Saturday, April 24, 2010

Art Festival

Artists gathered in one place to sell one thing they all have in common which is Art. Over 50+ vendors from Fl, LA,, TX, and NYC. They gathered to sell original work and reprints, for those on a budget and wanting to support the love of all things art related. Metal works made into robot chickens, metal tanks with funky little people atop. Think I saw the garden Nome being taken away. Glass blowers who made water fountains, glass human sculptures to vases, beautiful pieces that seemed to shine as the suns rays hit them. All types, shapes, sizes of mixed media, wood working and paintings. So many on hand to take you and make you pause to stare. Makes you feel inspired, imaginative. Where ever that place may be in your mind when you look at art or how your interpret it.

These are two of the cards I got to grab from the Artists' themselves. Gabe Leonard an artist from LA,CA had oil paintings of outlaws, musicians and mobsters. His paintings of Jimmy Hendrix was so captivating. The choice of color to the movement was so perfect. To view his works yourself go to
John Hung Ha work was on display and ready for purchase. Colorful , vibrant and eyepoping colors brought you in with his Koi painting, little panda sporting funky purple sunglasses. they were so playful and full of color. To view more of his works you can visit

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Graffiti Train

One of the advantages of living by a train yard. Normally trains would be just another thing flying by over looked. If you stop and take notice every once and a while, you'll see they are big murals. If only I had the opportunity to abuse such a canvas, without the chances of being arrested. Couldn't help myself to stop and snap a few low quality shots to share and take notice that art is all around and instead of stopping to smell the flowers, stop and gaze at train cargo.

"Some people become Police to make the world a better place, some people become vandals to make the world a better looking place."