog! wait, does touching clothes have to do with perfectionism?! i am in a better more focused space today... those lists help!
Abigail said…
Ooohhh..what loveliness! Your drawings this week, Katherine Sherwood's painting...such eye candy!...The new colour in the dining room looks great! Bet you keep on taking a peek ;)

...and I am delighted to be on your list of acquisitions to be....the jools will be on their way really soon!! xx
anke said…
The drawings this week are spectacluar...I love them all and it's hard to pick a favourite (who says I havbe to?).
So much to see in this post - as I said on flickr (and I totally meant it!) they should do a feature of your place in an interior design magazine...I love your style!
And thank you for introducing us to new artists...so inspirational...
lisa s said…
liesl.... i'm so happy to introduce katherine's work to anyone... she really is amazing!

andrea... ks has been an amazing influence in my life. i feel so lucky!

joy... i'd lvoe to have you over!


cassi.... thanks so much! we're happy with it!!

maria... knowing that our tastes are similar i think you'd like this painting quite a bit! thanks for inspiring the love fest!

hi wendy... i'm glad the chick feet made you laugh! plan will be revealed soon!!

pat - see the next post!!! :D

maditi! i look forward to another!!

alexia.... i have so enjoyed the book! i'm so happy that so many people have read it!

aurora... right back at you. 2 fold!xoxo

maiti.... i'm so glad to introduce people to ks' work.... and no, the touching clothes doesn't have to do w/ perfectionism directly... but w/ the idea of seeking... and i think perfections seek - and we seek by touching too... does that make sense?? sometimes i just get to typing w/out formulating the thought entirely.... sigh.....

abigail... i'm so so so excited!!

anke... thank you so much for such sweetness... if you ever head up your own design magazine you can certainly come over and photo my house! how's that??? xoxoxo
lisa said…
can i see your house too on saturday??
natalie said…
Thanks for introducing the work of Katherine Sherwood, I too have fallen in love...

Thanks for the mention too, if you ever fancy another trade in the future? ;)

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