Friday, April 8, 2011
I worked particularly hard on this piece. The frame on it was wrecked. It was made of wood that someone picked apart. I went through the trouble to have it reframed--not a cheap task. I put a lovely aluminun frame on it, which gave it a modern look. It was a print by famed African American artist Varnette Honeywood. It deserved some respect. Fortunately, I found a buyer via ebay.
Tuesday, February 15, 2011
This is Lynn. She bought these framed batik Buddhas. She really went to great lengths to get them. She took public transportation to pick them up, then carried them back on the bus. I hope the Buddhas protected her on her journey.
Tuesday, January 18, 2011
I recently saved these paintings--dangerously stacked in a thriftstore. They're by an artist named Ruth Dennison. I looked her up and found a famous Buddhist teacher, known for being the first woman to lead an all woman Buddhist retreat in America. As a Buddhist I found this interesting. Alas, she wasn't the woman who painted these. Another Ruth, who recently passed, painted them. However, they both lived within close proximinity to me. The Buddhist Ruth lives in Joshua Tree, while the Painter Ruth lived in Oxnard.
How strange that two woman who share the same name and have the same interests as I do should occupy the same space. Something to think about.
Friday, January 7, 2011
Tuesday, January 4, 2011
This is Robin. She bought these Southeast Asian themed panels. I found them years ago. They had decorated my old apartment and my office space. It was time to have another person enjoy them.
It's funny how the world works. Robin wants to start a non-profit that's very similar to what I'm trying to do with Art Rescue. However, she wants to do it with furniture. She had great energy and wonderful style. She made my week!