“It’s all Just a Story” is a traveling art show with a wonderful storybook theme painted by local artists, curated and managed by local artist Robb Conover. If you want to get a glimpse of this amazing show, please stop by. Each library will have an opening and will be hosting art related events. I am so excited to be a part of such a great experience with a bunch of really cool artists!
Ok, so if you know anything about me, you know I LURRRRRVVE shoes! I paint them, I wear them, I admire the costly “can’t-haves-quite-yet” and the “oh-don’t-even -bother-dreaming -about-them” pedi pedestals we call shoes. Heels, preferably for me. So I was gobstruck when I came onto a website devoted wholeheartedly to some of the most amazing, outlandish, garrish and even some incredibly impossible shoes. I could spend and admit, have spent hours drooling and giggling over the array that they have listed.
The purveyors are Liza Snook and Taco Zwaanswijk, whom reside in Holland. Two shoe junkies on a mission to pluck the most obscure to the most sensual shoe you will ever find, all on one site. So fill your shoe fetish at The Virtual Shoe Museum.
Here are a few samples to tide you over before you jump to thier page.
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!
The opening to El Corazon is tomorrow night in Dallas. I am thrilled to be part of such a wonderfully curated show! The talent and imagination is immense. I feel so honoured to be a part of something so well put together. Here is the invite with list of Artists. I took a few parting shots as I dropped off my artwork. I cannot wait to see it all put together Last year it was magnificent!
Show Runs from Feb 4-March 3
Opening Reception Saturday February 4th, 7-9pm
The artists featured in the exhibition are:
ARTners Group, Kerian Babbitt-Massey, Awadh Baryoum, Carley Blackman,
Angie Bolling, Eunice Bridges, Debbie Buie, Rebecca Collins, Liz Conrad, Ray-Mel
Cornelius, Patricia Curry, Katrina Doran, Lori Dudley, Gina Marie Dunn, Brett
Dyer, Jacque Forsher, Tyra Goodley, Cindy Gray, Rebecca Guy, Kimberly Harris,
Hayden Harris, Anna Hernandez, Lizzett Herrera, Antoaneta Hillman, Suzan
Kumar, Katrine Kyhnel, Joanna LaGrone-Headrick, Rachel E. Lord, Eli Lorenz,
Roberta Masciarelli, Julia McLain, Julie Mortillaro, Teri Muse, Lauri Osburn
Thomas, Becky Phillips, Evy Pitcher, Adam Ramirez, Marty Ray, Richard Ray,
Alfredo Rodriguez, Lesley Rucker, Lowell Sargeant, Kate Schatz, Armando
Sebastian, Heather Shoulders, Pam Stern, Linda Stokes, Diane Torres, Juan Torres-
Zavala, Melissa Jane Wertz and David Zarazúa II.
LOCATION AND HOURS:
The Bath House Cultural Center is located on the eastern shore of White Rock Lake at
the end of Northcliff Dr. off of Buckner Blvd. at 521 E. Lawther, Dallas, TX 75218.
Hours of operation are Tuesday-Saturday, 12:00 noon to 6:00 PM. The center is open
until 10:00 PM on nights with theatre performances. For general information about
cultural programs at the Bath House Cultural Center, please call (214) 670-8749 or visit
the center’s website at www.bathhousecultural.com
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.
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
2•7•9 Artisans Trail hosts Second Saturday Art Jam, May 14. I will be one of two featured artists at the Flying Fish Gallery. Enjoy art, a crawfish boil and Cajun music jams by the Dallas-Based Zydeco/Cajun band The Zydeco Stingrays! Come check out the show and the towns of Ben Wheeler and Edom. They are becoming great little art meccas in their own right. Hope to see you there!
It was a warmer than usual January evening at the Bath House Cultural Center. I was excited as this was is my first gallery showing in Dallas. There were tons of people and an enormous buzz to the place. Elbow to elbow, we made our way through the show and found some really amazing art. There was an a student area for school age kids. I loved it because they even had their explanations of their art written out.
WE had a blast, met some really cool people and enjoyed a really great show. I hope I get to do it again next year!
I am beginning a hopefully long career in the professional artist realm. I am creating a commissioned piece of art for a man in Connecticut. My excitement is somewhat under-whelming. Yes I said it! I am wrought with anxiety as I wonder if will be all he was hoping for. I guess this is the angst you hear about us creative types get. I don’t know. I’m not a brooding character with deep complex meanings behind all my work. Rather, I’m actually rather simple, optimistic and goofy, to be quite honest. So to be so wrapped up in angst over something I’ve already created, and quite well I might add is just bizarre. (The original Balloons over Connecticut, won Best in Show at the Woodstock fair in Connecticut.)
So there it is… I’m worried about a painting I’ve already painted once, and need to paint again. I hope that I can give it the same charm as I did the fist one so he likes it just as much. I’m sure it will all work out and he’ll like it, I think I’ve gotten better over the years, we’ll see…