Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Art Classes, Food Hoarding, and Village Life


Hello My Friends,


I've missed writing to you so much!  Sometimes, health, time, and just daily living get in the way of some of the things one enjoys....like writing to you.

Okay.  What can I recount to you..... The village had its glass guild and potter's guild patio sale....we have it twice a year for each guild.  Here are some photos for you to enjoy.


























Now that it is officially summer, just a few days from July the 4th, Independence Day, the Village has fallen into its comfort zone of yearly children and adult summer school art classes.  See our class website for the art classes offered.  Children often return year after year to do creative art..... stimulating their fine motor skills, color appreciation, spatial and tactile skills, and shaking up that right side of the brain.  Every summer, the returning student artists remember my name, bring me treats and give me hugs, plus some pleasurable belly rubs. They are a joy.  Http://SpanishVillageArt.com

As for my social life at the Village, Brandon is thinking of making a commitment to me (finally)....however, thinking ain't doing.




 
  Matilda, the canyon coyote, has given birth to six little 'Matildas'.....Franklin, the arachnophobic rat, and his big squeeze, Emily, the Village squirrel, have gone their separate ways....word out is Emily and Erika, the Village cat, have formed an alliance to gather up and store all the food stuffs found in the village....and Emily is gaining weight, eating her heart out, and all the food stuffs, over losing Franklin.

We aren't that different from the 2-legged folk.

Everyone, come visit us. 

We are open 7 days a week, from 11-4 week days and 11-5 on weekends.....we have live music, artist, who love to discuss their art,  displaying and demonstrating their creations..... in a charming vintage Spanish Andalusian artist village, ideal for colorful, interesting photos shots, art purchasing and wonderful memories.

We are family and pet friendly.  Free to come browse.


Come say 'hi' to me!


Much Love to You!


Bella....woof! woof! bow-wow! (if you only knew how much more literate we dogs can be).....

P.S. Bring me pizza, lemon chicken, and cookies!



Saturday, March 19, 2016

When a Bunny is a Chicken

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'Hello Little Chicks and Bunnies,

Spring is right around the corner.  And, do you know what that brings? 



Spanish Village's Annual.....drum roll, please.

EASTER EGG HUNT!
held on Easter Sunday, March 27th
from 11AM -4 PM


Every hour and on the half hour, plastic Easter eggs filled with pre-wrapped yummy treats, and surprises wait for your discovery.  Gummies, chocolates, sweet tarts, chewing gum, toys, fun jewelry, confetti filled eggs and lots of fun is enjoyed by all children in this celebration..... Villagers hope, in this outreach,  children will be exposed to an environment of arts and crafts. 


Concurrently, with the egg hunt, our 37 working art studios welcome you to watch artists create art, discuss art, purchase villager's artwork, listen to live music, and enjoy our colorful, vintage, art village and its special, artsy, ambience. 


We are free to enjoy, family and pet friendly.


Brandon, my poodle buddy, Erika, the ragdoll cat, Matilda, the canyon coyote, Franklin, the arachnophobic rat, and Emily, the tree squirrel, have all been anticipating the goodies dropped on the floor from this celebration.  Last year, Franklin, the arachnophobic rat, was dead on his back for a whole day, from over stuffing himself with taste treats....Matilda, the canyon coyote, got some gum stuck to her tail (drove her nuts, spinning in a circle, trying to chew it off)....I asked Brandon, my poodle buddy, what he most liked about Easter.  He said the Easter Bunny.....so, I asked him why?...and he said ''because it tastes like chicken''.....I guess when it comes right down to it, we are all animals.



My darling 2 and 4 legged friends, I am looking forward to seeing you for the hunt!


Love to You,


Bella the blogging dog
woof-woof!  bow-wow!



















Sunday, February 7, 2016

Kindness in giving creates love ....Lao Tzu

Gina Meyers
 
 

Sandy Levin
Gary Mercurio

Alane Gray
 
 Hello My Dears!


Finally, the destructive winds have moved through our village.....the toppled umbrellas, run away trash cans, knocked over planters, uprooted fallen trees, and more, have paid the price of strong winds.  And calmness and beauty have returned.

Life in the village has returned to normalcy.

I am curled up in an old, fuzzy, warm, comforter in Sylvia's studio....nights and mornings are bitterly  cold.  I am grateful for my village home where there is Love and care for me.
I am not homeless.

Susan and Kathy are walking by the studio, carrying donations of assorted artwork,
 preparing for:




Art Abandonment Day
on Valentine's Day Feb. 14, 2016
from 11 AM to 4 PM


FIND FREE ART,
 placed at random,
throughout Balboa Park!!!

The art is FREE FOR THE FINDING,  from Spanish Village Artists,  who hope our outreach spreads Love through art. 

Love, I think comes in many forms.  Brandon, my poodle buddy, loves bones with meat still on it.  Emily, the village squirrel, and Franklin, the arachnophobic rat, love rekindling their affections for each other.  Matilda, the canyon coyote, and Erika, the village cat, have formed a hunting alliance for the love of freshly hunted rabbit flesh.  As for me, I love Spanish Village,  and all the  2-legged and 4-legged friends.  It is a place I call home. There is so much to love.


Remember ART ABANDONMENT this Valentine's Day!
Drop by Spanish Village and enjoy our art!


HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!

Pastels - Michael Heikkinen



Much Love to You,


Bella the Blogging Dog at Spanish Village
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WOOF! WOOF!






Stained Glass - Mick Mosley









 

Sunday, January 24, 2016

Some Things Don't Need An Answer

Hello My Darlings!

 
It is the beginning of the New Year,  and the beginning of Spanish Village's:








41st SMALL IMAGE SHOW in
Gallery 21 from
January 25th to February 28th
11 AM to 4 PM Daily
* Reception January 30th *
* 4:30 to 7 PM *
Admittance is free











The Small Image Show presents artwork, in all mediums, that can fit in a 10'' by 10'' cube. It is the Village's outreach and fundraiser inviting  San Diego artists to participate in this yearly, juried, show.










Come to the reception where observing funky to fine art,  conversing with artists, tasting yummy appetizers, listening to live music, window shopping the 37 art studios in the village, finding out who won the art prizes and awards, and just soaking in the ambience of art in our charming art village...most all the artwork is for sale.




As I watch Vicky and Michelle hang the show, I ponder the concept of BIG art and small art.  What is the smallest of small art, and what is the biggest of big art?  After considering this question like a dog chasing her tail, this is what I think...
Art, from quarks to smaller, from the universe to bigger, come from one's opinion and feelings....it can be as unique as the art.


Art, like Beauty, is in the mind of the beholder. 





I ran this question by Brandon, my poodle buddy, and he ignored me.  I asked Emily, the village squirrel, and
Franklin, the arachnophobic rat, the same question and I got blank stares.....Matilda, the canyon coyote, was engrossed in chewing a rabbit.....no one had an answer....
.....perhaps some things don't need an answer.





Come visit us in the Village! 
We are family and pet friendly!




Love and Kisses to my 2-legged and 4-legged friends,

Bella the blogging dog

Friday, December 11, 2015

POST CHRISTMAS ON THE PRADO....WE ARE STILL ALIVE...

DEAR LOVES,


 JOLLY  SANTA!

WHEW!!!


Christmas on the Prado (aka: December Nights) was a success in Spanish Village.


Grab a hot toddy and enjoy the photos of the celebration........
Southwestern Artist Association and entrance to Studio 24 - 28 all decked out for the Holidays!

Sue is holding her gift from Franklin the Rat! 
We Hide all our Fruit and Nuts at Studio 33


Kathy's relaxing after a busy day!

SANTA'S ELVES are gearing up for DECEMBER NIGHTS!

My Friends just Love SANTA!
There's my Buddies posing at the beautiful white tress!


My friend Alane and her new friend Mr. Frosty! 



Where did the Elves come from?  They look like the real thing Santa!






Love to You All,


Bella the Blogging Dog in Spanish Village Art Center


Woof-woof!  Arf-Arf!