Friday, October 31, 2008
Thursday, October 30, 2008
of some kind...drawing, photography, painting, collage...
I am participating in...
"Art Every Day Month"
Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
Monday, October 27, 2008
...From a Prickly Pear cactus..."Out Wickenburg Way"!
Sunday, October 26, 2008
...and with a bag full of art goodies,
mostly still packed from our day trip to Yarnell...
(ABOVE PHOTO CREDIT: Desert Botanical Garden Website)
the promise of a delightful gathering of blog friends
for the Phoenix version of the 20th Worldwide Sketch Crawl!
The plan was to meet at the Desert Botanical Gardens
around 9:30 AM at the outdoor cafe.:)
...Friday night, when
an unexpected encounter with a "Check Engine" light stopped me cold...
a fairly hefty Saturday morning caution from the dealership to
"Not Drive The Car"!
I was GROUNDED...without a plan "B"!
Wings clipped...I sat...bottom lip stickin' out...all pouty and all...
A big ole raincloud a hangin' over my head...
disappointed and GROUNDED...blah, blah, blah!
do I ever take a lot for granted!
"If you have time to whine and complain about something
you have the time to do something about it.'
~Anthony J. D'Angelo
Saturday, October 25, 2008
Friday, October 24, 2008
...And that spot would be Yarnell, Arizona!
Thursday, October 23, 2008
I held a moment in my hand, brilliant as a star,
fragile as a flower,
a tiny sliver of one hour.
I dropped it carelessly, Ah! I didn't know,
I held opportunity."
"Where the spirit does not work with the hand...there is no art."
"Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today,
creates a vision for tomorrow."
In gratitude and love, in joyful spirit and hope, I celebrate this day!
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
A bit of zen like freedom...
...and a bit of the ancient southwest desert...
a step back in time to one of the first art exchanges ever! LOL :)
An artistic array of marks, colors, styles, and charm
fills Nina's little Maruman
I don't want to let her go...
as that will finalize of my portion of our Maruman exchange.
But professionalism calls...and Multitude flies again.
I now will wait like the rest of our faithful fans
the last three books cross the deep blues seas
and safely arrive home.
Monday, October 20, 2008
a bit of some creatively potted "south of the border" cacti,
and "peek in" on my wonderful niece Lauren...
who identifies herself like this:
"Student, Artist, Accountant, Athlete...that's it!"
I just love the "artist" part! What a gal!
"Experience, travel - these are as education in themselves."
~Euripides (Greek playwright, c. 480-406 BC)
Happy Cactus Monday All!
Sunday, October 19, 2008
"In our life there is a single color,
Saturday, October 18, 2008
"Somewhere we know
Friday, October 17, 2008
Thursday, October 16, 2008
“I know that you believe you understand
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Tuesday, October 14, 2008
“There is a garden in every childhood,
Monday, October 13, 2008
Sunday, October 12, 2008
“Today is life-the only life you are sure of.
“You cannot shake hands with a clenched fist.”
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Friday, October 10, 2008
I cannot wait until the rest of the Maruman sketchbooks
are completed and safely return home to their respective owners...
What joy and excitement they will bring!
Thank you Anita, and Nina, and Jennifer
for sharing your talent and your little corner of the world with me.
this has just been the most wonderful,
endearing and imaginative
artistic experience ever!
“Every production of an artist
should be the expression of an adventure of his soul.”
~William Somerset Maugham
Pages 1-6...Margaret Storer-Roche (Me)...Arizona U.S.A.
Pages 6-15...Nina Johansson...Sweden
Pages 16-20...Jennifer Lawson...Maine, U.S.A
PHOTO #2...ARTISTS' CREDITS:
Pages 21-22...Margaret Storer-Roche
Pages 22-26...Jennifer Lawson
Pages 27-35...Anita Davies...U.K.
Pages 36-37...Signature stamp "petals" of all 4 Artists
Pages 38-40...Margaret Storer Roche :)
(Click on images to enlarge)