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Book 12: 2020 #spare-a-square

#spare-a-square

When toilet paper was seen as a rare commodity

Never in a million years would I have thought that toilet paper (TP) would cause such stress. But turns out that toilet paper and sanitizer were the first things to be horded when the Covid-19 Quarantine started in March of 2020.

And thats where I got the idea for this book. If TP is so rare, lets “#spare-a-square” for art’s sake.
The project asked for artwork to use one 4×4 sheet of TP, it could be painted, folded, drawn on, basically anything they wanted, but only one sheet, and as you can imagine since artists like to work outside the box, some decided to send me their individual interpretations. I know you’ll enjoy the journey into the world of TP in a way you have not seen before.

Available from amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088VVLJVQ?ref_=pe_3052080_397514860

NOTE: Most artists kept within their style, but remember, TP is not easy to work with AND its intended to dissolve in water. Be sure to check out the Artists website for complete samples of their art.
A big thank you to all the artists who participated.

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Studio Visits: The Brewery Los Angeles

The Brewery Artwalk Los Angeles, CA
http://breweryartwalk.com

I have been visiting the Brewery in downtown LA for years and each time I see something different that catches my eye. I have many friends who live there… the art spaces are amazing. Some have tall open ceilings and others have garden walkways. There is a lot of asphalt and a park right in the middle of the complex. It also is home to about 3 galleries LA Artcore being one of them.

There is a restaurant named Barbara’s where you can find artists and business people hanging out eating or having a conference. It’s certainly a destination location… and one not to miss.

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[from their website] We are one of the oldest and largest artist colonies in the world, celebrating over 30 years. Covering 23 acres in 14 buildings of live-work spaces, 500-700 artists and businesses call The Brewery their home. Twice a year, we open our doors and invite the public to enjoy our open studios at The Brewery Art Walk.

The Brewery Art Colony, located in Los Angeles, has been called the largest live-and-work artists’ colony in the world. The compound sits on twenty-one former warehouses – with an old Edison power plant chimney dating to 1903 – house work studios, living lofts, restaurants and galleries.
The Brewery is home to practitioners of a variety of artistic mediums from painting, sculpture and photography to industrial design, architecture and experimental new media

The Beginnings

The Brewery Art Colony began in 1903 as the Edison Electric Steam Power Plant and then as a Pabst Blue Ribbon brewery. Years later it was converted into artist lofts.

The Artwalk

The Brewery Art Walk is a twice-annual free event showcasing Los Angeles artists selling gallery-quality fine art at studio prices. Artists open up their homes to the public and allow them to browse and purchase their artwork in their lofts. The Art Walk offers visitors a unique chance to walk door to door to visit artists in their workspaces.
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Book 6: Best of 2016 Artist Art & Story

Book 6 Best of 2016 Artist Art and Story book of 32 artists, art and story from their lives in the year 2016.

We live our lives in stories… each moment brings us that special opportunity to make it more, make IT our lives. Some we take what they offer and move on while others need more reflection and consideration. These are the ones that can change our lives deeper than imagined and when we share them they grow and travel and change others lives.

So much of the time I hear “I can’t write” and I respond with… if you can speak it you can write it. In todays technical world we can talk into a mic and it will type out your story for you. Then you edit it. It works. That’s what I do!!

There are still artists sending me their photos with the book open to their pages so visit us again to see them all.


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Book 4: OECW: Artists, Art & Story Southern California

Our Ever Changing World: Through the  Eyes of Artists: “Artists, ART & Story: Southern California

cvrBook Four:  (5.5 x 8.5 black and white) Spotlights Southern California Artists their art and story. The focus of the book was to write a story, 500 to 1,000 words long and to share a life experience NOT related to or mention art in any way. As artists it seems we are always talking to and about our lives as artists. My intention was to help move the focus more to the history of the artist as a combination o f life experiences. We are more than our art… we are our story.

There are 90 artists and 280 pages to read through.

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Participation Artists: Kathi Flood, Stefanie Vega, Ellen Riingen, Joyce Lieberman, Paula Goldman, Bibi Davidson, Geoffrey Levitt, Emerald Arts, Jack Reilly, Chuck Feesago, Laura Larson, Irina Logra, Karen Kinney, Rob Grad, Susan Lizotte, Debbi Green, Gary Lloyd, Sierra Pecheur, Linda Zigman Kosoff, Diane Pirie Cockerill, Linda Sue Price, Carolyn Campbell, Martin Cox, Emily Elisa Halpern, Greg Andrade, J.j. L’Heureux, Mara Thompson, Joanne Julian, Elijah Richard, Karen Frimkess Wolff, Karma Henry, Leah C. Dixon, Michael McCall, Ann Phong, Jon Measures, Preston M.  Smith, Michelle D. Ferrera-Lubin, John Eden, Dori Atlantis, Cathy Weiss, Sidney Tuggerson Jr, Linda Parnell, Peter Hess, Cindy Rinne, Andrea Bogdan, Dakota Noot, Ron Therrio, Barbara Kerwin, Melissa Ann Lambert, Peggy Sivert Zask, Keariene Muizz, Barbara Nathanson, Wendy Smith, Ann Mitchell, Pat Gainor, Virginia Biera, Roland Reiss, Dave Lovejoy, Debbi Swanson Patrick, Ben Zask, Yoshie Sakai, Kerry Kugelman, Dawn Arrowsmith, Vicki Barkley, Roxene Rockwell, Steven Fujimoto, Marla Fields, Jane Cantillon, Stevie Love, Mike Street, Alex Schaefer, Terry Arena, Craig Sibley, Abby Schachner, Hung Viet Nguyen, Joy J. Rotblatt, Lillian Abel, Beanie Kaman, David Glynn, Anna Marini-Genzon, Amy Kaps, Milo Reice, Yvette Gellis, Sharon Suhovy, Stephen Rowe, Lena Moross, Bradford J. Salamon, Jill Sykes, Ada Pullini Brown, Mike M. Mollett, Karrie Ross

Book 2: OECW: Couples and Collaborations

Our Ever Changing World ~ Through the Eyes of Artists — Couples and Collaborations

Just how DO Artists live together? Is it a collaboration or…

I like thinking that artists are different. I noticed that artists work to bring something that is hidden into light. That their way of seeing and being in our world opens us to new ways of acting and thinking. Their different perspectives help to bring about change.

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Book 1: OECW: What are you Saving from Extinction?

Our Ever Changing World: Through the Eyes of Artists, Book 1, began with an inquiry into the quote by Frida Kahlo. “I paint flowers so they will not die.” Then the project grew into the question of “What are you saving from extinction?” and finally morphed into a sharing of stories, a special moment-in-time in an artists’ life. A possible aha! moment of awakening and connecting for them.

OECW: Book 1: Vromans Book Signing 2013: The book signing was designed as the first step in many to promote the book “Our Ever Changing World: Through the Eyes of Artists: “What are you saving from extinction?”

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