Posts Tagged ‘Neighborhood’

Balboa Park Botanical Garden

Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

Color study for a commission, “Balboa Park Botanical Garden, San Diego”. J Frizza

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Summer Yard

Monday, July 30th, 2012

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New Pieces @ Java Earth, PB

Saturday, November 19th, 2011

Here are a few shots of the pieces hanging at Java Earth, a neighborhood coffee shop in Pacific Beach. Among the pieces, a few “Vases and Cups” limited edition prints, and two new acrylic on canvas paintings: “Pink Sky” and “Waterfall.” The cute coffee joint looks great with the colorful pieces. J Frizza

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Foreclosure

Friday, October 1st, 2010

Southern California is beautiful. Even at this time of economic uncertainty and transition, the neighborhood is an abundant source of inspiration. The dramatic ‘Foreclosure,’ ‘Bank Owned,’ and ‘Sale’ signs stand solemn in perfectly manicured and trimmed yards, in front of ghostly empty houses. This American dream has become a nightmare for some. The vacation weather, the quintessential California palm tree, the perfectly cleaned street seam out of place in such sad scenario. Though change is good, the organic urban web still regenerates and thrives. Here is another digital ‘impression’ of my neighborhood. J Frizza

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Around the Neighborhood

Friday, May 21st, 2010

Walking around the neighborhood always gets my creative juices flowing. I’m sharing here a digital scene from University Hights, a neighborhood in San Diego, California. An old Victorian house in the afternoon light. J Frizza

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Smoky

Wednesday, May 19th, 2010

My friend Peter has a little zoo in his house. He has two dogs, six cats, a parrot, seven turtles, four lizards, and four fish tanks! All the unique creatures are adorable. Here is one of them, a portrait of Smoky, the parrot. A special bird that got lost, and was found after weeks, by a lost-and-found ad on www.craigslist.com … J Frizza

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“Vases & Cups” Art Show @ MCM Gallery

Monday, February 8th, 2010

A new art show at MCM! My limited edition prints from the series “Vases & Cups” are now on display at MCM Gallery. These colorful pictures are digital compositions based on sketches for ceramic pieces. The new Monkey C space is the perfect backdrop for the bright and cheerful exhibition. Come to South Park and stop by Monkey C Media to check out the art, or visit Halcyon Tea, the shop next door, for an incredible tea selection and tasty samples. The gallery and tea shop are located at 3011 Beech St, San Diego, CA 92102. There will be an artist reception on February 27, from 6:00 to 9:00 pm… everybody is invited … Happy Valentine’s Day! J Frizza

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Winter Garden

Thursday, January 21st, 2010

All the plants in the yard are sleepy and quiet. The winter cold air has them all hibernating, yet the garden is full of flowers. Life goes on in this colorful reality! J Frizza

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Burnt Sunset

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

Here in San Diego, we have been enjoying this month of January, the most amazing sunsets: pink skies and nostalgic lights… compelling and emotional pictures… winter silhouettes against clear sky.  Here is my take on the subject, a sunset with a burnt hill, based on memories and impressions from weekly bike rides around the city. J Frizza

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Friends, Candy, Cats and Pumpkins

Saturday, October 31st, 2009

We have two new members in our family!  Teo, the cutest silver tabby in the world, rescued from the animal shelter two weeks ago.  He is wild and intelligent, always hungry and fearless… And a Halloween child, Tsuki (moon in Japanese.) She is a stunning female white baby Ragdoll cat that we just rescued yesterday. The little girl is adorable! For Halloween night, we’ll be playing with the new cats, having a friend over for dinner,  carve pumpkins and give away candy to the kids knocking at the door. Happy Holidays! J Frizza

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Around the Neighborhood

Tuesday, October 27th, 2009

In my free time, I love going on long bike rides around the neighborhood. I’m posting today a detail of a piece I’ve done inspired by one of my outings… JF

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Chad Thompson @ Monkey C Media

Sunday, October 11th, 2009

The Monkey C Media Gallery was a busy place this past first weekend of October. For the South Park Autumn WalkAbout,  MCM opened a new show titled “People of South Park”. Chad Thompson, photographer and co-owner, presented a series of photographic portraits of people from around the neighborhood. The show  was a huge success. More than 500 people cruised by, enjoying the live music, wine and cupcakes. A whole community brought together by art … Remarkable! JF

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I love my cat …

Sunday, September 20th, 2009

My cat is not doing so good and I am sad :-( . JF

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Peter and his dog

Friday, September 18th, 2009

My friend Peter and I went to the park for a walk. The morning at ‘Doggie Park’ was inspiring…  colorful memories! J Frizza
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Streets of My City

Tuesday, September 15th, 2009

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Colorful urban scene inspired by my neighborhood. Come back, I’ll be posting more images from this series. JF