July 14, 2012 § Leave a comment
First off, I have to apologize for not posting anything in months! I’ve been hired as a full time medical photographer and just about everything else has gone be the wayside (temporarily, that is!). Tomorrow, Sunday, July 15th, is the Mackinaw Valley Vineyard Art & Wine Festival and I’m scrabbling to get ready for it! Nothing like waiting until the 11th hour, but that’s me!
This is a charming event, in a beautiful countryside setting, noon to 6 pm, with fabulous art from just about every genre, music and of course, fine vino. The BMW Car Club of America will once again host its “Show & Shine” at the event.
I’ll reveal many new pieces from my “Metal Wirkz” Series. Below is one of my newest designs, hand-cut, forged and flame painted to give it this great patina. My other collection,”Elements”, infused with semi-precious stones, fossils, sea glass and various findings will be represented too.
So come on out, unwind before the busy week ahead and ENJOY! See you there!
December 6, 2011 § Leave a comment
I was fortunate to travel Yellowstone National Park this past October. What a place—this park is definitely a National Treasure! The photo is of Firehole Springs which is located new Lower Geyser Basin.
This spring erupts continuously, shooting boiling water a few feet into the air. The hottest water is on the right side, where the splashing occurs; as the water cools, it runs off to the left and behind the spring, where thermophilic bacteria and algae thrive. This is what creates these incredible colors. And, yes, the colors really look like this!
October 6, 2011 § Leave a comment
September 1, 2011 § Leave a comment
So I’m gearing up for another art show. This time, it’s the Delavan Fall Art Fair which is being held in conjunction with the 2011 Delavan Fall Festival. After this, only one remaining outdoor show! Then come a few holiday venues, so look out!
Being my second appearance at this event, I’m really excited about the show. Last year, the incredibly talented Morgan Elser http://www.morganeart.com, invited me to be one of the artists at the show, and you know, I really didn’t expect much, but boy, was I wrong! Delavan has an amazing community that supports the Arts, like you wouldn’t believe! It’s a rather small one day show in comparison to others I’ve exhibited in, but that means nothing, considering the number of folks that attended this event. Not only local art lovers were there, but it seemed like the whole Tri-county area showed up to paid us a visit.
At the helm this year is Karli Johnson, coordinating the countless events that will make this show a huge success. We’re very fortunate to have her leadership, guidance and talent! There will be 20+ artists, exhibiting a multitude of art mediums, from jewelry (that’s me!), to painting, pottery, textiles, photography, illustration and sculpture. Some of the artists will be demonstrating their special art techniques, as well. Come out and support this event for raising awareness about the importance of Art Education and generating funds for the reinstatement of Delavan Schools’ Art Programs. [In the event of bad weather…bite your tongue…, it will be held at the Delavan Armory, 206 E. 3rd. St.]
Only a couple of days left to prep for this “jewel” of an event. I’ll leave you with some of the goodies I purchased on my recent buying trip…and just maybe I’ll incorporate some into a few new designs!
“Planting seeds for Art Education & watching the talent grow!”