my daughter and i hit up the renegade craft fair this past weekend at the los angeles state historic park by chinatown. wanted to check it out and see if i might like to participate in it next year...being so close to home! it was an exemplary fair, super high quality art & crafts for sale, the only issue was style...it definitely had a young, underground and graphic art feel to it...sooooo unless i switch things up a bit with my photos i probably won't join in the fun. i did like how it was set up and run tho, so we'll see, have to give it some more thought.
i took a very informative and well run e-course from marisa years ago and have seen her at a few other shows in the area. and you have to stop by matts blog, i promise you that you will not be sorry because he is so, so amusing...you'll adore the titles to his art and his hysterical stories!
one stormy sunday in march, i decided to watch some movies while drawing, so i got out my drawing board and schlepped all my supplies from my drafting table over to my snugly emerald green couch. fast forward to april...i injured my lower back and felt like i was on the verge of sciatica again, so i hauled my supplies down to the hard floor for more support, which gave joise the perfect opportunity to lay on top of me.
that's now become my favorite spot to sit and draw at night after dinner. i have to admit it is butt numbing at times, but i still find it the most inviting place to create.
however, whenever josie spies me going over there, she quickly seizes the moment and takes up her position on the couch right behind me...so there i am on the floor, josie on the couch...and i ask you...what's wrong with this picture??!!
my boyfriend bailed on me at the last minute for our trip to san juan capistrano...which was very disappointing to say the least! i couldn't get out of the hotel registration so i dragged my youngest daughter emily, slightly kicking and screaming but guaranteeing her she'd have a good time!!
i lucked out with my guarantee (as i have never been there before and didn't know quite what to expect!) and we ended up having a fantastic time...otherwise i think i might have heard about it for awhile!!
we even had a funny story! we were starting to get hungry and craved some mexican food we saw at a popular taco stand. when we got into line i saw that they only accepted cash, we only had $4 between us, so we walked to the edge of town where we saw a gas station earlier in the day when scouting out parking spaces. i bought a cold bottle of water, took out $20 and headed back to the taco stand, figuring we had about 20 minutes left before the movie started that we wanted to see. when we got back into line again we both noticed at the exact same time two rather large green signs declaring an ATM machine was just at the other end of the stand for those who didn't have cash...ugh...we couldn't figure out how neither one of us noticed those signs earlier!!! oh well...we got even more exercise, the burritos were absolutely delicious and we made it to bad teacher in plenty of time!!
this kooky rooftop sits at the end of a spacious field once filled to the brim with beautiful saffron wildflowers, now turned brittle and brown from the heat. i can't tell what it is or even what road might lead to revealing it's purpose. is it an ashram or church or something totally different? it's a mystery that i hope to figure out one day...cuz i'm very curious about it!!