Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Hawaii Vision Journal & Starfish Shadow Box

Above is a Starfish Shadowbox I made yesterday, while Art talked to Juan Carlos via Skype. As I gathered my shadowbox &materials, I debated how to best hold the starfish to the back of the shadowbox, as I wandered around my studio(Art was Skyping in my studio so Juan Carlos could see me walking back & forth). Juan Carlos said I appeared to pick at things just like a hen in a barnyard looking for food. Interestingly, Juan Carlos observation sheds more light onto my working process. Usually, I start with one idea & add to it repeatably until I feel finished. For me deciding a piece is finished when there is a pleasing connection throughout every part of the painting with all parts of the piece coming together to make a whole.

I thought the Aloha Tower painting posted on Monday, June 15th, was finished, but it didn't have enough color especially for my image of Hawaii. Being somewhat intimated to ruin my previous work, I started small with coloring the word 'together' with a bright purple pen. Then, continued to spread the purple around & I was off comparing & creating for another whole morning.

I just love the picture above, it just seems so quiet & peaceful in a tropical place. to me

Monday, June 22, 2009

Flag Day Celebration

Flag Day Celebration by the patriotic Poolies in Mary Booker's Aqua aerobics class at the Germantown Athletic Center. "It's a Grand Old Flag" was the featured song for the celebration of Flag Day.

The Poolies, David & Chris celebration Flag Day.

Poolie chorus getting ready to sing with their lyrics, kazoos & flags waving.

Nadine with her Italian Clapper keeping time,

with Mary singing,

while the back poolies in the back row accompany with Kazoos.

David and Chris getting into the spirit of the holiday.

Independence Day will be celebrated on July 2nd by the Poolies at the Germantown Athletic Club. "Yankee Doodle Dandy" will be the featured song.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Happy Father's Day

For all the Dad's we miss
Happy Father's Day
Arthur, Alice, & John David Scott

Admiral Jaimie Parra

David John Scott

Monday, June 15, 2009