Thursday, June 7, 2018

I am home and it's Paint Party Friday

Hi Everyone!
I have been home a week or so from my trip to VA. I had the best time with my daughter and her husband. We spent two days visiting DC. It was fabulous! Seeing the White House for the first time is quite humbling. What I really loved is that most everything there was free. The zoo, museums, art galleries and much more. Eating out was not that expensive either. DC is exciting with lots of energy. VA is a busy place too. I did like that EVERYTHING is so convenient. I could have stayed longer but will definitely go back before this tour of duty is over for them.  Not much art work done. I am a private artist. Meaning I don't like people watching me create. So while in the SF airport I began to draw. I was sitting off by myself and before I knew it 3 people were watching me and asking me questions. Uuhhh did I invite you into my space? They were nice but it is like interrupting someone that is reading a book. LOL  So to say the least this is not my 
best but it is what I have this week. 
Big thanks to Eva and Kristen for hosting Paint Party Friday


This is a sculpted leather woman in progress. I will get her finished this week. She is a birthday gift for my neighbor.  
 
We were so fortunate to go to the Renwick art gallery in DC. The entire gallery featured artists from and about Burning Man. We were in awe of the art.
It was quite dark so photos are not as good as they could be.
This was overhead as we walked up the stairs
 As you walk in she greeted you. She is all wire with an amazing steal armature.






Last but not least, a person that is into the macabre as I am could not pass up seeing the steps from the movie "The Exorcist" Ya know the steps that Father Karras fell down.
 That's it for now. I will post more photos later on.


Nicole/DVArtist 
Honor and integrity in art, in life.

24 comments:

  1. Lovely work Nicole, and welcome home!

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  2. Love those steps! Glad you had such a great trip. The museum looks wonderful. Your art is fantastic, as always. Hugs, Valerie

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  3. Fabulous art Nicole and fantastic photos and impressions from your trip to DC!
    Have a great weekend!
    HUgs, Susi

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  4. Hi, Nicloe. So glad you enjoyed your time away. It sounds like you had a wonderful time. Love your drawing and your sculpture is coming along nicely. Cant wait to see it finished.

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  5. nice sketch and your sculpture is beautiful looking! It's been many years since I was in DC and would enjoy going again after so long. Glad you had such a nice time. The museum art must have been quite amazing to see in person. Happy PPF!

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  6. Beautiful photos! I would have so taken a pic of the Exorcist stairs too, LOL! I think your sculpture is really beautiful. What a gorgeous present :)

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  7. Nice to hear that you enjoyed your journey, Nicole.
    Your art is always impressive and beautiful.
    Have happy PPF and week ahead xx

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  8. Lovely photos and what a special time with your daughter and your leather art lady is divine in progress and wonderful portrait sketch ~

    Happy Weekend to you,
    ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor

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  9. Oh that mushroom is lovely. Thanks for sharing your photos. Welcome back
    Happy PPF

    much♥️love

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  10. Glad you're back, and that your trip was so much fun. You did a good sketch, despite the onlookers ;-) I understand completely what you mean, I feel so self-conscious when people are watching me draw or paint, so I avoid those situations at all costs. That looks like an interesting gallery. I'd love to have a walk around there. Happy weekend!

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  11. Nice to hear you had a great time on your trip. Beautiful art in the gallery. Love your leather woman :)

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  12. I have always wanted to go to DC. Thank you for sharing your amazing photos, including the stairs. How cool is that? Nice to hear that it is not so expensive too. Please thank your kids for their service to our Country! I hope you post your leather sculpture next week. She looks gorgeous already. Happy PPF and have a wonderful week! Hugz, Rasz

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  13. I'm glad you made it home safe and sound. You had a great visit judging by the wonderful art you saw. Those steps are steep! Did you dare climb them...I would have HAD to. Great sketch. The leather sculpture is to DIE for!!
    xx, Carol

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  14. DC is pretty cool. I used to have family living there, so I've been a few times. I loved all the free entertainment, and the food was so good, too. Nice to have you back, tho. :) So glad you had a great time.

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  15. Oooh, it's too bad you got bugged at the airport, but I'm sure they meant well. And maybe they were bored stuck in the airport. Your sculptured lady looks really cool and I love that Burning Man art. I went once! 1996 omg.

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  16. looking forward to seeing the leather lady finished. What an interesting gallery you visited.

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  17. I havent actually seen The Exorcist lol and I love horror :)

    I either just ignore people when drawing outside, if they get pushy or rude after I polity say I am busy, I get rude back :p

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  18. It does sound like a great trip! I wrote an article once about people talking to me while drawing, I feel like you do!

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  19. So happy you had a great time my friend! You made me laugh, about people watching you sketch! You are an amazing artist, I would be watching too! Great art pieces! Your neighbour is going to love her birthday gift! Love the art gallery! Spooky seeing those stairs from The Exorcist! Big Hugs!

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  20. Lots of art this time. That art gallery collection is interesting and of course your art, as always.
    Have a good week!

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  21. Lovely drawing. Looks like you had a wonderful time, what a great experience.

    -Soma

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  22. Your sculptures are always just amazing. Blessings!

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  23. That sculpture looks very intriguing! I would love to sketch and draw outside more, but the people are also a problem for me. Even if they're nice, it still feels uncomfortable. Sounds like you had a great time, that museum looks fascitating!

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  24. Great sculpture, Nicole. It is already FANTASTIC. You neighbour will love it.
    Thank you for the beautiful photos of the museum. Kisses!

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