Today was about art maintenance, cleaning up, applying acrylic varnish. Not worthy of a photo. During my half hour perambulation around the Lower Haight and Duboce Triangle, I managed to maintain social distance and also snapped this photo on Page Street.
Tuesday, March 31, 2020
Monday, March 30, 2020
Sunday, March 29, 2020
Yes, you can visit a museum, virtually that is. Have a “walk” around the Legion of Honor in San Francisco. Fun fact — The Legion of Honor is built on top of the cemetery (some of the graves were moved first) and you can assume it is full of ghosts. They might be enjoying the peace and quiet right now….
Saturday, March 28, 2020
I paint with acrylics, which once you put your paint on the palette it is pretty much use it or lose it. I even use a plastic tray with a tight-fitting lid to slow the paint drying out, but the best I get is usually about 24 hours. With oil paints you can always loosen up drying paint, but it also would mean my apartment would smell like oil paint all time. So, I use acrylics.
Last year I started an artist book where the leftover paint is used to cover most of the text on the each and every page. I am only up to page 30, so this project will take a while. Here is a preview — today I had some leftover green…
Friday, March 27, 2020
Thursday, March 26, 2020
More gluing today but also a trip to the grocery store. We are allowed to go grocery shopping in San Francisco. I have changed my habits and now only shop once per week. Both to limit my chances for exposure but also to keep the crowds down so more people can shop safely.
Like many grocery stores, the workers at Trader Joe’s are doing a great job. A line with every customer at least 6 feet apart snakes through the parking lot and up the sidewalk. At the door customers are given a freshly cleaned cart or basket. When I arrived, I counted about 50 people in front of me. Within a half an hour I was inside. The store did not feel crowded and I was back outside with a heavy shopping bag and full backpack in less than 15 minutes. The store was well stocked. If this is the “inconvenience” we have to go through to keep us all safe and flatten the curve, I am all for it.
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Tuesday, March 24, 2020
Monday, March 23, 2020
Sunday, March 22, 2020
Got some more work done on this art project this afternoon.
Even though we are being asked to shelter in place and stay home as much as possible, we still are allowed to go out for some fresh air and walk. The important thing is to keep that social distance of 6 feet or more (2m). This morning I strolled around my neighborhood. It was quiet and virtually everyone is being really cautious and maintaining that social distance. This has been my experience that past week — people seem to be getting better and better at this new normal. Although, there is one exception. Every time I see a pedestrian failing the social distance test, they all have the same thing in common – they are distracted and talking on their phone. We all need to get used to a new way of doing things, and if you cannot focus on walking safely, please wait to take the call until you’re back home.
Saturday, March 21, 2020
Friday, March 20, 2020
and making — It may look like I am channeling Rothko. But for this project I need some more yellow and orange painted paper to cut up for the Post-Folk Art collages.
Thursday, March 19, 2020
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
Tuesday, March 17, 2020
Friday, March 6, 2020
Getting caught up on this winter’s mail, there were still a few more cards celebrating the Year of the Rat, more rubber stamping and with an extra-long month, some Leap Day mail as well. The mail shown here includes: