Saturday, November 30, 2013

"Local Party" 12"x12" acrylic on stretched canvas

My third and last of my "local pottery" series. They are beautifully framed and will be for sale at  local pottery opening december 6. Hope you can come!
Also- I have a new website!
We have been working at it- check it out!

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Apache Blessing

May the sun bring you new energy by day, 
may the moon softly restore you by night, 
may the rain wash away your worries, 
may the breeze blow new strength into your being, 
may you walk gently through the world and 
know it's beauty all the days of your life.
-- Apache Blessing

Thank you for being here for me to send gratitude and greetings to on this blog.
Knowing you are out there reading this has kept me inspired.
I wish all of you a very happy Thanksgiving
and  Happy Hanukkah 
Or simply a wonderful day of simple gratitude.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Local Kitties 12"x12" acrylic on canvas

Another piece for Local Pottery...
( recognize the pottery here?)
I had so much fun with these!
I had two cats growing up- the black and white one was Pebbles ( who lived to be 21!)
the other one was- you guessed it- Bam Bam. 

Monday, November 25, 2013

Waiting for tea...12"x12" acrylic on canvas

Getting ready for the next show- I have three paintings and some greeting cards going to Local Pottery- the opening reception is December 6. If you live near me and have yet to go to her studio/showroom you must- Lisa's work is amazing! Open all year,the pottery studio is transformed for the holidays into a sparkly treasure trove! She also has several other artisans work for the show- and the seconds sale is a great way to get pieces too. Stop in Friday night for a little nibble and say hi!

Friday, November 22, 2013

Girls Just Wanna PAINT!

     Last night was fantastic! Thanks to all who made it out. The show is up till Dec 18 so check it out!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

opening at Thayer TONIGHT!

Once again! And there is going to be classy nibbles and sips!

Map below. Hope you can come and meet the GIRLS!

Monday, November 18, 2013

I did this for a friend who is undergoing treatment. I am sending out wishes to  people dealing with the  horrors of natural disasters, and to those near me fighting illness- too many lately.

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Girls Just Wanna Paint!

This is going to be a fun opening- 12 artists- hope you can come!
Also the North River Arts sale is still going on today- lots of great  art at amazing prices!

Monday, November 11, 2013

Veterans Day

Thank You to all the Vets today. And EVERY day.
Ive been painting faces on rocks. A long time ago I painted faces on wooden spoons and sold them on the streets of San Francisco and Seattle. Talk about living hand to mouth!
I'm selling these this weekend. and bringing 25 small paintings- to the North River Arts Annual sale.

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Gratitude #144

I do love my purse...but

I sort of wish sometimes I had  to carry a only a wallet around in my back pocket like guys- unencumbered, free.
However I might need my
assorted pens
movie stubs
library card
hand sanitizer
dog eared receipts from god knows where
postcards of art shows I want to go to
postcards of my own art show
squished granola bar
packaged toothpicks from restaurants

I remember seeing an episode of the talk show "Ellen" where they do this thing called "whats in your purse"
randomly selected audience members have to dump out their purses in front of a national audience. 
Hysterical but a tad frightening what we gals cart around!

Friday, November 8, 2013

Gratitude # 143

                                       There are so many uses for these! I love finding them.
                                        I used this one to brush the eraser dust off the paper.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Gratitude #142

Last nights opening was wonderful- I feel so blessed by the family and friends who came out. My sister was a big help and the frames made by my husband are bee-youtiful!

Now I can relax a bit...

Ps. I google searched for "art openings" and this image is from the website "how to get free drinks" LOL

Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Going the other Way 20"x20" acrylic on cradled panel (WIP)

I'm posting this unfinished piece as it clearly illustrates  what I'm feeling today -
My opening is tonight (6-8 PM at the Paul Pratt Library in Cohassett)and all my pieces are a little left of center and out of the box- but I feel positive and good about it all!
The show is up through January 2 .

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Gratitude # 141

Boy - the temps dropped suddenly and now it's dark an hour earlier! I know many of my friends are struggling with this. It's pretty abrupt. Why do we keep doing this to ourselves here?
My best defense is heat and light - candles, fires in the fireplace, and pajamas. Extra soft fleece blankets too. Embrace it.
The yoga retreat was amazing. It was in Ogunquit, Maine, at the Beachmere Inn, right on the Marginal Way. I had never been there before!
We had yoga, massages, acupuncture and great food. Wonderful people. I made a cairn on the rocks, we saw shooting stars. What a treat! 
Here is the link if anyone is interested- a great value and worth every penny!

Friday, November 1, 2013

I am going on a yoga retreat this weekend with some new and also old dear friends.
This is the first time I have ever been on anything like this and I am very excited. I just refreshed my eye pillow with lavender and flax seeds.

In other news, the flowers are still blooming outside!