All days are magical, but some are just more magical than others. That's how I feel about today. I joined Destination Art in Torrance, CA as an associate member and one of the perks are two days per month attendance at "Paint Ins." Ten of us gathered in their main gallery today and we each got our own space to create. Here are some of today's artists.
Rosemary Bandes, who was our coordinator today, is one of the artists who has a permanent studio at Destination Art and helped in its planning. She is an experimental artist and I hope to attend a class with her this month.
Diane Reeves was working on a piece right down my alley. She does photography, mixed media and assemblage. She is working on a very special altered book for her grandson, if I recall correctly. It contains a lot of collage and then her son is going to write the family story inside.
And this is me working in my art journal. Early at the paint-in Rosemary Bandes gave a brief demo on using Gelli Plates. One of my daughter-in-laws gave some to me and I hadn't tried them yet. Thanks, Rosemary.
I hope all of you who have interest in local art will check out Destination Art. If you click the link above, it will give the address and details about membership, classes, and events. It's a very special place. What a great day!