Monday, October 29, 2012
I really fell off with my blogging. It was a very wonderful project but very demanding because Wilshire and Western is so busy. Hundreds of people, many who stopped to talk and comment and the buses....... I was so tired at the end of the day. I think the noise took a toll. The box was finished on time and graffiti coated without incident and the everyone ws very happy and complimentary. there are plans for more but I hope it's a week or so off before I hve tothink about going out on the street again.
I wanted to express my appreciation for the great security staff who not only made sure I was safe but answered many questions from passers-by.
Thanks Officers Rudy and Freddy!
Here are the finished murals.
Monday, October 22, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
I spent the week end priming and sanding the utility box in between classes. It is really physical work and as I was cleaning the box people glanced me as if I was just crazy.
But today things started to come into focus. With a clean smooth surface, I got to work.
I'm working for the Wilshire Center Business Improvement District. They are really committed to having public art in the neighborhood and once again I am touched and moved with how much people want to have art in their environment. There was a constant stream of supportive complimentary and encouraging people from every walk of life. I have amazing security support. Officer Rudy was sort of miffed that I didn't call him when a schizophrenic homeless person got a little close and another homeless man intervened and then they got in a shouting match. The wild guy started shouting and carrying on and went away and then ran back to me and threw a dollar in my supply case then ran away again and shouted that the dollar was for me and not for the guy who was helping me out. I'll save the dollar.
Monday, October 15, 2012
Friday, October 12, 2012
I know that this is a stretch for daily painting but I'm getting ready to start on the Wilshire Western utility box. I went to Home Depot and did some damage then cleaned out Nova Color. Trying to be there very early to get started before figure class. Will take lots of photos. The box is right at the Metro station and people and traffic will be an issue.
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Monday, October 8, 2012
Sunday, October 7, 2012
On Wednesday afternoon my iPhone ( aka my brain) went missing..... while it was a strange rest to not have any calls or things I had to respond to, it did put me out of touch with my blog. So here is the catch up. I was working on this when I realized pandora had stopped playing, I went to the computer and the cable was there but my phone which had been acting as the airport was gone.......
That's as far as I got.
Thursday morning is my day to drive to Murrieta to teach and I have been painting along with the class. They like it and it keeps me on track. Here's a link to the blog I keep for them.
Then Friday I got to get this one in.....
and next day work in this
and today I finished the above, but the photo was full of glare- will include tomorrow and started on the final version of the Wiltern,
I haven't said too much because I'm so happy and nervous about this project. The box at Wilshire and Western! I have two strong possibilities and an idea for a third. Needs to be in by Wednesday. Stay tuned.