December 16, 2008

Winter in Palm Springs

My sister and I spent the afternoon in Palm Springs. It was sunny and not too cold eventhough there was snow in the nearby mountains.

A man offered to take our picture with a statue of Sonny Bono. Sonny was the mayor of Palm Springs until he died tragically in a skiing accident in 1998.

We stopped on our way home to get a couple of pictures of the snow capped mountains just as the sun was going down.

December 12, 2008

"A Stones Throw"

This past Sunday we went to my sister's art reception that was held at The Brewery Annex Art Complex in Los Angeles. She was one of the artists juried into the show by The Los Angeles Printmaking Society of which she is an active member. She is a talented artist, and I am very proud of her.

The Brewery Art Complex is a large artists colony located in the Los Angeles Lincoln Heights neighborhood and is home to about 500 artists or art-related businesses. The complex itself is made up of more than 20 former industrial buildings, including a former Pabst brewery and Edison power plant. Pamela's art show was in the Edison building.

December 5, 2008

Help Me Name This Woman

As I was saying in my last post, I like to buy photographs of people I don't know. I bought this little tin type today because I thought it would be perfect for a project. It measures 1.75" x 3". It isn't in the best shape, but the price was right. From what I understand, tin types were used from the 1850s until the early 1900s. Taking ones photo was certainly a planned event - no digital snap shots there!

I want to include a name for her in my project and thought perhaps 'Sarah' would fit. She probably is wearing her best polka dot dress. I wonder, did she make it, or was it 'store bought'? She looks groomed without fuss, and her hands look as if they were used to doing work. Was she married with children, and where did she live? What is 'Sarah's' story? Can you help me name her?

December 4, 2008

A Game of Tag

I was tagged by Cindy at Mixed Grill Favorites. I enjoy following Cindy's blog, and it turns out we live only 25 miles apart, so maybe we will meet someday soon.

The Tag rules are a simple few so lets get started:

1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Mention the rules.
3. Tell six quirky yet boring, unspectacular details about yourself.
4. Tag two of your other online art friends

Six quirky things about me:

1. When I was a little girl, I thought I could grow up to be an Indian or Annie Oakley.
2. I have four brothers and three sisters all younger than me.
3. I love black licorice and eat way too much of it.
4. I buy photographs of people I don't know when I am shopping in antique stores.
5. I have collected enough vintage fabric, lace, buttons and photographs to last a lifetime.
6. My husband, John, and I share our home with two cats - Licorice and Tiger Lily (Lily).

Tag You're It - I choose two talented ladies, Skye and Stacy.