I wanted to blog but didn't have a topic...until I flipped my calendar page to February and there was this amazing orange glass work by Chihuly & I knew I had to blog about art...so let's take a little art walk.
Our weather today in the San Francisco bay area is ridiculously beautiful at 75 degrees. I keep seeing stories in the paper about Kentucky, Missouri and many other states suffering through ice storms, making our completely unexpected summer weather here even more unbelievable. So to all those of you saying "grrrr...." here is a huge burst of fresh, warm & breezy sea air....whooooosh!" (there's a bunch a love in that whoosh as well.)
Our first art window featues Dale Chihuly's Cadmium Orange with Blue Lips...stunning. My calendar has a photo of a different angle and it looks like a completely different piece of art. I particularly love the range of light to deep orange trimmed by that blue which is nearly purple. Great way to start the art walk.
"And now for something completely different!" You MUST visit Claudia Lynch's website to experience this Corset Shoe and many others. She produces fabulous art prints of the most clever shoes with stories to go with them in a mood Mickey Spillane created in his mystery detective stories.
The story for this shoe starts out with "I' already spent days boning up on her case" (...bones...corsets, get it?). Another favorite is a checkered boot with a story that starts with "I knew all about her checkered past". You just haven't seen anything like her clever work, please visit her by clicking her name above.
And now, a natural work of art, Marilyn Monroe. I can't say much more than I just feel good when I see her beauty in a photograph. My nephew is a fan as well and I found him the
best book for Christmas by an early and close friend of Marilyn's who took many photos when she was still Norma Jeane...and yes, he says, there was originally an "e" at the end of Norma Jean....and that gives you a clue as to the intimacy of their relationship.
I finish with two prints from Kees van Citters, a Dutch painter I discovered at the Palo Alto Festival of the Arts a few years back. His large canvasses with brilliant colors, many against black backdrops, are just out of this world.
I mean, LOOK at the stretch he captures in these two dancers...amazing! This concludes our art walk, but I want to tell you I will be featured on the Hot Rocks Glass Jewelry blog in March. The exposure will be much appreciated.
And I'm adding a Hearts theme to my RockerJewlz jewelry line that already features Cupcakes. I thorougly enjoyed
mixing these two together for some of my Valentine jewelry and decided to have heart pieces year round (as well as cupcakes) since there is such a wide variety of components.
Pink heart jewelry will be the most prominent. And Hearts are also now a theme in my MomsArt shop as well. Thank you for joining me on this Sunday art walk...hope you enjoyed losing yourself in some beauty for a while.