Arts of Point Richmond “the art of spring”

Hi All – I won’t be able to show my paintings this year at the spring event in Point Richmond but wanted you to take advantage of this wonderful event….I will be in  Minneapolis. Here is the information and what a great deal for $20…..

Arts of Point Richmond

Call To Artists

The Art of Spring Faire

SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2013

11:00 A.M. TO 5:00 P.M.

Pt. Richmond Community Center

139 Washington Ave.  Point Richmond

LOCAL ARTISTS WILL BE EXHIBITING

AND SELLING THEIR ORIGINAL WORKS

Original paintings, Note cards, Fabric art, Book making, Water, acrylic and Encaustic paintings, Prints, Small sculptural & metal art, Garden items, Framed photographs Books by local authors

JOIN US AND FIND YOUR SPECIAL

MOTHER’S DAY GIFT!

$20 FEE WILL COVER THE RENTAL AND INSURANCE PAID TO THE CITY OF RICHMOND.

E-MAIL OR CALL LINDA DRAKE FOR DETAILS. THERE ARE 12 PLOTS AVAILABLE INSIDE.  WEATHER PERMITTINGARTISTS MAY SET-UP THEIR OWN CANOPIES/TABLES IN THE COMMUNITY CENTER PERIMETER. ARTISTS ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THEIR OWN SET-UP AND BREAKDOWN.

ARTISTS MUST HAVE  2013 DUES PAID

EXHIBIT & SELL ARTISTS’ ORIGINAL WORKS/PRINTS ONLY

I am returning to AOPR to kick off the 2013 season by coordinating artists and events.
Blessings to all of you!
Linda Lee Calvan Drake
510.672.0793
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Thinking Like an Artist

I had a friend of mine tell me the other day that she is starting to think like an artist. WOW! What a great feeling to be able to connect what you are doing in your life to how you are feeling on the inside. I have decided that all my free time is going to be dedicated to making my insides and my outsides match!

I spent a few weekends working on my artist statement and my CV. It took a lot of revisions and reworking but and a very patient friend (the same friend as previously mentioned) helped me with the editing. I am very thankful to her and her help.  I feel really good about my artist statement and think it’s time. It’s time to let the world see what I have been up to and show them that I am indeed an artist and they would do well to pay attention to me. I feel so much happiness and joy when I am creating my work that I have a hard time staying inside my body. I move around like a little kid who has to go to the bathroom. I get all wiggly and can hardly sit still. I am going back to my meditation classes this week which should help ground me. The Saraha Kadampa Buddhist Temple really brings peace to my life, my mind and my world. I am very excited to be able to find a place nearby that I can get to once a week. The Dalai Lama said, “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness”.

Bringing kindness to myself and others is one of the ways that I help bring the balance in my life. The balance of myself (inside and outside), balance of life vs. work vs. art vs. friends.

I am going to do it, I am going to start thinking like an artist and put my art out there in the world. I just sent an application in to be in a book. It’s called Embracing Encaustic, by Linda Womack. I think it is very fitting that as I am embracing my life as an artist I am embracing a book that is embracing encaustic art.

Collaboration – Spray Painting & Friends

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This is My Blog; I am going to be posting my art, my process, my struggles and triumphs. I am looking forward to sharing my life, my art and my experiences with the world. Come along and see what happens. In my experience we are who we are because of our family and friends and so it’s fitting that my first post would be about a friend and I working together to create a fantastic piece of artwork.

Yesterday my friend Modupe and I collaborated on a painting. We began with a large 60″x 72″ canvas and a couple of rum and cokes (well, I was having a rum and coke – she was having rum on the rocks). We sat on lawn chairs outside in my back yard and looked at this big empty canvas. There was a large box of Montana Spray Paint and a cup full of different caps and we talked about what we were going to do.

Half way through our drinks she picked up a can of shock red and put a dot of red at the bottom corner and we were off and spraying.

It was a really sunny afternoon and we laughed, sprayed and drank for 3 1/2 hours and ended with the most amazing collaborative painting. Take a look and tell me what you think.