Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Lust a Small Space: Please

I'll take one of these as my studio space.  
Oh, and don't forget the newer large press too, please!
[ah, one can wish and dream. . . ]


I just love the large windows and garden about!


[p.s. I'm sorry I don't know the source of the image!]

Harvest Time: Apples & Peaches

Yet another trip to our local orchard landed us a sizable sum of gala apples and the juiciest of juicy peaches.  Ou la la.  I've decided, when it comes to fruit, there is nothing better then the sun warmed variety straight from it's source! Not to mention, we also learned a few tips and tricks when it comes to harvesting such as "lift and twist," and "treat them like eggs."  Oh how I love harvest season!




 Someone has a very peachy view!



Thursday, August 28, 2014

Arc-en-ciel: I Touch

Yes, I know, it's an i Pod Touch.  Me?  I like to simplify it a bit.  Oh, let me back up.  I finally made the purchase I've been wanting to make since living in Korea.  Poor doesn't even begin to describe my situation thanks to my college education, but thanks instead to some finagling, some ebay-ing, and yard sale biz.  I managed to scrape up the cash to buy one.  My goal of getting one is to help me and my art practice keep up with the face paced world in which we now reside.  I have no desire for a smart phone as having constant access to the internet for some outrageous fee seems, well, plexing on many levels.  However, the i touch seemed perfect for fitting in my mini bag, it'll connect to the internets when there is wifi to be had, and when not, will store the info for when I need it.  Perfect, for now, for me!

Now, the issue is this.  A CASE!  I hem and hawed for how long about getting the i Touch!  Just how long with it take for me to make a decision over the case.  Eek!  I simply cannot makeup my mind what the best route for me is.  Everyone says the Otter Box, but dang, it's just so big!  In the mean time, I'll share some of these I found on Etsy.







Wednesday, August 27, 2014

A Visit with Krasner

Pollock is the house hold name you're most likely to know, but "behind every good man is an amazing woman."  Ah, or, uh something to that effect.  What I'm trying to say is, Lee Krasner shouldn't go unnoticed.  She played not only a major role in Pollock's success, but was an interesting strong willed woman and artist who far outlived the poor-choice life style of Pollock.  Sadly, I didn't actually get to see any of her work this time round [they have ever changing exhibitions in the house], but I did get to enjoy her chosen every day objects, which I find equally fascinating.  Plus, there're a few works from other artist thrown in the mix here too.  Hope you enjoy!


The kitchen . . . 




Which opened to the dining area . . . 


Which opened to the living room [rather small really] . . . 






And, her sleeping space . . . 
Yes, the spider plants are a continuation of her original plants . . . 




Tuesday, August 26, 2014

5th Annual Print Portfolio Call for Entries



Y  E  A  R  N  I  N  G


Here in begins the open call for the 5th annual Rainboeliza Print Portfolio Exchange. As I do every year, I search for a theme that is both open yet fitting for the year in passing. Beans was the first ever theme and the start of the annual exchange. When I think about it, beans had no particular significance. I didn't plant any beans, didn't eat any more beans then usual, and I certainly didn't have the funds to buy any beans. Looking back I see Beans as the symbol of a start - a seed planted that grew into this project and in my personal life a seed that was bouncing around waiting for the right soil and conditions to plant.  

Year two brought us Baggage and plenty of it. Constant travel and a stack of unruly emotions certainly felt more then fitting for the year's theme.  By year's end and the start of Year three, I was about to embark on yet another short journey which was going to "end" by moving back to my origins. Having been on the go for so long, it was startling to think about becoming stable. Still I knew what I wanted to do next.  The problem? I had no idea what was going to happen, how I was going to make it happen, and even if I could make it happen. Life felt like an eternal Grey Area!  

The year progressed and there were wonderful moments to be had . . . A love bird was singing and it felt as though the world was conspiring toward my happiness at last.  Ah, but as we all know, my luck never lasts very long and the last Note was about to fade into the night.  Thus, year five - Yearning.  Year five has been a year of pure yearning - for things lost, for things I thought I almost had, for things that have not yet come to pass.  In essence, I'm still waiting for my seed to be planted. . . 

So, what are you yearning for? 

____________________________[ DEADLINES ] 
September 5th ]
  • Yes! I promise to do it date!
  • [first come first serve, so do not delay!]
  • Email : rainboeliza@yahoo.com to confirm
  • A running list of signed up participants can be found on this here blog on the right under the title: YEARNING
[ September 8th ]
  • Notification to accepted portfolio-ers + email about shipping specks, edition how to-s, and more.
[ October 10th ]
  • Yahoo! I'm finished and my prints are postmarked!
[ October 31st ] 
  • Tentative reship assembled portfolio date.

___________________________[ GENERAL SPECS ]
[ THEME ] 
  • YEARNING
[ PAPER SIZE ] 
  • 7"x7" (2D only)
[ NO. OF PARTICIPANTS ] 
  • ~ 20 participants*
[ EDITION SIZE ] 
  • Each edition must include 21* identical prints signed and numbered 1-21*.
  • One set of prints gets archived with Rainboeliza Studios.
  • *May vary depending on participants.   
[ MEDIUM ] Any print medium**
  • **If doing strictly photography, it needs to be either on alternative paper or it needs to have a second element to it such as sewing, collage, embossment, stamp etc. Please email me about with any questions regarding the additional required specs. 
[ FEE ] 
  • $5. USD covers shipping costs and portfolio mailing materials.
  • Can be paid by cash, check, money order or through paypal.

   Don't forget that it's a great way to get connected or reconnected with each other and art making. To break it down, this is an open call for a print exchange up to approximately 20 people. As always, the portfolio is limited to keep it manageable for all those involved. Please note that if you sign up, there is no bailing allowed because all will suffer!  I retain the right to refuse prints that do not adhere to timely and physical constraints as individuals not following directions puts everyone at odds.  Keep in mind that even though the exchange has a theme, it's done so in a manner that allows and is very much intended to be as open an interpretation as you would possibly like. To get you started in the brainstorming department:

yearning |ˈyərniNG|nouna feeling of intense longing for something: he felt a yearning for the mountains.adjectiveinvolving or expressing yearning: a yearning hope.DERIVATIVESyearningly adverbyearn |yərn|verb [ no obj. ]have an intense feeling of longing for something, typically something that one has lost or been separated from: she yearned fora glimpse of him | some people yearn for a return to monarchy | [ with infinitive ] they yearned to go home.• archaic be filled with compassion or warm feeling: no fellow spirit yearned toward her.DERIVATIVESyearner nounORIGIN Old English giernanfrom a Germanic base meaning eager.

Thursday, August 21, 2014

Print Porfolio: Say What?!

Holy Smokes!  

I just realized that this time last year I already did the open call for the Annual Rainboeliza Print Portfolio Exchange. . . Do you know what the means??  Be on the lookout as it's coming in the next few days!!  What will this year's theme be and will there be any changes?  

Stay Tuned!!


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Art:Toe: Wear Your Luck

Friday's drawing is for a jackpot of a one hundred eighty million and a cash option of one hundred seven million.  If we would've played Tuesday, we would've been winners of a whole extra dollar moving us from two bucks to three.  Alas, the universe must have bigger and better things in store!

In other news, one of our fellow participants gave me this fine double rainbow t-shirt and lucky socks.  I've got pictures of me in it, but these cracked me up far more and I thought you'ed enjoy them too.

[ must I do this ? ? ? ]

[ if you insist . . .  ]

[ oh yeah!  Rockin' the double rainbow! ]



A Visit with Pollock

I recently made a trip to Long Island, NY to visit with my brother and help out with his little ones.  Conveniently, he only lives about a mile [or less] from the Jackson Pollock and Lee Krasner house.  I've visited years before when I too lived on Long Island, but it was nice to take my cluster of folks there and educated them about art and artists.   


This time round they had little recorder devices to guide us, which was nice and helped keep everyone occupied.  From sitting on chairs in the lawn gazing at the lovely view, to strolling around the grounds, to a trip to the famous studio barn and the house, it was a lovely experience. 



If you haven't seen the Pollock movie, I highly recommend you do. Although it's not an entirely accurate account of his life, it does give a fairly good account and it's done pretty well - not to mention a good portion was filmed here on the lovely east end.  Anyway, when entering the barn that was once Pollock's studio and after his death Krasner's, they displayed a myriad of things used by the artist couple.  Four baskets of slippers line the wall from which to find a pair that would fit you.  In order to enter into the actual painting area where the remnants of Pollock's famous drip paintings could be found along with a foot print or two, one had to take precautions.  The studio had gone through several renovations, so it was no longer in the original state when Pollock used it, but still it was informative, fascinating, and and overall enjoyable experience.






Next up: A Visit with Krasner: The House!

Monday, August 18, 2014

Gardening: A Recent Harvest

There hasn't been a whole lot of time for the garden between vacation, recovery from vacation and family in town, but rest assured, we are starting to enjoy a slowly ripening crop of tomatoes and soon to add the the list: peppers as well as broccoli!  I haven't taken pictures yet, but my oh my, the broccoli is finally starting to crown!  


Friday, August 8, 2014

Arc-en-ciel: Artful Gardening

Rainbows and gardening.
It seems that of all the things on my brain lately,
this is the one thing that has brought me plenty of joy.
So, it is no surprise that I'm totally stoked about these:

[ from the Paulova Ceramics Shop on Etsy ]


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