Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Santa Barbara part 1 ... Goleta Beach

Goleta Beach
March Afternoon

My first show with Pastel Society of the Gold Coast is going to be May 2, at the Faculty Club at U.C.S.B. It benefits the Cheadle Center for Biodiversity and Restoration's educational outreach to the community and research on wildlife-friendly corridors on campus lands. So, if you are in the area ... come to the show!

We are supposed to do art from the area around campus, so I drove up week before last to take some pictures. It had been cloudy in parts of the L.A. and Ventura so I wasn't sure what the weather would be like. As you can see, it was a glorious spring day. I lucked out! As I mentioned before, I stayed up there taking photos until sunset so ... stay tuned for part 2!

Keep in the sunlight as much as possible.
Breathe in as much ozone and oxygen as is possible.

~Edgar Cayce

Sometimes I go about pitying myself
And all the while
I am being carried across the sky
By beautiful clouds.

~Ojibway Indian Expression

If we all did the things we are capable of doing
we would literally astound ourselves.

~Thomas Alva Edison

This is the postcard for the show at U.C.S.B., with a beautiful pastel by Lynn Byrne Simon, that she donated for 5 dollar raffle! A Bert Collins piece will also be raffled off! I am definitely buying some tickets!

Hope you are all having an amazing week!

Blessings and light!


Tammie Lee said...

oh my, i know each and every view you have captured! so fun to see and such a lovely day you had. wishing you a wonderful reception and beyond!

mermaid gallery said...

i would just love to come to your show!!!...such a beautiful place, great cause, and lots of great art!....enjoy your time in the sun!

Kerry O'Gorman said...

So many of those photos I could see as paintings. The one with the big stumpy straight trunks with the one curvy trunk is my fave. I would be there in a heartbeat if I could! Great cause.

Loree said...

Good luck with the raffle. I can't wait to see the sunset pictures.

shayndel said...

Beautiful sun-filled views, and light filled quotes.
Good luck with your show!!

BTW, I just almost finished reading "the Course in Miracles" and noticed on my way here that it is on your book favorite list (on your proflie!). Would be fun to talk about it one day at one of those beautiful palm lined spots:)) Happy radiant days to you.

Test said...

great post... i love that town! Happy weekend!

rjerdee said...

Congrats on being part of this show, juried, I assume. Wish I could attend and be part of the festivities.

Aside from that excitement, this post is truly inspiring, beautiful countryside interspersed with wise quotes. Thanks for the day brightener!

And enjoy the show!

Ola said...

so beatiful there!

Life and travelling

Anne said...

Your beautiful photos are a pleasure to look at! thank you for sharing!

Cobalt Violet said...

Thanks for the comments ladies!!! :)

Cobalt Violet said...

I was juried into that pastel society and now I don't have to get juried into each show. Isn't that great?!

Cobalt Violet said...

That would be fun! Wow, that is impressive to get that far - I read a little at a time! :)