One of the best times to take your sketchbook with you is when you know you will be waiting for a period of time. Here are some of my idle time drawings where I did some “Cross Hatching Drawings” with pens. It really helps the time go by quickly. These are with the Micron 02 and 05 pens. You can view more of our works at http://chinue.imagekind.com/Smallartseries, thanks for following. Be sure to like our page as we continue on our journey of art and leave a comment we really do read them…
One of the most beautiful things about a road trip some where is the scenery you see along the way. We went to the Lemon Lily Festival this weekend in Idylwild, California at an Environmental Conservation The Lemon Lily is like many of our animals, it is a threatened native Lily. This place is doing everything to educate the public about this beautiful plant.
Don’t depend on your GPS for directions all the time because sometimes it will take you the back roads to a location. We were at about 4,000 feet in these photos and still had about an hour left before we arrived.
One thing about being this elevation you can see the whole city beneath you. It was a good day all in all. Since I am not fond of heights I’m not getting too close to the edge to take a photo.
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We spent the day at the Chalk Art Festival and Classic Car Show in Pasadena, Ca (Father’s Day 2015) I was my first time attending this festival so I was excited and amazed at all the amazing artist that were there creating and sharing their unique style of art. Art comes in many forms, mediums and creations and I do not think we will ever get to see all of them in one life time. It was a nice warm day, people came from near and far for this yearly event. Feel free to leave comments, like our page and please follow us this summer for more festivals………….
Recently went on museum visit which was called a “Crawl”. You had admission to three museums that day at no charge, they gave you a passport that you would have stamped at each location. At the last location they would put your passport into a drawing for tickets at a later date.
The weather was perfect for this outing so off we went to the first location First stop was the Historical Glass Museum. Ok, did you know there was any such thing as a Glass Museum, I sure did not. This museum is truly for the collector in you with items from the 1800’s, 1900’s and more. If you can even image glass ware from the 1920’s then you have come to the right place. I was very impressed with all the history of glass at this location and the care that has been given in preserving this museum for public view. It was a good day for learning about glass…………….:)
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Once again we are at the point coming to the end of another year. This year our focus was more studio working hours, more paintings, more exhibits and completing my first Art book. Well we did what we set out to do. All in all it turned out to be a good year for us and it looks like 2015 is going to be an even better year.
We have one exhibit so far in January 2015 and so many ideas as far as more paintings and designs. My sketch book is over flowing with so much for the up coming year.
As we come to the middle of December, and everyone is running around trying to finish up Christmas shopping….lets stay focused on the real meaning of holidays……family, friends and reconnecting to ones inner voice.
We all have the ability to create a better place, as artist we show ours in the form of paintings, photography, drawings, sculpture, singing, movies. Art is our avenue of opening doors to creating more beauty, more inspiring works, more togetherness.
I so enjoy reading and looking at so many of your works of art and you have no idea how you have encouraged me with my own journey of art and for that I say “thank you”.
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Art is a wonderful gift this time of year and a lasting gift which does not lose value as time goes on.
Artist you are the shinning light in the world…….create and let your lights shine bright. Have a wonderful holiday season and look forward to our January 2015 writings. Thank you for liking our page, follow us and please feel free to leave comments we really do read them……
” We need to spend our time helping make it easier for the people who are on the front lines of change in our country and in this world” ~Ruby Dee
Her voice was strong and thundered like the roar of a lion yet she moved with grace on the screen and on stage. She gave us true theater artistry. A trail blazer in the performing arts Ruby Dee commanded excellence of herself in her performances.
At 90 she still took command of the big screen and stage. At 91 she took her final bow to us. The arts have a history of its own that we should teach as well as learn whether in Visual, Performance or Theater these trail braziers have left their marks in history. They have passed the torch to us who are coming along now. They have made the path for us.. laid a foundation for us……….. Study their struggles, learn the craft as they did with excellence and leave your mark on history as they have.
Ruby Dee…..RIP and thank you for stopping by and leaving us an example.
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It’s been said, “hope is an expected end, you settle for less because you don’t want to pay the cost to keep moving forward.”. It’s in my DNA to create, to see beyond what is presented to me and to not accept just being like everyone else. I am an Artist, this is who I am, this is what I do. I want something I can point to. I’m like a graph of interchanging specs constantly growing and changing with time. I like the treads of a canvas that over time the paint is woven into it and the colors become stronger.
Life does not come with a handbook, it comes with twist and turns, valleys and hills, streams and rivers. There are many players along the way, some have a repeat performance, and are re-cast later in time, some get one shot and are never called back, some are to be an Oscar winner with the trophy of their works.
Art tells us a story for that season it was created. That story is related to that piece of art and as time evolves so does that piece of art. It is frozen for that time and space. It tells the story for the artist during that time of their life.
As artist many times you walk into areas you don’t understand. There are the spoken and unspoken rules that the artist of past ignored or just went along with. There are those artist who ignored the rules and pushed the envelope to be known for their own signature as an artist.
To create is to inspire, and sometimes in the quietness of the night the two shall meet and there you find that space in time. It can be the morning sunrise, it can be the quietness of the earth, it can be the fine lines on a leaf and the detail it has that you never noticed before that day.
Artist occupy the same ground, but have different visions of that ground. We symbolize structure, unspoken rules, power, authority and control of what we determine as creative……..
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The painting is part of the Small Art Series 2013 Oil on Canvas 8 X 10