Monday, November 29, 2010

Tea and Sunshine at Saint Mary's Park

December is starting with a bang with three great receptions to attend: the weekend begins with a great party at City Art Gallery on Friday December 3, then on Saturday, December 4, a fundraiser for Visual Aid entitled "Little Gems" at Underglass where the owner of the shop has donated the framing for all of the work, and finally on Sunday afternoon, the seventh anniversary party for Studio Gallery which is exhibiting their annual "Tiny" show. I have a good feeling about the weekend and about the year ending well. Also, if you happen to be up on Potrero Hill, my work is at Collage Gallery on 18th Street (just up from Plow, my new favorite place to have brunch). This is a great exclamation point to a good year!

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Another Judge?

I was under the impression that Victoria Kolakowski won the Superior Court Judge seat in Alameda County, but I just learned she is up for a run-off election. I'm certainly rooting for her, I love that she is out as a trans woman and running for public office. This month is Kolakowski month for me.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Judge Kolakowski

I donated this lovely to Big Deal and was pretty excited when it was among the early pieces to get bought up. Visual Aid holds this wild, fixed price, silent and live auction every year and the proceeds go to help artists with life threatening illnesses continue to work. It's a great cause and a really fun event.

Friday, November 5, 2010

Screech Owl

I drew this little guy in my sketch book but when I photocopied the drawing, all the mid-tones were lost. This is something I have to work on - how to maintain the original drawing but still recognize the limits of a photocopy. I can always go in with oil pigment after the transfer is set into the wax, and yet, I see this as a challenge tackle!