SOUL OF A GARDEN – Inspired by time spent taking care of a friend’s feral cats in her private garden. Handmade double-sided accordion book. One side of the book opens up to the full panorama view of the garden (like a mural) & the other side of the book has “normal” pages that turn to tell the story of the Soul of a Garden. Stonehenge paper for the pages, watercolor covers, watercolor & pen illustrations. 2016
La Jolla in August is over run with visitors, Mission Beach is brimming with umbrellas, sunbathers & swimmers. Much of July and August I do not spend in La Jolla or Mission Beach. Instead I search out other spots in Pacific Beach where I can still enjoy living at the beach.
Occasionally it is fun to stop & watch the model yachts sail around in circles in a small lake in Mission Bay. The lake is surrounded by green grass under shady trees. The San Diego Argonauts, sail boat division, meets here periodically & have races. It is great fun to watch adults sail these motorized boats, which are as big as they are. The boat owners hold their controls & walk on the edge of the lake along with their boats. Sometimes they have to walk into the water to rescue a capsized boat. They seem to be a friendly group of guys who like to sail and sit in the shade under the trees to chat when it is not their turn to sail or they’re taking a break. Such a delightful way to spend a hot summer day. www.sandiegoargonauts.com Continue reading
SUMMER DAZE IN LA JOLLA – Upon reviewing my photos and journal entries I made in August to create this page, I realized that although August means vacation getaways to people & spending time enjoying La Jolla, it means something completely different for the residents and wild life that live here. Shore birds, marine mammals and tide pool life all are encroached upon by too many people. Continue reading