“Zen and the Art of Doing Nothing” by Paula Ogier
My pal Eden Stone is preparing for kidney transplant surgery in winter/spring 2014. Eden is a truly unique spirit. She’s a ukulele player and a scooter enthusiast, an animal lover, a certified wine specialist and teacher, and a diehard Boston Red Sox fan. She is also a keen listener and writer, a dear friend to many, and an all-around salt of the earth person.
An ONLINE AUCTION (just in time for the holidays!) is being set up to raise funds to help pay for expenses during her lengthy recovery. The online auction runs tomorrow, November 14, through December 15.
Here are two framed art giclée prints I am donating to the auction: “Zen and the Art of Doing Nothing” (Copyright © Paula Ogier 2013) and “Late Night Libations” (Copyright © Paula Ogier 2013).
“Late Night Libations” by Paula Ogier
To bid on these or any of the other cool offerings in the auction, go to Edenskidney.org and visit the Online Auction.
Thank you for taking a look at the auction and for considering!
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This year marks the 40th anniversary exhibition of the Kaji Aso Studio in Boston. The show, titled “Reflection” is at the Prudential Center in the Huntington Archade Winter Garden November 1-16, 2013. My feeling is that it’s much too short of a show, and I consider myself lucky to have incidentally passed through the arcade twice in the last week. The show features a great deal of watercolors, but also pastel, sumi ink and graphite works, plus sculpture crafted from ceramic, stoneware and bronze. Twenty-five artists have participated in the show, and there is also a lovely watercolor on display from Mr. Aso, who passed away in 2006. His studio school lives on in the Fenway area of Boston at 40 St. Stephen St. Boston.
The Huntington arcade in the Prudential Center, with its glass ceiling and a glass wall that looks out into a serene landscaped center garden, is a lovely airy place in which to view these works. Whether overcast or sunny (and I have seen it in both lights), the natural light complements the often ethereal quality of many of the works.
This Friday, November 8, there will be a musical event at the exhibit featuring opera selections and art songs. The event is scheduled from 7:30-9 pm. On Saturday, November 9, students of the school will be doing individually written Japanese calligraphy, which they will be selling from 1-6 pm in the Pru’s food court.
Learn more about the Kaji Aso Studio Institute for the Arts.
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Special thanks to Cat Bennett, author of the newly published “Making Art a Practice,” for including my “Fish Wish” (pictured here) painting in her recently published book.
And—I’m not just saying this because my art is in it!—the book is inspiring and thoughtful, speaking to both the experienced and inexperienced art-makers among us. Its voice is encouraging without being overbearing. It entices and stimulates and makes you want to know what else you might possibly create (and have fun in the process of). There are lots of brilliant suggestions for how to stay connected to artmaking, experience community among artists and explore what else may be waiting inside us to be expressed. I have truly loved reading it and that’s why my copy (pictured here) is already getting worn at the corners.
Cat Bennett also has a great page on Facebook called The Company of Artists. It’s filled with links to stories about artists and illustrators, and about what they do and why. It has news and thoughts about everything from books to manga to museum exhibits to graphic design to street art and more.
To learn more about the book, here’s its page on Amazon.
“Fish Wish” painting Copyright © Paula Ogier 2010. Do not reproduce without artist written permission.
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More fun underfoot! Yesterday I posted an image of my Emerald Ecstacy design which is being produced on woven rugs, and today here’s another of my images – “Lotus Breeze” – which is also available on woven rugs from DENY Designs!
These rugs are available in 2′ x 3′ size ($49) and in 4′ x 6′ size ($149).
To purchase the Lotus Breeze rug, visit DENY Designs.
“Lotus Breeze” Copyright © Paula Ogier 2013.
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It’s fun seeing my Emerald Ecstacy design (pictured here), along with other designs, now available in woven rugs from DENY Designs!
They come in 2′ x 3′ size and in 4′ x 6′ size. I love to imagine all this lush green underfoot! The warm purples balance out the cool green.
To purchase this rug, visit DENY Designs.
“Emerald Ecstacy” Copyright © Paula Ogier 2013.
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“Animal Magnetism: Celebrating the Radiant Spirit of Animals” is an exhibit of art prints by yours truly at the Animal Rescue League (ARL) of Boston. You have until June 3 to stop by and enjoy this colorful celebration of fine furry beings, and while you’re there, you might just find a fabulous new friend to adopt!
This art exhibit features four dogs, four cats and a rather saintly cow. All pieces are for sale, and for each piece sold I am donating 50% of the net profit to the ARL. You get an imaginative and colorful work of art, and the ARL gets extra support for all the work they do on behalf of animals. It’s a win-win.
The Animal Rescue League of Boston is at 100 Chandler Street in Boston’s South End.
Adoption Center hours are:
Monday: by appointment only
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday: 1-7pm
Friday, Saturday: 1-4pm
Sunday: 1-4pm (adoptions only)
Phone: (617) 426-9170
You can also follow the ARL of Boston on Facebook or on Twitter.
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