As you may know by now, I love poking around my friends homes and seeing all the fun art they have collected over the years. My friend Diana, has created a home that is itself a work of art.
She and her husband, Tom designed and helped build their adobe home in the hills behind Santa Barbara a with a view of the ocean. Every inviting nook is filled with some kind of wonderful folk art collected on their travels....textiles, ceramics, tiles, paintings, sculptures....and more.
Diana carved and painted the wooden beams and doors and is still designing tiles for one of the bathrooms. Each time I visit I can't wait to see what they have done....and it is almost finished, but not quite.
We had a fun potluck dinner and get together on Friday. Four of us girls have known each other from our days growing up in South Pasadena and three more from Santa Barbara for 30 years ago or more! We had fun laughing and visiting and dining on all the fresh delicious dishes that everyone brought. Enjoy the art.....
Fun painting in the living room
Wonderful textile art clothing.....
Mexican folk art from a recent trip
another large ceramic piece from Mexico
Love these colorful doggies...
A mermaid feast....I've never seen so many mermaids in one piece before!
This looks like an Adam and Eve mermaid couple, complete with octopi!
A fun painting from a local friend...sorry about the flash...
A cozy nook in the dining area near the kitchen...
And Diana's kitchen...she did the tile above the stove herself.
Here we are...the South Pas. girls...Diana, Marsha, Debbie and me.
Here's my quiche...can you see the little heart shaped red peppers that were supposed to stay on the top? It went well with Welmoet's enchiladas and the salads too.
A fun evening...I didn't leave until 11pm!