Monday, April 2, 2012

"B" is for "Boss", "Brickhouse Gallery", "Batik" and "Charles Bibbs"

"B" is for "boss". This week I have a whole new appreciation for what my boss does every day. I covered for her while she was out of town. I have always admired her work ethic and her commitment to her business. The business is a very large antique store that also contains a large art gallery that displays the work of local artists. Our building holds approximately a half acre of art and merchandise. I've only been covering for her for a week, she's in the store 7 days a week, every week for 8 to 10 hours a day. I don't know how she does it.
"B" is for the "Brickhouse" Gallery. I am grateful to them for giving some of my artwork a good home. It's a great place that nurtures both old and new artists.

"B" is also for "batik", one of my favorite forms of fabric art. One of my favorite artists is Paul Nzalamba from Uganda. His watercolor images and batiks are an inspiration for me. Some of my African Ancestor Dolls are designed with his paintings in mind.

I love his work and was happy to find one of his framed prints in the store I work for. Can't wait to share it here when I bring it home.


These are some of my batik pieces.

 "B" is also for Charles Bibbs. Another favorite artist who I get my inspiration from. Sacramento was lucky enough to sponsor Mr. Bibbs and an exhibit of his work at the Evolve Gallery

I was so disappointed because I had to work all day and I didn't get to meet the artist but I was able to take my time and view the exhibit. His work is beautiful. His colors, details and patterns inspire me.

This one was my favorite piece.


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  2. I love the many moods and facets of batik. The colors and the endless patterns and images. All of it is dazzling and I am constantly amazed at how intricate the artists can be.

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