Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Art and Wine Festival

  This will be a fun evening.  I'm trying to figure out how to set up my art. My brother in law is graciously lending me some tables.  I'm not sure how to display the art on the tables in a creative but not overly busy way.  I have 11 pieces that I am going to display.....should it be an even number? There's something more quirky about having an odd number.

   I have been trying to decide whether or not to keep my Etsy shop. It has been fun to have but I don't know if I am being overly confident in thinking that my art will sell frequently enough to maintain it on Etsy. I think I've maxed out the kind friends who purchased art when I first opened the shop. I think I will add the last few pieces I've created and then see what happens.


Converge Gallery


   The Converge Gallery in Westport, PA is currently running a show called Zeitgeist. I decided to take a chance and entered my artwork The Harmony of Dark and Light.  I didn't create it with the intention of having a political zeitgeist theme but it fits perfectly.  I am so excited that my art was chosen.  Go to the homepage of the gallery website to see the other art in the exhibit. There are some neat pieces.

Here is the link to the artwork on the Converge Gallery's website:

Statement: Mixed media is always right.  Every texture, layer and color chosen become part of the final piece of art. What doesn’t initially appear right becomes a layer that builds up to the final work of art. The mixed media art I create combines themes of the present and includes pictures of the past.  The combination of the two is compatible because many of the themes of today are not new-they are just a different variation. I believe that art sends messages and speaks to people.  Perhaps a different viewpoint of a familiar theme will speak to someone in an unexpected way.  Who knows where that can lead?

The “The Harmony of Dark and Light” addresses the emotional state of many Americans regarding current political activity.  Perhaps by embracing and nourishing both the dark and the light sides of ourselves and the world in general, we will determine how to move forward so we can all live in a state of harmony. 

3 Vases

Can we speak in flowers.
it will be easier for me to understand.  –Nayyirah Waheed

I always think of women in factors of three. Perhaps it is because I have two sisters.
I definitely think I would understand the world better if we all spoke in flowers. It would be a more peaceful place at least. And our brains would be so pretty.

These 3 vases revealed unique women’s faces as I created them. The floral arrangements in each one are collaged. 

Flower Crown Memorium

Another fun pup with a flower crown.  This is Chance and he was my daughter's teacher's dog.  In the pictures I viewed he looked like a good old man.  My daughter concurred.