Thursday, December 31, 2009

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Rainy Day

I'm just sitting here watching the world go round and round...
Poor little Zuri has to stay in the house today.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

L.A. Printmaking Society

I recently joined the L.A. Printmaking Society and the first event I went to we heard June Wayne speak about printmaking, along with other old time printmakers who are credited with making Los Angeles the premiere town for the creation of lithography. Most of the prints shown were from the 60's so there was a lot of social comment - war, women's rights, racial equality...
I found myself thinking that all of these people are in their 80's and 90's and will soon pass on, leaving only their beautiful art work as a reminder of their time on earth. I felt honored to be in a room with so many great talents. Very inspiring!

Saturday, November 28, 2009

A Bunch of Stooges

One of the things I look forward to on Thanksgiving weekend is going to the Three Stooges Festival. All those belly laughs have to help burn a few calories off, don't they? Nyuk, nyuk, nyuk...

My favorite quote from today's movies..."Let's go places and eat things"

One of the movies was a 3-D extravaganza!

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


I first saw Bette Midler perform at the Universal Amphitheater in 1993 with my friend Mark. All these years later we found ourselves celebrating Mark's big 5-0 by seeing Bette perform in Las Vegas. What a hoot!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Oh Great Pumpkin!

VInce got extra creative this Halloween. It was a blast to hear the kids look at the pumpkin and shout out, "Domo!" Then I'd point out the pineapple and they'd yell "Spongebob's house" So cute! Our neighbors up the street erected a stage and put on a Michael Jackson dance performance. I heard some one in the audience say, "this is why I live in L.A." I couldn't agree more!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Puss and Paw

Meet Zuri. Writer of "Cat People," "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof," "The Truth About Cats and Dogs" and "The Cat in the Hat." Her true masterpiece, "Faster Pussycat," was ghost written with Russ Meyer.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Omnia Vincit Amor

As Maro Vergilius said, "Love Conquers All"
Vince and I celebrated our 12th wedding anniversary with presents and a fabulous dinner at Roy's in Pasadena. I couldn't let the day end without taking a picture of our "fake" tattoos that we wore. I kinda liked Vince's fakie and have warmed up to the idea of him getting a real one :)

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Fire Bad

This is a view of the Station fire taken from my dining room. It's been an intense 11 days of smoke and heat, just friggen brutal on everyone in L.A.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

All In A Day

Just another day in L.A.? We started off by going to the reception party for the Open Call L.A. show at the Municipal Gallery, where our friend Eiko Battle and I are both exhibiting pieces.

Straight from the party we went to an industrial location downtown to photograph actress Kikey Castillo. I snapped a few pictures of her as she transformed into her alter ego - the kick-ass sword wielding super hero, The Blue Lynxx.

Vince later took this awesome picture of her in full gear. I wouldn't mess with this chick!

Wednesday, June 17, 2009


After two recent visits to the Getty Villa I felt inspired to make a print of this Greco-Roman hard body. Who needs arms with abs like that?!

Monday, May 25, 2009

William Wendt's Garden #1 & #2

I was so inspired by the William Wendt exhibit that we saw at the Laguna Beach Museum a few months ago that I had to buy the book to the show which has in turn made me want to live in William Wendt land, a place of open fields and fresh air before the masses arrived and trampled it all asunder.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

A Day With Nile

Every year VInce takes photographs of our dear friends Nile, Christopher (and their son Kostya) to celebrate their anniversary. This year we went downtown for our photo adventure and after a few hours we started getting silly and of course those are my favorite pictures.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009


California at it's finest! There's nothing like playing in the poppy fields on a beautiful spring day.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Rocks and Ice

Inspired by a photograph taken by Tammie Lee. Thanks Tammie for the great images for me to riff on.

Pink Lady

I like this print because she looks like she's winking, she has an eye in her hand and kinda looks like Salma Hayek. The best part is that she's actually a "he" but once I got through with it it's sex had changed to a decidedly feminine figure.