Barnsdall Arts Sunday: Build Your Own Ziggurat!

Posted on Apr 28, 2018 in Barnsdall Arts Sundays, blog, eco art | No Comments
Barnsdall Arts Sunday: Build Your Own Ziggurat!

Build your own Ziggurat at Barnsdall Arts Sunday. The ancient Sumerians invented the wheel, the first writing system (cuneiform), created amazing sculpture and bas reliefs, and built amazing step pyramids out of mud and fired brick well before the Egyptians built the pyramids at Giza.

Barnsdall Arts Sunday: Medusa Sculptures

Posted on Dec 3, 2017 in Barnsdall Arts Sundays, blog, eco art | No Comments
Barnsdall Arts Sunday: Medusa Sculptures

Embrace a bad hair day by making a Medusa sculpture from home-made clay at Barnsdall Arts Sunday. Make a face that can turn a person to stone. Here’s the recipe for salt dough, the medium we are using: In a mixing bowl, combine: 1 Cup Salt 1 Cup Flour Water (add one teaspoon at a […]

Barnsdall Arts Sunday: Calder Mobiles and Stabiles

Posted on Jun 30, 2017 in Barnsdall Arts Sundays, blog, eco art, sculpture | No Comments
Barnsdall Arts Sunday: Calder Mobiles and Stabiles

Alexander Calder was an American sculptor known as the originator of the mobile, a type of kinetic sculpture made with delicately balanced or suspended components which move in response to motor power or air currents. Calder’s stationary sculptures are called stabiles. This Sunday at Barnsdall Arts, you’ll make your own mobiles and stabiles inspired by […]

Barnsdall Arts Sundays: Temple to Your Favorite Greek God

Posted on Jun 3, 2017 in Barnsdall Arts Sundays, blog, eco art | No Comments
Barnsdall Arts Sundays: Temple to Your Favorite Greek God

This Sunday at Barnsdall Art Park, you will construct your own temple to one of the Ancient Greek Gods of Olympus. Choose your favorite: is it Athena, God of Wisdom? Or maybe you are a lover of the arts like Apollo. What design suits you: Doric, Ionic, or Corinthian? Decorate the pediment with figures and […]

Papier-mache Workshop at the Museum of the San Fernando Valley

Posted on Apr 24, 2017 in blog, eco art, functional art, sculpture | No Comments
Papier-mache Workshop at the Museum of the San Fernando Valley

WHAT: Papier-mache workshop and Artist Talk WHEN: 2-4PM on Saturday, April 29, 2017 WHERE: Museum of the San Fernando Valley, 18860 Nordhoff St., Suite 204 Northridge, CA 91324-3885 All the supplies are provided by the artist. I will provide step-by-step instructions on how to make artichoke bowls pictured above. Your $10 donation goes directly to […]

Welcome to the Amazon!

Posted on Jun 12, 2014 in blog, eco art, paper mache, papier-mache, sculpture | No Comments
Welcome to the Amazon!

Everybody loves Amazon. If you don’t, you are lying. Who wouldn’t want to buy something more cheaply than anywhere else and have it delivered to your door? My husband has ordered everything from a flat-screen TV to shampoo, and he’s not alone. For him and many Americans, Amazon *is* Santa Claus. Me, I’m like babies […]

Play with your food!

Posted on Jun 5, 2014 in blog, eco art, paper mache, papier-mache, sculpture | No Comments
Play with your food!

Play with your food. Monsanto does. Why should they have all the fun?

Monsanto Gardens at the March in Van Nuys Saturday, May 24

Posted on May 21, 2014 in blog, eco art, garden, paper mache, papier-mache, sculpture | No Comments
Monsanto Gardens at the March in Van Nuys Saturday, May 24

Monsanto Gardens will be at the March in Van Nuys Saturday, May 24th from 1-3:30PM for the RoundUp preceding the March Against Monsanto. Saturday, May 24, 2014 – 6262 Van Nuys Blvd, Van Nuys Join us, bring family, neighbors and friends Rally starts at 1:00pm – Van Nuys Civic Center at the Ernani Bernardi Plaza […]

Pourquoi Pig?

Posted on Apr 25, 2014 in blog, eco art, paper mache, papier-mache | 2 Comments
Pourquoi Pig?

Margaret Atwood and I are not on speaking terms. This is not because we had a falling out, but because she doesn’t know me from a hole in the wall. I read a few of her novels in the past and was delighted when one of the ebooks I put on hold became available for […]

One Pigtato, two Pigtato…

Posted on Apr 17, 2014 in blog, eco art, paper mache, papier-mache, sculpture | No Comments
One Pigtato, two Pigtato…

One pigtato, two pigtato, three pigtato, four….six in all so far. After the smashing success of the pigmato, Monsanto Gardens has added pigtatoes to its selection of genetically modified flowers, fruits and vegetables. This Burbank Adjacent pigtato* is far superior to Monsanto’s New Leaf potato rejected by MacDonalds. It is full-flavored with attitude, and like […]