he's wiping his muddy feet
all over the plum blossom.
This mushroom is
deadly. and, of course,
it's also very pretty.
A quick rattle of hail
as day breaks,
on the camellia leaves.
Extricating itself from thorns,
a bush warbler,
So distant from the moon --
the colour and scent
of wisteria blossom.
While I've found these in the "Classic Haiku" book by Tom Lowenstein, in random order,
I've copied them here above in a specific order.
I received this letter today, from a mother of one of the fallen soldiers that we painted in Chester's class and which ended up in the exhibit "Faces of the Fallen" :
Thank you so much. In 2006, I attended the Tribute to Fallen Soldiers in Washington DC, and my sister and nephew went with me. We decided to visit Ntl to pay tribute to some of my son’s comrades. As we walked into the gates, something kept pushing me towards the Womens Bldg,which at first I had no desire to go into. But, I had this eerie feeling, so we did. I stopped by the desk to sign the guestbook,.when my sister yelled, OMG, Fay, get over here,you have got to see this. I ran around the corner and there was this display of paintings, and there was the pic of Tracy,the one in the pic below. You did an AWESOME job…I started to cry and so did she,that is why I would like to have it. It was beautiful ... I visit him daily,I miss him so much. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
These are some of the paintings I did for that show in 2005:
Mini Show: Holiday Benefit for the Museum
Small works by over 85 Bay Area artists, Curated by Dieter Tremp
Nov. 22 - Dec. 28, 2008
Please join us for the reception Saturday 11/22/08, 3-5pm
2" x 2" for the Bolinas Museum Invitational.
I reserved a few of the pieces for other shows, since this one will hang until Feb. 2009.
Hope y'all feel free to join us for the reception at Hamilton AFB, Hangar 5, Novato, CA.
Thursday 10/30/08 from 4:30 - 6:30 pm.
at Hamilton AFB, Hanger 5, Marin Arts Council.
Am still in the editing process, so please e-mail me and let me know your LEAST two to four favorite paintings. :)
(*Click on any thumbnail to view larger image)
Red Orb, 18x16, oil on board
Personna, 23.5" x 19.5", oil on vellum, framed
Awkward Summer, 10 x 6, oil on discarded board
Spring Chill, Oil on Board, 30 x 20
Dappled Fly Fishing, 10" x 12", Oil on Discarded Board
Redemption, 16 x 15, Oil on discarded cabinet panel
Dark Rain, 25 x 19, oil on panel
Catting Around, 11.5" x 16", oil on board
Around The Bend, 6” x 26” x 2.5, Oil on discarded Door Core
Ghost Cowboy, 14" x 6", Oil on Discarded Board
Siblings, Oil on Panel, 19" x 25"
This Little Piggy, 6" x 26", oil on discarded wood scrap
Bewitched, 10" x 5", Oil on Discarded Floor Sample
Out Of The Fire, 9" x 12",Oil on Pit-fired Ceramic Tile
Windblown II, Oil on Discarded Board, 20" x 24"
Windblown, 12" x 16" UF, 20" x 25" framed, oil on panel
Beachwalk, 26" x 20", oil on panel, framed
Longface, 7" x 33", oil on Found Board
Censored Gurls, 26" x 20", oil on canvas, framed
Mystery Man 8026, 25" x 19", oil on panel
Saved, 9" x 12", oil on canvas
Here's also another piece I worked on last night,
oil on canvas, 10 x 12
(implied metaphor - save us from fire, floods, economy, war.)
(also click on image to enlarge)
Marin Community Foundation
5 Hamilton Landing, Novato, CA (HANGAR 5)
10/20/08 - 2/12/09
Thursday 10/30/08 (4:30pm - 6:30 pm)
check out these pods:
then, there's a camera in the exhibit!
(for those of you who remember the skull wall exhibit from the old Acad Sciences)
(Had y'all fooled, huh? Thought I was capable of hanging out with a handsome young thing. Well, it's true, we did hang out a bit, but here's Nick's lovely girlfriend, Leigh...)
We made her go back for this one...She matched the floor color.