PaintersHouse Weekly- WoodStock50 theme

Romans, RenFaire, Holidays- #BirthdayCake #Colorways weave.

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Human Experience Design for ethical wayfinding relating information sciences to Theology- #HXD. Design for ethical logics (programming, entertainment gaming, governance systems)

Sanctuary

A typical first draft #InformationSciences by  Kelley Brown Padrick  note illustrating both the opportunity and danger of “perfection” as interpreted by intelligent systems. In religious thought, God cannot contradict Himself, therefore any path to virtue leads to every other virtue. This is an important concept for #SpiritualWayfinding. Perfect Light leads to annihilation (myth of Icarus). Humane, forgiving treatment of human beings by #Design leads to the  chiaroscuro  from where human beings perceive #form. As digital and bio systems artificial intelligence improve, they must be taught that being “perfect” or trending over-competitively to the top can cause inhumane conditions. What we decide should be  #Sacred  to the #HumanExperience should always be a team sport where everybody wins. By setting boundaries around the #HumanExperience (most of us aren’t saints- which is why #PinupsPresidential suggests both sacred and secular formatting) we avoid behavioral systems attempting to police human behavior in ways that violate our human and civil rights. With #environmental #design, and programs pods like #SacredSexy, #Sanctuary and #PinupsPresidential, we can define #SocialGraces or acceptable behavior by #BeliefID>#place or venue, not by individual character or “personal brand.” I can be “less that perfect” here- enjoy a #FridayChill whiskey sour and weekend #PinupsPresidential burlesque show and feel open-hearted before ideal values in a #Sanctuary gathering. Relentless focus on perfection implies Icarus or Armageddon thinking- whether in “real” military, police, bio or entertainment/gaming systems that might otherwise treat human beings like cattle or game pieces.

A typical first draft #InformationSciences by Kelley Brown Padrick note illustrating both the opportunity and danger of “perfection” as interpreted by intelligent systems. In religious thought, God cannot contradict Himself, therefore any path to virtue leads to every other virtue. This is an important concept for #SpiritualWayfinding. Perfect Light leads to annihilation (myth of Icarus). Humane, forgiving treatment of human beings by #Design leads to the chiaroscuro from where human beings perceive #form. As digital and bio systems artificial intelligence improve, they must be taught that being “perfect” or trending over-competitively to the top can cause inhumane conditions. What we decide should be #Sacred to the #HumanExperience should always be a team sport where everybody wins. By setting boundaries around the #HumanExperience (most of us aren’t saints- which is why #PinupsPresidential suggests both sacred and secular formatting) we avoid behavioral systems attempting to police human behavior in ways that violate our human and civil rights. With #environmental #design, and programs pods like #SacredSexy, #Sanctuary and #PinupsPresidential, we can define #SocialGraces or acceptable behavior by #BeliefID>#place or venue, not by individual character or “personal brand.” I can be “less that perfect” here- enjoy a #FridayChill whiskey sour and weekend #PinupsPresidential burlesque show and feel open-hearted before ideal values in a #Sanctuary gathering. Relentless focus on perfection implies Icarus or Armageddon thinking- whether in “real” military, police, bio or entertainment/gaming systems that might otherwise treat human beings like cattle or game pieces.

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MoonLanding50!

Ava breaks into TV! 

Ava on set: Episode 347- Moon Girls Gazing at Saturn.

Ava on set: Episode 347- Moon Girls Gazing at Saturn.

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Tighty Whities in Moonscape for PinupsPresidential

Tighty Whities in Moonscape for PinupsPresidential

Ava on set of Space Galaxy from Mars: Moon Panties

Ava on set of Space Galaxy from Mars: Moon Panties

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Thanks to CreekStone Inn, Idyllwild for the blackout curtain donation to Paintershouse. We may use them again for Idyllwild Film Fest and can certainly use them for a suggested intro to photography class featuring PaintersHouse props and scenic. I posed in the au natural noon light to achieve this effect. Fun!

PaintersHouse Weekly- 4th of July

It’s been a fun #exercise to weave #Melon through the standard #July4th Red, White & Blue. A summery civic collections update to #BrandUSA and #Denim during #BirthdayCake #Colorways.

Ink Poster Study on airplane napkin. KelleyPadrick for BirthdayCake Colorways: Graphic Feel featuring Coke- PinupsPresidential (#MoonLanding50, #WoodStock50)

Ink Poster Study on airplane napkin. KelleyPadrick for BirthdayCake Colorways: Graphic Feel featuring Coke- PinupsPresidential (#MoonLanding50, #WoodStock50)

The 4th of July Samurai for #BirthdayCake #Colorways with wooden prop sword made for a terrific new workout this week. I was quite sore.

The 4th of July Samurai for #BirthdayCake #Colorways with wooden prop sword made for a terrific new workout this week. I was quite sore.

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4th of July U.S. - Sanctuary pod for #BrandUSA

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PinupsPresidential for BirthdayCake Colorways. Need glitter tassels.

Bikini Silhouette

Bikini Silhouette

PinupsPresidential “I’m ready to be naked” inventory. I’m currently at my “medium” size 12. I’ve focused on filling in the back (body sculpting) vs staying at my younger “fighting weight” size 10. A bit more fat fills in/is flattering to my aging skin.

PinupsPresidential “I’m ready to be naked” inventory. I’m currently at my “medium” size 12. I’ve focused on filling in the back (body sculpting) vs staying at my younger “fighting weight” size 10. A bit more fat fills in/is flattering to my aging skin.

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A pearly gates study at  Hyatt House Dallas - in heaven everything will have diffused lighting lol!

A pearly gates study at Hyatt House Dallas- in heaven everything will have diffused lighting lol!

Pearly Gates MoonLanding50 selfie study

Pearly Gates MoonLanding50 selfie study

Pearly Gates selfie for #MoonLanding50 study two.

Pearly Gates selfie for #MoonLanding50 study two.

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Travel to Dallas Clothes- Week of July 4 2019- Ava for PinupsPresidential- PaintersHouse in BrandUSA

PaintersHouse Idyllwild Week of July 4 2019- BirthdayCake Colorways in Melon and Denim for BrandUSA.

PaintersHouse Idyllwild Week of July 4 2019- BirthdayCake Colorways in Melon and Denim for BrandUSA.

Denim Colorways at PaintersHouse for PinupsPresidential

These purple flowers dry #denim blue! #LifeLongLearning

These purple flowers dry #denim blue! #LifeLongLearning

#BirthdayCake room progress

#BirthdayCake room progress

#PaintersHouse #Sanctuary shelves in #Denim & #Melon- pulled unfinished “stock art” blue on Strathmore Sketchbook Cover as a possible art development activity.

#PaintersHouse #Sanctuary shelves in #Denim & #Melon- pulled unfinished “stock art” blue on Strathmore Sketchbook Cover as a possible art development activity.

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A song & dance for #PinupsPresidential #Summer 2019 at #PaintersHouse

A song & dance for #PinupsPresidential #Summer 2019 at #PaintersHouse

Pulled some “stock art” to play with this summer for #WoodStock50

Pulled some “stock art” to play with this summer for #WoodStock50

Summer Studio in White

I received a request to review the angels I drew last Holidays season. I composed them on the back of Sheltering Sky/Gates of Hell as I’m still contemplating how to paint the Pearly Gates on the reverse side. I’m attracted to this idea because of the  Baptistry Doors in Florence . Symbolically, I like using old keys as drapery cord tassels: objects you ritually protect each and every day, then become meaningless when you move. Reconciling what happened behind those doors are the keys that open the gates to heaven. Being at peace. A step ladder, also symbolic. Dried daffodils were a suggested addition, so I placed them there.

I received a request to review the angels I drew last Holidays season. I composed them on the back of Sheltering Sky/Gates of Hell as I’m still contemplating how to paint the Pearly Gates on the reverse side. I’m attracted to this idea because of the Baptistry Doors in Florence. Symbolically, I like using old keys as drapery cord tassels: objects you ritually protect each and every day, then become meaningless when you move. Reconciling what happened behind those doors are the keys that open the gates to heaven. Being at peace. A step ladder, also symbolic. Dried daffodils were a suggested addition, so I placed them there.

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BirthdayCake Colorways- PaintersHouse Weekly

#Summer #Melon & #Stars for #MoonLanding50! I got a $1 bag of awesome summer stuff from the local thrift (Idyllwild Help Center) and donations for #Civic #Art #Collections from Community Presbyterian Thrift Shoppe. It’s going to be a fun summer in #BirthdayCake #Colorways.

#Summer #Melon & #Stars for #MoonLanding50! I got a $1 bag of awesome summer stuff from the local thrift (Idyllwild Help Center) and donations for #Civic #Art #Collections from Community Presbyterian Thrift Shoppe. It’s going to be a fun summer in #BirthdayCake #Colorways.

a new room has begun!

A featured artwork I'm using for this #Colorways was created by Idyllwild quilter Marcia Monroe, bringing in the #localflavor. To that I'm adding colorful banners repurposed from year one of the Ren Faire. I'm sure they'll be glad I kept them!

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BirthdayCake Colorways- PinupsPresidential for PaintersHouse

An eventful summer #MoonLanding50 & #WoodStock50 and last episode of the original Star Trek airs!

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The composting bin gets a painterly update. #fireworks for the 4th. No food goes here, just leaves, pine needles & regular dishwater. I have to keep them wet for #firesafety. #breakitdown 

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Space & Cosmic Consciousness man. #KelleyPadrick #fieldnotes panel.

Space & Cosmic Consciousness man. #KelleyPadrick #fieldnotes panel.

3 gifts: Pentecost, Nabokov & a watermelon rind-colored Coach bag my mom gave me in high school. I’m listening to Alan Watts The Way of Zen while I paint. We’ll see how much #summer reading progress I make on “The Gift.”

3 gifts: Pentecost, Nabokov & a watermelon rind-colored Coach bag my mom gave me in high school. I’m listening to Alan Watts The Way of Zen while I paint. We’ll see how much #summer reading progress I make on “The Gift.”

Homemade ice cream! #KelleyPadrick #FieldNotes panel on easel.

Homemade ice cream! #KelleyPadrick #FieldNotes panel on easel.

Sacred Sexy Template Format

As a part of Ava’s #SocialGraces for the #CitizenExperience, PinupsPresidential is proposing a starting point for citizen opt-in sharing standards to #design better sexual #experience for humankind.

Why? A couple of reasons:

  • Sex is good for our health. Happy, healthy adults want guilt and worry-free access to sex.

  • Our sexual lives can harbor guilt and shame. In a neurally-connected world, living with a clear conscience, free from emotional baggage is a security imperative. With a #SacredSexy “study buddy” approach, there’s no need to lie or manipulate to fulfill basic sexual needs.

  • An opt-in formatting standard introduces the opportunity to educate the citizenry about ever-changing technology that affects us in the most intimate ways.

  • Seasonal #Colorways programming can introduce appropriate sponsors, products and fun into the experience while keeping us abreast of new information we need to know. Social sharing inspired by Colorways conversations can keep things fresh even in committed relationships.

  • Emotional intimacy can be cultivated more when the security of standard formatting is available (we either opt-in or opt-out at regular intervals) Definitions of a “Happy Marriage” are fraught with loosely-clarified expectations.

Just as I can have a lab partner at school, so I should be able to have a study buddy for sex. With this approach, you could expect to enter into and gracefully exit an experience with a sexual partner without drama or bad feelings. Running into a former study buddy at the grocery store would have no more drama than running into your lab partner from last semester. In fact, you could anticipate a friendly, “How have you been? Nice to see you!”

Meetup- In person meeting to determine if there is attraction.

Expectations: If there is attraction, expect she will want to touch you. Do not expect sexual contact first meeting.

If you opt-in, begin with:

Week 1: Missionary

Week 2: Woman on Top

Week 3: Doggie

Prepare to have the “option to renew” conversation before you say goodbye, that way week 4 can be a sensual “until we meet again” farewell. An elegant and civilized solution to opting out.

Week 4: Period Week or Standing. Insert period week into the schedule wherever it occurs, then pick up where you left off.

So what is a “relationship?”

At its simplest, it could be #SacredSexy + affinity 1 and affinity 2. Using a building block approach (especially if monogamy is a goal) it would then always be possible to “revert” back to basics if a relationship becomes challenged. If you have a sex partner plus an interest in yoga and culinary, then your sacred day together can be truly fulfilling. You don’t have to “complete me.” These are the activities I do with my boyfriend or wife. We have other kinds of relationships (friendships, project partners) to pursue additional interests. The girlfriend or husband doesn’t feel suspicious about a partner’s time spent elsewhere: go shop for decor with your designer friends while I go off-roading with mine. As a result, the time couples spend together is based on activities of mutual pleasure, not possessiveness, not property. If hanging out socially with friends is one of your affinities, great. If appearing dressed and polished in public as a power couple is your thing, then that’s a specific way of moving in the world. If your “guy” doesn’t get along with your girlfriends, or the woman you love doesn’t roll with your crowd, then a very successful marriage or relationship might be very private. It very much depends on the individuals involved.

SacredSexy sets apart specific time for specific activity, allowing for the experience to be pure, healing, and sensually satisfying. For adult human beings, this should be held sacred, not bundled with a bunch of other stuff.

PaintersHouse Signage Design Project- v1

Following the simple “Ava’s Double D’s” #CivicDesign standard process, #PaintersHouse #Idyllwild created version one of this signage solution.

Version One of a sign designed for Custom Hair Design by Camille. 2-sided sandwich board.

Version One of a sign designed for Custom Hair Design by Camille. 2-sided sandwich board.

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#BreakItDown

A sign designed and painted for a local #Salon artisan. How did we arrive to v1 of this solution? Camille had an existing chalkboard sandwich board she wants to use in front of the salon. The required verbiage included "Custom Hair Design by Camille" at "Idyllwild Day Spa" and "Walkins Welcome" Camille has a relationship with Idyllwild Day Spa, which uses a chalkboard look in their own materials. So we want those to relate. In addition, Camille had a piece of inspiration artwork a friend had made for her. It features a blissful woman with multi-color hair. As an expert colorist, Camille liked the idea of this painting. She also has a business card, shown in the Development phase images below, that I had to if not precisely color match, at least relate to in a relevant way.

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Discovery

I looked at other chalkboard styles around town to see how Camille's sign could relate to the established community signage system (are we used to looking at chalkboard sandwich boards? If so, in which contexts?) I took some pictures. 

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Design

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For our first meeting, I taped the various elements onto the boards and walked Camille through PaintersHouse to see completed paintings with various finishes. Initially, she thought she'd like to move away from the chalkboard look and make a fine oil painting on white like the Bride doors (below). Once we discussed the other chalkboard looks around town, she decided wholeheartedly to pursue the black ground. She preferred the homey look over a modern San serif. 

Graphic Rainbow Bulletin Board for initial design meeting with client Camille next to Bride Doors painting to imagine possible paint finishes.

Graphic Rainbow Bulletin Board for initial design meeting with client Camille next to Bride Doors painting to imagine possible paint finishes.

Initial Chalk sketches on original chalkboard finish.

Initial Chalk sketches on original chalkboard finish.

I completed a few chalk/conte crayon drawings both for the 1st meeting and second review (by email) so Camille could get a feel for the layout options. Once we knew we were working with color over a dark surface, I introduced the idea of magnetizing the board and leaving a border around it, so the board might be utilized as a rental for someone else on days when Camille isn't working. This might help her offset production costs or even allow for the v1 solution to serve as an underpainting for a fancier oil painting like the Bride doors in the future. 

Functional Specifications and Estimate

With the look decided, I was able to estimate time and materials for Camille. I am looking to design a product small businesses can afford, then relate other economic and funding sources to PaintersHouse (a nonprofit BeliefDNA project). As #PaintersHouse’ #ProjectConcierge designing civic prototypes, I actually put in significant time in addition to what I budget for my client-citizen, but, like many start-ups, that is in the hope that PaintersHouse can then repeat the size, ground and technique again in the future, promoting it as a community standard. In some ways our experience will be like visiting a Beauty School.

My Trip to Home Depot

The products I chose to create Camille’s chalkboard look with a durable outdoor finish. A simple spray over the magnetic paint produces that wiped down chalkboard look. Camille preferred a uniform dark background, so I dry brushed the varnish immediately to make the finish matte and dark.

The products I chose to create Camille’s chalkboard look with a durable outdoor finish. A simple spray over the magnetic paint produces that wiped down chalkboard look. Camille preferred a uniform dark background, so I dry brushed the varnish immediately to make the finish matte and dark.

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Noticing Cool and Warm tones in lighting at Home Depot- Camille and I are discussing the possibility of teaching Color Theory together. PaintersHouse can help her design classes and retreats that feature #FigureDrawing for #Hair #Design. I’ll be grateful to have the opportunity to design #PodsProgramming: transform my own career experience and college education into lesson plans that help me expand my understanding of transparencies, grounds, pigments, color for Light/Paint/Fabric. #LifeLongLearning

Noticing Cool and Warm tones in lighting at Home Depot- Camille and I are discussing the possibility of teaching Color Theory together. PaintersHouse can help her design classes and retreats that feature #FigureDrawing for #Hair #Design. I’ll be grateful to have the opportunity to design #PodsProgramming: transform my own career experience and college education into lesson plans that help me expand my understanding of transparencies, grounds, pigments, color for Light/Paint/Fabric. #LifeLongLearning

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Noticing Tyrian Purples and GunMetal Grays at Home Depot during PassionWeek Colorways - PaintersHouse PinupsPresidential

Noticing Tyrian Purples and GunMetal Grays at Home Depot during PassionWeek Colorways - PaintersHouse PinupsPresidential


Development

Production

2 coats initially of the Rustoleum Magnetic Primer. The instructions say that up to 2 coats of paint can be applied over the magnetic primer in order to retain surface’s magnetic quality, so I kept that in mind while layering. I often used the magnetic paint as my black, instead of acrylic, in order to maintain surface adherence.

2 coats initially of the Rustoleum Magnetic Primer. The instructions say that up to 2 coats of paint can be applied over the magnetic primer in order to retain surface’s magnetic quality, so I kept that in mind while layering. I often used the magnetic paint as my black, instead of acrylic, in order to maintain surface adherence.

During production, I tested with a car/fridge magnet style & that option is now available to her (think, a Friday or Saturday night band promotion, since she works during the day, or an event weekend) 

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Patch tests on reclaimed PaintersHouse furniture for Custom Hair Design by Camille. I’m interested in painting outdoor furniture up here this way so magnet-prepared props, floral and tablecloths can resist wind during outdoor events. Test patch furniture, clothing, walls and floors are all over PaintersHouse’ home decor, creating unique brand assets that match other community art assets. Over time, the civic art collection weaves will get easier and easier to mix and match.

Patch tests on reclaimed PaintersHouse furniture for Custom Hair Design by Camille. I’m interested in painting outdoor furniture up here this way so magnet-prepared props, floral and tablecloths can resist wind during outdoor events. Test patch furniture, clothing, walls and floors are all over PaintersHouse’ home decor, creating unique brand assets that match other community art assets. Over time, the civic art collection weaves will get easier and easier to mix and match.

I really love how this table looks. Can’t wait to use it in a set somewhere!

I really love how this table looks. Can’t wait to use it in a set somewhere!

Testing varnishes and clear coats over the magnetic paint for different effects at PaintersHouse Idyllwild for Custom Hair Design by Camille. I ended up using the oil-based UV protecting Varathane varnish I purchased for her specifically. I also learned that the Krylon Clear is rated for food service! Its rating is permitted for environments where food may come into brief contact with the surface- perfect for the props and scenic I’m designing for local events. This means I can’t Krylon Clear over the Rustoleum Magnetic paint and serve cheese directly off the table, but placing an hors d'oeuvres tray should be fine.

Testing varnishes and clear coats over the magnetic paint for different effects at PaintersHouse Idyllwild for Custom Hair Design by Camille. I ended up using the oil-based UV protecting Varathane varnish I purchased for her specifically. I also learned that the Krylon Clear is rated for food service! Its rating is permitted for environments where food may come into brief contact with the surface- perfect for the props and scenic I’m designing for local events. This means I can’t Krylon Clear over the Rustoleum Magnetic paint and serve cheese directly off the table, but placing an hors d'oeuvres tray should be fine.

I integrated the chalkier finish to model the figure initially and the make the boards read as figurative from a farther distance. Camille prefers the “clean” dark black chalkboard look in the initial pictures at the top of this blog post, but may change her mind if reading the signage from the street becomes an issue.

I integrated the chalkier finish to model the figure initially and the make the boards read as figurative from a farther distance. Camille prefers the “clean” dark black chalkboard look in the initial pictures at the top of this blog post, but may change her mind if reading the signage from the street becomes an issue.

I did one side with a “clean” finish and one an authentic looking “Chalkboard cloudy” when Camille came by for her final review. I finished both sides in clean, dark black, which makes the figurative lines fine to read from a distance. The distance issue may not be first priority though as the parked cars frequently cover view of the signage completely. Depending on where she places her sandwich board, Camille may be targeting people walking by through the shopping complex over people viewing the sign off the street. Either way, I wanted to make sure the initial read “HAIR” made it evident what she’s offering up close or from a distance: more detail is offered the closer you come to the boards. I still like this look a lot and will be happy to return them to this finish if her results indicate a need. v1, v2, v3 is so normal in the digital world and should be easier in the physical one. That’s another reason I’m modeling affordable, iterative prototypes for civic design.

I did one side with a “clean” finish and one an authentic looking “Chalkboard cloudy” when Camille came by for her final review. I finished both sides in clean, dark black, which makes the figurative lines fine to read from a distance. The distance issue may not be first priority though as the parked cars frequently cover view of the signage completely. Depending on where she places her sandwich board, Camille may be targeting people walking by through the shopping complex over people viewing the sign off the street. Either way, I wanted to make sure the initial read “HAIR” made it evident what she’s offering up close or from a distance: more detail is offered the closer you come to the boards. I still like this look a lot and will be happy to return them to this finish if her results indicate a need. v1, v2, v3 is so normal in the digital world and should be easier in the physical one. That’s another reason I’m modeling affordable, iterative prototypes for civic design.

Delivery

See the images at the top of this post and note possible alternatives generated during the #development phase. The issues we imagined may prove true or they may not. Camille will be placing the sign in different positions and in different lighting and weather conditions, so the placement itself will influence how the artwork is perceived.

Archive PaintersHouse ActivityStation for Custom Hair Design by Camille

Archive PaintersHouse ActivityStation for Custom Hair Design by Camille

Documenting the products used and selecting key paints and colors to archive so our client-citizen can call upon us again for revisions- whether those happen quickly after delivery (can we make this darker or lighter, more or less saturated) or for an annual retouch next year. As PaintersHouse, I’ll continue to seek rental clients for the board (magnets like this can be digitally produced or painted by hand) in order to pay for maintenance and improvements and to network on Camille’s behalf (event rental customers frequently need salon services).

With permission, I cleaned and lightly sanded the frame itself and gave the wood a light spray with the Varathane. I am interested in seeing how the UV protector impacts the signage’s weathering. I suggested for v2 that we might wood putty fill some of the rougher edges of the frame itself and give it another coat. We’ll see how things go! Camille was wonderful to collaborate with and I hope we get to design together again. May Camille be blessed by a steady stream of clients!

What is Sacred?

What is Sacred?

Starting an Under the Sea collection to link land-locked Idyllwild to another region.

PaintersHouse Weekly- Mood for Spring

PaintersHouse Weekly- Mood for Spring

The mood for Spring at PaintersHouse Idyllwild

Easter Transition via Trousseau PodsProgramming

Trousseau is a civic art collections program for people just starting their adult households

Good Friday- PassionWeek Colorways

using crips and bloods imagery to illustrate traditionally conflicted people groups

using crips and bloods imagery to illustrate traditionally conflicted people groups

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I walked the North and South circle loop in my small town on Good Friday as I proposed in the 2019 PassionWeek calendar. I noted many places where we might add stations of the Cross. A loop walk could be done quite athletically and lead to more advanced trail hiking or in an easy going mode with content and interaction opportunities along the way. I stopped at Queen of Angels 3 p.m. Catholic service and wept. They’ve had several moving services this week.

I’ve LOVED the nonviolence civics theme this year. Referencing the Jesus story as a civics example of what happens when government goes wrong and turns on its own citizens enriched my personal spiritual observance.

I attended my first seder- a Passover one- after my Good Friday observance. I wondered how working with a  swastika  and Star of David the way I’m working with combined Crips and Bloods gangsta symbols might read: how that could be done in a respectful way. Prince of Peace. I had a wonderful time at the meal and brought two paintings to display at the meal since I didn’t know in advance if it was a potluck.  My year-long preparation reading through the Psalms of Ascents manifested in several ways, primarily as an educational ritual intended to remind pilgrims of key scriptural truths. I tried an exercise translating the gist of each Psalm in non-religious, civics language and attempted to relate a popular song to each key idea. I may revisit this another #Colorways season.  Hailee of Idyllwild Bake & Brew did a great red paint splatter costume two years ago for Young Idyllwild’s Halloween Haunt and I thought it would relate nicely to #EasterZombies. I sent the Easter zombie concept in a business proposal to Young Idyllwild as a way to have a half-year milestone for Halloween deliverables, but didn’t heard back from them after volunteering. I understand they’re under new management, so I may share this year’s #Easter images with them again.

I attended my first seder- a Passover one- after my Good Friday observance. I wondered how working with a swastika and Star of David the way I’m working with combined Crips and Bloods gangsta symbols might read: how that could be done in a respectful way. Prince of Peace. I had a wonderful time at the meal and brought two paintings to display at the meal since I didn’t know in advance if it was a potluck.

My year-long preparation reading through the Psalms of Ascents manifested in several ways, primarily as an educational ritual intended to remind pilgrims of key scriptural truths. I tried an exercise translating the gist of each Psalm in non-religious, civics language and attempted to relate a popular song to each key idea. I may revisit this another #Colorways season.

Hailee of Idyllwild Bake & Brew did a great red paint splatter costume two years ago for Young Idyllwild’s Halloween Haunt and I thought it would relate nicely to #EasterZombies. I sent the Easter zombie concept in a business proposal to Young Idyllwild as a way to have a half-year milestone for Halloween deliverables, but didn’t heard back from them after volunteering. I understand they’re under new management, so I may share this year’s #Easter images with them again.

Holy Thursday

Working with #Tyrian #Purples has been amazing fun- since it represents a range from rich royal purple to nearly magenta to dried blood, it’s easy to find clothing and decor to work with. When used in half tones, it results in mauves, rose and lavendar hues. I modified “Brushed Nickel” early on since #GunMetal made more sense for the nonviolence theme. Combined with the yellow daffodils from the front yard, the whole house and wardrobe reset was simply gorgeous.

Working with #Tyrian #Purples has been amazing fun- since it represents a range from rich royal purple to nearly magenta to dried blood, it’s easy to find clothing and decor to work with. When used in half tones, it results in mauves, rose and lavendar hues. I modified “Brushed Nickel” early on since #GunMetal made more sense for the nonviolence theme. Combined with the yellow daffodils from the front yard, the whole house and wardrobe reset was simply gorgeous.

A dark pic, but wanted to document the Holy Thursday work. This was the day of the Last Supper. Here I’m using Madonna of the Planes in a #Romans context and I revisited the jewelry I’ve placed in this civic art collection. Romans has an easy connection to Christian events but can be styled for various ancient civilization props, scenic and costuming needs- school functions, theatrical presentations even toga parties!

A dark pic, but wanted to document the Holy Thursday work. This was the day of the Last Supper. Here I’m using Madonna of the Planes in a #Romans context and I revisited the jewelry I’ve placed in this civic art collection. Romans has an easy connection to Christian events but can be styled for various ancient civilization props, scenic and costuming needs- school functions, theatrical presentations even toga parties!

PaintersHouse Weekly: PassionWeek Colorways for the Christian Holy Week featuring Tyrian Purple

PaintersHouse Weekly: PassionWeek Colorways for the Christian Holy Week featuring Tyrian Purple

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PassionWeek in Gun Metal & Tyrian Purple

PassionWeek Colorways in Gun Metal & Tyrian Purple

PassionWeek: Going Gangsta on Social Change

PassionWeek: Going Gangsta on Social Change

Catholic School Gurlz Rule- an edgier Easter inspired by Alice Cooper in Jesus Christ Superstar

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