This is the day that I finally have started a blog. There is so much to say yet nothing to say. I am an artist and an art instructor. Everyday I get up, make my coffee, walk my dogs and either go teach drawing/painting at the Brentwood Art Center or I hang out at home which is also my studio and create art! Not to shabby of a life so far.
Today I submitted this drawing for a fundraiser show to be auctioned off. Art for Clare is a fundraiser where the proceeds go toward providing treatment, recovery, and prevention services for alcohol and substance abuse to low-income individuals, and families here in Santa Monica.
I have never done this kind of thing before, but it sounds like a good thing.
This is what I wrote about the piece:
On occasion an idea for a painting will come to me when I am out driving around the city. A lot of brainstorming happens in the car, there is time to observe and reflect upon the world around me. The ever changing scene outside the car window stimulates thoughts, evokes moods and can even bring up memory buried deep within. This happens to be true for my pastel titled 20th and Colorado. I had driven by this corner building with an empty parking lot and one lonely palm wavering in the sky many times before it captured my attention. I usually catch the red light right in front of this scene and on one particular day I was remembering a conversation I had with a close friend on this same route at that same red light and I never wanted to forget that memory, that moment that we shared together.