Friday, September 23, 2011

New Member of Conspiracy of Venus

During my graduation night from Landmark Forum, Anne Kroeger heard me sing and invited me to audition for an all-Women's choir called Conspiracyof Venus in San Francisco. The Director, Joyce McBride is a joy to work with on Thursday nights. Composer, Arranger, Vocal Coach and Teacher, Anne delights her students with a large variety of music. Performances are scheduled for October 22 and December 15. A Group Camping trip on October -2, in NorthernCalifornia, has all the members salivating for a fun-filled week-end of camping, singing, and gourmet food prepared on the campfire.

Pure Passion

I made this video, after noticing a honeybee going into the slit of a passion flower in my garden and realizing that the flower was going to bloom.  No tricks!  This is real time.

Since I graduated from the Landmark Forum, my life is graced with Miracles.   They are all around me when I stop, look and listen!


Check out this video on YouTube:

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

More Land Art

Here are some more pictures from our excursion on Sunday.


Monday, September 12, 2011

Land Art

"Full Circle", september 11, 2011

Land Art

Yesterday, some of my friends from NCWCA got together on Irma
Velasquez's ranch in Pescadero to create Land Art, as a non-violent
tribute to 9/11. I made an installation piece called "Full Circle",
with flour, sieves of various sizes, an old garden hose and bucket.
With redtail hawks, vultures and ravens hovering in the warm wind
currents above, I imagined I was an aboriginal artist in the
beginnings of time as I printed patterns of lace, connecting me to my
own Belgian and Cherokee roots, and the flour from whence it came.


Friday, September 9, 2011

"Northwest Passage", on View at Hamilton Center, Novato, California

My latest kimono, made out of vinyl, eggshells and watercolor painting will be part of a large group show, "Collectives:Unique Artists Groups of Marin", from September 12 - January 3. On view at the Hamilton Center, Building #5, Novato, California. Opening Reception, October 26, 4-7 pm.

Hot Off My Press in "Alphabet Soup Show"

The Roundtable Discussion and Opening Reception at the O'Hanlon Center For the Arts on Tuesday was a lot of fun. There was a good turn out of artists who came to talk about their work.

Kathleen Burch, Juror, Book Artist, Letterpresser, Co-Founder of the San Francisco Center For the Book, talked about the literal and figurative use of words in the varied artworks including paintings, sculptures, prints and drawings, and mixed media collage. She loved how I used the printed plastic bags for visual texture, to describe a "lacy ruffled trim" on my heat-fused dress, "Hot Off My Press". Members from NCWCA, including Gretchen Blais and Kelly Hammergen, both had works selected by Kathleen, as you can see in attached photos.

One of my favorite pieces, "TRUTH", by fiber artist, Zona Sage, says it all about the nature of plastic and how it is impacting our environment and our health.

Mark your calendar for the next juried show at O'Hanlon Center For the Arts, called "What's the Big Idea?",, where artists will strut their stuff with entries about conceptual art. Catch my new works, made with heat-fused plastics, where I have something to say about the sunnier side of life, "On The Beach".

Monday, September 5, 2011

Things are Movin' Right Along

My Landmark Forum in Action Seminar series started last Wednesday. I volunteered to be Group Leader, not knowing what was instore for me. That was a HUGE breakthrough! In the past, I would want to step up to my fear, but then would shrink away into oblivion, watching somebody else have the opportunity to make something new happen. My commitment to myself and the members of our Group called "The A Team", is to have a productive and supportive experience for the next 3.5 months. Phew! I can only imagine the places we will go between now and December 7. On December 8, I will celebrate my Graduation and my 52nd birthday! Last year, on December 7, I had my first solo art show at O'Hanlon Center For the Arts in Mill Valley.

I am becoming a Landmark "junkie", as I am signed up for the Advanced Training, on September 30 to October 4. We will start at 10 am and go until midnight for 3 days, then have Monday off, and back for Graduation on Tuesday night from 7-10 pm! I hope you can join us!!!

Michael from Landmark called to ask me to volunteer for the Assistance Program. I will be part of a Production Team that supports the seminar series, "Living Passionately", starting October 10 and ending on Elvis' birthday on January 16.

I look forward to a very exciting and powerful New Year in 2012.