Happy Thanksgiving from All of Us

Posted on Nov 25, 2014 in blog, Monsanto Gardens, paper mache, papier-mache | No Comments
Happy Thanksgiving from All of Us

The Pigmumpkins and everyone here at Monsanto Gardens would like to wish you a very Happy Thanksgiving! Leaf Girl also sends her best wishes for a season of plenty.

Song of my selfie

Posted on Nov 1, 2014 in blog | No Comments
Song of my selfie

Last night, it rained for the first time in six months, and today, All Saints Day of the Dead (my birthday), I saw a little girl cartwheel on a grave. I never could cartwheel, but I have spun fifty times around the sun and can run three times around the cemetery where children play on […]

Dia de los Muertos Lives!

Posted on Oct 12, 2014 in blog, paper mache, papier-mache | No Comments
Dia de los Muertos Lives!

I would like to print a retraction from my previous post “Adios dia de los muertos“. Gail Mishkin corrected me. Although Saturday, October 11 was indeed her last day at the Folk Tree. The Folk Tree itself is still going strong. Dia de los Muertos lives, and Rocky is just fine. I’d like to thank […]

Adios Dia de los Muertos

Adios Dia de los Muertos

This year’s Dia de los Muertos celebration and art event at the Folk Tree is bittersweet. Like every year for the past ten, I can’t wait to see what Gail Mishkin has done with the place. When I dropped off my “Lost at Sea” skeleton mermaid mirror a couple of weeks ago, the walls were […]

Musical Chair goes to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley

Posted on Sep 24, 2014 in blog, Functional Art, paper mache, papier-mache | No Comments
Musical Chair goes to The Museum of the San Fernando Valley

DATE: Saturday, October 4, 2014 TIME: 6:00pm – 10:00pm PLACE: The Museum of the San Fernando Valley 18860 Nordhoff St., Suite 204 Northridge, CA 91324-3885 – Over 30 Decorative Chairs For Sale – Embellished Picture Frames For Sale – Original Historic Northridge Artwork For Sale – Raffles – Silent Auction – Refreshments Come see my […]

To market, to market to patent a pig!

Posted on Sep 4, 2014 in blog, garden | No Comments
To market, to market to patent a pig!

Monsanto Gardens is thrilled to announce that its parent company (Monsanto) is very close to patenting a pig. They also want to patent the pig gene that makes some pigs fatter than others (re Pigoons in Oryx and Crake). Watch this video for more info: http://topdocumentaryfilms.com/patent-for-a-pig/   This is great news for us at Monsanto Gardens, […]

Freeway Lady Resurrection

Posted on Jul 25, 2014 in blog, lavc, Wall Art | One Comment
Freeway Lady Resurrection

I don’t remember “The Freeway Lady” in her first incarnation because she had disappeared by the time I arrived in LA. All I knew was that the mere mention of her name elicited wistful sighs by those who idled in LA traffic much longer than I have. Nor did I know that the  artist Kent Twitchell […]

Grand Opening of Cope Studios in Glendale this Friday

Posted on Jul 16, 2014 in blog, Sculpture | No Comments
Grand Opening of Cope Studios in Glendale this Friday

I’ll be there at the behest of Jacqueline Myers-Cho, artist in residence at the studios. She will be showing her work along with 20 other artists. There will be food, music, and live demonstrations. I’m so excited that there is such a large and vibrant artist colony right in Glendale and that I  have been […]

Artists Anonymous

Posted on Jun 27, 2014 in blog | No Comments
Artists Anonymous

I’ve run into quite a few people lately who claim that they are *not* artists or, at least, not yet or not really. In each situation, we were either working on art together or looking at artwork that they created. What’s up with that? The short answer if fear: fear of being judged, fear of […]