Friday, April 27, 2012

Sunday Sweets on Sunday Streets

If you are coming out to the Mission on May 6th for Sunday Streets in San Francisco...
be sure to stop by our 
Myself and Michele Simons have organized an edible art workshop (lovely flower cookies to decorate)
a pop-up tienda / store with jewelry, gifts for you or Mom!

where:   Galeria de la Raza 2857 24th St. @ Bryant
when:  Sunday, May 6 
time: 11am to 4pm
organized by:  Michele Simons, The Sugar Skull Gallery

Martha Rodriguez, Estudio Martita

Hope you can stop by!

Thursday, April 19, 2012

never too late. . .

It’s never too late.
Even though the world may seem like a mess…
Even though you’re not as young…
Even though you’ve made mistakes and have been afraid
It’s not too late…
Look again…
See the colors you can paint
The bridges you can build
The lives you can touch
The efforts that can make a difference
And it becomes very clear…
That it’s never too late

some words to consider from The Daily Buddha...~Martha 

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

working, working, working...!!!

tired bunny
Open studios are this weekend! I seem to be back to my pre-Leukemia state where I work until the last minute possible - more paintings, adding some jewelry and fretting about cleaning / arranging my studio on time. I seem to have averaged one day off per week in the last three weeks.Tired, yes! I'm happy with most of my new paintings. The jewelry looks good and will be making earrings today. Am I happy spending so much time in the studio? Yes, most definitely!! It has been completely rewarding.

1890 has finally reached the pre-open studios stage. Lots more artists in the building. You can hear hammering, sawing, voices in the hallways plus trash from cleaned studios ready to be hauled away. I love the building during this time. Its exciting to be surrounded by so much creativity and anticipation. People are at their best: funny and full of angst. There is an amazing sense of camaraderie among the artists. We are all working toward a common goal: OPEN STUDIOS!

Saw my oncologist yesterday, Dr. Kaplan, for my monthly round of blood tests. All blood work is NORMAL (doing a little dance here). For the first time we talked about the future and going off meds. No date given but this is a milestone. I invited Dr. Kaplan to Open Studios. His wife is a photographer so the two share an interest in the arts. He said he couldn't promise but would try to make it. Well...it doesn't hurt asking.

Easter was this weekend. Mom came up from San Jose and sister, brother-in-law from L.A. BIG PLANS. I think my kids and grand kids would have been happy with KFC and an easter egg hunt. Next time!

Have to get ready and get to the studio. Earrings await!!

Hope to see anyone in the area this weekend at Open Studios!