Sunday, April 20, 2014

Sunday Sketching -

In the teensy purse-Moleskine balanced upon my knee...

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Krab Jab open - A Peculiar Alchemy, Tea Party!

I did get to help out with the 'treats' for this open. Given that the art is fairly Victorian in theme and feel, we opted to go with a tea party theme. 

Also incorporating the show's title, we made sure the various elements were peculiar combinations of flavors -

 Such as the Salted-Honey-Lavender-Shortbread, and the Almond-Apricot scones with Lemon Curd.

 Here - Cheddar-Chives scones with Bay Laurel Clotted Cream.

 There was a tower of meringue bites! Cardamon-Rose, Spicy-Chai, and Chocolate-Mint flavored.

 The table was decorated with springy-things - Sweet Cicely fronds, moss, violets, tulips, camelias, etc...

 - as well as a collection of Taber's Victorian Christmas cards, mounted on antique photo boards...

 Tea was a peculiar combination of Hibiscus and Passionfruit and other yummy herbs.

Delicious and beautiful. Lovely evening overall.

Krab Jab open - A Peculiar Alchemy

Saturday evening, I got to attend a very lovely gallery open, named A Peculiar Alchemy at Krab Jab Studios -
 This one was particularly special to me, given that it was for Norman and Tory Taber - my sister and her husband. :-)

 I may be a bit biased, but thought this an exceedingly lovely show - a charming mix of paintings, photo-collage and assemblages. 

(One of Tory's 'Tattered Faerie Specimen" paintings. Look at those wings!
"Blackthorn, "Prunus Spinosa": Adjusting Nicely")

 There were interesting, quirky Victorian items decorating the studio (the Victorian Tea Party/food table will be featured in the following post).

 Norman's photo-collages (in hand-made frames of reclaimed cherry wood), and 'boxes'.

( "Booth", by Norman Taber)

 All the art is tagged, like Victorian Cabinet of Curiosities specimens.

 ("#75" - one of Norman's boxes.)

It was a dramatically beautiful day.

 ("The Little Mermaid", by Tory Taber)

There was a nice and steady turn-out -

- as well as an Artist Talk by Tory - describing their work and process.

 (Tory's gorgeous sketchbook)

 Tory- with Krab Jab facilitator, Julie Baroh.

 ("Why Can't I Be You?", by Tory Taber)

It was truly a lovely evening and an even more stunning show. If you're in the area, do yourself a favor and go see it in person. If you're not local, at least look at the online catalog. It's a treat!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Sunday Sketching -

In the teensy purse Moleskine - balanced upon my knee....

Sunday, March 30, 2014

Sunday Sketching -

In the teensy purse Moleskine balanced upon my knee...

(And I drew these at Emerald City Comicon whilst booth-sitting this weekend).

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Sunday Sketching -

In the teensy purse Moleskine balanced upon my knee....

Monday, March 17, 2014

Music Monday - Time After Time

Spent the bulk of this last week on our annual Spring Retreat (pictures *may* happen...? We'll see if I can get caught up).  Am furiously working at my desk currently. Just listened to Grey's Anatomy in the background. Apparently they're using predominantly 80's covers as backing songs this season. This is a lovely version from The Wind & the Wave: