This picture really appeals to me:
It’s from a blog I just discovered, written by the artist, Diane Salter. If you are like me, you will want to see more of her work. She is very generous and tells how she does these pieces, and she has them for sale.
That has inspired me to go out and buy some Faber Castell–Albrecht watercolor pencils and Faber-Castell gellatos. I have very little artistic ability, but this looks like fun to try.
As you all know, Friday was April Fool’s Day and many creative projects were launched to celebrate the fun of the day. In SF, as you may recall from last year’s post, it is called Saint Stupid’s Day.
Fresno doesn’t have anything quite so clever, but there are a few afoot, shaking things up a bit. Someone knitted a dress and a hoodie for some of the pieces outside of the Fresno Art Museum. My neighborhood got its own conceptual art installation.
Someone had tossed an old ironing board out on this frontage road island a few weeks ago. No one picked it up or hauled it away; it just kept lying there on that patch of dirt, under the olive tree. It even got drowned in a large puddle from one of our many rain storms. Then, on Friday, I see this bit of whimsy has been set up, using the discarded ironing board. Glad I went out that day and took a picture because by yesterday the iron had been taken and today the whole thing was gone.