A takeaway from a trip to Blick Art Supply Store in Santa Monica. This was on the outside of their building.
The reason for the art store trip was the new Printmaking class I started. It’s in some old buildings in San Pedro that were used by the Navy during WWII. They are the perfect place for art studios, old and funky.
Some examples done by the teacher. Next week I’ll get some photos of the outside, and hopefully something I’ve made.
After the class I drove beyond downtown to meet with a friend. We went for a short visit to the Huntington Gardens in Pasadena. It is huge, and we didn’t have time to see all of it. I’ll be going back. It’s a place I’ve gone to many times in the past, but they’ve renovated it a lot recently.
In my own garden, some annual bulbs have blossomed. They always amaze me, because each tiny blossom has a tiny green dot on each petal.
A friend and I have started to send each other actual mail art that we create. In this decorated envelope I received from her, she included a stash of ephemera for me.
And finally, my sweet Sophie.
With all of the negative news that heightens anxiety, there are a few constants that soothe my soul. They are nature, art, and animals. I’ve also been re-reading Alan Watts recently. I found this quote regarding nature by Henry David Thoreau.
“There are moments when all anxiety and stated toil are becalmed in the infinite leisure and repose of nature.”
Enjoy your week. Thank you for visiting my blog.