Virginia, United States
I guess you could say I was born an artist! My intrinsic artistic abilities appeared around the age of 1½ years old when I began scribbling colorful imagery on my bedroom walls, later carving designs and cryptic messages on my parent’s fine furniture. Over the years, I have continued my artistic endeavors working as a monotype printmaker, painter, mixed media artist, and jewelry maker.

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Monday, December 31, 2007

New Year Wishes

At the Edge of My Yard...photo by the artist (C)

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Here are my wishes for you!

Strength to accept the things you can not change-shade at twilight on a summer afternoon-a heather plant to greet you-a friend who you are proud of-good hard work-one comfortable place to sit-your favorite music-warmth in winter-those old shoes-heat of the sun-ocean breezes-dark chocolate--cookies-a card from a friend-a single flower-windmills-funky cars-an infectious laugh-recycled stuff-people who let you be real-finding 10$ in a pocket-books that touch you-helping a stranger-pets-clean sheets- quilts- pleasant childhood memories-giggling children-drawing a picture-a favorite color-the things you belong to-a sunset-a sunrise-water-mountains-100% cotton-organic stuff-grass in the cracks-stormy skies-unicorns and mermaids-a clear pond-time change-peace-dinner and dishes by someone else-negative ions-clear counters-moss-time alone-warm a bath in a quiet house-a stranger saying 'Hi!' and believing it-dirty knees-laughing-a good cry-a box full of memories-picking and eating from your garden-a car you can trust-comfortable silence with friends-gentle children-giving unconditionally-making someone smile-setting a goal and accomplishing it-a toilet that flushes-standing tall-stamps-people with beautiful hearts-leather-plant and flower shops-old jeans-feeling good enough to be kind-a quiet faucet-ice cream-clean water-a friend that has one you can borrow-chimney sweeps-lightening bugs-evening breezes and bats-fantasies-being there-a heartache that is gone-a friendly tax appraiser-a friend that sings as she works-a cup of hot tea-lacy things-nosegays on the windwsills in summer-a single feather-the hours before the world wakes up-being gentle to Mother Earth-consoling someone-falling stars-spring aromas of honeysuckle-back scratches-no line at the check out counter-inner peace-an old t-shirt-a parking place-feeling the breeze-a time together-finishing a task-touch-feel-declared by mother nature-smell-hearing-seeing-ice on the window-a holiday-singing in a group-big men with little babies-remembering someone who loved you well-green apples-cheese-art that touches you-night sky-big trees-staying home-respect-affection-compliments you believe-a well deserved paycheck-big trees in little cities-motorcycles- Amtrack- airplanes- taxi's and busses-clean paper-giving something of benefit back to society-movies with gentle hero's-popcorn-the idea of enough-being able to read-being able to love-choices-saying' no'-saying 'yes' from deep down inside-babbling brooks-linen-a tax refund-the purr of a cat-and a meaningful kiss...

Sunday, December 30, 2007

Quiet Days

The last few days, it has been damp and rainy here.
I have enjoyed this break following the holiday frenzy.
Misty Lake monotype (C) SOLD

I have been extremely lazy...yes.
Today I dug through the cabinets in my studio, looking...looking for something...what?
Nothing in particular.
Typically, when I go through things I will find something to evoke a spark of creativity, however, today, I did not find it. What I did find were some old photos and poems that I had stashed in the art cabinet, perhaps when I was cleaning (I often stick things inside of something in order to tidy up, lol). I sat, read, looked at the photos and reflected on the imagery.

Frozen Lake pastel (C)

The images I added today were images from past creations. I chose these because they seemed to reflect my mood and the weather.


Tuesday, December 25, 2007

Merry Christmas!

Wishing for Peace ON Earth!
Merry Christmas to everyone who stops by...

I hope you have a wonderful Holiday!

Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Getting Ready For Christmas

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Needless to say, my stupid fall left me running (literally) behind. I am just now going through all the cards I have gotten and looking at my shopping list. It looks as if I will be shopping on Friday and Saturday. I know darn good and well I have a whole year to be prepared, but am I? NO! Of course not! Are you?




At least I have painted a few Christmas cards this week.



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Saturday, December 8, 2007

Art Under the Sun Show

I had a fantastic Thursday this past week! I delivered art to Floyd's Art Under the Sun Gallery! Marsha, Tina, Patricia, and Gretchen, as well as Gretchen's daughter, Marjorie, helped me unpack, hang and decorate for my first Floyd show, which opened last night! I usually get really anxious about show openings, but I have looked forward to this show for months! I love what is happening in this gallery! Creative energy abound!



Here is the set up!

Wonderful lights and space!






I will be showing my pendants for the first time!

*Art Under the Sun*
302 South Locust Street Floyd, Virginia
December 6 through December 14th, 2007
Opening reception: December 7th 4-7 pm
http://geocities.com/underthesungallery/

PLEASE! Check out the gallery next time you get to Floyd, tell Marsha that Gina sent you!