good stuff happens, part 3 -- abstract7

In August, 2018, I was invited to join a group of South Bay artists called abstract7. That’s “abstract” with a lower case “a”. There is another group with the same name, but with a capital “A” and they are based in Britain, I think. Quite an unfortunate coincidence and source of confusion, I must say.

Anyway, this lowercase abstract7 group only had six members because one member had dropped out.

They happened to see a photo of my work in the Silicon Valley Open Studios catalog and thought I would be a good fit. So I became the 7th member, joining Donna Orme, James Ong, Gloria Huet, Marjorie Law, Yao-pi Hsu and Sydell Lewis.

We are now in a group show at the Danville Village Theater and Art Gallery. Through March 2. 2019.

Come by and check it out!


“My 5-year-old could paint that!”

Yes! I would love to paint with that kind of joy and unselfconsciousness. 

I think that’s what Picasso meant when he said, “it took me four years to paint like Raphael, but a lifetime to paint like a child.”

Today I experimented with a paintbrush duct-taped to a yardstick. And I painted with my left hand. It felt good to feel awkward and a little out of control.  I liked the looseness of the line, but it still felt a little self-conscious. Tomorrow, I’ll try it blindfolded!