Tag Archives: California

Bright Ideas: Laura Perry

This pair of earrings brings back a host of memories from childhood fo a beloved babysitter who became a friend.   We laughed and enjoyed each other so much! Her home was a trailer at the loveliest trailer park in the … Continue reading

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VSW: Green Hotel, Pasadena, California

Sketch to ink to grisaille to underpainting (for brightness) to final watercolor!. I spent a lot of time in Pasadena and love the Green Hotel! Above, pencil sketches and a relaxed layout of the entry and one end of the … Continue reading

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CA Trip: Mitchell Lived Here and Here and Here

A complicated little house not far from the Moreton Bay Fig. Not easy, lotsa mistakes…. Logic (an architectural drawing) is easier. Not my style anymore… and little fun for me! I release those days! Relying on seeing leads to charming … Continue reading

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CA Trip: Mitchell’s Moreton Bay Fig

Mitchell took me to see his Moreton Bay Fig in Santa Paula.  I understand that. I have relationships with trees too, and this one is amazing. It was planted in 1879 — and yes, it is famous — and grows … Continue reading

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CA Trip, 1: Telegraph Road, Santa Paula

I’ve been processing a wild and woolly trip to So Cal. I’ll be posting items out of order, that is for sure. I’m adding color to many, and some are images from photos taken. Starting with Tooling around Mitchell’s home … Continue reading

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Bright Ideas: Inktober 9, Sawdust Festival Earrings

The Sawdust Festival in Laguna Beach was once a truly great craft festival, no commercialism, and cost nothing, then pennies, to enter. I bought these wonderful organic burnished metal earrings with pounded gold which tinkled softly when worn the last … Continue reading

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Mariposa Lilies

My mom taught me about Mariposa Lilies; her mom taught her. We used to find them on walks with Cindy above South Coast Hospital. “Never pick them; they are endangered.” They thrive in fairly dry hills with just enough water, … Continue reading

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