Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Day 22 - AEDM: Inspiration & Art Journaling

Tuesday, November 22, 2011
I'm just back from a beautiful trip to the California desert. I'm so fortunate to live near the beautiful Coachella Valley - home to the infamous Coachella Music Festival - to which I've never YET been.

I had a full schedule while away, so never took the time to even sketch . . . but I gathered plenty of inspiration!

Just look at this necklace a friend was wearing! It's by artist Sergio Bustamante. It reminds me of so many of the intuitive paintings I adore.

This same friend is a master gardener and has 2 acres of the most incredible gardens in Northern California. I'm begging her to let me schedule a painting retreat on the grounds. Oh a girl can dream!! Sigh.

I was also attracted to some beautiful ceramics at our hotel. Filled with pattern and color, they have inspired new backgrounds in my art journal. I don't know when I'll be able to stop with that!

The one below began with gluing on a bit of my AriZona Tea label - can you see that? Thanks to Hansel, I'm now addicted.

Just look at this brave little roadrunner who came to visit us while we lounged by the pool. They have the coolest eyes!

I'm just itching to get back to some painting on canvas ....but with the holiday this week and prep for our own party next week, I'm not sure if I'll be able. So fortunate to have my art journal and sketchbooks to grab for a few minutes of creative time....see you tomorrow!

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rajns (carolyn) said...

The patterns are fabulous!

Kathleen Conard said...

Beautiful pictures and that enamel pendant is amazing! I can see why it caught your eye.