Painting Portraits of local celebrities.

Gerard, Ms Anna, and Marisa Bucheit at their birthday party last friday at CAD West

Ms Anna painting for Gerard Rodriguez and Marisa Bucheit at their birthday party last friday at CAD West; What an honor to get to paint for them! Instead of painting one painting of the two of them, I decided to make one painting for each of them. At the party, lucky guests also got to hear the debut of Marisa’s new Opera trio Tres Belles. check out more of Marisa’s work on her webpage: http://www.marisabuchheit.com/

Lemon’s Don’t Grow on Trees

This poem is about suspending  disbelief.

Lemons Don’t Grow on Trees

Lemon’s don’t grow on trees,

They come from a screen.

They’re pretty nice to SEE and to SQUEEZE into juice from a box,

But grown on a tree, oh please, that’s something I’ve NEVER seen,

A lemon on a tree.

That’s like building a house for a 20 foot mouse

Who lives high in the sky on a sign that lights up at night,

you can see him from my front porch.

That’s like thinking the stars are somewhere off far,

When they are where we are, I’m telling you I’ve seen it,

Looking down from a plane, these streets, they sparkle the same.

That’s like selling the air, without having a care,

for the birds and the trees and the sun and the breeze,

And I’m walking around, looking up, counting clouds,

And I sit down to think, when I got BONKED 

by     a                  b i n k

It was a lemon,

falling,

from a tree.

-Ms Anna

More pictures from the artwalk

Painting with Gerard Rodriguez's little grand daughter Cassidy

Painting with Gerard Rodriguez’s little grand daughter Cassidy

Getting to share my story with folks during the artwalk

Getting to share my story with folks during the artwalk

Face/Arm Painting!

Face/Arm Painting!

Some Pictures from the Artwalk

Coming in the door of my studio

Coming in the door of my studio

Copies of my first story, Everybody Hoops but me on display as well as some of the original illustrations
Copies of my first story, Everybody Hoops but me on display as well as some of the original illustrations

I can't leave everything out, but some of my decorations and inspirations stay out for the artwalk.
I can’t leave everything out, but some of my decorations and inspirations stay out for the artwalk.

Some of the guests were willing to let me face paint them!
Some of the guests were willing to let me face paint them!

Another guest being painted, so fun

Another guest being painted, so fun

And finally another guest being painted.  Wouldn't it make for a much more interactive gallery experience....to walk around all painted up?   I'd love to do a series of people, all different ages, shapes, and sizes....all Flower Color Sparkle Incensed...... Wouldn't that be fun?

And finally another guest being painted. Wouldn’t it make for a much more interactive gallery experience….to walk around all painted up? I’d love to do a series of people, all different ages, shapes, and sizes….all Flower Color Sparkle Incensed…… Wouldn’t that be fun?

Mother Heron and the Everybody Hoops but me wall.

Mother Heron and the Everybody Hoops but me wall.

A few of the recent paintings I've been posting
A few of the recent paintings I’ve been posting

Daily Drawings- More Sumi

A little group of Sumi paintings.   Heron, Heron Wing, Mother Heron's Hat, and Rose, and a tree

A little group of Sumi paintings. Heron, Heron Wing, Mother Heron’s Hat, and Rose, and a tree

An attempt at Heron Wings, I'm sure I will be doing other versions of this.

An attempt at Heron Wings, I’m sure I will be doing other versions of this.

Daily Drawings: More experimenting in Sumi

Experimenting with body shapes and movement.

Experimenting with body shapes and movement.

Experimenting with solid black line.  This painting was made with straight Sumi.

Experimenting with solid black line. This painting was made with straight Sumi.

Free Form, no plan, started with marks, became a kitty, added dancing stick people and flowers.....yes....chaos.    More of this too.

Free Form, no plan, started with marks, became a kitty, added dancing stick people and flowers…..yes….chaos. More of this too.