Chalk Painting with light rain

Thanks to Youth Interactive for inviting me to mentor a spring art project, Santa Barbara Beautiful for the square and the BIG thanks to the talented young artists: Jemre, Kamryn and Karim! This year, I Madonnari had the added challenge of heavy fog and wet mornings! All the work was doubled but the artists were…

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See the California Coastal Poppy?

Did you know there are different types of California poppy flowers? I recently learned about it from a radio announcer who explained why poppies were being removed from the UCSB campus. Apparently the coastal variety is lighter in color and also resistant to molding in our wet foggy weather. There is an effort to conserve…

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