Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Highlight Gallery in Mendocino

This weekend, we took a weekend trip to Mendocino. It's a great small town for a weekend getaway. I wish we had more time to explore the town, hike the bluffs, and do some beach combing.

I took several of my quilted pieces to a gallery owner who is interested in them. My work can now be seen at The Highlight Gallery. The gallery has a wonderful collection of art pieces including woodwork, pottery, mosaics, jewelry, paintings, and textiles. I am honored to be included among them.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Composite Photo of Alviso

My current Photoshop project was inspired by two photos from a photo excursion in the Alviso neighborhood of San Jose. Two buildings on neighboring plots caught my attention: a well kept Victorian house, and an old run-down business of some sort with the name “Skin Deep.” I decided to move the two buildings closer together.

A bit of web surfing revealed that this is the Tilden-Laine house and the remains of Laine’sGrocery. I used a photo of the nearby Alviso marsh area as the background for the two buildings.