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Wednesday, July 28, 2010
Saw a cute pic today - of my nieces at the beach. It is their favorite place to be.
I was thinking last night that I would love to pack myself up and spend a day at a beach.
So I spent today at the beach with them!!!
...well actually it was a day in my studio with paint
...and I didn't end up putting both of them in the pic because it was more dynamic with just the one.
But I had a good time.
And now I have to do a painting of the other niece so she doesn't get jealous! lol
Friday, July 16, 2010
Will work for internet access!!
Will paint for internet access!!! lol
I'll just call it "The Recession"
Thursday, July 15, 2010
As soon as I walked in, I saw mine upstairs looking over the whole gallery.
The curator of the show and I stood and watched the people who when over to it. Some squished up their faces and walked away clueless, but most had an 'ah-ha!' moment when they understood it. AND we counted at least 8 people who touched it. It kinda begs to be touched!
215 works of art! AND so many people there!
One name stood out to me, an old family friend. But I didn't see her there, not that I would recognize her. I am not a lil kid anymore - so I am sure she has changed too!
Art work from all over the nation: CA, MA, PA, VT, and of course NY (just to name a few).
They called all the winners up, one at a time, for a group photo. There I am on the end (I wished I stood up straight).
And here are all the winners.
I saw two men there who I couldn't help but stare at - they looked SO familiar. I feel bad that I stared. It was too busy to go up to them and say: hey you look familiar. So I held back and eventually had to go home.
BUT in the car on the way home, don't you know, I remembered them!!
Daniel Buckingham and Greg Lawler, they were a teachers at Munson William Proctor in the early to mid 90's. I don't know if either of them are still there. I wish I had gone up to them and said hi. But now I am the creepy girl who stared at them. Sigh
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
The show opens Friday, July 16th and runs until August 15th at The Art Center/Old Forge.
It is located at 3260 State Route 28 in Old Forge, NY.
For more info:
or call 315-369-6411
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
"100 artisans and craftsmen... music... food... (315) 357-5501" - In The Sun publication June/July 2010
if you see a sign for snowmobiles crossing, don't worry - they hibernate for the summer!
BUT BEARS, big black colored bears, sometimes cross at those signs!!! The are not hibernating now!!! Stay inside your vehicle if you see one and hide your picnic basket! (and have your brakes checked before you go - so you can stop in time!)
Free for members - $8 for non-members
Monday, July 12, 2010
Tuesday, July 6, 2010
Saturday, July 3, 2010
FOVAPA (Friends of the Visual and Performing Arts) is an organization in my county that "strive(s) to increase opportunities for youth and adults to experience, appreciate and participate in the arts in Mohawk Valley" (quote from their mission statement).
Many reputable artist work with this organization including my favorite art teacher: Joel - teaching a printing class with them!
The following is a direct quote from FOVAPA's Website. Contact them directly with any contributions.
We are in need of the following items for our summer workshops:
~ plastic bags
~ fabric strips
~ Syrup bottles
~ Large coffee cans
~ Creamer containers
~ Gift wrap tubes or large tubes/pvc pipe
~ Drink mix containers (the kind that has the individual packs inside that make 2 quarts)
~ Sticks for drum sticks
Your support is appreciated!
Friday, July 2, 2010
So, I passed my Certification Exam. I am now a certified acrylics painting instructor through Grumbacher Paints. I have my hands in so many...
Here is the first couple photos from the "Pin-Up Girl" shoot!!! ... Edited to look like paintings (Yes, I know they look over edi...
Day of the Dead . It is Mexico's equivalent to the American Memorial Day. Except American's put out cheap plastic flower...
9x12 inches Colored pencil, pastel and ink Study of a seed in macro, on homemade paper (I made the paper from the flowers that the seed ...
Well, I survived the Holidays. I made 32 handmade gifts this year. Phew (Posted pics on Facebook ) Unfortunately I waited till the last min...