I Finally Left the House!

12 Aug

This weekend I had the pleasure of actually going out for the evening! You see, the past couple of months I have not wanted to leave the house much at all (morning sickness will do that to you!)

Anyway, my friend Gloria told me about this gallery in Escondido that was having a show and someone she knows was having work in it and did we want to go? Yes we did. And I’m glad I did.

This was some of the best art I’ve seen in San Diego. And in Escondido of all places. I had actually never been to Escondido’s downtown and it’s very cute. Old-school department stores, restaurants, and Distinction gallery.

The gallery has several rooms for displaying art, plus there are artist’s studios there, where you can see art in progress and meet some of the artists. They also sell art online.

This particular show, Project 57, was to raise money for Lewy body dementia and all the works were tiny: just 5″ x 7″.

This was my absolute favorite:

“Keep Me Warm” by Scott Belcastro.

You can see more of his work on his blog. His pieces are a little bit fairy-tale, a touch melancholy but still full of hope, and all completely charming!

I also really like this one:

“Myself vs. Myself”

I seem to have a little thing for houses right now. Perhaps because of a series I have been working on about places I’ve lived, which I hope to be able to show you in the not-too-distant future…

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6 Responses to “I Finally Left the House!”

  1. Melissa August 12, 2008 at 6:16 pm #

    hi liz!
    oh how fun! i love the paintings that are your favorites!
    i am so glad you are feeling better!
    xo
    m & e

  2. Nevis August 13, 2008 at 8:07 am #

    “Art” in Escondido? Wow! I remember Escondido for three things. 1. The mall. 2. My fav chinese restaurant. 3. Crafts & Ewe (craft store where I practically grew up)

  3. henri hopper August 13, 2008 at 9:48 am #

    Crafts & Ewe is still there, I believe!

  4. Nevis August 14, 2008 at 7:36 am #

    I believe Crafts & Ewe got bought out…and I think they’ve changed their name. Seriously, my Mom was the manager for that store and I spent a lot of my youth running around there having a blast. Anything is possible with a glue gun!

  5. Moira August 15, 2008 at 10:03 am #

    Very cool show. Thanks for sharing, Liz. Feel better.

  6. Christina August 26, 2008 at 7:02 pm #

    Hey Liz, long time no talk! I have had quite the long summer blogging break, but I am back now. Did I hear you say Morning Sickness? Please fill me in on the latest. And how is Henri? Bruno is great. Check out the latest on him at my blog. I gave you an I heart your blog over on my blog. Give it a whirl if you have time. It could generate some views and maybe some Etsy hits. Hope all is well in your world.
    Christina

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