Ceramic Art Auction benefiting Australia flood victims.

For more information on all the pieces featured in the auction and when it begins...

Vipoo Srivilasa

Facebook auction items & artist information

Ernabella Arts - contemporary aboriginal art

Go HERE to see more.  I'm so Inspired!

(dig into the textile arts as well)



Excellent article in the Telegraph and why you should care.

Jack LaLanne | 1914-2011

Every day as long back as I can remember (I may have been 4); I'd set up my little chair in front of the TV in our family room and I'd get my dog Rocky to sit next to me and I'd watch Jack LaLanne and do my exercises.  Even after I started Kindergarten, I'd come home and I wouldn't miss Jack's show!  It remains one of my most vivid memories of my childhood!

I met him once when I was in my 20s - what an experience; it remains one of the most incredible conversations I've ever had with anyone!   a hero of mine.

the many headses of Claire Loder

I noticed Claire Loder's work over a year ago and in an instant I was a fan.
I just love her wacky heartfelt expressionistic work....and the best web presence I've seen in a long while.

go here  and  look  into  the  mirrors.

Claire Loder

Ceramic Art London 2011

Ji-Hyun Chung
Anna Lambert
Ros Perton
Elke Sada

Wow, I would love to see this show (and then go to the V&A - and the Wallace, and well, spend months in london). 

Ceramic Art London 2011 is the major selling fair for contemporary studio ceramics at the Royal College of Art on 25 February to 27 February 2011. 

visit the website and go through the exhibitor gallery.  eye candy galore!

Green light

No more pneumonia!  yay!

I want to thank my doctor, levaquin, advair, albuterol sulfate, my couch and DVD player and campbell's chicken soup!

btw: not my actual chest.  via happyhospitalist.blogspot.com

Katharine Morling is cool!

Ok, I've been sick and kind of checked out; I missed this.  But, WOW, I am super attracted to Katharine Morling's work.  It looks like paper art to me.  Simply amazing.

Wow wee.

and HERE

Pete Postlethwaite

died of cancer today.
damn, damn, damn  - time to see "The Town".

and I need to watch "Brassed Off" again.

RIP Paul Soldner

from Paul Soldner Blog

It is with great sadness that I am writing to tell you that Paul died this morning at home in Claremont. After spending a wonderful Christmas week together, with my husband, our two children and Pam, Paul started sleeping more and more over the past week and after celebrating making it to 2011, slipped away peacefully two days later.

I will be posting plans for celebrating Pauls life in the next several days. In the meantime please feel free to call friends and share the following.


Warm up

photo: Ivan Terestchenko

So here we are - poised; looking out over the unknown landscape of a new year?

What will it bring?

The last two + weeks I've had some major time to "rest" - I've been fighting walking pneumonia.  I don't recommend it!  But, the flip side of sitting around day after day for literally weeks is getting an opportunity to truly rest.  Hours and hours and hours of an opportunity to think on what went down last year and what my goals and intentions are for this fancy new one.

Personally, I've always looked at January as warm up month.

At this point, I'm working on a loose plan and spending the next month mapping out what it means for the calendar year - at least using my work as a guide.  I have for years now been focusing ALL of my free time on my art, and it's been great.  BUT, the big BUT is my big butt!  All kidding aside; I think it's clear as I wheeze the night away that I need to consider taking better care of myself.  I have been supreme at just getting by on that score and it's catching up with me.

NO Way am I running down to the gym with all the resolutionists.  Like I said, January is a warm up month - my grace period.

This is more about looking forward 5 years, 10 years and my body's fitness as I get older. To me; it's like putting money in the bank.   I've been working up to this exercise subject for some time.  I've put it off.  I've been nursing countless wounds, surgeries, chronic fatigue, and injuries that have kept me out of my gear for years at this point.  I am thinking how to weave back in some dedicated exercise over the course of this year.

What I find the most daunting is that it takes time; time away from my work.  I only have so much time to spend and I usually spend most of it doing clay.

So the question for the 2011 Warm Up month is; how to I use my time wisely?
(minus the 40 hours spent at the rock quarry)?

answer: TBD