Sunday, May 27, 2012


Gibson Lemonade stand.... Open for business!

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Tuesday, May 22, 2012


Summer Art Lessons: Tuesdays, Wednesdays or Thursdays
Tuesday or Thursday Mornings: 10 a.m. - 12:30 RSVP (310) 739-5978
Tuesday or Thursday Afternoons: 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Wednesdays (your location, you pick the time)

Summer Art Field Trips: Fridays (July 13, 27, August 10)
Locations & Ideas are still being worked out.... but expect sunshine and happiness, along with some creative moments.

Paint and Play: Summer Art - Artwalk - JUNE 9TH at Artlife South Bay
Paint and Play: Summer Art Party - JUNE 20TH AT ARTLIFE GALLERY

Paint and Play: Summer Art - Artwalk - July 14th at Artlife South Bay
Paint and Play: Summer Art Party - JULY 19TH AT ARTLIFE GALLERY

Tuesday or Thursday Evenings - 3 hours / independent art / portfolio building / various locations, various times... - YOU CAN HOST AND get a Free Art Session!!!!

BIRTHDAY PARTIES - PAINT AND PLAY....and so much more.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Taking Art Outdoors...

An hour is all I need to take my young artist (Fiona), to a nearby park and enjoy some watercolors.  We sat on a park bench and paint the sprinkling water fountain.  For a good 15 minutes she enjoyed the process of composing her picture, selecting her paints, mixing in a little water, and of course, sitting under the pink portable sunbrella....

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Plein Air - Introducing Outdoor Oil Painting to my Young Students...

Saturday, May 19, 2012

  Earlier this week I was presented with a box... a recycled cereal box, which had been hand wrapped and taped (as if tape was going out of style) with layers of hand colored construction paper. Hearts and hugs and kisses xoxoxo all over...

I asked if I could shake the box, and FIONA'S EYES GOT SCARY BIG... so I knew that was not an option... the fear of whatever inside being damaged was too much.

"Be Very Careful"... "I made it myself", she said.

It was (shown above) the most impressive sculpture of a "Mermaid holding a Unicorn"... complete with curly tail and a flowing mane...
The Best Mother's Day Gift....

A Mermaid Sculpture - Holding a Unicorn...

Made by FIONA / age 6!!!!

I am going to keep it FOREVER!
Mermaid holding a Unicorn. by Fiona - age 6

Saturday, May 5, 2012

David caught some inspiration today!