Archive for June, 2009

June 15th Dustin’s Birthday

June 15th, 2009 – 2:19 pm
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I made this piece in honor of my dear nephew Dustin Huard who would have turned 31 years old  today.  This is based on a photograph  he took on a job as a Production Assistant.  He aptly named it “Keep Reflecting”  My sister Liz sent me the photo, I changed it over to B&W and eliminated the gray tones.  I then made an etching on a copper plate, hand inked it then hand printed the image onto watercolor paper on an etching press.

This is the first in a series I plan to do utilizing photos as well as Dustin’s  writings.  He was an avid journal writer.  His sister Kristen gave me one of his books he put together with some pretty profound writings.

I have sent this print to my beautiful and brave sister Liz.

Dustin will forever live on in our hearts

I love you.

"Keep Reflecting"

Santa Barbara Printmaker’s Show in Ojai

June 1st, 2009 – 9:35 pm
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At the same time that I was in the Buddha Abide Show, I also had a piece in the annual Santa Barbara Printmaker’s Show (of which I am a member) this is on display at the Ojai Art Center on Montgomery Street.  I did something totally different for this show.  I also belong to the Nature Printing Society and attended their annual workshop last year in Santa Barbara.  It was so much fun we did quite a bit of different printing using materials from nature, leaves, flowers, seaweed and fish for gyoko printing.  (I didn’t do that part) It was a lot of fun though.  I did this rather large seaweed print and wanted to enter it to this show.


Buddha Abide Show in Santa Barbara

June 1st, 2009 – 9:28 pm
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Here I am at the Buddha Abide Show opening at the Frameworks Gallery in Santa Barbara with my daughter Mika and Lark Batteau Bailey who puts on the show every year.  This year I submitted two pieces and they were both accepted.  This is my 4th year of participation as I so believe in the work that Lark does. She donates a portion of the sales to Tenzin Lodoe in the Tibetan Children’s Village and the women who are assisted by The Domestic Violence Solutions in Santa Barbara.

Art for a cause! We all love to create art and what a better way to create and be able to donate to a good cause. I’m all for it and I know a lot of other artists are as well. Witness the great turnout.

The show has now been held over due to the ferocious Jesusita fire in  Santa Barbara .  They will have the First Thursday (that was postponed)  this Thursday to again celebrate ART.

Lark did a really clever and fun addition to this year’s event. She had artists submit 5×5 pieces that are sold for only $50, what a great idea. I did 2 pieces for this and loved the size, so now I’m inspired to do a little series in this size.  We’ll see what happens!  .  All the 5×5 pieces were brilliantly displayed by Christi the owner of Frameworks Gallery.

Here is Lark with her fantasmagorical organic succulent strawberries that she served. I was lucky to go home with a basket full, which of course never made it that far as I ate them in the car on the way home they were so yummy!  Kind of reminded me of the wild strawberries we had in Sweden that I ate growing up there.