Friday, August 3, 2012
Sunday, July 1, 2012
Monday, February 6, 2012
On a good note, the abstract piece I'm working on is finally looking like something. My whole body is in agony from the effort (out of shape?), but happily so. In the meantime, I'm counting the days till my next carving sessions.
Sunday, October 30, 2011
Just learned that another of my recent sculptures, 'Heart-Face', was purchased from the Canvas Gallery in Malibu only one week after being installed. I guess I will have to get cracking (sculptor humor) on some more new pieces!
Presently working on 3 larger stones and having a blast doing it. It's when I feel at peace and connected to everything that
exists....I could carve all day.
Friday, July 29, 2011
In an earlier post, I mentioned that CANVAS gallery was showing some of my sculptures. Well, the other day they sold my latest Buddha Head. It's always great to get on the board with a new gallery. Jac and Arlingtom are amazing people and that makes it even better. Next week I'll start on some new faces . I'm also hoping to get back up to Ventura to finish (ha-ha) my new abstract in marble.
It's not all good news. I was carving the other day and I think I broke my angle grinder that I've had for 15 years. It's very scary when a powerful tool goes bad. Especially when you're using a sharp diamond blade. Definitely, not my favorite.
Thursday, July 14, 2011
I'll get on it tomorrow with my new tools that I just bought at IN STOCK in North Hollywood. Thanks to fellow sculptor Joanne Duby who turned me on to Paul, Sean and their dad. They were so friendly, knowledgeable and honest, with great prices. It was a joy to deal with them. Thanks to them I'm raring to go and finish this baby up.
Friday, June 17, 2011
To update a previous post...I've installed some new sculptures at Canvas Gallery in Malibu. If you're in the neighborhood, drop by and take a look.
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Thursday, April 21, 2011
I needed a break from all the carving so we trekked into Hollywood, to catch our our niece, Margaret Spirito's show at Barre Vermont (Vermont and Prospect) in Hollywood. She's performing in, 'For The Record- Baz Luhrmann', a cabaret-style review featuring music from director's films Romeo & Juliet, Moulin Rouge, and Strictly Ballroom . The show has gotten great reviews so it has been extended till May maybe June. It was like going to a rock concert only better. The venue is small and personal, with great seats and affordable ($20) tix. The cast is awesome, all Broadway and recording artists. I was thoroughly enjoying it from the jump, then Margaret started to sing and I got chills all over! Her voice is so beautiful and passionate. I could have listened forever.
Friday, March 18, 2011
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Just got back from celebrating Luigi's B-Day in Costa Rica and I'm feeling inspired to begin new sculptures. What a gorgeous, environmentally-conscious country with Jungles, Rain Forests, Volcanos and Beaches. We saw so many animals from Tucans & McCaws to Monkeys and Caymans, most only a few feet away! And there was white water rafting and ziplining through the jungle to get the blood moving. This next sculpture will be an emotional collage of the experience. As the Costa Ricans say, "Pura Vida"-(Awsome)!
Monday, December 6, 2010
And the people who were there...family and friends, some old, some new. Every single person so deeply special to me. I was truly buoyed by all the love & support last Saturday night. My heart is warm just re-living it all. I think I might have passed out from nerves if not for the love and safe glow everyone cast my way.
And Lexie, so beautiful and talented! I'm still pinching myself that I got to be by her side and under her wing. This party, this show, this whole experience was truly something on my 'Bucketlist'. I feel like the luckiest girl on the planet.
The exhibit runs for two more months, and I can't wait to see how everything unfolds! (click here to view party video)
Thursday, November 18, 2010
I have 2 new, exciting ideas for my larger stones. One I hope to rough out in Ventura but I won't start until after the show. There's too much to do painting the space and setting up.
Monday, November 1, 2010
I met Lexie at the gallery last week to eyeball it and brain storm. George, the painter/sculptor/print maker who owns the space- is a doll. He has great ideas for our show. And lots of pedestals! It is going to be great. In the middle of all this, I came up with an idea for a new abstract sculpture. Now I just need the time to get started on it.
Thursday, September 30, 2010
I have one last sculpture I'm hopefully going to finish before our party. I am also about to start a commission, a larger piece, which I'll discuss later.
Monday, September 13, 2010
The excitement must have carried over to my work today, since I finished another small sculpture for our show, 'The Blue Lovelight Boy'.
Wednesday, September 8, 2010
Sunday, August 29, 2010
that it was Owen's service dog and he has a permit to have him by his side. Even so, the dog should be leashed and wearing a jacket identifying him as a service animal. I felt like an idiot, making a fuss when there was no need to be concerned but at least the story has a happy ending, I guess. I am going outside to go carve now and plan on not leaving the house for a couple days.
Friday, August 27, 2010
For fun (and fuel) I'm on a zucchini pancake kick-3 days in a row now. They're a snap to whip up, and delicious. If you'd like to give them a try, take 3-4 zucchini and grate them into a bowl, add 1-2 eggs, 2 T flour, S & P, Italian parsley, and a bit of chopped or grated shallots. Mix it all up and cook on a skillet coated with light olive oil. Serve with tomato salsa or lingonberry
preserves...anything that sounds good. Very taste-y.
Wednesday, August 18, 2010
I also swapped out the bases on 2 earlier sculptures I'd like to feature in my December show. They look perfect now. The idea to change the stone bases for lucite ones came to me in a dream - and I always listen to my artist dreams. I am looking forward to checking out the space soon, and figuring out which of my stone babies will be seen there.
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Did manage to start 3 more sculptures though. I wonder which one is going to win out and yell the loudest for me to devote myself to just it, which is what usually happens. But right now, I have to sketch out these ideas I've had in my head for the past several months. I am quickly running out of stones but not ideas. It looks like I am going to have another show in December and January and want to have a lots of sculpture of various sizes ready. More info on the show later.
Luig, Tanner and I are off to the Trancas Dog Park now to meet one of his doggie pals for a good run in the big, beautiful dog park we are so lucky to now have. Luig has been madly writing his book about Tanner and needs the break.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
I'm roughing out 2 sculptures...one in white alabaster and the other in an interesting blue stone called lovelite. The cool thing is I started them as the solar eclipse was happening. Now i can't wait to get out and continue! The weather here in Malibu has ben perfect for carving, in the high-60s, so I can work longer hours. Hope it holds.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Our dear friend, Harry Hamlin, was among the guests who came by to support the show and all the wonderful artists. He was on his way to the Skylight Theater in Los Feliz (1816 N. Vermont Ave., L.A., CA 90027, 310-358-9936) where he's starring in "The Jesus Hickey", a new, very funny play by Luke Yankee. We caught the show on Sunday and had a bite with Harry afterwards. He gave me an advance copy of his book, "Full Frontal Nudity", that will be coming out in October. I remember when he was just talking about writing it and now I have the material manifestation of it in my hands...how cool! I read parts of an early draft and I couldn't stop laughing nor did I want it to end. I'm sure I will devour it while I am in Palm Springs next week taking care of my Mom who is about to undergo major dental surgery.
I hope to be back in Malibu to carve some new sculptures late next week. In the meantime, I know things are brewing inside me, waiting for me to have the time to get 'cracking'!
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
not too hot with blue skies. I had my work in 2 sophisticated gallery exhibits! We had a most perfect Father's Day with all my family poolside at my dad's, feeling the love very present & grateful.
On Monday, the actual day, Luigi, T-bone (our pet name for Tanner) and I all headed straight to La Superica in Santa Barbara for some quick tacos before landing in Solvang for the nite. Went back to Root 246 and it was just as good as the 1st time, although much more crowded thanks to the excellent review in the LA Times. We walked in with actor John, Corbett (Northern Exposure, Sex In The City, Big Fat Greek Wedding) who is looking very handsome and rugged with long hair and a Harley truck.
On our way home Tuesday, we hit the outlets again with perfect weather which helped Tanner survive the shopping! We finished our short holiday getaway with a margarita and tacos at Adobe Cantina on in Agoura Hills, so i did not have to cook!
We are happily exhausted from our constant walking but I feel relaxed and content. Now back to work!
Saturday, June 12, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
The people who came this weekend took their time viewing the art and many of them seemed to be studying everything with interest. No doubt, the show was well appreciated.
Sunday, June 6, 2010
Thursday, June 3, 2010
The opening Reception is Friday, June 11, 2010, 6 to 9pm at Gallery 825. If last year's party is any indication, it will be a fun, happening event, with great art and colorful art lovers. Hope to see you there.
Lou called to give me the news while I was at Oasis Wellness Spa in Westlake Village, getting a double dose
on the jade-roller massage beds. My body took a long time to relax on them but the headache I walked in with left me after about a half an hour. Thank goodness for these incredible healing rollers.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Last week I went back to my latest malibu find...truly magical crystal buyers. Jim and Bob have been buying up the most beautiful crystals from all over the world and then Jim cleans them up and makes beautiful bronze bases for them. To be in a space with all that ancient powerful energy is incredible and healing. It's called the New Horizon Studio and it's just past Decker Cyn here in mystical Malibu (by apt. only).
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Friday, May 7, 2010
Sunday, April 18, 2010
Friday, April 9, 2010
Today the dizziness is gone but the headache is still hanging around. Hopefully, I will be fine by tomorrow...Just in time to go back at it. Albeit, a little smarter, I hope!
Friday, March 26, 2010
Friday, March 19, 2010
Anyway, I think I will mount this one on lucite and see how that looks. Maybe I will keep him for myself! This week I should be able to finish 1-2 more. That will make 5 for our next show.
Friday, March 12, 2010
So now Geneen is back excited to put together a Show for us! Very exciting...it seems NY is a bit ahead of L.A. in terms of getting the economy going in the right direction, I think anyway.
I am on a mission to get these babies done soon. The small ones are harder on my body to make...the positions I get into! I am scheduling time at Oasis for some major jade-roller experience o work out the kinks.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
Sunday, July 12, 2009
Can't remember the last time I had time to blog but here I go...
The past couple months have been a nice blurrrrr with lots of productive creative juices a-flowing! Finished 7 small to medium sculptures and got a couple new tools to perfect my art as well as a very fun and useful hydraulic table, a b-day gift from Luig.
The weather is perfect here in Malibu today @ 75 degrees! I am about to go out and start a new sculpture in orange alabaster for a client/friend who wants something special for their husband's birthday a couple weeks. from now. Wish me luck! I think I can do it if I work every day!
Luig just got back from 4 days in NYC auditioning to get on the Who Wants to be a Millionaire Show! He passed the interview and got taped and now he's waiting to get picked for the contestant pool. We should hear back by postcard soon! Tanner & I had a very quiet but playful 4 days without him...he now sits by my side when I carve! Perfect dog! So very nice to have my husband back! Phew! Next time I go too, and watch him win the $$$!
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Friday, June 19, 2009
I am back to carving some new sculptures as of today! I worked on 3 stones! Whirlwind week...with the 2 Shows now behind me, I can reflect a bit!
Friday night at Gallery 825 was incredible! Hundreds of people! The Angel got a lot of attention...so we shall see! LUIGI did too. PLUS got a nice mention in today's Malibu Surfside News with photos! (www.malibusurfsidenews.com/current_issue.pdf)
Sunday at Geneen's for the Salon was a room filled with people who already have a collection of my sculptures started and now adding some more! Plus I gave a little talk and it felt good-relaxed while talking to friends! Art made some great pedistals for my work and some really tastey food for us all!
Monday Lou & I went to a man's house near Pasadena for a look/see at his tools he wants to sell. He also had the largest amount of marble, alabaster, limestone and soapstones for individual use I have ever seen! He said he has been collecting for 45 years! And then there was all the saws and cranes to haul them with! AMAZING! I got a couple peach and salmon coloured stones for my next creations! YUMMY!
Tomorrow Lou & I will go to A Cut Above for some tools! A very exciting Birthday week!
We are hoping to see a movie over the weekend to celebrate. Well, the celebrating has been constant - this will be to relax!
Wish we could take Tanner with us!
Oh! That reminds me! Lou fell over Tanner a couple days ago and the poor guy has not been the same since....really traumatized. Lou was ok thank goodness! it could have been bad for his newly healed shoulder but it was fine. PHEW!
Now we will have to get Tanner back to square one though ): I think the new girlfriend Sketch (white pitbull mix-1 yr old) down the street will be able to set things straight for him pretty quickly. Just as soon as his paw heals up from running around like a boy in love yesterday!
SO CUTE TOGETHER!
Tuesday, June 9, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
made the most incredible scottish salmon dinner for Luig and I yesterday. Simple but perfect! Just ginger, honey, lemon and a dash of ponzu/soy.
working on 4 sculptures at the same time right now plus I have 2 other ideas I can't wait to start on with the bigger stones.
Patience, Eugenie, patience! I can hear my grandmother saying to me...I know it is one of my biggest life lessons. perhaps that is why I work in stone....hmmmm. that and my wish to leave the planet with a little more beauty than when I first arrived. since I chose not to have children-these sculptures are my creations of beauty, peace and healing. my hope is that when people see them, even hundreds of years from now, that they feel the love that went into them.
when I was a kid, I remember being told that the eyes are the windows to the soul, so universally speaking, we are all connected that way. even tho- we don't all see the same thing when we look at something, there is something there that perhaps unites us. being related to Ralph Waldo Emmerson isn't helping me put into words what i am attempting to say....bottom line, I'm just trying to live my purpose fully. I love what I do and I am also trying to include my fellow man/woman. this is the way I know best and it is a desire so strong I cannot stop.