Super sweet Japanese heirloom tomatoes anyone? When I saw all of these fat flower-shaped tomoatoes sitting in a wooden crate I kept saying over and over, "They're so beautiful." I mean just look at them! Who could resist? Then I saw these enormous avocados. The flavor is buttery and mild. Mmmmmmmmmm perfect for a mid-afternoon snack with a dash of salt & pepper. The vendor selling these babies told me they were known as "Cannonball" avocados. This morning found me at the Pasadena Victory Park farmer's market. It's quite a bit larger than the Montrose market and a fun change of pace.
Wyatt Earp is at the ready to inspect everything.
I have fallen in love with this stencil I carved today. I'm sure by the end of this post you'll know which one I'm referring to. I also cut another self-portrait. I have reached the absolute END of my visual journal. AFter I spray/stencil the covers that'll be all she wrote. In October this bursting at the seams book will be headed to Tempe Arizona to The Paper Studio for their annual UNDER THE COVERS art journal exhibit which lasts for a month. My friend & mailart buddy extraordinaire RANDI is a regular participant in this show also. This will be my 3rd year participating.
Once I cut a stencil I have to spray it on everything. This old music booklet came from a winter trip to the flea market. I'm not so much into sheet music, but it does make a nice background for a stencil.
Sometimes I don't have the patience to wait for the paint to dry. Things get stuck together, pages rip, accidents happen, stencils are flying. Most of this stuff I never use. But oh.... the fun of so much unbridled chaos!
I'm very fond of this deer. He insisted on being on the cover. And about 6 or 7 pages inside.
And a monoprint. MICHELLE had an in-depth post this week about spraypainting/stencilling. In it she mentions printing with stencils. You can go here and read more. Sometimes the monoprints come out cooler than the actual stencil. Sometimes they're a goopy mess. Spraypainting is wildly unpredictable.
Here's that last page I was telling you about.
And the back cover.