A MOST INSPIRING DAY...

Yesterday I decided to tag along on my son's field trip to a painter's studio in Red Hook in Brooklyn. Sure, I felt the need to go to my office and get some real work done, but how often does one get to join 26 five-year-olds and watch them paint their hearts out? ... not often..so I went! I also got to ride a yellow school bus: for the FIRST time in my life, that in itself was an adventure.

 

Everyone got to paint their own portrait and it was such a treat to watch these kids attend to their own portraits, to watch the process of these small artists.....

 

The they got to go crazy with the goopy paints on canvas....and ..wow.

 

 

To clean up these little creatives took a while, but look how beautiful the piles of paper towels were, made me think of dye baths in India or something...

The studio we visited belongs to a Norweigan painter, and not only is he such a talented painter and a most super person, his studio is so incredibly marvelous...huge, spacious, creative, inspiring, It has an open fire, big windows, facing the water ..it is magical and a bit crazy good. (Ok..yeah it is a bit sickening for another artist to see, the jealousy sneaked up there for a bit). I hope to do a full feature on Frank, his work and his studio soon. -check back.

AND..like that was not enough creativity in one day: My husband and I returned back to our San Francisco tradition of "sketch night". Last night we took our sketchbooks, notes and pens to a local bar, had a nice glass of Shiraz and sketched some together, next to each other. Nick is an architect and he draws very straight. I am Lotta and almost everything I draw is crooked and wiggly...we are very good for each other !