During one of my summer sewing workshops, these 2 middle school girls constructed their own maxi dresses from tank tops and favorite fabric. When finished, there was an immediate impromptu fashion photo shoot!
May your summer be delightful with creations and friendship as well! xxoo Yabette
(If you or your kid want sewing lessons, inquire with email to email@example.com)
Another stretch, (besides stories of painted characters) from my last show Jubilieu was achieved with painting states of being as abstract art. Using texture, shape and color, I finished two large scale pieces. Happy Art Expressions to you this weekend! xxoo Yabette
Magick 30×40″ oil by Yabette Alfaro
Magick 30×40″ oil (detail) by Yabette Alfaro
Prosperity 30×40″ oil by Yabette Alfaro
Prosperity 30×40″ oil (detail) by Yabette Alfaro
oh yeah, that’s me all happy with my headphones in the sun.
Yes! Victory is mine! At this very moment, I uploaded a completed image and story painted and written by yours truly. It was edited by writer, Storm Arcana, and read aloud by the talented judy-b!
There are many characters of Jubilieu with stories to finish, but the satisfaction of seeing the first one complete from imagination to entertainment reality is quite satisfying.
They will all be available to hear with a link to online recordings on Sunday for our Jubilieu Artist Reception Event this coming June 22 at Sweet Inspiration.
And even better, come to the reception and hear judy-b read them aloud!
Until then, you can get a preview here.
“Satori” detail 12″ square oil
May the artistic exploratory stretching continue! xxoo Yabette
…for a bag sewing workshop. And these two completely rocked it. Inquire with firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like private lessons or a workshop with a friend. Currently accepting new summer students. xxoo Yabette
My strange bird brought all the strange birds and we had a hoot! I loved meeting so many new people and talking to the “regulars” there, whom I am starting to recognize every Sunday.
Painting live on the Sweet Inspiration sidewalk in SF.
I will be there again next Sunday leading up to the June 22nd Artist Reception Event from 4-7pm with a reading by creative lit artist, judy-b. I love SF. -XXOO Yabette
Yes, I said spawn. Create. Engender. Yield. Beget. I am feeling the effects of the push as 5 new paintings in oils were born this week in preparation for the June 22nd event that celebrates the arrival of Jubilieu in the Castro. They have been miraculously drying faster than I think they should in the chilly, wet fog of San Francisco June.
As I paint, their stories have been swirling around in my head. They will be available to be heard online as recordings read by voice over talent, producer, and lit artist, judy-b. I am going to produce a coffee table book as well. A Hard back, full color rendition of the Jubilieu characters and stories will be available along with the original oil works.
This is a new stretch for me. I’ve had thoughts in my head that come from fear trying to hold me back. They are banished in the name of new growth.
So every Sunday leading to the show, I have been painting live out front of this bright establishment (with the perfect afternoon delights for high tea or a caffeine fix.)
Here are a few of the works in progress from the sunny sidewalk of Sweet Inspiration.
Live, from Market St. sidewalk in the Castro!
Lighting up the Castro for Sunday #3 is this strange bird whose large size (18×24″) needs detail work.
Feel free to come over and sit in the window next to me. I love to chat while I work and you will surely love the delectable dining and the lively, creative atmosphere. I have a curated mix of some new works and some from the last show currently in the viewing gallery for your pleasure and purchasing perusal. -xxooYabette
Today I am grateful for clients who send photos of their art arrangements with my work included! Here are the sea stars as part of the children’s bedroom at their Hamptons summer house.
They added just the right color, style, and ocean to their happy home by the sea.
“Sea Star Fire” 9×12″ with art arrangement
“Sea Star Water” 9×12″ with art arrangement.
Kids room art collage
If you are looking for a similar art piece, the last 2 sea stars are on sale in the shop for 20% off. Happy Weekend! xxoo Yabette
“Sea Star Earth” and “Sea Star Air” still available with “Angler Fish” and Conch Shell Dresser (sold) in the shop.