June 30, 2009

grafitti :: something special

Can't find any credits to this, but it is a rather lovely image for this morning...

June 29, 2009

Hello Monday!

north window allegedly summer ...
Hello!  I hope your weekend was as lovely as ours was. We had beautiful weather Friday and Saturday - just right for taking  Chloe to  Camp Bernadette (her last year) and a Saturday night with friends over having dinner in the garden with us. Raining (yet again)here today, but that doesn't dampen my spirits -- it's Rainer's birthday and we are going to have some fun. 
delphinium 6.29 - about two weeks late
Earlier this morning I had to dash out to the garden to cut the blue delphinium which had fallen over with the weight of the rain. Sad to bring them inside, but better than letting the mud and the slugs (one came in on a blossom... oh ew!) get at them!
So, off to the art camps for the morning and on to the festivities later... 

June 24, 2009

IPS:: Heather Smith Jones happy ending

Oh did you know that you can still pick up some beautiful printmaking based work here at artstream? This is just one of four originals Heather Smith Jones created for our show. Beautifully framed by her husband, it is a jaw dropping piece. Go here to see the other three pieces!

Incredible Print Show :: did you see these?

Anke Weckmann simply rocks!
Stacey Durand has a way with houses...

Megan Bogonovich ... for the motorcycle lover in you ... how about planting some succulents in one of these?

Plenty of prints left to snap up right here in the shop!

June 22, 2009

love this poster

GO TO THIS, originally uploaded by bienworld.

Ty Williams posted this on his flickr and well, I just love it... don't you?

danny mansmith :: studio sale time!!!

Danny Mansmith is having a sale, so I suggest you scoot on over to check it out! Now!

June 21, 2009

Some new work of my own

So here is one of the many landscapes from the "Places to go" series for my solo show this summer. It is acrylic and measures 18x24 and is called "after the flash". What a productive weekend here at the ranch. The home studio is almost back and running after nine months of storage and jumble issues in the walkout.  Oh it's good to purge and dust, put away and organize after such a long time. I feel pretty content at the end of this weekend. Oh yeah, ,more of my work for this yet unnamed show  will appear at my flickr set right here. Happy evening to you and you and you. Especially you. 

June 16, 2009

enjoying the peonies

enjoying the peonies, originally uploaded by artstreamstudios.

Sometimes you just have to stop and smell the flowers... that is what kind of day today was. Playing in clay, smelling the flowers and being so very glad we are here on the planet. Sometimes it takes someone a little younger to remind you to do this. Lucky me, I have a dreamer in house to remind me to. Her name is Chloe and she just turned 15. Happy birthday dear one.

June 15, 2009

Apartment Therapy SFO and Cuteable:: Thanks!

Apartment Therapy San Fransisco blogged about our Incredible Print Show today. How wonderful - thank you Susie Nadler! They featured some of my personal favorites (how to choose favorites when I love them all?) It's nice to get the post love from them.
If that were not enough to cheer a drowsy rainy Monday, over at Cuteable they posted about my new little ceramic dishes! It was a yellow day at Cuteable, and the post has lovely items surrounding my little dish too.

Thanks to you all!

DUMBO :: a new shop from Barcelona

Hello Monday! Deborah and Arieh sent me a note this morning about their new shop which was inspired by and born while on vacation in Brooklyn, (hence the name). I love this shirt which I think is perfect for a rainy Monday morning like today! 

June 14, 2009

our peonies :: the pink one inside

the pink one inside, originally uploaded by artstreamstudios.

I have a great love in our garden for the peony bushes. Each year I try and plant another one. There is just no way you can have too many peonies. Today I rescued one from the heavy rains and brought it inside to the breakfast table. I thought it made a nice contrast to the bleak rainy day gray outside. Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend... we are! oh it's so showy, here is another shot of it full on...

June 12, 2009

Save my hand sale:: You Fail

Lovely illustrations and fine art are on sale to fund Kiersten Essenpreis' medical bills. Please help her!
Read more about her here at her blog.

June 11, 2009

Kristen Swanson:: ceramics

I love these striped vases from Karen Swanson. Each one is different and a group would be such a pleasure on a nice little shelf. With all my flowers blooming right now, I have a lot of vase love. More to come soon! It's a month for vases .... and flowers. yes!

June 08, 2009

The Shoes of Rochester :: walking tour

some cute little posers at my boot yesterday...
So thrilled to report that our weekend launch of two art community art projects was successful! Beautiful weather helped out I am sure! At 7 a.m. on Saturday the shoes stepped out into their locations around town to pair up with their poems which were installed on Friday. Each artist and most of the poets hung out at their respective shoes around 10 a.m. and answered questions and watched the groups of walkers stroll from location to location guided by the maps which were both in the brochures around town and the maps located alongside the poems.
It was a fun fun time to see so many people enjoying the art.
Later in the day we unveiled the 12 foot long mural which I had worked on with a group of autistic children and their families this past winter. It coincided with our monthly Art Stroll, so that was a fun bonus too!
It was a rich and fulfilling day on Saturday - and now it's just wonderful to sit back and enjoy the ride for the rest of the summer.
More info on the shoes project right here.

June 05, 2009

Darryl Berger :: It's been six weeks IPS print

Oh yes - this lovely monotype done three different ways by Darryl Berger. Very cool. It also includes a short handwritten story right. on. the. work. Available here. Of course you should also go and take a look at his other work. Brilliant.

June 04, 2009

The Golden Chair :: a new print by me!

The golden chair by Susan Schwake :: 1/1 gocco

I had been working with some composite gocco images and came up with four different prints - all unique and this one is one of the favs. It comes with the white mat and is now in the shop right here.

Kate's sculpture :: in ceramic

Kate's sculpture, originally uploaded by artstreamstudios.

Happy Thursday to you all out there -- I wanted to quickly show an example of what my students have been working on for this past season. They were all inspired this past season by Megan Bogonovich's huge ceramic sculptures.
And who isn't?
So we took on the monumental task of creating 14 inch mountains with stoneware clay in our classes. It was fun, hard work and beautiful results.
I will be taking better photographs of these as they are set up in the show. But for now, enjoy this one, click through the photograph to my flickr to see a few more!

June 03, 2009

The Textile Blog

Beautiful finds from the 1950s at The textile blog: Margret Hildebrand  *swoon* ....

Mary Ink :: cute keys

I love Mary Ink. I have two of their shirts - and now I think I might have to have another ... check it out right here at her Supermarket site.

June 01, 2009

IPS :: Welcome to June!

Still more art goodness in the affordable category right here at the IPS at artstream
How about giving that grad who is off to college soon something to hang on their empty wall? 
Or the newlyweds you know so well?
Dad could use something new too in his office...
 Check out the prints and find one for yourself as well!