Monthly Archives: October 2011

Hiking the Mendocino Headlands

Hiking the Mendocino Headlands

Hikiing on the edge of the western United States. Clears your mind, frees your soul. Art inspiration everywhere.

The artist-in-residence experience continues to be a once in a lifetime opportunity. It’s a little like grad school with 8 other people. You create your own structure & timeline and get to work side by side artists of various mediums from all over the country and the world.

Left the quiet of Mendocino this weekend and got to go sailing on the San Francisco Bay under the Golden Gate Bridge with some dear friends. Oh no!!!! More inspiration—more art!!!!! 1,000 pics so far–all for the art design folder!

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California Redwoods

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October 25, 2011

So far I have taken over 800 pictures and have about 15 pieces in the design tank for this body of work. This experience has taught me how to develop a cohesive body of work. Artwork will not be posted … Continue reading

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October 24, 2011

The artist-in-residence experience continues to be a life changing event.  It is like being put into a very saturated inspiration tank & you paint yourself out of it.  The weather here has been beautiful–mostly in the 60’s with perfect sunsets … Continue reading

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Mendocino Sunset

Mendocino Sunset

God must be an artist too~~~~

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October 17, 2011 Mendocino, CA

I can’t believe I have been here for close to 2 weeks.  I have taken over 400 pics at this point & the source of inspiration is endless.  The other AIR’s (Artists-in-Residence) are phenomenal–diversified in many ways.  Lots & lots … Continue reading

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Saturday, October 15, 2011 Mendocino, CA

Slept til 8:30 & while I was in the shower the fire alarm in my room went off–it thinks steam is smoke…..no, I did not have to run outside in my nuditity~~~~~then I went to (ironically) the omelet breakfast at … Continue reading

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Friday October 14, 2011 Mendocino, California

Wouldn’t you know that I can see the high school from my kitchen table? After 33 years of teaching high school, I now know that I will never be able to get away.  The HS has 12 kids on the varsity football … Continue reading

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October 13, 2011 Mendocino

My studio is all set up and I am painting like crazy.  I have taken about 250 pictures so far–the source for my inspiration.  Watching the waves crash into the cliffs allows me to feel its energy.  So powerful.  So … Continue reading

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October 10, 2011

A rainy day here on the coast of the Pacific.  Changed what the series will be called~~~~ Mendocino Coast Conversations…. I can already hear the dialogue in my head.  Dancing thoughts everywhere.

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