We couldn't ask for better weather for LACMA's Art and Museum Council's Wet Paint event on Sunday, at Roxbury Park in Beverly Hills. I had even more fun than I expected and the day went by in the blink of an eye. I enjoy watching people and at this event enjoyed watching the people watching the artists and every now and then turned around to find people watching me. I appreciate all the feedback and encouragement, as well as the jokes and wisecracks! I am happy to have some new collectors-thank you, your support and enthusiasm are welcomed. It was great meeting some of the other artists. Plein Aire painter Laurie Hendricks was painting next to me and her approach to working and her energy were a refreshing breath of air. My only regret of the day is that I didn't get enough time to see what all the other artists were up to. I have this shot of myself painting, thanks to Cassandra Tondro, one of the participating artists. You can see more images of the event on her blog today.
This is the second time that someone has brought this to my attention, so I thought I'd put it out there. It's about this extra energy coming from Universe 2 (I wonder where that is?) today. Whether there is or isn't, it can only help to focus on the positive. I can especially use a boost since I somehow got my car hung up on a rock last night and now it can't move forward or backward...
Here's the message:
"A cosmic trigger event is occurring on October 17, 2006. This is one of many trigger events to come between now and 2013.
An ultraviolet pulse beam radiating from higher dimensions in Universe-2, will cross paths with the Earth for approximately 17 hours from 10:17 a.m. on October 17 to 1:17 a.m. on October 18. The peak time will at 5:10 p.m. on October 17 regardless of time zone.
This beam resonates within our heart and soul. The effect of this special event is that every thought and emotion, no matter if it is positive or negative, will be amplified intensely one-million fold during this time.
Our thoughts and intentions effect change on a normal day. Imagine millions of us coming together from all over the world to share this special energy event focused on spreading loving intentions for ourselves, our planet and all its inhabitants."
Good luck with it, think of what you love and what brings you joy. I will, and while I'm doing that I'll call a tow truck.
The "Wet Paint" show, presented by the LACMA Art Museum Council, is coming up this Sunday, October 22, from 10:00am - 4:00pm at Roxbury Park in Beverly Hills. I will be one of 50 artists working on our paintings live in the park.
Admission is free, and a portion of the purchase of work goes to support acquisitions and exhibitions at LACMA.
Roxbury Park is located at the corner of Roxbury Drive and Olympic Blvd. in Beverly Hills. There is a small parking lot at the back of the park, and street parking on all of the surrounding streets.
When I learned that the Blackwing 602 was no longer being produced I had to find an alternative pencil. Luckily other people have already covered this ground and I found an excellent pencil reviewor two. I decided to try out the California Republic Palomino HB pencil and I love it. I order them online here. And they come mighty quick.
This one came looking for me. I was sitting at my desk working late last night and gradually became aware that my dog was growling at something. I had shushed him several times, but he continued until I finally turned around. There was a scorpion coming in the room from the dark hallway. He had us cornered. I told the dog to back off and looked around for something to trap the scorpion with. I emptied a box of paperclips on the desk and dropped the box on top of the scorpion and then weighed it down with some file folders. We could hear the scratching sounds against the insides of the cardboard box of the scorpion trying to escape. I went to the kitchen and got a tupperware container and did the same thing as before, sliding a piece of paper under the box and carrying the whole thing outside. I was wearing shoes the whole time and the lights were on in the office. Maybe it was the same scorpion as before, who knows?
From San Diego to Vancouver, 100 Artists of the West Coast II covers 100 artists with over 400 full color photographs of their work. The collection includes art from private as well as public collections and installations, including the collections of LACMA, the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Museum of Modern Art New York, and the New York Public Library to name just a few. I'm happy to be included.