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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

iDraw: View From Below

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

IDraw: This Evening I Pondered the AGM Schedule

Monday, June 30, 2008

Crocs on Carpet Sit

'Crocs on Carpet Sit' pen and watercolor self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay of her feet in blue croc shoes resting on a red and blue oriental carpet. (Click to view same image larger.) I need a good Seuss-ian rhyme... anyone? Click on comments to leave your suggestions...

Sadly, the carpets were rolled up and put into storage as it was The Alexander Educational Center's last day at beautiful St. John's. When class starts up again in the fall, we'll be at our new digs on 6th Street in Berkeley.

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Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Four Quick Studies for 'Albany Bowl'

'Four Quick Studies for Albany Bowl' watercolor self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) 'Four Quick Studies for Albany Bowl' watercolor self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) 'Four Quick Studies for Albany Bowl' watercolor self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)'Four Quick Studies for Albany Bowl' watercolor self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) 'Four Quick Studies for Albany Bowl' watercolor self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. And if what you're doing isn't working - try someting else! I suppose that applies equally to drawing and bowling. In any event, this is from our TAEC class trip to Albany Bowl to observe and teach the Alexander Technique in activity - working on each other while working on bowling.

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Saturday, April 19, 2008

Organs, Organs, Where are my Organs?

'Organs, Organs, Where are my Organs?' pencil and watercolor self-portrait by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) As part of my Alexander Technique Teacher Training, I'm learning some anatomy - but coloring in the Anatomy Coloring Book doesn't really work for me - to understand things I have to try to draw them myself. Too bad organs don't actually come in these nice colors.

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Friday, April 18, 2008

Active Rest

'Active Rest' watercolor self-portrait  from imagination by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) Active rest is a term we use in the Alexander Technique to refer to lying in this position and consciously directing yourself to let go of all unnecessary tension. You definitely should not be worrying about whether there's going to be an earthquake which causes the ladder to fall on you.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Vermont Street

There are fabulous trees in the Berkeley hills, where I went to exchange Alexander work with my friend Amira Alvarez. While you're waiting for me to get my certification (at least another 1.5 years), if you're in the East Bay, I recommend that you take some lessons from her!

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Monday, November 26, 2007

I Use My Hands to Teach the Alexander Technique

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Friday's Alexander Technique Exchange

'Friday's Alexander Technique Exchange' self-portrait in ink by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.) Last Friday's Alexander Technique exchange included students and recent graduates from all three Bay Area Alexander Technique Teacher Training Schools: The Alexander Educational Center, The Northern California Center for the Alexander Technique and The Bay Area Center for the Alexander Technique. We all enjoyed working together and look forward to doing it some more! Detail of 'Friday's Alexander Technique Exchange' self-portrait in ink by San Francisco Bay Area artist Julia Kay. (Click to view same image larger.)

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Monday, July 16, 2007

Now Kids, Don't Try This at Home (3 Views)