Time to estivate. (That’s the opposite of hibernate, for those of you who went ‘huh?’) After a cooler than usual June and July, we’re finally having normal weather here in Salton City. (It’s about 106.) The silence of the desert disturbed by the constant hum of air conditioners. Time to sit at the desk in the studio and gaze out of the window at the thunderheads forming and reforming over the Chocolate mountains. If I am lucky, the fat cloud that is thundering and raining to the south west will head my way and I will hear the patter of raindrops on my roof. We were blessed with such clouds at Fontana last Saturday for the Fontana Arts Festival, and this time I say blessed because rain held off until the end of the evening. It was a really enjoyable festival. I had seven people try collaging at the little workshop in my booth – and they all had fun! The most interesting things were to see different techniques such as leaving blank spaces and cutting “frilled” pieces. This is the third time I have done a workshop like this – perhaps I should host a few more. I must say that the City of Fontana is very supportive of the arts and it’s a pleasure to work with them!
OK, but August will not be all chillin. I have a show this weekend in Fullerton – Friday evening and Saturday at Carpe Diem Experience. 115 S. Harbor Blvd, in the SOCO district of downtown Fullerton (cross sts. Commonwealth & Santa Fe) On the Friday I will be the featured artist in their breezeway for the First Friday Artwalk, and will be back again on the Saturday. (Forecast 82 degs! – almost chilly :-)). It’s one of the very few venues I have in Orange County, so if that’s your home turf, don’t hesitate to come by!
And the rest of the month – I think I’m going to paint something I’ve never painted before: my studio. And then, some inspiration from the thunderheads forming and reforming over the Chocolate mountains.