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A living museum in a not-so-abandoned building

Meet Ava Avione. Today I fell into her world of color and tapestries and paint, and it was completely unexpected. I’ve spent the last few days visiting local artists’ studios and workspaces for a work assignment. I always love artist’s … Continue reading

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Five Senses Monday

This weekend: The sun came out. The dogs napped on cushy beds on the deck. Movies played late into the night. Toes felt cool on fresh-cut grass. Mexico City was relived through images. A little girl turned 3. Homemade chicken … Continue reading

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I paint ‘staches

The other night, I was feeling slightly crafty. Maybe it’s because I’ve been without a camera for a while, but it was the first time in a while when I didn’t have something to do. I wanted to paint peacock … Continue reading

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Great things come when you least expect

Last weekend, I had an unexpected and great dinner with friends I had not seen in way too long. Laura and her husband barbecued a perfect tri-tip, shrimp skewers and asparagus (in celebration of the local asparagus festival that was … Continue reading

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Girl surf art I love

There was this long phase when I wanted to be a surfer. I wanted a super long longboard and an old clunker station wagon to put it on. Because I lived in Long Beach where there really are no waves, … Continue reading

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Painter of the good life

I first discovered the paintings of John Ramos when I was a student in Long Beach. I went into a gallery in Seal Beach and was struck by this style of painting I’d never seen, calming colors and visions of … Continue reading

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