Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Beach life

Since "Operation: Relocation", I have been enjoying my new life...the beach life.  I find it very surreal.  It is not something I'm used to, but I'm becoming very accustomed to it quickly!  I have been enjoying my runs/walks on the beach with my occasional shell collecting; riding my rust-bucket bike; hanging out with my new neighbors; listening to lots of music; and making art.

This has been my life:

My first time at the US Open of Surfing

The crowd after the Modest Mouse concert @ US Open

The trees around here are amazing!

Favorite part of my workout is taking my shoes off and then walking in the water.

I love these birds.  Someone told me it's called a Long Billed Curlew. 

Hiking Bolsa Chica wetlands

more of the wetlands

If you look closely, you will see a squirrel friend :)
Listening to local band, The Originalites
As for my artwork, I've been working on random things.  It's been a bit challenging to get into a work habit that has been successful for me.  I know when I'm like this it means I'll be producing some of my "bad and ugly" artwork.  So, I decided to just paint.  I had attended the Kustom Kulture exhibit at the Huntington Beach Art Center.  Here were some of my favorites:

Mark Ryden

Audrey Kawasaki


The Pizz

I decided that my first painting would be a reproduction of the Tiki guys in the car.  I bought myself a travel watercolor set.  I'm so used to using watercolor pencils that I needed practice.

Here are some other paintings and drawings I've been working on:
a daily sketch

A sketching day with my best bud, John.

Wow, my perspective is off.

The past few days I've been finding solace drawing in the courtyard of my complex.  This is becoming a favorite spot of mine, especially because my neighbor has been having band practice or playing around with his music.  It's like having a private concert each day.

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