Today was a day made for enchantment. Los Angeles after rain. Like fine tuning the focus on a lense. Every particle of blurred dust wiped clean. And snow in the mountains so close, so close. Winter has returned to the city after a long hiatus. Drifting off to sleep to the sound of rain falling is a pleasure I'd almost forgotten.
Early afternoon was sunny for a few hours. Enough time to spray a few new stencils. KELLY Snelling was kind enough to let me cut stencils from some self-portraits she had posted to her blog. Hers is a perfect face for making into a stencil portrait. Exquisite bone structure. I rarely have a desire to cut stencils of people I don't know, but when I saw these photos. Well...you know what happened next.
Since winter found us, everything is springing up strong and full in the garden.
The heat-seeking geraniums that were supposed to love dry conditions are growing like The Little Shop of Horrors plant in the cold rain.
Here's a sneak preview of what's coming up in the latest Artful Blogging magazine. I'll be showing more in the days ahead. The photos are gorgeous, but what I'm really enjoying is reading everyone's thoughts on the process. I'm one of those people who enjoy a good wordy blog.
Here are a few more beauties for you. Pure talent coming off the pages of RED SHOES. You'll want to check it out.
I know i've sent you here before. but I LOVE this blog with all my heart. Maybe because the dogs remind me of Papa Moss and his herding years. There are only a handful of blogs I check daily. THIS is one of them.
Then prepare yourself for one of the best designed artist web sites I've seen in awhile. Martin Bochicchio is NOT to be missed.
This just in from my sister, Carol. What? Of course I don't have her permission to broadcast her emails, but she sends them to ME. And I'm the one with the blog aren't I?
You must do a follow up with the story of Dottie playing Paul Anka's "Having My Baby" in the motherhouse while the male workers were remodeling the 5th floor.