artists

Weekend 5/3/17

Field Tripping

I'm headed to Long Weekend in Oakland on Saturday for Alicia Dornadic's show New Words for Green. I am so excited for this show! Alicia makes beautiful work with a generally delicate touch. I have watched her work in Hawaii become more loose and bold. She joined us at the last Sofa Sketch and it was so much fun to have her there. I can't wait for this show!

You can follow her on Instagram.

Long Weekend is an awesome space too. I have not been in person yet, but from the internet, it looks like they have gorgeous art supplies and other cool stuff. 

Reading

I hate to be a buzzkill, but this article about parts of Australia's Great Barrier Reef dying is making me sad. When are we going to learn to change???

Seeing

Don't go thinking I sketched this!  Suhita Shirodkar , urban sketcher extraordinaire did

Don't go thinking I sketched this! Suhita Shirodkar, urban sketcher extraordinaire did

A friend and regular at Sofa Sketch, Suhita has been capturing disappearing signs around San Jose. The site gives me a nice nostalgic feeling as I've lived here so long and know them well. I love her style between the freeness, accuracy, washes, line and color. A true master and total joy of a human, 

I love the illustrator Christoph Niemann. I recently mentioned the episode about him on the Netflix series Abstract. He recently went to the North Pole and made some paintings. I love how he only captures what is necessary. And you must check out this animated version on the National Geographic site.

Watching

What Goes On 12/18/15

Partying

We celebrated a close family friend's 90th birthday last weekend. Her daughters threw the party at a North Beach art gallery, North Beach Bauhaus. It made me stop and think about what an amazing person she is and all the people she has made an impact on with her incredible spirit, intelligence and wit. If only we could all live as full and rich lives. 

 

Listening

 

Receiving

Elissa gave me one of her sketches from SoFA Sketch. How cool is this??  A little landscape in a globe. I love it so much. 

Jeremiah Harada  postcard and  Etsy  pin

Jeremiah Harada postcard and Etsy pin

I got some cool stuff in the mail this week! On Monday, Etsy sent me this awesome pin just because and my friend Jeremiah Harada sent me this sweet drawn postcard. 

Loot from  Michael Hsiung  - my new favorite shirt!

Loot from Michael Hsiung - my new favorite shirt!

I also got this Parabo Press risograph print. The Jealous Curator had posted that her first 100 readers to sign up would get a free print of one of their photographs. I chose this scene of a Moroccan rooftop from my trip last year. Pretty cool, huh? You can have your photos transformed and printed a variety of ways through the app.

 

Shipping

I've been shipping lots of 100 Day Project calendars this week. Someone even ordered 6! Thanks for all your support!

 

SoFA Sketching

Bryan 's insanely good drawings of men.

Bryan's insanely good drawings of men.

Elissa  working her watercolor magic

Elissa working her watercolor magic

Anabella  making an awesome flyer for her sister's annual New Year's party in Albuquerque, NM

Anabella making an awesome flyer for her sister's annual New Year's party in Albuquerque, NM

MIguel Machuca  sketching with a battery-operated eraser

MIguel Machuca sketching with a battery-operated eraser

My 100 Day/SoFA Sketch. I finished it at home later that night.

My 100 Day/SoFA Sketch. I finished it at home later that night.

This week we ran our final SoFA Sketch for the year. It started in July and we kept it going the 4th Wednesday of every month. For December, we met a week earlier since the 23rd seemed a little too close to Christmas. These last few months have been some of my favorite. SO many good artists and everyone is so great to be around.