Saturday, August 18, 2012

Artists and Icons

Southern California is a haven for adventurous, creative and imaginative soul seekers.
One of the most imaginative and gifted artists there, is Lynne Merchant, the goddess of Wire Work jewelry. I met Lynne in Boston, almost 20 years ago when she came to teach.
Lynne has traveled the world seeking inspiration for her inimitable designs. She continues to work and teach students in her mystical studio, replete with artifacts and treasures collected and made from her adventures. Her studio is on Cedros on the coast in Solana Beach, Ca. Stop by for a real adventure of your own!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Art of Surfing

Huntington Beach is known as Surf City and one of the sports signature events brings fun and frenzy to this coastal wonderland each summer.
The US Open of Surfing is one of the most renowned competitions in the sport.
Thirty of the best surfers on the World Tour battle against up-and-comers trying to make a name for themselves.
Kelly Slater, 11-time world champion was back this year and showed his prowess again. There is a great collaboration between surfing and art.
As you enter the beach, there is a 50 foot, 2-sided 8 foot high Art Wall, where every day you can watch different artists take turns recreating their vision of The Art of Surfing on a piece of the wall.