Every Summer

Every Summer

Every summer when I was in elementary school, if I didn’t have summer school, my dad would give me math lessons from the dreaded orange arithmetic book.  Back in the late 50s, summer school was for kids that didn’t have the grades to pass. I did my time in summer school and I thought that [...]

My Natural Path

My Natural Path

I’m an artist. I teach private lessons and workshops and I’ve been creating some kind of art for about 65 years. I’ve always been drawn to nature.  I spent the last year searching for a new creative direction for my art and the resounding NATURE echoed in my head. I can’t live without plants, flowers [...]

Why Do You Paint?

Why Do You Paint?

I’ve been asked, “Why do you paint?” Sometimes people ask, “why do you create?” I’ve always answered, “I can’t not create.” But, I think there’s more to it. I think I’ve been holding back from my collectors, students, and people in general.  I’ve been thinking about so many things this past year. Thinking about our [...]

Pending Euphoria

Pending Euphoria

Rhapsodic From the Greek, from euphoros-healthy. From eu+pherein, to bear-birth, deliverer,produce.euphoria...a feeling of well being or elationTo be marked by elation by high spiritsRhapsodic...extravagantly emotionalEnthusiastic...filled with or marked by enthusiasmFrom the Greek, enthousiasmos, from enthousiazein, to be inspiredEnthusiasm...1. a belief in special revelations of the Holy Spirit. 2. A strong excitement of feelingPending...while waiting There’s [...]

Changing Direction

Changing Direction

At the beginning of the year, I created a vision board. I’ve been creating one or two a year for about five years. This one was all about what inspired me. There were things I thought I’d like to make and colors I was drawn to. It didn’t stay that way for long. In March, [...]

The Gelli Printed Codex: How to Use a Gelli Plate, Create Handmade Art Books

The Gelli Printed Codex: How to Use a Gelli Plate, Create Handmade Art Books

What: The Gelli Printed Codex A 2-day workshop with Aleta Jacobson When: Saturday, April 27, 2019-Sunday, April 29, 2019, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Where: Fallbrook School of the Arts Cost: Member-Early Enrollment: $184 Member: $230 Non-Member: $305 Materials Fee: $20 Register: sandiegobookarts.com

Moving On

Moving On

Sometimes we need to listen to what some call — the inner voice. Or you might say the universe is trying to tell me something. I have not been listening for awhile. I’ve told my students to paint/create from the heart. It’s in us. Everything you need is already there. It’s in all of us. [...]