Yesterday, I installed signs to help bring attention to the upcoming exhibition, "Petaluma's Participation in the Women's Suffrage Movement." The exhibition opens officially on August 26th!
In lieu of in-person visits, the museum will be offering an online gallery tour with the dynamic curator historian and patron Paula Freund. I am really looking forward to seeing it! Check the museum's website https://www.PetalumaMuseum.org for details on the online gallery tour and upcoming events related to the exhibition.
Check out my new VOTE with LOVE series and Sunflower signs installed last night. I will be selling stickers, and perhaps posters, to raise money to fund this and other empowering inspirational projects. Don't be shy about sharing the wealth if you can! And, remember that no matter what, you are amazing!
To see the designs go the the VOTE with LOVE page.
And, stay tuned!
And, the save goes to.... PRH!
Always and ever the procrastinator, I planned to seal and finish the signs for tomorrow's installation today, outside in the driveway. Mother Nature and planet Earth had other plans. The smoke and light ash rain from nearby fires, north and east of Petaluma, forced a change in plans.
After the initial panic subsided, I called my friend Pam for help. She loaned me her barn for the afternoon and I was able to meet my deadline.
Thank you, Pam!!!!!!!!!!!
This is the newest design in the series. It is really a marriage of different elements of the earlier designs. But, it is cool and I like it!
Thought that this was an interesting experiment. The signs side by side, a left and a right. And, all red white and blue... with love.
I had the pleasure of bringing Chick P. to first-time hosts in East Petaluma and making new friends. It was a wonderful smile filled installation. Thank you for getting in touch, Aiden and Amy!
I had a memory pop up and create this "poem" in about 3 minutes earlier today. Strange and cool! Its about me and my brother, when we were little, creeping out of our rooms and listening to my mom and dad fight when they thought we were asleep.
so where were we then
you and i
hunkered down on the landing
perched on its edge
when the screaming stopped
and all fell silent
and afraid to be caught up
in the darkness
So, instead of working on some materials for a meeting that I have today, and an overdue commission. I designed this yesterday. Running away from my anxiety, or maybe I should say refocusing it, is often beneficial!
Now... back to work :P
Inspired in part by Robert Indiana.
I designed this one while waiting for the paint to dry on the larger sign. fun!
I think that Vote with Love wants to become a series. Let's see what happens in the next few days...
I designed this one as a sticker earlier in the week and converted it to a 2'x2' sign last night. (Special thanks for inspiration to artist Robert Indiana.)
This design is a sticker I created in 2019. Last night, I converted it into a painted sign. Happy Independence Day, to all my American friends. And, happy Saturday to everyone, everywhere
I dropped off the new sign at The Petaluma Art Center for an outdoor art fence event to support their upcoming show "Deeds Not Words" about the Women's Suffrage Movement.
Funny, it looked so much larger on the floor!