Super Tuesday, Fat Tuesday

Tuesday, February 5, 2008 at 5:22 PM
What excitement!  A presidential primary where we are all watching with hope and anticipation!  I mailed my ballot a couple of weeks ago and will soon find out if my choice won.  I think it odd that so many of us Californians vote absentee when we can easily go out and vote.   I think it's because we just have so many activities in this land of sunshine that we don't want to have to choose between going to vote or going to do something fun!  

I was at the art museum today to meet up with one of the curators who also runs the adult ed program there.  He was a very nice man with some good ideas.  We are hoping to increase the figure sessions at the museum and perhaps even offer instruction once in awhile.  Of course it all comes down to money.  But I offered to do what I can to get the word out and hopefully increase participation in the program.

While there I wandered into a new exhibit by California artist Millford Zornes.  Wow!  I fell in love with his watercolors.  His use of bold stokes of color and minimal detail left me breathless gazing upon his landscapes.   I came home inspired to put paint on the page of my moleskine wc sktechbook and then added the ink with my Lamy Safari fountain pen.  It will take some planning but I want to play with this idea on a larger format and with big brushes!!!  ah....another trip to the art store!!!

As for being Fat Tuesday.....hummm....I have lots of eating to do in order to catch up!!! I should have planned better, maybe made another platter of lemon squares just for me!


studio snippet

7 comments

  1. Ai Says:

    What a lovely sketch of your studio. I read an article of Mr.Zornes from one of watercolor mag. You are so lucky to get to see his real works. I am looking forward to seeing how you experiment with big brushes.

  2. mARTa Says:

    Ai, I really was impressed with Millford Zorne's work. I give my grand niece art lessons once a week and told her on thursday I am taking her to the museum to see some beautiful watercolors!

  3. Sandy Says:

    I will have to search for some of his work - sounds intriguing. Isn't it funny how we always need new different supplies :0 Fun sketch, and I think I ate enough for both of us on Fat Tuesday - now on to fasting !

  4. Wow - you were really inspired! This sketch came out great! I'm going to have to have a look at some of his work - thanks for the heads up.

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  6. Wendee Says:

    Marta - look at all those goodies! Ho-ho! What fun.

    When I heard you guys were going to figure sessions, I checked the times and was very disappointed to find that they're on a night that I teach. Argh! I would love to come if they were offered, uh, earlier in the days (ie, mornings) or other week nights? I have to be on both campuses that I teach at Thursday nights, sigh...
    Keep us posted, though ...

  7. Sandy Says:

    I like this one too!

    sandy

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