ZUCCHINI SUMMER MADNESS! The La Jolla Farmer’s Market has bins of petite zucchini with glorious blossoms. The bees hover & buzz. Summer’s bounty.
Japanese brush painting on rice paper of Summer Zucchini.
SAN DIEGO AUTUMN – THE LITTLE TOWN OF JULIAN HAS APPLE PICKING & THEY ARE WELL KNOWN FOR THEIR FRESH APPLE PIES. I go to the La Jolla Farmer’s Market & bring home a market basket of crisp & crunchy apples. I think of apple recipes. A curry chicken & apple salad, a simple apple tart baking in the oven. Or maybe baked apples with a dollop of vanilla yogurt on the top will hit the spot. Apples & cinnamon. It’s a San Diego fall !
2015 DAILY WATERCOLOR ART JOURNAL – August found me celebrating the birth of my friend’s darling baby boy, Heroto, born in Kyoto, Japan. My Chinese brush painting group painted lotus flowers & leaves in a very free form style. At a San Diego Book Arts pot luck, I taught an Origami frame for miniature art, which ca be linked together to make an accordion book. Using Japanese Washi chrysanthemum pattern paper, I finished the book covers for 3 flower brush painting books & stitched them with a Japanese stab binding method. I met a young woman at a craft store who was using “Anchored By Love” as a theme for a friend’s wedding so I pulled out one of my German Dresden anchor to add to this page. Tiny turquoise glaze Japanese bowls are irresistible to me, especially when I find one at the thrift shop for only 99 cents! Sunday morning at the La Jolla Farmer’s market brought much enjoyment perusing the buckets of “wild flowers” and lovely French Provence tablecloths. (If only I had an empty table somewhere in my home that wasn’t filled with art supplies, sea shells, books or the “stuff” that I collect to inspire & create my art!) Finally I decided to add three Chinese fortune cookie fortunes that I really liked & have kept in a bowl for sometime because these somehow keep me on track for my dreams of being an artist by-the-sea.