Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Checking in with friends from the past.

As the summer heat bakes Florida I thought it was a good time to get away. Of course if I had my druthers I would find cooler climes, but instead opted for a family and friend kind of trip. To Austin and Houston I did go.

One of the highlights of my trip was to see the opening of my college roommate's show in Houston at the Jack Meier Gallery. Honora and I were roommates at University of Texas in the glory days when Austin was really still weird. We shared her sister's wonderful house, studied art history, and did what college kids did.

Fast forward to seeing her show. Honora's art is beautiful. Feminine images tell stories all women can relate to at some point in their lives. I wanted to pack each one up and carry them home. To be surrounded by these paintings on a daily basis would give me such joy. Do yourself a favor and click here on this link and tour Honora Jacob's website.

I have returned to Florida and begun a graphic design project for another dear friend. In going through logo designs I came up with this idea. The heart is created with the masa paper I painted several weeks ago. Something light and spontaneous and memorable for a logo.


  1. Thank you Leila. I had fun working on it. Hope you are working on your blog. I can't wait to see it.

  2. Glad you got a chance to get away and spend time with friends. I too love the logo! It has a great energy. Also sounds like you had fun working on it.

  3. Thank you Dianne. I did enjoy it. I did several more versions of the same today. Hope all is well in your world.

  4. Hi Beth,

    I'm so glad to see you back on your blog! Can you tell me who the people are in the picture above? A curious Westerner wants to know!

    If you have chance, check out my current post ('till tomorrow I hope) post and see my sister's work:)

  5. Thank you Hannah for commenting. From left to right...Beth, Honora, Mom, Lesley.