Friday, April 19, 2013

The Altered Book Show at Marin MOCA

 Marin MOCA Altered Book show is opening tomorrow.
I have my "Three Layer Cake" in  the show.

April 20, 5-7 pm
with talk by Mary Austin, 4-5 pm
Co-Founder of the San Francisco Center for the Book

Juror Talk: May 10, 6:30- 7:30 pm
With Juror Donna Seager of Seager Gray Gallery

LIVE Auction closing:  May 25, 5-7:30 pm

Marin Museum of Contemporary Art
500 Palm Drive
Novato, CA

This is my piece of that I entered in the altered book show.

This is my friend Dorothy Yuki's piece called Center of the World made
with pages from a discarded atlas.

Come by the show. There are over 150 altered books in the show this year.

Paper Cherry Blossoms

 It is Cherry Blossom season and today in San Francisco's Japantown there is a festival going on.  It will go on for two weekends  ending with a parade. For nine years our family walked in the Cherry Blossom parade with our children's elementary school representing the Clarendon Elementary Japanese Bilingual Program. I am missing the delicious udon noodles that our school sold at the festival. I might just go over there and get some. So the last week we made some pretty cherry blossom branches and cards  in my craft classes at and at the San Francisco Carlisle retirement community.

I collected branches from my parents yard and I also picked up fallen branches on my dog walks. My dog was going crazy grabbing the from me!

I carved a cherry blossom center with an eraser and we stamped the flowers.

Yasko Gamo works on her blossoms.

Lucinda poses with her finished branch.