Archive for May, 2010

Welcome

Wednesday, May 26th, 2010

Welcome to my blog and first real post.

Artists&Thieves is a mystery novel, an art caper. I’m thinking of this blog as an art caper also, an olio–a stew of art and prose, a mixture of this and that.  We’ll see what happens.

I’m reading Seven Days in the Art World by Sarah Thornton. She describes the high road of big money art. It’s a fascinating road. This blog is not the high road. It’s more like “who drives on this road?”

I’ll share Chinese brush paintings from my studio and weird and wonderful works  from friends’ studios and writing desks. Since my novel as well as artists and thieves are the theme topics here, I’ll let you know when updates about my novel are posted on the About The Book page, discuss art that has been stolen in dark alleys, and take a look at the creative stuff which pops up everywhere in sunny California byways. Like this driftwood.

Monterey driftwood

In April, I was walking in the late afternoon on an empty beach in Marina, California, just up the road from Monterey. Some long gone someone planted a piece of driftwood by the waves, piled sand around it to keep it upright, and left it there as if to watch the sea. As the tide rose higher, I thought “this won’t be upright for long.”

Rising tide

Next morning I checked. In spite of the waves eroding the sand piled around it, it was still there, watching the sea. It seemed a simple affirmation of our ability to see beauty. Five stars.

The Watcher

Up next:  San Diego’s Urban Trees:  complex materials, complex ideas

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Monday, May 24th, 2010

We will look at what is new and old around town.

driftwood

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Monday, May 10th, 2010

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