Experiments in Blue // Week 12

03/21/16

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This past Friday I spent a couple of hours creating this new piece above for my Experiments in Blue series. It was an attempt to create a similar geometric quilt-inspired pattern like I did last week but in watercolor paints on paper (last week I used acrylic on a hard panel). I also played with incorporating some rainbow shapes into the bird (remember those from Weeks Nine and Five?). I love using repetition when I create bodies of work.

Hope everyone has a happy Monday!

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Joy of Swimming Book Tour

03/16/16

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Friends,

I am so excited because just last week, I interviewed the amazing Dara Torres for my upcoming book about badass women over 40 (comes out in 2017). It was an absolute treat to interview her (her story is incredible). I was also lucky enough to get permission for this beautiful quote from Tara for my latest book (which comes out April 17) — The Joy of Swimming.

Speaking of The Joy of Swimming, you can pre-order the book here. Do you live in or near San Francisco, New York City, Minneapolis, Portland or Seattle? I’ll be in each of these cities speaking and signing copies of The Joy of Swimming.

April 26, 7-9 pm – California College of the Arts (San Francisco) (I’m giving a talk & signing books)
May 8, 2-4 pm 
– Strand Books (NYC) (signing books)
May 11, 7-9 pm – Powerhouse Arena (Brooklyn, NY) (I’m giving a talk & signing books)
May 13, 9-10:30 am  – Creative Mornings (Minneapolis) (I’m giving a talk & signing books)
May 17, 7-9 pm – Broadway Books (Portland) (signing books)
May 24 7-9 pm – University Bookstore (Seattle) (I’m giving a reading & signing books)

Mark your calendars and hope to see you there!

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EXPERIMENTS IN BLUE // WEEK ELEVEN

03/14/16

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This week’s painting for my Experiments in Blue series was inspired by different quilts and geometric rugs I’ve seen recently. It’s also part of the body of work I’m creating for a show I’ll be having this fall in New York (more info on that to come).

This week’s piece took me about six hours from start to finish (and she’s only 8×10 inches), and I did it all in one sitting on Saturday.

Happy Monday!

 

 

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Words for the Day // No. 71

03/09/16

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Getting excited about the release of The Joy of Swimming. Here’s a spread from the book, a wonderful line by Ralph Waldo Emerson.

Visit the site to see book tour dates!

Have a great Wednesday, friends!

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Experiments in Blue 2016 // Week Ten

03/07/16

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Yesterday I completed this week’s Experiment in Blue. It’s also part of my new series of abstract paintings inspired by 1970’s graphic design. This piece is 12×12 inches, acrylic on a gessoed masonite panel.

You can see all of my Experiments in Blue here. Have a great Monday, everyone!

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