Last month I painted a landscape along a 75′ long retaining wall at the rennovated home of Mary and Kent Gustafson. Their family spends their summers in the cabin Kent went to as a boy, where he would fish in the creek that runs alongside. This is a sacred place to their family, where they spend time relaxing outside of their busy lives. They gained a large, beautiful subterranean living space from the remodel, but the windows looked out onto a plain stucco wall. Now, with their new murals, they can jog (on their treadmill) along the creek scene I have painted, and be reminded of one of the places that makes them happiest. And yes, I did stock the stream with trout.
It’s official. I am now a part of the blogosphere. Images and observations from your favorite hard working artist can be found here.
Girlyman (I like their promo line: Imagine the Indigo Girls got together with Paul Simon and created Peter, Paul and Mary – only sexier.)
SHOUT OUT TO…
My children’s local public school has a new principal, Sandra McGonagle. She gets two thumbs up from me as well as a “Shout Out” for being willing to spark dialog about how to foster creative thinking and engaged students among other topics in her weekly newsletters. Here are some tidbits you might enjoy that I found in her missives:
Morgan Bricca is a mural artist living and working in the San Francisco Bay Area. Her clients run the gamut from professional creatives, including architects and designers to building owners, school administrators and community advocates. When she is not making art, Morgan enjoys sipping boba tea with her kids and taking naps on the couch.