An Armload of Diamonds from Shanghai

The sequins or diamonds idea came from the influence of seeing Li Chen’s sculpture at the Frye museum in Seattle. Eternity tableau, a clay-and-wood installation, that takes up a big room, has at its center a 12-root ruling figure holding sparkling diamonds in his arms. He, clearly, is the leader—  his entourage, mill around him. http://fryemuseum.org/exhibition/4306/

Under the tulips – collage mixed media 6″ x 8″

Moleskine sketchbook – graphite pencil 3″ x 12″ open

WordPress Blogger From England Influences California Blogger

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We are going backwards here. The top image is the last one painted. This is the first painting I’ve done in over a year. Here is your official notification Terry,  http://terrygreenepainting.wordpress.com/paintings-2011/  I’ve been following Terry’s just another painter blog. Gail, http://www.gailtrobertson.com/helped get me to this point, also. This little series of 6″ x 8″ images started out with me going to to a friend’s house and making collages. I didn’t know what I was doing – no inspiration. I came home with nothing. The next morning at 5 am I was tearing up magazines. Abstract eight – Shadow was born. That reminded me of a photograph I had taken showing the shadow of a sculpture in my apartment. Early morning sun hit the stone sculpture in a way that created a soft realistic shadow of a nude.

Mad Men Interferes with Life of California Blogger

How am I going to get my daily post written when my husband is in the other room watching all the previous seasons of the TV show? It’s his first time watching it so he’s catching up. I hear Peggy talking in the background. Gotta run in and see what she is up to. What’s Don doing? Sterling Cooper – I wonder what words of wisdom he will be saying? How am I going to pick and upload an image when I want to see what Betty is wearing? Ahhh the music. That means the end of that episode. Was it really like that when you were an ad man on Madison Avenue in the 60’s?