My friend Jeannie sent me this picture of an od assemblage I did years ago- it was in the Wellspring House in Hull- a thrift shop with a mission. I can remember making this but it was a long time ago. I considered buying it back, but that seems kind or counterproductive to say the least! I hope someone gets it. $32.00!
Girls Just Wanna Paint! Opening was Saturday...
From upper left: Pam Copeman (new member) Paula Villanova, Paige Railsback, Tori Brega.
bottom row from left: Jeanne MacFarland, me, Kelley MacDonald and Nancy Colella.
Unable to attend- Mary Sheehan Winn, Lisa Daria Kennedy, Joan Brancale and Jody Regan ( other new member)
It was well attended -considering we had some gorgeous weather to compete with!
Sunday was the opening of the George Nick tribute show at the Art Complex Museum- and the Student Outdoor Sculpture. Here's some of the kids talking about their pieces, and Michelle Booth from the Bay Farm Montessori Academy playing their birthday wind chime.
After being elated about two pieces in the North River arts festival show and a ribbon- I got notice that BOTH entries were rejected at the South Shore Art Center festival show. So its always a crap shoot and we just have to keep trying. I am hoping to be able to branch out beyond the south shore at some point .
This is a drawing I did on my iPad that I got as a birthday present ( thank you Al!) on the brushes app. I love my iPad!
Yesterday my friend Nancy Colella volunteered to work with the early Alzheimer's group at the Art Complex. She showed them aboriginal art and they took off from there. I love the art that was created! And as always it was relaxing and fun just to hang out with these folks. Nancy works with a group at Linden Ponds in Hingham . She blogs about it here...
Hope to see you at the Bumpus Gallery in the Duxbury Public Library-Saturday, May 19 from 2- 4 PM.
Stop by on your way to or from the beach , ice cream at Far -Fars, lunch at the Milepost or a walk around the town. See the paintings of the places I mentioned!
This is my entry for the South Shore Art Festival show in Cohassett. It was finished 20 minutes before the deadline! I got great news yesterday- two of my pieces got in to the North River Arts Festival show- and one got an honorable mention! I am very happy about that! The exhibit opens Friday May 25 at the opening gala- a truly fun evening, and all weekend at the festival. The show is up for a week or so after.
These shoes were in my mothers closet when I had to clean it out after her death.
They were never worn, still in the box, shiny black patent leather. I thought a lot about how there were a lot of things my mother lamented about never having done, and the shoes were there waiting. Funny how it takes a while for things to dawn on me- as I was painting this I realized the label on the shoes said "Life Stride".
I did this one of the front of my house the other day when the sun was out. We seem to be getting the moisture that we needed.
My10 year old nephew and I did art together yesterday- he's making a journal. He had a new set of charcoal and I showed him how to use it. It was fun... he's adorable and has a lot of energy.
We did batting practice after.
Yesterday I played with Nancy Colella in her studio ( see her post for her version of the project) and we painted on lampshades to be auctioned off at the North River Arts Society Festival.
It was fun to try a whole new medium.
We looked at Aboriginal art and took off from there.
Its cool to see how they look in the day light, and in the dark with the light on. I think this will look good in a contemporary- possibly southwest decor.
Some sisters you get when you are born into a family, others you gain along the way. Sisters are special!
This is my sister-in-law, from a snapshot taken at the tea party she threw for her Mom's birthday.We all wore hats, played bingo, ate cake and drank tea. It was so old fashioned and sweet. She is a wonderful person and I love her! She's actually prettier than I made her look- found this painting to be a little challenging in the face area- the photo was in shadow... but I love the warmth of the lamp. Sums up the coziness of the day.
I am bringing some pieces to the North River Arts Society this week- a few hopefuls for the juried show, and a bin of paintings for the "Art in the Barn" where there will be deep discounts. Here's one for the barn...
Come to the Festival! It's a long standing tradition in Marshfield and a great way to kick off the summer-
I will be doing a painting demo along with several others on Sunday.
My mother used this vase for her lilies of the valley that grew all over the yard each spring...and now I have it. I haven't painted flowers in the morning for a while- it felt good. Meditative. I listened to Aaron Copelands"Appalachian Spring" one of my moms favorite pieces of music. It's a cool moody day, soulful. I kind of like it.