I am happy to announce that I am one of the 21 secrets artists! Check it out!
21 amazing artists, 21 different and creative video workshops, a supportive community in a totally private site.
21 SECRETS is an annual online, self guided, Art Journaling workshop that runs for a total of nine months where Art Journalers receive the opportunity to dive into different techniques, methods, and approaches to Art Journaling from a family of diverse, passionate, professional Artists. Each participant is able to choose which order of the 21 classes they take and have an active online community to share and grow with. All information including, pdf's, videos, and supportive text and photos are always available and teachers are present in a timely fashion to answer questions and share their comments.
Saturday morning I visited the old home of my late friend Carol Parks for an estate sale. I must say it was hard to walk through a home that was always sych a beautiful nest - a piece of artwork unto itself and see it just stripped down and strewn with her belongings. It made me sad. But I knew the point was to sell her things to benefit her daughters. I went to her kitchen cupboards - a place that always made me smile. When you opened up her cabinets you would witness a beautiful array of oranges and greens with little 3d paintings nestled amongst them. Above you can see that I purchased some lovely things of hers that will bring me fond memories.
in honor of Carol I have tucked in her small paintings into my own cupboards so when I open them I will think of her and smile
If I had to choose 1 word to describe her it would be ~Colorful - an adjective in so many ways
so I placed her vivid pottery atop as a reminder that life is never dull
I will be showing and selling my paintings at the home of my dear friend Judi Delgado (who will also have her fabulous books and jewelry for sale) as part of the Discovery Tour!
So if you are in the area please make the trip and visit the tour! You won't be disappointed!
Northeast Los Angeles Artists Open Their Studios for the 19th Annual Arroyo Arts Collective Discovery Tour
What: A self-guided auto tour featuring more than 100 artists in homes and studios in Eagle Rock, Highland Park, Mount Washington, and neighboring areas
When: Sunday, Nov. 20, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Where: Tour begins at the Lummis Home, 200 E. Ave. 43, Highland Park, 90031
How much: Tickets are $10 in advance; $15 on the day of the tour. Purchase advance tickets online at www.arroyoartscollective.org or at Galco’s Old World Grocery, 5702 York Blvd., Highland Park.
Information: Go to www.arroyoartscollective.org or call (323) 850-8566.
Art tours have sprouted up around the city, but the Arroyo Arts Collective’s Discovery Tour is one of the oldest — and most eclectic. Featuring a range of fine art and craft by both emerging and established artists, the Tour gives attendees the opportunity to discover and purchase amazing pieces of art and get a glimpse inside studios and homes that are just as unique as the individuals who live and work in them. From the quirky paintings by Miss Mindy to the intricate metal works by Heather McLarty; from the hand-hewn musical instruments by David Abernethy to the jewelry by Liz Smith, the Discovery Tour will delight and entice participants with its breadth of treasure.
This self-guided auto tour focuses on Highland Park, Mount Washington, Eagle Rock, Montecito Heights, and Glassell Park. For those who don’t wish to drive, shuttle buses will be available with stops at select locations. Northeast Los Angeles — or NELA, as the locals call it — truly is one of the city’s hot destinations for artistic talent. With a steady influx of galleries, restaurants, and boutiques, NELA attracts creative energy from across the city. In fact, NELA has a rich artistic history that dates back to the late 19th century when poets, writers and artists would gather at Charles Lummis’ “El Alisal” home on Avenue 43. Around the same time and just a few miles north, landscape painter William Lee Judson established the College of Fine Arts, University of Southern California.
Don’t miss the opportunity to discover — or rediscover — this unique corner of the city and the artists who call it home.
Purchase Tour tickets in advance for $10 or the day of the Tour for $15.
The Tour begins at the Lummis Home, where participants will receive a map and tour badge. Maps will be available beginning at 9:30 a.m., and studios will open at 10 a.m. A preview party featuring Tour artists’ work will be held Nov. 12, from 7 to 10 p.m. at Future Studio, 5558 N. Figueroa, Highland Park. The event is free.