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Doodle Face

Villa Capri Cross

Grandma’s Garden – Table Top

My first table top!

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Paula L. Peterson, A Retrospective

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Switch Plate

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Switch Plate #2

Lipstick Mirror

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Bird-topped Christmas & Flower Pot

From my solo show in 2015, Gallery 1551, Santa Rosa, CA, at 1551 Montgomery Drive. It was sort of a retrospective showing my travel journal pieces as well as some of my recent collages and mosaics.EastWallGallery1551

My One-Woman Show

Posted in a recent church newsletter:

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PinkAndBlueReceptionTableGallery1551“PAULA PETERSON’S ‘ONE WOMAN ART SHOW’
Opens Aug 7, Gallery 1551, located at 1551 Montgomery Drive, Santa Rosa, CA

(First United Methodist Church)

Paula has been making and selling art all her life, and painting in watercolor for more than 20 years. She has studied with many local and national artists, and has come to love mixed media as well. Paula currently hosts workshops in “Soul Painting,” a wonderful, meditative form of art-play.

A member of Watercolor Artists of Sonoma County (WASCO), Paula’s first and best love is painting plein aire in watercolor, ‘where time stops and the painting is all there is.’  More recently, she has been working with mosaics in a process called “Pique Assiette.” Literally translated, it means plate thief and relies on tesserae (mosaic bits) from broken china and crockery.”

Two Recently Shown Works at Gallery 1551

Mixed Media on the left and Shell Beach Study on the right

Mixed Media on the left and Shell Beach Study on the right

The Open Doors Project

This was a fundraiser for our Creative Arts Ministry Advisory Board and the ReStore in Santa Rosa, CA.  The art was displayed at First United Methodist Church Community Garden on our Stony Point & Giffen Avenue.  Finally, we had an ice cream social and auctioned off the doors.  Success!

The Sketchbook Project

Well, I have had my moleskin sketchbook for a couple of months now and finally did a random page.  My theme is “Help!”  The first completed two-page spread is a Zen tangle.  I put a cartoon of me in it looking like I need help getting untangled.  Fun!  I looked up my link on the Sketchbook Project’s website at:  http://arthousecoop.com/users/paulalpeterson  Didn’t realize I would have a link there–or I forgot that I would.  Not much info on it.  Help!  I need to remedy that!  (Pic to come.)

Workshop Scheduled January 22, 2011

Check out the article in the Roseleaf:

http://www.fumcsantarosa.org/roseleaf/roseleaf-january-2011

Can’t wait to see everyone there!

“Muse Mind”

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MUSE MIND

Like a comet it comes
Spinning, swirling, streaking
Through the dark void
Blazing, burning, barreling
Towards us at warp speed.
Or, is it sneaking up behind us
A surprise to explore
In the universe of our minds
As we work at building or creating.
The Muse comes in
And suddenly, like a shock of lightening
We know exactly, or mostly
What we will create.
Something new, never before, nicely done
Or…is it?
Is it mine, really?
Or, is it her’s, that sneaky muse!
Is that she, giggling somewhere out there
In the dark void?
Come back, oh Muse of Delight!

(The above is my prose, written as I looked at the new collage I did today at Susan’s studio.  She took a photo and I will post it here when I receive it.)  The drive out there was spectacular!  The countryside was filled with riotous color, vineyards, fruit trees and garden landscapes.  Must paint, must paint, must paint….