|Rebeca in her studio|
So now back to the 1/2 listening part. As I am getting ready to fall asleep the night before I am to catch the bus, my husband says to me...well I hope your friend is still as nice as you remember her in high school and I say, what are you talking about? and he says, you know your friend that you are going to visit and I say what? I've never met her before! and he says What!? you are spending the night with someone you met on the internet! What if she's an ax murderer? Well then after that conversation, I didn't get much sleep. But Rebeca and her husband turned out to be as nice and gracious as I had expected!
And what a wonderful whirlwind 24 hours we had! She picked me up at the bus stop at 9:40 am and we went straight for a tour of the studio, as the thrift stores do not open until 10.
|lot's and lot's of goodies but all very organized|
|Clear spice jars hold all kinds of small buttons, beads and baubles|
|part of her collection of doll heads, we had a tutorial on how to pull the heads off dolls.|
|Finished Assemblage pieces|
|A piece in progress with interactive parts|
Rebeca calls her art Obtainium Art(click for link to website) Materials used for paintings or sculpture, not bought new, but obtained in other ways, such as second-hand, dumpster diving, chance findings or donations.
After several quick stops to her favorite thrift stores we were off to visit SOFA, the art district and meet some other artists and their wonderful studio's and work.
|Cat Kaufman's studio|
|Cat and her quirky world of assemblage|
|Fascinating mixed media assemblage|
Cat and Mary and a few other artists share a building were they have studios in the back and their own gallery up front. The current show is Mary's acrylic paintings. Some are on canvas and others are on old washboards or board games. Then over the pieces she pours resin. I really like her work. Mary's website is http://www.maryvaughan.com
|This is Mary Linnea Vaughan and her current exhibit at the gallery.|
|Next we popped in and said hello to Jack Jones.|
From there it was off to the Sebastopol Gallery to see Rebeca's work on display and to drop off a new piece as she had just sold one. Yeah!
Next was a tour of Rebeca's house...
|Artsy entrance to Rebeca's home...|
|...and wonderful backyard|
We decided I needed to spend the night so we could go to garage sales in the morning and had a wonderful evening attending an end of the school year party, drinking good Sonoma wine and walking around town.
|Assemblage loot- thrift store, garage sale and items given to me|
|picture frames 10 cents each!|
|some tchotchkes given to me from Walt's office. When I walked in and saw all the knickknacks and mobiles in his small office I said, NOW I know why you two are married.|