Tuesday, January 18, 2011

The Art Of Ruth

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

DIY Repair? Think twice.

I thought this was an interesting article on Do-It-Yourself art repair. Maybe I'd try to remove a smudge from canvas with a bit of water, but I certainly didn't do what some of the folks in this article did. Read here.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

How the World Works

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!