Ok, it is already January 4th, so it's been 2010 for 4 days! Woohoo.
Since New Year's Day, I have already dropped off artwork for the Arizona Edges art show at the Tubac Center of the Arts (Reception is this Friday), picked up art from the last show, played a taiko gig on New Year's eve at First Night in Tucson, and later was invited by my neighbor to burn my Christmas tree. Mine's fake, so I didn't take him up on it. A great time was had by all though!
But wait, there's more! I'm now obsessed with Japanese textiles, especially kimono, since I wear yukata and kimono occasionally for Japanese festivals (It's the taiko connection!) and have purchased a couple more as well as a couple gorgeous obi.
Itchiku Kubota, who sadly died in 2003. An article about an exhibit of his work is here, as well as a book with splendid photos available on Amazon. I will likely do a series of new paintings inspired by some of his textiles in 2010.
How could you not be moved by his work? Even these small images are breathtaking.