Yesterday during lunch I took the time to check out the new exhibit at the Long Beach Museum of Art. The show is called Painting With Fire. It's a small and beautiful show exhibiting enamel art from this country over the past fifty years. There were handful of vibrant Mid-Century pieces that I was drooling over. I wanted to photograph them all, except they would not let me. Painting with Fire: Masters of Enameling in America
P.S. Kudo's to my friend Richele for teaching me how to code my links to make them live!
Eco-Friendly lamps made from a mixture of hot glue and ethylene vinyl acetate (a non-toxic thermoplastic that melts at a low-temp). The plastic can be re-melted again which allows Wurman to recycle 100% of his materials. http://wunderwurks.com/
I just love her blog called "The Wish Jar" (http://www.kerismith.com/blog/). She oozes with creativity and seems to wake up every day with an inspirational thought. Here are some of her ideas: "1. Go for a walk. Draw or list things you find on the the sidewalk. 2. Write a letter to yourself in the future. 3. Buy something inexpensive as a symbol for your need to create, (new pen, a tea cup, journal). Use it everyday. 4. Draw your dinner. 5. Find a piece of poetry you respond to. Rewrite it and glue it into your journal. 6. Glue an envelope into your journal. For one week collect items you find on the street. 7. Expose yourself to a new artist, (go to a gallery, or in a book.) Write about what moves you about their work. 8. Find a photo of a person you do not know. Write a brief bio about them. 9. Spend a day drawing only red things..." And the list goes on, and on, and on, and on... literally.