Friday, June 27, 2008

ArtFest change

Thanks to Colleen I have a new class idea for ArtFest in 09 that I will be teaching instead of the other one....the new one is....TROPHY WIFE! More details to come but basically it is a reconstruction of a discarded trophy...start looking for one now...

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Tour de Colleen

Beautiful day here...kinda smokey air but cooooler....feels so good.

During a visit at Colleen's I took a few pics of a little of her collections

and cool stuff...enjoy!

Here is her latest project...
Here is a picture of the gallery I am in.... Art Brut in Los Alamos.

Friday, June 20, 2008

A surprise in the mail

I got this package from my brother Nate today. Not sure if it is for Madison or me. But it was so sweet of him to go to the trouble.... It is so "McNutt" the way he wrapped it up. It has had me smiling all day. My mom would have enjoyed this gesture so much.

My other news is I was accepted to teach next year at ArtFest......Abreviated Image Abstract. Not as complicated as it sounds....

And of course...a picture of a hot Madison. It was 112 today here.....She did really well even though she had 4 shots yesterday...

...oh I am published...

In LK Ludwig's latest book:

And Dawn Sokol's newest book:
Penny had copies of these today so I got to peak inside. Carol is in L K's also. Both were very cool I thought...Proud to be in them. Thanks L K and Dawn. Good job!

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Penny's Playhouse

Fun day at Penny's.

We made sock dolls.....
and celebrated Penny's birthday...she is the baby in the group.

Barbara made a delicious lemon cupcake cake....sooo cute.

Penny got lots of cool fabric and a fun cat from Mary and Susan B. made a beautiful crown.

She also got this item that prompted several good lines....not to be mentioned here...

Penny's amazing house is always a treat to visit.

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Fun day

Had a great day. Colleen and I went to Santa Barbara and checked out the Art from Scrap show. It was great!
This is Carol's...

This is Colleen's moving piece...

This is Mary's...

This is Penny's
We stopped by to see how it was going for Mary P. and the Solstice parade was very exciting to see all the work under way...It will be a great event next Sat. If you are in the area don't miss it!....even though I will...Carol and I are teaching an altered book class at the ART CLINIC.

Then we had delicious Viet Namese food on Milpas. We went on to Carpinteria to hit the fabric store. Then a stop at Pierre LaFond's in Montecieto to see what was new and exciting there. Lots of cool and inspirational stuff! One last stop at Trader Joe's and up the pass to our valley. Really fun day.

Friday, June 13, 2008

Happy Father's day everyone

Here is Earl and Maddy livin' it up....

This is a photo essay of my world.....

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Maddy and Mom taking a nap

Last day before Jill goes back to work. We are doing OK on the home front and Jill is being really strong too. Maddy is so sweet and fun right now. She smiles and coos so sweetly. Hard to believe she could pee in her bath tub and break wind like a sailor......

Tuesday, June 03, 2008

I bought some cool art



The artist Is Drew Davis. He has a great blog and an etsy site....

I lovvvvvve his work! Enjoy!

Self portrait RR journal

It is back with me after a 2 year+ trip to 23 amazing artists. You can check out the entries on my Flickr site...go to art nest flickr in my links.