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Sunday, July 31, 2011

LIfeDrawing Stone Griffin Gallery 7/28/11


Life Drawing
2nd & 4th Thursdays each month
Listed on Craig's List under "Artist"
at
STONE GRIFFIN ART GALLERY
345 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell, CA
Coordinator: Elizabeth Parashis
artpages@earthlink.net
artpagesonline.com



Liz Jorgensen was an artist's dream! We all were inspired.

























The rest are mine. Never remember to put my name tag.











POETIC LIFE SKETCH ART
Leah Santa Lucia
A Circle of Haiku Snapshots
July 28, 2011

Artistic
Introduction
Leah Santa Lucia Opening Haiku

End of July
Sylph; cannot voice
the space of her pose.


I always thought stars
in funhouse galaxies* were
strange, she amazes.

* Some Deep Sky objected are stretched and
Contorted by hidden gravitational sources


Mobius pretzel
Combines with, meets feminine.
Her shape is puzzle.


Aphrodite star.
Venus is not so piercing,
as stark as her glow.


Angular romance.
Summer gold explodes in depth,
Outside the Big Bang.


End of Multiverse –
that query puzzles souls less
Than painting her form.


Stringy hair tangles,
Yet a thickness also seen.
Paradox in strands.


Intersecting thought
and aesthetics wed to form
new\ artistics.


Silk Road: only here
can I sketch intense beauty
and discuss Malays.


She dances without
movement – enigmatic
Preternatural.


Meteor show.
I recall from far childhood.
Now her streaks return.



© COPYRIGHT 2011 by STEPHEN C. WETLESEN

STEPHEN C. WETLESEN, 10250 Mira Vista Rd., Cupertino, CA 95014 (408) 252-8655 email: SCWetlesen@aol.com, a published poetic artist and writer and graduate of the University of California Berkeley, has been commissioned for many different needs and occasions, including  birthdays, advertising, life tributes, speeches, hospital recovery, business presentations, institutional openings, memorials, artistic needs, personal needs and growth, CD releases, public relations, equestrian interests, railroad lore, historical matters, seasonal holidays, and wooing romance, among other matters. Mr. Wetlesen is available for any reasonable request that might be imagined. Sending flowers? Why not enhance them with poetic art?! Need a wedding gift? Have special poetic art created! Every newborn child needs birth poetic art to convey a deep lifelong sense of identity and family heritage.

“Poetic Art for every need, event and occasion,
and everything needs Poetic Art.”


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Steve Wetlesen sent this:


"You can buy clothes or you can buy art."

Gertrude Stein,
who bought much of the latter at bargain prices, ,
whose collection, including works by Picasso and Matisse, among many others, is now priceless.

My Own Note: Thank God she did! Clothes don’t last. Art does!
































Sunday, July 17, 2011

Life Drawing Stone Griffin Art Gallery July 14, 2011


Life Drawing
2nd & 4th Thursdays each month
Listed on Craig's List under "Artist"
at
STONE GRIFFIN ART GALLERY
345 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell, CA
Coordinator: Elizabeth Parashis
artpages@earthlink.net
artpagesonline.com



Our first session in the new, smaller space!

234 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell CA

Cramped but doable. Have plans to purchase 3 bar stools for the bar area. That would have accommodated us all.

Even so, it was lots of fun and we had another great model, Liz Jorgensen!





























LIZ JORGENSEN LIFE SKETCHES POETIC ART
July 14, 2011 Haiku Pieces and Vignettes
Hair is sun is hair.
Blonde strands themselves are summer.
She is a Kigo.*
* Japanese term loosely translated as “Seasonal Word.” 
My pen makes her sylph,
elongates her like funhouse
gravity mirrors.*
*Dark matter and other deep space structures sometimes cause entire clusters of thousands of galaxies each to appear as stretched celestial streaks as if they were sylphs or other elven like beings, similar to funhouse mirror distortions at a carnival amusement park, only lovely in an ethereal way. 
Beauty is error,
my lack of skill my paintbrush –
Van Gogh of struggles.
As I fear blindness,
queries bypass my deep mind –
what is the soul of nude?
Beatific Haiku
Swimmingly I sketch 
unspeakable feminine 
forms God gifted us.
Preternatural
sunshine glow, luminous
July countenance.
They call my mistakes
modern art, which Warhol says 
you get away with. 
Abstract arises 
in her bright warm summer light 
and my utter lack.
I accept waters
that form my field of eyesight
and liquid beauty.
In sketching I dive
into murky warm tropic
seas and am not wet. 
Victory Sketch Haiku
Deep rhapsodic joys
I feel when I sort of get
her solar form!
Spiritual Exile Haiku
She straddles structures
perhaps like her history.
Distant Salt Lake white.
Metal pipe music,
tones of mournful deep organ.
What chains did she leave?
Deep soul pondering
the light from every sun.
Each star tans her. 
© COPYRIGHT 2011 by STEPHEN C. WETLESEN

STEPHEN C. WETLESEN, 10250 Mira Vista Rd., Cupertino, CA 95014 (408) 252-8655 email: SCWetlesen@aol.com, a published poetic artist and writer and graduate of the University of California Berkeley, has been commissioned for many different needs and occasions, including  birthdays, advertising, life tributes, speeches, hospital recovery, business presentations, institutional openings, memorials, artistic needs, personal needs and growth, CD releases, public relations, equestrian interests, railroad lore, historical matters, seasonal holidays, and wooing romance, among other matters. Mr. Wetlesen is available for any reasonable request that might be imagined. Sending flowers? Why not enhance them with poetic art?! Need a wedding gift? Have special poetic art created! Every newborn child needs birth poetic art to convey a deep lifelong sense of identity and family heritage.
“Poetic art for every need, event and occasion,
and everything needs poetic art.”