So we had a blast creating Dorothy’s shoe at the Cascades with the Suddenlink team. Those folks know how to have a good time,plus there were some very talented painters in the group. I was so impressed with not only their skills but also their great attitudes. I love classes like that! It makes painting so much fun! So here are a few pics …Enjoy!
It was a beautiful and cool weekend filled with classic cars, amazing artwork and fun. I got to see the new schoolhouse that was moved to Ben Wheeler from Emory. They did an amazing job refurbishing that place! Unfortunately I forgot to take pics of it, but I did get to take full advantage of the upstart car show going on at the same time as the artisan show. I didn’t get many pictures but here are the ones I did get!
I just finished this painting last night. The man who owns this car refurbished it in a way that preserved the beautiful patina the rust left on the car. He sanded it smooth, just the way it was, so that the paint and rust were level and the he matte clear coated it. After that he pinstriped it and gave it it’s name “Ratrod.” It was love at first sight, from it’s gleaming cherry rims to it’s custom non-paint job. Coolness encapsulated on 4 wheels.
This will be on display at the Flying Fish gallery and I will also be listing it on my website and Etsy.
I found an array of really cool Bento Boxes some creative parents and chef’s have created. I think their purpose is to entice picky eaters that a carrot shaped like hello kitty, tastes soooo much better. I have to agree. I’m smitten with the starbucks Bento. Makes me want a Frappamochadeliciousness.
You’ve seen them sitting on your niece’s floor or perhaps you owned one when you were a kid. Etch-A-Sketchs® are fun yet somewhat difficult to master. One wrong turn of the knob and your masterpiece looks like it grew Pinnoccio’s nose.
Today I was talking to a friend and we were discussing some of the stranger art forms and she alighted me to a fact that there are actual Etch-A-Sketch® masters out there. I had to see for myself.
Here’s what I found….
The Etch-A-Sketch® Art of Jeff Gagliardi
George Vlosich III
Since 1989 – at just ten years of age – George Vlosich III has been perfecting his talent on the Etch A Sketch. Each is an original work of art that takes 70-80 hours to create. Once finished, the piece is then preserved to stand the test of time. Every creation is uniquely different, and cannot be duplicated. They are featured in galleries throughout the world and have sold for more than $10,000. George has Etched many of the world’s greatest athletes and celebrities and his work has been described as “the one continuous line that continues to amaze the world.” George is proud to have paved the way for others to follow in his footsteps, but what continues to set George apart is his amazing story, his incredibly detailed etches, his worldwide publicity and his uncompromising passion to take his Etches to places no one ever thought possible.
For inquiries on events and original artwork contact GV Art + Design at: email@example.com
Second Saturday Art Jam
Mardi Gras Style!
EDOM TO BEN WHEELER, TEXAS
MAY 14, 2011
Shops open 10 a.m.
Dining & Entertainment til 11 p.m.
Bring your masks and beads!
LIVE DEMONSTRATING ARTISANS
Stop by by and watch me create my next piece de resistance at the Flying Fish gallery.
Artists, galleries, antique shops, garden centers, restaurants, music venues, and more along Farm Road (FM) 279 show off their wares, provide hands-on opportunities for visitors to create art, and demonstrate artist techniques to include knitting, jewelry-making,
coppersmithing, painting on silk, oil figure/portraits, and flame-worked glass.
Live “porch” music throughout the day in both the
Edom and Ben Wheeler downtown areas.
SATURDAY EVENING features:
Crawfish Boil with
Zydeco Stingrays, 8-11 p.m., Moore’s Store- Ben Wheeler
Local favorite Tommy Aduddell, 7-10 p.m., The Forge- Ben Wheeler
Musical storyteller Chuck Brodsky, 7:30 p.m. The Old Firehouse-Edom
Come Join the Fun!
I find that life is like a web page… a work in progress. You’re never quite finished even when you think you’ve finally completed something. My paintings are all works in progress, always waiting for more paint and a better idea. Now I’m supposed to write the main article in the February issue of the County Line. I’m no prolific literary prodigy nor should anyone look to me for grammar lessons. I wonder what makes something finished… Endings are scary, when you get to the end of a movie you get mildly dissapointed that it’s almost over. My paintings are never finished. I’m hoping that this blog goes on forever.. he he my monotonous blatherings keeping people somewhat glued to thier computers at 3 am, with nothing better to do. I could not surmise that reading anything I write would be top priority for anyone yet here I am pecking away at these keys..
I digress. I will try to do is to keep you informed of my expeditions in the art world, not that they are far and reaching yet, but they might be in the future. Perhaps to keep working on your own pieces whatever they may be and let you on my creative process. Or maybe it’s to inform you of my own aha moments. My main goal though is to inspire those that read this.I want you to walk away from my words and start your own blogs, create your own art or whatever… I don’t care just as miss Madonnna would say, “Express yourself.”
I promise to throw in a few rants, a couple tantrums and stories about my kids, family and dogs, cause what kind of mom would I be if I didn’t go on about my Gerber babies…I’ll try not to discuss religon or politics…. try being the operative word….
With all that said, let the games begin… Hope to keep you inspired….