Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Then on to Cali, oh how I have missed you. Earthquakes and all.
Posted by Alberta Art Classes at 6:11 AM
Monday, August 6, 2012
I turn 45 tomorrow. Wow. It happened, just like that...What an amazing miracle, this life on earth.
Leave the familiar for a while.
Let your senses and bodies stretch out
Like a welcomed season
Onto the meadows and shores and hills.
Open up to the Roof.
Make a new water-mark on your excitement
Like a blooming night flower,
Bestow your vital fragrance of happiness
Upon our intimate assembly.
Change rooms in your mind for a day.
All the hemispheres in existence
Lie beside an equator
In your heart.
In your thousand other forms
As you mount the hidden tide and travel
All the hemispheres in heaven
Are sitting around a fire
While stitching themselves together
Into the Great Circle inside of
~ Hafiz ~
Posted by Alberta Art Classes at 7:41 PM
It has been sweet as bees knees weather-wise here in Portland, that is until the day I had to make a wedding cake with buttercream frosting. This day, it was 102 degrees. I have no air conditioning, well, because it is Portland and most of the year it is freezing and raining. So piece by piece, bit by bit, I made this lovely cake for a very lovely girl and her new husband. It only melted a little sitting out in the hot sun. Cake decorating is like a three dimensional painting, color, composition, layering...except of course when it is 102 degrees outside, then it is just super duper challenging.
Posted by Alberta Art Classes at 11:26 AM
Thursday, August 2, 2012
A work in progress, I am just so happy to be painting. And painting, and painting. I am learning so much in doing. Duh. I am working on a series of eight Gopis. I will be sharing the progress here. When each is finished, I will post a bit about their qualities. Stay tuned. Xo.
Posted by Alberta Art Classes at 9:41 PM