First Friday & Catch Up Babble
|Though my awesome t-shirt arrived months ago, I still love it to death! For contributing $100 to the Alice Walker Film Project, this and the below postcard were incredible incentives!|
|"Expect nothing. Live frugally on surprise." - Alice Malsenior Walker, author, poet, activist, & inspiration|
|Homage To Jackson Pollack.|
|African Fin Mermaid Goddess, 9x12, Strathmore Bristol Vellum, 2012.|
|Ready for shipping.|
|In love with moo.com. Front and back of colorful new business cards printed on recycled cardstock. Yay indeed!|
|Gaile, owner of downtown Dayton's Cachet G! Boutique & Art Gallery & me clutching handpainted canvas clutches designed by Dayton artist Marilyn.|
Dayton Visual Arts Center's latest show, In Vivo: Erin Holscher Almazan, Francis Schanberger and Diane Stemper is an organic flow of precise detail and earthy flare that gives viewers a refreshing perspective on realism and natural elegance.
At the reception, I spoke briefly with Schanberger who gave insight on the Van Dyke printing process, established as early as 1820's, the photography/printmaking process includes a step using the sunlight to give the paper that beautiful rich brown hue and apparently this technique could easily be translated to drawing.
Now that is worth exploring, I enjoy testing out new mediums!
Also, I appreciated his assistance in help me find fine quality artist paper, which is rare and hard to find in our little city since McCallister's closed down so long ago. No longer stuck with mediocre shops Michael's and Hobby Lobby, but now PaperConnection.com is the place to go everybody.
FYI: the gallery talk featuring these three artists is Thursday, October 11th at 6:15 PM and yours truly will be there to learn more about their individual creative processes.
|From Tethers series, Erin Holscher Almazan's large scale ethereal drawings reveal poignant, visceral poetry that moves the viewer by the sheer yet quiet intensity of each female portrait's beguiling quixotic presence.|
It would be easy to become destitute as one pinches pennies together just to buy everything the heart desires....
|On 502 Wayne Avenue, lo and behold the chic appeal.|
|Potential scarves to add to my collection? Hmmm....|
|Gorgeous ramed noir fashion prints!|
|Dresses and shoes galore!|
|Classic jewelry candy.|
|I have no idea who that woman is....|
|From vintage pillow hats to retro inspired newsboy caps, newly opened hat shop called Brim has treats for everyone of distinctive taste.|
|A wide range of floral adorned bucket hats & colorful newsboy caps line the shelves.|
|This dark purple hat with three flowers especially caught my attention.|
|And the little hats with veils, stripes, and polka dot designs make for amazing conversation starting!|
With such kind, humorous individuals, I hope this place stays rooted forever in the Oregon!
|An adorable owl drawing made my insides "hoot" in a wild flutter.|
|These framed miniature portraits coordinate effectively against the old, red brick.|
|I don't know if these actually work, but don't they look terrific?|
|Cutesy over the shoulder strap bags!|
|Bambi's adorable bracelet!|
|Also very sad news to report, yesterday a certain someone celebrated her last twenty something birthday & shed actual tears while downing her sorrows in comforting chocolate cake with family.|