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!
Come take a stroll through Tyler on June 2nd as the downtown stores open their businesses to the Artists of the area. I will be showing my work at Mange Express. You can find a map of the participating stores and more info at the Artwalk website. I will be painting my heart out and answering questions about my upcoming projects. There will be an amazing group of talented artists and performers.
The Artwalk is Saturday, June 2nd from 4-8
Hope to see you there!
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.
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!
It’s gonna be a blast! The music will be going all night!
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 just finished as a project lead for Extreme Home Makeover, creating a mural in one of the rooms. I am so excited as this family only has one degree of separation from myself, as they are friends with a family friend! I have been told on more than one occasion about how wonderful and deserving they are!
I was thrilled to be asked to take the lead in such a monumental project in such a short time, but with the skilled artists who volunteered, I was blessed from the start. We worked hard, met family members and got to actually see Ty. Our project took a bit longer than expected, but with such a complex thing it wasn’t a surprise. When we were finished, I was just floored.
I got to meet some really wonderful women and expanded my world of cool people to know in east Texas, and I got interviewed by Ty. Who could ask for more? Well, I could. What it all boils down to, is the look on that family’s face when they come into the room. What a wonderful feeling to be a part of something so generous and grand! I could be a full time philanthropist and it would be so wonderful!
If asked to do it again, I would, in a New York Minute!
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…