|"That's part of the requirement for me to be an artist is that you're trying to share your personal existence with others and trying to illuminate modern life, trying to understand life." -Francis Ford Coppola|
8 months ago
Mixed Media Artist and Workshop Instructor experiments in Mixed Media Art, Art Journaling, Collage, Artists Books, Altered Books, Acrylic Painting, Bookbinding, Composition, Design and More... Artist Mom in La-La Land
I apologize for the glare on this photo. I'd take a new photo but the book is living in Connecticut until next month.
I'm almost finished with prep work for my Fremont classes. I still have some paper to tear, paint to buy and collage sheets to print out. I'm looking forward to seeing some familiar (and new) faces this coming weekend.
When I'm not prepping for my upcoming workshops, working in my journal or writing hand-outs, I'll be reading these:
New Artisans II
Creativity & Madness: Psychological Studies of Art & Artists Volume 2 (Volume 1 is on the way.)
Joanna Field's (aka Marion Milner) A Life of One's Own (rereading this one)
|June 19||Composing A Life: A Journal Box|
|June 19||Love Your Lettering: A Little Book of Type|
|June 20||Visual Poetry|
|June 20||Pieces of Me: Self Expression with Collage|
|June 21||Layers of Me: A Lesson in Unraveling|
It's a quiet Saturday here. I baked both chocolate chip bread (think muffins but in bread form) for me and Tristan and banana bread for David. I'm going to spend time today destashing supplies (I hope to have supply grab bags of tape, pens, stamps, etc listed on Monday), listening to old time radio, reading, walking and art making. I hope that your Saturday is a good one.
I'm spending my weekend in Frida Kahlo's Garden and deep in conversation with Wim Wenders.
I wish. Thankful for the books that allow our minds to wander and dream.
Very happy that David found our copy of, "Wim Wenders: On Film." I had Wenders sign it when we met him at Book Soup (that was a dream come true!) Wenders asked me if I had read it and I was embarrassed when I had to answer no. When we got home, the book was put in a "safe place" and thankfully, David found it the other day! I've already read several chapters and am having a hard time putting it down.
I think of the many people we've met over the years and Wenders always stands out. He had a genuine interest in talking to us and I will always appreciate him for that (not to mention his many films and books.)
I'm excited to visit New York City this summer. I'll only be there for a day but I can't wait to see the Frida exhibit at the Botanical Gardens. My morning and afternoon will be spent there and in the evening, I'll be at The Ink Pad. Definitely an ideal day.
You may also enjoy:
Wim Wender's Wings of Desire
Frida on my Shelf