saving an insect

New photographs today. The raven is from last week in Neveda. The Sphinx Moth is from this morning. I saw the moth in a spider web, but it was not moving. Assuming he had been in this still position for some time (dead) I got my camera, at which time he moved and of course…

The ancient ways of blogging

SO, is blogging a thing of the past? I’m not sure as facebook has absorbed the better half of my time. I realized I hadn’t written anything here in quite sometime and perhaps many of my readers have lost interest… I do not know. What I do see is a social revolution taking place via…

Birds, buddhas, wars and artists, health insurance and same sex marriage…

Today, the raven leaping into flight from the telephone pole in front of our house in Santa Barbara. Relevance?! Yesterday I had health insurance for one afternoon, or the promise of it coming February first. Today my husband’s employer says NO. Yesterday I received an email from another country that made me sad… because people…

Mosaic Workshops in the desert

Come learn mosaics from a multi-media artist in an inspirational environment. A place of magic. Perry has been giving mosaic workshops for 5 years in the Mojave desert and Santa Barbara. He has been working in clay and tile and mosaics with his home for over 10 years now and it is a living evolving…

How to be happy in a recession.

While reading a page from AstroBarry I saw this link to an article Deepak Chopra wrote for the SF Gate. Here it is: How to be happy in a recession. When a box turtle is crossing the road and it hears a car coming, it reacts by drawing in its head and feet, contracting for…

3 new works for Santa Barbara Arts 1st tHuRsDaY july 3rd

New works are gicleé photographs printed on canvas. Printed by the infamous David Fick in Joshua Tree. Some of the works were manipulated before printing and all were lavished with acrylics and pastels. This is a real departure and fusion evolving and merging mediums. These images were first captured on the Wilcox property on the…