last month I designed a mobile for newlyweds in new york. jeni's best friend renee sent me pics of jeni and frankie and this is just one of the images I flipped over.... ! randy's donuts was definitely going to be on their mobile. I wish I could share more photos of it but unfortunately my old computer crashed. thank goodness i had this image (top) saved on my cell phone.
and the happy camp mobile i designed for the jealous curator/ land of nod is now available in the land of nod fall 2015 collection! it's a limited edition and only a small amount of these were made for the jealous curated collection .
you can purchase one online here
w/ roaring log fire at the top, tent, lantern, feathers, leaping fox, raccoon and canoe
if you're in l.a and want to get away for a day hike, night campfire, i recommend campsite #39 at little pines.
the silver moccasin trail runs right behind the campsite. take your time, it's a beautiful mountain hike, the air is warm and breezy with the scent of pine, manzanita and sage. it's only $12 a day to stay overnight and no reservations needed.
take in some nature..........
nothing beats a great campfire and roasting marshmallows on manzanita sticks. we're all kids here!
amazing sunset and starry filled night skies..
the summer of 1965
the summer is moving along quickly! the month of july is already at end and school is just around the corner.
i took my 3 little ones to the lacma to see "watts going on". there's a very important show and i want them to know noah purifoy. unfortunately, i didn't learn about this great man/artist in art school. he's not in the textbooks or teachings and very well should be! noah had been making art in l.a. since the 1950's after moving to los angeles from alabama and studying at chouinard (robert irwin and ed ruscha also studied there)
in the late 80's purifoy moved to joshua tree to live on 10 acres of land he purchased. he continued making installation masterpieces. he went unknown for years.. neither the la county museum of art or museum of contemporary art had any of his work in their collections. the installation above was taken from his property for the exhibit. in 2004 (age 86), noah died in a fire caused by his own dropped cigarette.
sadly, but most important to note: this is the artist's first major museum retrospective and first solo show since his death. he mixes poverty and racism with rebellion in a mid-century-cool. he was the founding director of the watts art center and is responsible for bringing art to the l.a. prison system. now, 50 years after the watts rebellion and 50 years after lacma opened on wilshire without ever showing a stitch of noah's art, it's about time! and well overdue to legitimize this amazing black artist who was ignored for years by major l.a. museums.
"junk dada" starts off with noah's early artworks of gorgeous wood sculptures
and moves along 3 decades of raw and beautifully refined art work before he moved to the desert. the works that were pulled from the desert feel a bit out of place in the museum setting and may be better visited on his joshua tree property.. noah purifoy's "free outdoor museum."
junk dada runs through september 27 at lacma