Friday, December 5, 2014
"Some inspired artists decided to look at some of the boarded up windows of Ferguson as an opportunity to beautify and heal. For the past 3 days local artists have been out painting murals and messages of hope. I have been practicing Zentangles for the past few years and wanted to share the joy it has brought me with my community.
The beauty shop, Beauty World, which had been burned on Monday night, became my Zentangle paper. The black and white paint became my pen. I was hoping to show through Zentangle art that, as you say, anything can be accomplished one stroke at a time...even working toward unity, equality and peace.
In my heart, though, it was also a way for me to show that black and white can work together to create something more beautiful than any one shade can create on its own. My community is diverse and we are more vibrant because of that diversity. We have the opportunity now to work together to create something more beautiful for our community, for our children, for our future."
Posted by North County Film Club at 9:25 AM
Sunday, November 16, 2014
Last Thursday I taught a kids' art class at the library as part of a Fallbrook Art Association project.
We made a Thanksgiving leaf banner. They could hang it in their house...or around their necks as one of them chose to do. And then they all followed.
I collected and dried the leaves for the turkey's tail. They colored the turkey and then glued it and the leaves to the colored paper.
I don't think they learned much art but they sure had fun!
This was the happiest little girl I've ever met.
Her name was Eden and she seems to perpetually live there.
Posted by North County Film Club at 2:17 PM
Saturday, November 8, 2014
Nancy with one of the artists.
Beth dancing to the beat of the wonderful Musica Sin Fronteras.
I don't know what this was all about but Penny looks a lot like the painting in the background.
Mariana and Nancy in the foreground.
Posted by North County Film Club at 2:37 PM
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Watercolor journaling with Helen Shafer Garcia:
Here's a sample of Helen's journal art-
Our first class assignment- Dropped In Watercolor and Intro To Collage-
A trip to the library. As we walked along we wrote down words from signs on the way-
then chose some of these words to put together into a short poem. We chose a plant to draw at the library and then drew something inside the library. Our colors were limited to a Triade- 3 colors.
I chose yellow, green and purple and wish I hadn't. There was a yoga class going on in the library which I drew for the background- also wish I hadn't. Not at all happy with the results. Oh well!
I kind of like the poem, tho.
Third class- Buena Creek Gardens. This was a wonderful nursery that was also full of entertaining animals, which I wrote about in an earlier blog.
Our assignment was to choose things to paint including an architectural element and to paint across two pages of the journal. I didn't finish this one.
Fourth class- We worked at the school. We painted succulents gathered from around the school and added elements of white gouache. we also added a pocket to include 3-dimensional elements.
Fifth class- We met at Ron Chisum's succulent- filled garden in Escondido.
He was a very interesting man who is a retired dentist and a wonderful watercolor artist. He's obsessed with succulents-
grows them, studies them, propagates new ones, knows all their complicated names and just generally loves them. Unfortunately, I don't share his love but I did enjoy drawing them.
Margery and Ron.
Ellie and Lois
Lois photographing fruit from the Cereus peruvianus, which goes so nicely with her shirt and camera (phone?)
Helen in the greenhouse.
Lois in the garden.
The plants I drew.
We met at the school and went over everything we had done. Then went to Myrtle Creek to paint and have lunch. It was a wonderful lunch. I haven't finished my painting, yet.
Posted by North County Film Club at 2:11 PM