Participating in experiential project design by momentum projectlab

Today I participated in a group visioning session as part of a series in phase 3 of Santa Barbara County is creative communities project. The creative communities project will result in a strategic arts plan for the Santa Barbara County and is being created by momentum projectlab out of LA. I really enjoyed participating in…

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What art supplies should I take on my trip to Italy?

I’ve been asking myself what art supplies to take on my trip to Italy. I’m going for about a week and my luggage is minimal. I remember that, in the past, I’ve enjoyed sketching people and buildings while traveling. People who are sleeping are best because they stay in one place long enough to draw.…

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Learning improv, and lovin’ it, thanks to the CAW pilot workshops in Santa Barbara

I started an improv class at the Community Arts Workshop (CAW). We are learning a form of improv theater from Michael Bernard. Tonight I watched a professional team perform. I rented the video, TJ and Dave; trust us this is all made up, on amazon. There are many concepts in this art form that I…

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Bike cargo trailer art studio – test run to Goleta Beach

I took my cargo trailer on a test drive today to Goleta beach. I packed it up with art studio supplies. I spent most of the morning to sorting and organizing what to bring and what would fit. I didn’t leave much time for actual art making so I just decorated a box that contains…

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My little mermaid – 2 week ceramics class at SBMA #rattle

I took a ceramics class from the Santa Barbara Museum of Art over the holidays. The class is open and I did a couple slab bowls and a mermaid rattle.

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Starting the special characters as people

I’ve ordered the clay to start building these 31 special characters that will be human and not mermaid-well maybe some mixing will happen! I’ve added a seahorse in 6 already. I’m inspired by the many athletes and the beautiful expressions the body can make. Clay tools I’m not a novice but I’m just getting into…

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360 photos of beach dog walk exploring holy rocks

There were lots of little crabs 🦀 hanging out in these little pools at the beach. I also found many rocks with holes. The rocks seem man made, but somehow Nature makes them. Do you know how and why it happens? Theoretically a composite of compressed materials, some much softer and washed away faster in…

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TEDxSantaBarbara 2018 standout speakers

Last week I attended TEDXSANTABARBARA for their 2018 ‘Yes, and…’ presentation of 15 speakers. They were all amazing and it was a day of laughs and tears. I highly suggest checking they all out and I’m sure the videos from 2018 will be up soon: https://tedxsantabarbara.com/ There standout speakers for me: A talk about amplifying…

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Dark dreams and altered sill life photos

A collection of dream journal statements with the word ‘dark’ mixed with recent digital still life photos taken on iPhone 📱 7 of my art. Dark dream statements Dark clouds. Dark leader man dream, entrapped in fulfilling a role for magic -I take the light even though I was reaching for the dark Stuck in…

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Happy and train dreams plus recent photos

A selection of ‘happy’ and ‘train’ statements from my dream journal along with random photos I’ve taken recently. happy Dream statements I’m in the attic hiding my tracks in the dust as the owner arrives I decide not to hide and he sees me and recognizes me holding Lucky and seems happy to see me.…

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