Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Still painting...

My studio with portrait-in-progress in the background and my own way-too-shiny little alto sax in the foreground (girl toys).

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Gleaming new maple floors installed

The pre-finished maple floors were installed Saturday.  The remaining items are few.  The sight of the new floor has sure received the WOW response from everyone taking a look this weekend---what a difference a floor makes!

Monday, March 21, 2011

Art & Music: Jazz-Funk

 David Halliday (photo from the Park City Jazz Foundation)

Last night we went out to The Depot to hear Galactic, New Orleans jazz-funk band with special guests vocalist Cyril Neville (of the Neville Brothers) and Corey Henry (Rebirth Brass Band) with Orgone.  The place was jumpin' and our own local musician, David Halliday sat in with Galactic (having performed with them while living in New Orleans a few years back), and wowed our socks off with his saxy prowess.  :o)

Above:  My own humble little alto sax...I'm practicing, David, really, I am!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Art: Friday Gallery Stroll March 18

Josie Fife, watercolor

Charley Hafen Jewelers - Gallery  features the watercolor paintings of Josie Fife.
Josie adds her personal treatment to forms and often includes imagined figures---a view of people who may be rendered ironically, neutrally or sympathetically.  Josie has also worked as an artist in the film industry for more than two decades.

A reception for the artist will be held during Gallery Stroll evening from 6:00 till 9:00 p.m.
Visit Charley's Hafen's website for a preview of this show and info on upcoming and past exhibits:

Charley Hafen Jewelers - Gallery
1409 South 900 East
Salt Lake City, UT 84105 


Hours: Monday - Friday 12 – 7,
Saturday 10 – 2, Closed Sunday

For a complete list of participating galleries in this month's Gallery Stroll go here.
Bring friends.
Meet artists.
Take home a masterpiece.

Monday, March 14, 2011

When you wish upon a . . .

Hmmm...I didn't have a photo of a star, but I have this picture of my soon-to-be-hanging-over-the-breakfast-table crystal chandelier as this afternoon's light danced upon it.  But back to the thought...When you wish upon a star (chandelier or whatever), be sure and have a clear list of what it is you are dreaming of, because your wishes just may come true!

Monday, March 7, 2011

UWS Spring Show Entry

Above:  Toni Youngblood, Seattle Winter Table, 2011©, watercolor/gouache on Arches paper

I'll be waiting for jury notifications to be sent out on April 5.

Sun Room progress: Installing trim around windows and doors

Above: Window Crown

Above:  Window Crown

Above:  Window Sill
Almost done with installing the trim, then on to filling in nail holes, caulking gaps, priming the casings and painting all trim!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Like a new box of Crayolas!

I've mentioned before that I love this chair designed by Hans Wegner.  (previous post here)

Just received an email note that Room and Board is having a sale---The Hans Wegner event.  Not that I have it in my budget to purchase one of these chairs even with the discount.  But I wanted to take a look.  I was delighted to see all the new colors available for this classic chair of 1950's design!  I posted photos of most below, but I think I missed one.  You can take a look for yourself here.
Caspian blue
Caymen blue
Orange blue (just kidding, it's just plain Orange!)
Caribbean blue
Baltic blue
Crazy color love...I'm giddy!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

A Peaceful Demonstration in Salt Lake City

at the federal court...
All photographs and the story are taken from the February 28 Salt Lake Tribune.  See more here.
(Al Hartmann | The Salt Lake Tribune) Tim DeChrisopher, left, and his lawyers Ron Yengich and Pat Shea step from the Federal Court Building in Salt Lake City on Monday, Feb. 28, looking across the street to where several hundred people were rallying for DeChristopher. DeChristopher is accused of winning bids on more than a dozen drilling parcels in Utah with no intention of paying the $1.8 million tab. He said he disrupted the auction to help thwart the global climate crisis.

Click on images for a closer view...

Actress/activist Daryl Hannah showed up and demonstrated her support
Daryl Hannah

Lots of chanting and singing from (global and) local supporters. (Hi, Joan!)



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