A gentle fellow

Visited Bea in Woodside, where she was dogsitting this elderly bulldog, so sweet.

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Evening service Fri Sept 6th at Kahilla Community Synagogue in Piedmont. Meditative, a time for reflection and appreciation.

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A Quilt of Many Colors

Susan Calico (left) and Beth Bourland with the quilt they created.

“Dreaming In Color,” a memorial quilt created by Susan Calico and Beth Bourland, is on display in downtown Oakland. It was awarded an Honorable Mention.

Show: Law Library Gallery Show, an exhibit of works in various media by members of the Oakland Art Association.

When: Aug 30 – Nov 1, 2019

Where: Alameda County Law Library, 125 12th St., Oakland CA

Hours: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Mon, Wed & Fri.

8:30 am – 7:30 pm Tues & Thurs

9:00 am – 3:00 pm Sat

Parking: Street parking, or Alco Parking Structure at Jackson & 12th St.

Transit: 4 blocks from Lake Merritt BART.

Phone: (reference desk, just to verify that site is open) (510) 208-4832

Website: http://lawlibrary.acgov.org

About the quilt: This quilt uniquely combines fabric and watercolor paintings to commemorate the life of Bonnie Crosse, who passed away in 2017 at age 86. Bonnie was an artist, activist, therapist and creative spirit beloved by many. I was blessed with her friendship for seven years. Each quilt panel celebrates a color. Three panels shown below:

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Visit to Mich

Sketching with my brother in Michigan recently, I shared tips on drawing a cedar tree with squiggly lines, at his request. My examples are above.

We talked about textures, and I drew this little shed

and I did a scene from town with ink & Tombo water soluble markers. The blue roof attracted me!

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Backyard views

Depicting views from a backyard gathering in Richmond (backyard shed), and a birthday party in Berkeley (pots on porch).

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On the lake

A nice getaway to Lake Hemet in Southern California, up in the cool hills near Idyllwild. I painted these scenes while out on my dear friend Denise’s pontoon boat.

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Fiona & Pals

Fiona, Laddie & Missy, in a recent pet portrait by Beth Bourland. They’re lounging in the living room, with a Warriors blanket draped on the sofa.

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Meet Panda

Panda, recent pet portrait by Beth Bourland. Panda is a Jindo dog, a medium size breed, characteristically alert, friendly and intelligent. Panda has a fantastic yard with many bushes, walls, trees, rocks and other interesting items to sniff, and she has several beds around her domain.

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Based on a side street in Key West.

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Mexican fishing village: lots of herons, egrets, gulls, pelicans, comorants, sparrows & other small birds, and (rumor has it) parrots sheltered in the trees.

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